A-1 Skyraider Gun Barrels and Pitot Tube

Published: April 20th, 2011     
Kitset packaging
Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: Chad Richmond - IPMS# 10346
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $4.99
Product / Stock #: QB 72 243
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

In going through all of my references on the Skyraider, I found pictures of at least three types of 20mm cannon barrels. I guess it's another one of those cases where you have to have pictures of the exact aircraft you are modeling; to be sure you get it right. The castings are very well done, very sleek and very fragile. They are one-to-one replacements for the barrels on the Hasegawa kit. Just glue the wing halves together, snip off the kit barrels and drill a hole in the leading edge, and you're ready to go. If you are depicting a step-down barrel, this is the way to go, because you just won't find any thin walled tubing that will give you that nice of a step-down. The pitot tube is very thin and very fragile. And, of course, the quality of the casting of Quickboost detail parts is great.

My thanks to Aires for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for letting me do the review.

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