F4U-5 Corsair Gun Barrels without Pylons

Published: February 14th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Pablo Bauleo - IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $5.00
Product / Stock #: QB 48 671
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Quickboost is a company that specializes in drop-in resin replacement parts to enhance the appearance of your models. Being "drop-in" replacements, it is very rare you need you modify the original parts, hence the "quick" name.

In this case I am reviewing the Gun Barrels without pylons for the 1/48 F4U-5 day fighter from Hasegawa.

In this particular case the set is a "drop-in" conversion, as you don't need to modify the original parts but there is no F4U-5 kit -that I know- without the rocket pylons.

As you can see from the pictures the resin parts have better surface detail plus removal points from the pouring stub are easier to hide than in their plastic counterparts. The diameter of the barrels seems to be a bit smaller in the resin parts.

Highly recommened.

I would like to thank Aires/Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

  • Parts on resing casting block
    Parts on resing casting block
  • Kit-supplied barrel (right) versus aftermarket resin parts
    Kit-supplied barrel (right) versus aftermarket resin parts

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