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F4F-4 Wildcat Engine
1/48 scale for Tamiya



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Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost 48013 - F4F-4 Engine
Price: 2.99 from retailers worldwide including Hannants
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Five pieces in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; simple replacement
Disadvantages: No pushrods or ignition harness
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Quickboost's 1/48 Scale F4F-4 Wildcat engine
will be available online from Squadron.com




Beautifully moulded in light grey resin, Quick Boost has captured all of the fine detail of the Wildcat Engine.

The detail provided for the front of the engine has been very faithfully reproduced and is designed as an easy replacement for the Tamiya F4F-4 Engine. The front of engine crankcase is superbly detailed with the two banks of cylinders easily visible. The magnetos and other details for the crankcase are also provided and moulded separately.

The rear of the engine crankcase is also provided as this is visible through the wheel well and the moulding on this casting is excellent. You simply glue the two halves together and replace the kit engine.

The only details not provided are the pushrods and wiring harness and these can be easily added from plastic rod and fine solder wire.

The end result should be stunning and much more accurate and detailed the kit engine. Basic modelling skills will be required to assemble this detail set.

Highly Recommended even for novice modellers.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Mick Evans
Page Created 17 February, 2006
Last updated 17 February, 2006

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