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Su-27 Flanker
Corrected Nose

 

Quickboost, 1/72 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description Quickboost 72001 - Su-27 Corrected Nose
Price: 2.90 from retailers workdwide including Hannants
Scale: 1/72
Contents and Media: One piece in cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; simple replacement
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Mick Evans


Quickboost's 1/72 scale Su-27 Corrected Nose will be available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook


Quickboost is a new line of resin products from Aires that are both simple and inexpensive. This is welcome in an accessory market which seems to be increasing in both complexity of offerings and price of the products.

Beautifully cast in a pale yellow resin, Quickboost have captured the true shape of the SU-27 Nose.

When I first received this to review I rushed to my built 1/72 scale Hasegawa kit to see what was wrong with the nose. Immediately I could see the kit nose had a pronounced droop and was slightly oval in shape whereas the Quickboost nose is completely circular with no droop.

So which is correct?

I searched through all my references until I came across the World Air Power Journal No 17 and low and behold the Hasegawa kit nose is based on the prototype T-10-1, whereas the Quickboost nose is based on the production aircraft. Hasegawa produced the original kit when details of the SU-27 would have still been scarce.

So now how to remove the old nose and replace with the new? It is simple - if you are just building simply replace the kit nose and glue it in with superglue, in my case out with the razor saw and carefully remove the old nose.

Assembly is straight forward and even a novice modeller could use this replacement part.

Congratulations to Quickboost to replace something that I did not even know was inaccurate, but it is obvious when compared to photographs.

Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2005 by Mick Evans
Page Created 18 November, 2005
Last updated 17 November, 2005

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