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B-25C/D Gun Barrels

Quickboost, 1/48 scale


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Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost 48029 - B-25C/D Mitchell Gun Barrels
Price: 2.50 available online from Quickboost's website
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Seven pieces in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; impressively detailed; simple replacement
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Rodger Kelly

Quickboost's 1/48 Scale B-25 Gun Barrels
will be available online from Squadron.com



QB 48 029 is a simple set from Quickboost. It provides you with seven 1/48 scale 50 cal machine gun barrels. Quickboost lists the set as being for the B25C/D Mitchell but you can use it on just about kit you wanted!

The barrels have been moulded in a flexible mid-grey resin which is a real bonus as they can be subjected to a fair bit of abuse without snapping!

The casting is absolutely perfect. There are no pinholes or flash at all on my sample. The ends of the barrels are hollow with the walls a uniform thickness. The cooling jacket has cast depressions representing the holes in the one-to-one scale examples. Once you have painted the barrels, a quick wash will certainly make these stand out and appear life like.

No assembly instructions are provided at all but you don't have to be a Rhodes Scholar to work out how to go about using them! No painting advice is offered either.

The barrels are all cast on a single runner with protecting bars cast at either end of the runner to protect the barrels in transit. The runner is packed in a re-sealable cellophane bag with a stiff piece of card to keep it all flat.

Quickboosts website, http://www.quickboost.net/catalogue.htm lists the set at 2.50, or around $4.00 Aussie dollars. Very affordable considering the lift the use of the barrels will add to whatever model you add them to.


Thanks to Aires for the review sample

Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Rodger Kelly
Page Created 24 March, 2006
Last updated 02 April, 2006

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