Gloster Gladiator Air Intakes

Published: February 5th, 2021     
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Reviewed by: Gino Dykstra - IPMS# 11198
Scale: 1/32
Company: Quickboost
Price: $3.87
Product / Stock #: QB 32 261
Product provided by: Quickboost

ICM's Gloster Gladiator series in 1/32nd have to be one of the most anticipated kits of the year, and having built all of them (so far) I can honestly say they are a delight and a wonderful addition to my collection. However, the small air intakes associated with the detailed engine build were a bit of a trial. Consisting of three parts each, they were a fiddly assembly and due to the nature of the sprue attachments, it was all too easy to damage the thin nozzle rim on removal (I speak from experience).

Quickboost's replacement engine nozzles eliminate both the fiddly build and the potential damage scenario. Consisting of two small handed replacement parts, they are extremely easy to remove from the molding block and to clean up. They also feature some really fine detail within the intake nozzles which is missing from the ICM parts. No modification of kit parts is necessary, and they simply drop in where the kit parts would be, adding just that little additional touch of finesse to your model.

At the price, you really can't beat this. I can heartily recommend these Quickboost replacements for all your 1/32nd scale Gloster Gladiator needs. You won't regret it.

My thanks to Quickboost for coming out with these lovely little bits and to IPMS/USA for a chance to add them to my lovely Gladiator collection. Stay safe, everyone, and happy modeling!

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