Lancaster B.II Gun Barrels (Round Perforation)

Published: May 13th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB72469
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models, Quickboost

Thanks to Aires/Quickboost for providing more of their prolific output for us to review, and to IPMS leadership for sending it my way.

Once more, a quick review for a quick upgrade; Quickboost have provided 12 miniscule Resin gun barrels with round cooling vents for use with the Airfix Lancaster B II. This is the Hercules radial-engined Lancaster release, but the gun barrels will work on this kit and their recent other Lancaster B I and III Merlin engine released kits as well. As noted in my other review of the .303 barrels with oval holes, these should work on just about any aircraft requiring .303 gun barrels.

The muzzles are hollow, and the simulation of the round perforations is well done. In my case, Painting them black, then using the side of a #2 pencil then (GENTLY) polishing with a soft cloth was able to bring out the detail.

Remove the kit muzzle and mounting assemblies, drill holes about 1/8 into the gun breeches, and install with superglue. This set is a simple and, (as the name implies), effective "quick boost" to the appearance of the final product over the generic kit parts.

A worthwhile purchase, highly recommended... Thanks to Aires/Quickboost for these items!

  • Painted Barrels
    Painted Barrels
  • Package Contents
    Package Contents
  • .303 Round Cooling Vents on Left, Oval Vents on Right
    .303 Round Cooling Vents on Left, Oval Vents on Right

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