J2M3 Raiden Undercarriage Covers

Published: December 14th, 2011     
Parts Packaging
Parts Packaging
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $8.50
Product / Stock #: 48-399
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Another nice-looking resin detail set in the fine line of Quickboost products. This time we'll be looking at the resin landing gear covers detail set for the 1/48 Hasegawa J2M3 Raiden "Jack" Interceptor/Fighter.

The Japanese WWII Raiden Interceptor/Fighter was designed to combat the high-flying B-29s over the Japanese Home Islands. It had the fastest climb rate of any Japanese aircraft of the war. The allied code-named the aircraft "Jack" and it saw combat starting in 1944.

This detail set is designed to fit exactly with any boxing of the 1/48 Hasegawa J2M3 kit. The resin parts are made in a way where they simply fit into place with no surgery required. All one needs to do is carefully remove the parts from the resin 'plug' they come on.

As shown in the photos, this detail set includes parts that are of much higher quality than the original ones included in your kit. The Quickboost parts contain much more detail - including fine rivet detail on the outer part of the doors. These doors are also slightly thinner than the kit parts for a more "in scale" look.

I highly recommend this detail set to those of you building a Raiden. The quality is superb and you will not find a cheaper or easier way to give your kit that little extra detail. Using this inexpensive set will also save you the time and hassle of removing those pesky injector pin marks in the hard-to-reach places on the covers that come with your kit.

Thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Inside doors
    Inside doors
  • Inside doors - kit comparison
    Inside doors - kit comparison
  • Outside doors
    Outside doors
  • Outside doors - kit comparison
    Outside doors - kit comparison

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