IL-10 Oil Radiator

Published: June 7th, 2014     
Reviewed by: Bill Kluge - IPMS# 45849
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB48 588
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

The Special Hobby IL-10 is one of those relatively obscure kits that one would never think you'd find many after marked parts for. While the kit has its own particular set of build issues, it does come with a fairly complete package of resin detail parts. The level of detail on those parts varies widely, and the oil radiator is a prime candidate for substitution with something better.

As with everything that I've received from Quickboost, their replacement IL-10 oil radiator is highly detailed and crisply molded with no flash or surface imperfections anywhere to be found. The screen mesh that makes up most of the surface of the radiator is nicely represented; it's a far cry better than the smooth surface of the kit's resin radiator part. The radiator can be prominently seen on the aircraft's belly, so this new part enhances the realism factor considerably.

There are several other parts of the IL-10 kit that could benefit from the Quickboost treatment. Hopefully they'll see this as an opportunity to continue to upgrade a deserving subject.

My thanks to Aires Hobby Models for providing this review sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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    Quickboost Radiator - View 1
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    Quickboost Radiator - View 2
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    Quickboost and Kit Radiator Compared - View 1
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    Quickboost and Kit Radiator Compared - View 2

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