F-8E Crusader Ejection Seat

Published: June 3rd, 2013     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: 
Mike Hinderliter, IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB 72 406

Quickboost has added the ejection seat for the F-8 Crusader to their line of resin aircraft accessories. This latest addition is molded in a grayish resin - smooth, seamless, and bubble-free. Noteworthy is that it is easy to remove from the mold block by taking only a couple of minutes with a saw blade.

The package doesn't state that it is for any particular kit, so it should work well with any of the F-8 Crusader kits. I compared it with the Heller and Academy kit parts. Talk about a noticeable difference - the detail on the Quickboost part is outstanding. I left the pieces of the Academy seat unassembled in one of the photos to show the number of pieces there are. Big plus for Quickboost, the seat is only two parts. The initiator rings that are at the top of the seat are separate so that they don't get broken before you get them.

I very highly recommend this product if you want a really nice and detailed ejection seat. All that you need to do is cut off the molding block and drop it into the cockpit with a little CA glue.

Thanks to Quickboost for the detail part and IPMS/USA for the review space.

  • Comparison with kit parts 1
    Comparison with kit parts 1
  • Comparison with kit parts 2
    Comparison with kit parts 2