N1K1-J Shiden Exhaust

Published: July 19th, 2014     
Reviewed by: Tim Hortman - IPMS# 19789
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.50
Product / Stock #: QB48565
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Here is another great addition to the growing Quickboost line of detailed exhaust parts. Here we see a set for the 1/48 Hasegawa N1K1-J "George" WWII Japanese Naval Fighter

The exhaust set comes in the typical Quickboost plastic sleeve packaging, and contains a single resin part attached to a 'base plug' which is easily removed.

The Quickboost set is a direct replacement part for those with the kit, so there is no major surgery needed to use these parts. With some very minor clean-up, they are able to be painted and glued into place. Since these are resin parts, you will have to use your favorite brand of super-glue.

One of the best details, and what makes this set a 'must have' for me, is that the exhaust stacks are finely hollowed - something which is rather difficult to replicate easily when dealing with the oblong holes on the Shiden stacks. While round exhaust stacks are easy to hollow out - these often pose a much greater challenge to realistically duplicate without destroying the original part.

I high recommend this detail set to the modeler working on any boxing of the Hasegawa 1/48 N1K1-J family of kits. It is the perfect replacement to add detail to your kit's exhaust and will make for a much more realistic finish.

Thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the review sample!

  • Kit part on left, Quickboost part on right
    Kit part on left, Quickboost part on right
  • Kit part on left, Quickboost part on right
    Kit part on left, Quickboost part on right

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