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Quickboost
1/48 scale Accessory Roundup

 

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number, Description & Price QB 48 053 - P-36A Hawk Engine
QB 48 055 - P-61 Black Widow Engines
QB 48 056 - P-47D Thunderbolt Engine
QB 48 057 - B-26 Marauder Engines
QB 48 061 - PBY-5 Catalina Engines
QB 48 062 - A-26B/C Invader Engines
QB 48 063 - Spitfire F.Mk. 22/24 Exhausts
QB 48 064 - Spitfire F.Mk. 22 Cannon Barrels
QB 48 065 - Spitfire F.Mk. 24 Cannon Barrels
QB 48 066 - Hurricane Mk.I/II Fishtail Exhaust Stacks
QB 48 073 - Spitfire Mk.I Empty Sheet Case Chute
QB 48 074 - Spitfire Mk.Vb Empty Sheet Case Chute
QB 48 075 - Spitfire Mk.IXc Empty Sheet Case Chute
QB 48 076 - F4U-1A Corsair Engine (for Airfix/Otaki)
QB 48 077 - P-400 Airacobra Exhausts (for Hasegawa)
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 48 053 - P-36A Hawk Engine

 

 

This is a simple, two-piece replacement for 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. 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. A new resin mount for the engine is also supplied, which should simplify installation.



QB 48 055 - P-61 Black Widow Engines

 

 

A eleven-piece, beautifully detailed replacement for the engines in Monogram's Black Widow kit. Magneto detail is supplied separately, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition harness from rod and wire (if desired).



QB 48 056 - P-47D Thunderbolt Engine

This is a simple replacement for 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. 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. A second large resin part acts as a new base for the engine



QB 48 057 - B-26 Marauder Engines

 

 

A ten-piece, beautifully detailed replacement for the engines in Monogram's Marauder kit. Magneto detail is supplied separately, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition harness from rod and wire (if desired).



QB 48 061 - PBY-5 Catalina Engines

A two-piece, simple yet well detailed replacement for the engines in Monogram's PBY-5 kit. You will have to add your own pushrods and ignition harness from rod and wire (if desired)



QB 48 062 - A-26B/C Invader Engines

 

 

A twelve-piece, beautifully detailed replacement for the engines and cowl flaps in Monogram's Invader kit. The thin resin cowl flaps have exhaust detail cast in place - just gorgeous! Magneto detail is supplied separately, but you will have to add your own pushrods and ignition harness from rod and wire (if desired).



QB 48 063 - Spitfire F.Mk. 22/24 Exhausts

A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts in the Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire 22/24 kit. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip



QB 48 064 - Spitfire F.Mk. 22 Cannon Barrels

Long cannon barrels for replacing the kit items in the Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire 22/24 kit.



QB 48 065 - Spitfire F.Mk. 24 Cannon Barrels

 

 

Short cannon barrels for replacing the kit items in the Airfix 1/48 scale Spitfire 22/24 kit.



QB 48 066 - Hurricane Mk.I/II Fishtail Exhaust Stacks

 

 

A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts in the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Hurricane Mk.I/II 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 48 073 - Spitfire Mk.I Empty Sheet Case Chute

Nice deep shell ejector ports for the bottom of the Tamiya Spitfire Mk.I wing. Unlike most Quickboost releases, this one will require some precise cutting and is better suited for experienced modellers.



QB 48 074 - Spitfire Mk.Vb Empty Sheet Case Chute

Nice deep shell ejector ports for the bottom of the Tamiya Spitfire Mk.Vb wing. Unlike most Quickboost releases, this one will require some precise cutting and is better suited for experienced modellers.



QB 48 076 - F4U-1A Corsair Engine (for Airfix/Otaki)

 

 

This is a simple five-piece replacement for the ARII/Otaki/Airfix kit engine. This is an older but still creditable model, but the engine desperately needs replacement, so Quickboost's resin item is very welcome. 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 48 077 - P-400 Airacobra Exhausts (for Hasegawa)

A drop-fit replacement for the exhausts in the Hasegawa 1/48 scale P-400 Airacobra kit. The exhaust stacks are all hollowed out at the ends, and the parts are connected to the casting block via a thin strip

All Recommended.

Thanks to Aires for the review sample


Text and Images Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Page Created 28 December, 2006
Last updated 28 December, 2006

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