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Quickboost
1/48 scale Accessory Roundup

 

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description & Price QB 48 058 - Polikarpov I-16 Engine
QB 48 060 - P-51D Mustang Exhausts
QB 48 067 - Spitfire Mk.IX Flat Tank
QB 48 068 - Hawker Typhoon Exhausts
QB 48 069 - Hawker Tempest Exhausts
QB 48 070 - SBD-3 Dauntless Engine
QB 48 071 - P-39C/D Airacobra Exhausts
QB 48 072 - He 219 A-0 Conversion (4 cannon belly)
all available online from Hannants and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Scale: all 1/48 scale
Contents and Media: See description and images below
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent casting; accurate; simple assembly; minimal preparation
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook


Quickboost continues their prolific release schedule with a number of simple, economical accessories in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/32 scales. Tonight we take a look at some of the latest releases in 1/48 scale.

All the sets are perfectly cast in grey resin, with minimal cleanup required. Each set has been designed with a minimum of parts, and should be very straightforward to assemble.

The latest batch of 1/48 scale Quickboost releases are as follows:

QB 48 058 - Polikarpov I-16 Engine

 

 

This is a simple, one piece replacement for the Eduard kit. Cooling fins on the cylinders and crankcase detail is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition wiring. Aires has thoughtfully provided fairly deep holes for the pushrods in the top of the cylinders, making this task easy to achieve with some brass wire.



QB 48 060 - P-51D Mustang Exhausts

 

 

A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts in any of Tamiya's 1/48 scale P-51D Mustang kits. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip



QB 48 067 - Spitfire Mk.IX Flat Tank

 

 

A conformal drop tank for Hasegawa's Spitfire Mk.IX. These were frequently seen fitted, so it is a very handy little accessory that will be simple to install.



QB 48 068 - Hawker Typhoon Exhausts

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A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Typhoon kits. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip



QB 48 069 - Hawker Tempest Exhausts

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A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts for Eduard's 1/48 scale Tempest kits. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip



QB 48 070 - SBD-3 Dauntless Engine

See title image.

This is a simple, two-piece replacement for the Accurate Miniatures kit. One part is the engine itself, and the other is the mount. Cooling fins on the cylinders and crankcase detail is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition wiring.

Aires has thoughtfully provided fairly deep holes for the pushrods in the top of the cylinders, making this task easy to achieve with some brass wire.



QB 48 071 - P-39C/D Airacobra Exhausts

A drop-fit replacement for the six-stack exhausts in Eduard's P-39C/D Airacobra kits. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip



QB 48 072 - He 219 A-0 Conversion (4 cannon belly)

 

 

A simple conversion supplying a new 4 cannon belly pack to replace the kit part.

All Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 24 October, 2006
Last updated 23 October, 2006

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