Book Author(s)
Jay Sherlock
Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
October 20, 2011
Company
Aero Research
MSRP
$15.95

AERO RESEARCH offers their FIRST BOOK !

Recommendation – Most High

I will say that purely from the standpoint of a modeler, this has to be one of the most informative and well thought out publications I’ve seen to date. It comes to you soft bound with a plastic spiral binder (much easier to lay open on the workbench), 104 pages with 36 variants of the Skyraider. (I had no idea there were that many) Also, 42 drawings of the Skyraider variants.

Review Author
Roger Rasor
Published on
October 20, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.99

Quickboost has added an item to their aftermarket detail part line that will be welcomed by those who like to build Tamiya’s beautiful 1/72 Bf 109E kits. While a lot of attention has been focused on wheel bays, propeller hubs and cockpits, Quickboost has release a pair of resin tail wheels that are designed to replace those found in the Tamiya kits. They are direct replacements for kit parts and the detail is crisp and delicate. However, they go one step further. They correct one of the complaints about the kit…they are thicker and slightly larger than the kit’s undersized tail wheel. The comparison photo below shows the difference between the Quickboost part and the kit part.

Review Author
Roger Rasor
Published on
October 20, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.99

A recent addition to Quickboost’s growing line of aftermarket detail parts is this nice resin part that will add detail to the front end of a Corsair built from one of the Tamiya 1/72 F4U-1 kits. Quickboost’s #72 320 is a replacement for the kit’s open cowl flaps but, as the photo below shows, it provides considerably enhanced backside detail. Since it is designed to replace the kit part, it is easily installed during the assembly process without the need to cut or modify the kit. However, with some work, it also may be adaptable to other F4U-1 kits on the market. The part is molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on a casting block. The quality of the molding is flawless, with no bubbles, pinholes or flash to deal with.

Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
October 20, 2011
Company
Wheeliant
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$6.95

New from Wheelliant come 2 styles of U.S. Navy (late) wheel chocks. Both are beautifully cast in resin, come with complete photo instructions, and are very simple to complete. One set has the braided rope handles and the other has the “slide bar” arrangement to adjust for the size. Images show both styles completed and painted with a dark wash. These are an excellent addition to a 1/32nd scale kit to enhance the appearance while sitting upon whatever base you’ve chosen. Check out their website for these and other fine products.

Many thanks to David Lajer for the review samples.

  • 132 011 wheel chocks bar-style NWC-4/5 $6.95
  • 132 012 wheel chocks rope-style $6.95
Review Author
Roger Rasor
Published on
October 1, 2021
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$6.50

Quickboost has now released a resin aftermarket part that will add detail to any 1/32 F4U-1 kit on the market. It is actually an enlargement of Quickboost’s set 48 357 for 1/48 Corsairs. This set provides three ready-to-install F4U-1 Corsair pitot tubes cast in a flexible resin that likely will survive occasional bumps sometime experienced when a finished model is handled. The pitot tubes are molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on a casting block with extended bars that protect the parts from damage in the package. They exhibit a much better pointed tip than those included in most 1/32 kits.

A sharp #11 x-Acto blade is the only tool needed to remove each pitot tube from the casting block and to shave off a thin casting gate that is molded on the side of the part to protect the tip detail.

This part is a direct replacement for a kit part and, because it is resin, should be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.