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F6F Hellcat Engine

Quickboost, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost QB 48 018 - F6F Hellcat Engine
Price: USD$9.95 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; specifically designed as a simple replacement for Hasegawa kits; affordable
Disadvantages: BYO push rods and ignition harness
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Floyd Werner

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



What is the biggest hurdle about working with resin? The glues used? How about the sawing and sanding? Potential health hazards? No, typically it is the price.

Aires (the people who bring you the $90.00 Bf-109G-6 engine set) has the solution. They have started a company that provides the modeler with low cost upgrades with minimal cleanup. The benefit that you get is an easy upgrade for minimal cost. This is company and itís products are ideal the modeler who wants to try their hand at resin without spending too much to upgrade.

This set is designed for the Hasegawa F6F Hellcat in 1/48th scale. There are only seven parts on three light grey resin sprues. The biggest part is the engine itself, which is flawlessly cast with a minimal pour stub. There is a firewall spacer, which can be removed with a swipe of the knife blade. The only other things are resin magnetos and other small items that fit the front of the engine.

This should be a direct replacement for the kit parts. The only thing this set needs is a coat of paint and a wash. The look of the resin is far superior to the kit offering.

The instruction sheet is the on a piece of cardboard that shows where the magnetos go. There are no painting instructions.

I highly recommend this upgrade set 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 24 February, 2006
Last updated 23 February, 2006

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