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P-38J Lightning Engine
1/72 and1/48 scale for Academy




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Catalogue Number and Description Quick Boost 1/48 (48009) and 1/72 scale (72014) P-38J Lightning Engine Panel
Price: available online from QuickBoost website
Scale: 1/48 and 1/72 (sold separately)
Contents and Media: Each three pieces in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; simple replacement
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Quickboost's 1/48 and 1/72 scale Lightning engines
will be available online from Squadron.com




Quick Boost has released P-38 Lightning’s Engine inserts in a quick fit panel for both the 1/48 and 1/72 scale Academy kits.

As both detail sets are identical in 1/48 and 1/72 I decided to review them together.


The parts are beautifully cast in grey resin.

Detail provided for the engine panel has been faithfully reproduced and is designed as a straight drop into the Academy kits after some minor panel surgery to remove the side engine bay panel.

After carefully painting the detail a wash with a dark watercolour or oils will give a convincing three dimensional effect.

The end result should be excellent, enhancing the kit nicely. Basic modelling skills will be required to assemble these detail sets.

Highly Recommended for intermediate modellers.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright © 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 03 April, 2006
Last updated 02 April, 2006

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