Sea Harrier Outrigger Wheels and Weapon Pylons

Published: June 28th, 2013     
Parts Packages
Parts Packages
Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $8.50
Product / Stock #: QB 72 390
Product provided by: Quickboost
  • Product/Stock # QB 72 390 Sea Harrier FRS.1 Pylons for Airfix kit, $8.50
  • Product/Stock # QB 72 385 Sea Harrier Outrigger Wheels for Airfix kit, $6.50

We continue to express sincere appreciation to our friends at Quickboost for providing us more of the prolific output of their company; I buy a lot of their items and hope others do as well. Without their expertise, we would be the poorer!

Not much I can say for these additions...the new Airfix kits are a boon to the modeling community, addressing the need for simple yet detailed kits for the newcomers and also us old guys. But sometimes the details cry out for more. As usual, Quickboost steps up to the plate!

What we have here are upgrades for the outrigger wheels; in the photo below, the softer, light-colored items are the kit parts. Perfectly acceptable. Now, look at the Quickboost upgrades. The detail on the wheel hubs in particular is refined and adds much to the overall appearance. The aerodynamic fairings are better defined, and you also get separate, delicate actuator rams. A major improvement in appearance, to my eye...

On to the weapon pylons. Again, the lighter items are the kit parts; they are okay, but the Quickboost parts add just a touch more of detail and present less of a "chunky" appearance. Well designed and thought-out on all five weapon stations...and a must for those of us who are concerned with these details.

OK, how to they fit? Perfectly. Drop-in fit, better detail. My kind of upgrade! In the end, a worthy acquisition for your Airfix Sea Harrier.

Thanks to Quickboost for the review items and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review them.

  • Comparison with (blue-gray) kit parts
    Comparison with (blue-gray) kit parts

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