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B-339 Buffalo Engine


Quickboost, 1/48 scale


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Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost 48036 - B-339 Buffalo Engine for Tamiya kit
Price: 3.50 available online from Hannants and retailers worldwide
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: One piece in grey coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate
Disadvantages: No pushrod or ignition harness detail
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Mick Evans

Quickboost's 1/48 scale Buffalo 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 Wright R1820 Cyclone radial piston engine fitted to the B-339 Brewster Buffalo.

The detail provided for the front of the engine has been faithfully reproduced and is designed as an easy replacement for the Tamiya Buffalo Engine.

The front of engine crankcase is nicely detailed with the single bank of cylinders easily visible and moulded in relief to the firewall. The magnetos and other details for the crankcase are moulded integrally to the engine to make this an easy drop in replacement.

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 01 June, 2006
Last updated 31 May, 2006

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