A-1 Skyraider Pylons for Underwing Stores

Published: December 16th, 2013     
Package
Package
Reviewed by: 
Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: QB 48 537

The A-1 Skyraider was known for its ability to carry a "world of hurt" on its underwing pylons. Quickboost has provided a set of pylons for the Tamiya kit that significantly enhance the appearance of an already well-detailed kit. Specifically, the QB parts replace the pylons provided by the Tamiya kit.

Quickboost provides an illustration that clearly indicates the Tamiya kit parts that are replaced by the QB items. QB realizes that some of the parts they provide are very delicate and need additional support in order to arrive on the modeler's workbench in one piece. QB parts # 5 (sway braces) appear, at first glance, to have "flash" on them. Upon closer inspection you will identify that "flash" as extra support material, protecting the arms of the sway brace. It is not difficult to remove this support material but some caution needs to be exercised in order to prepare the part for placement on the model.

Conclusion

While the Tamiya parts have some detail molded into them, and while those parts are of good quality, the QB parts bring additional detail to this model. A rookie builder might find that the sway braces are a bit difficult to prepare for attachment, but modelers of all skill levels will recognize that the QB parts bring a high level of detail and authenticity that makes the A-1H "pop" in the eyes of those who view it.

This product is highly recommended. Thanks to Aires for making this item available for review to IPMS/USA.

  • Instructions
    Instructions
  • A-1 Pylons part #1 bottom detail view
    A-1 Pylons part #1 bottom detail view
  • Part #1 side view
    Part #1 side view
  • Part # 3
    Part # 3
  • Pylon Sway Braces
    Pylon Sway Braces

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