Quickboost is a brand of Aires from the Czech Republic
that specializes in 1/32, 1/48 and 1/72 scale aircraft correction and
Quickboost’s 1/72 scale P-47D-5/6 (G-5) Conversion Cowling would have to
be the best bit of resin casting I have ever seen. At first glance it
looks like very good injection plastic. It is so clean and shiny and the
detail is so precise, even the pour block looks very well done. If this
is an example of all their mouldings then we are in for a treat.
There is only one part in this set - a cowling to fit the Tamiya 1/72
scale P-47D Razorback Thunderbolt to make it a D-5, D-6 or the Curtis
built G-5. The difference is the five cow-flaps on each side have the
same cord as opposed to the bottom two on each side having a slightly
shorter cord. I am reliably informed that this is the case.
Care will have to be taken removing the pour block and cleaning up the
leading edge but other than that it should be a straight fit onto the
The quality of the moulding is second to none and I'm really looking
forward to seeing some more of their offerings.
Thanks to Aires for the review sample
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