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1/48 scale WWII
American Gunsights
 

Quickboost

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost
Mk VIII American Gunsights- QB 48 016
N-3A/B American Gunsights- QB 48 015
K-14 American Gunsights- QB 48 014
Price: USD$5.95 each available directly from http://www.quickboost.net  or at http://www.modelchoice.net
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Each contains six pieces in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; beautifully detailed; accurate.
Disadvantages: Some very fragile parts
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Floyd Werner


Quickboost's 1/48 Scale American gunsights
will be available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

When you look inside the cockpit of a WWII airplane one of the first things that you notice is the gunsight. Most times the kit gunsight is nothing more than an oversized piece of clear plastic that loosely represents the actual item. Quick Boost fixes this problem.

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Each set includes six exquisitely detailed gunsights cast in light grey resin. There are no bubbles or defects noted on any of the examples. Each set of gunsights includes clear acetate reflector pieces. The Mk VIII set includes a fret of photo etch for the ring site and the mount portion of the sight.

The instructions are straight forward and explains the construction process. The instructions also include suggested aircraft right down to the specific variant, ie. P-47D-20-RE. There are no color guides, but that should prove no problem as most are flat black. It is up to the modeler to determine the best way to mount the gunsight to the kit. Normally I just use a pin vise and a piece of wire to mount them.

These sets will only take minimal effort to cleanup and assemble. The instruction sheet is on a piece of cardboard that shows where the parts go. That is all that is really required to assemble these sets.

Due to the low cost, multiple aircraft that can be detailed and the excellent detail, I highly recommend these gunsights to anyone who wants to add a little extra to their model.

These set may be obtained directly from http://www.quickboost.net  or at http://www.modelchoice.net

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Floyd S. Werner Jr
Page Created 22 February, 2006
Last updated 23 February, 2006

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