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1/72 scale Accessory Roundup

 

 

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Catalogue Number, Description & Price QB 72 041 - Harrier Gr.5 Nose
QB 72 049 - B-17G Flying Fortress Engines
QB 72 050 - B-24 Liberator Engines
QB 72 051 - DC-3 Dakota Engines
QB 72 052 - B-239 Buffalo Engine
QB 72 053 - TBM-1 Avenger Engine
QB 72 054 - Junkers Ju 88A-4 Guns
QB 72 055 - B-25J Mitchell Gun Barrels
all available online from Hannants and specialist hobby retailers worldwide
Scale: all 1/72 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 1/72 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 1/72 scale Quickboost releases are as follows:

QB 72 041 - Harrier Gr.5 Nose

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A simple resin replacement for the nose of Hasegawa's 1/72 scale Harrier Gr.5 kit



QB 72 049 - B-17G Flying Fortress Engines

 

 

Four, two piece replacement for the engines in the Academy kit. Cooling fins on the cylinders and crankcase detail is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition wiring. Nobody would blame you if you did not attempt it in this scale though! A very nice addition to the Academy Flying Fortress.



QB 72 050 - B-24 Liberator Engines

 

 

Four, one piece replacement for the engines in the Academy kit. Cooling fins on the cylinders and crankcase detail is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition wiring. Nobody would blame you if you did not attempt it in this scale though! A very nice addition to the Academy Liberator.



QB 72 051 - DC-3 Dakota Engines

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Four, one piece replacement for the engines in the either the Italeri or Airfix DC-3 kits. Cooling fins on the cylinders and crankcase detail is excellent, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition wiring. Nobody would blame you if you did not attempt it in this scale though! A very nice addition to these small scale Dakotas.



QB 72 052 - B-239 Buffalo Engine

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A simple, one piece replacement for the engine in the 1/72 scale Tamiya kit.



QB 72 053 - TBM-1 Avenger Engine

 

 

A simple, one piece replacement for the engine in the 1/72 scale Hasegawa Avenger kits.



QB 72 054 - Junkers Ju 88A-4 Guns

These are not just the gun barrels, but the entire guns and they are little gems. The Zwilling gun for the rear of the canopy is especially nice. They are very fin (and therefore delicate), but will be a noticeable improvement for the armament in either the new Hasegawa or older Ju 88 kits.

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QB 72 055 - B-25J Mitchell Gun Barrels

 

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Simple replacement gun barrels for the Hasegawa / Revell Mitchell kits.

All Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 October, 2006
Last updated 24 October, 2006

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