Review Author
Ed Kinney
Published on
October 14, 2010
Company
Loon Models
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$23.00

This is a fairly new company coming to us from a familiar name, Roll Models, offering a very nice set of complete “twin row” engines and cowlings for the almost antique (although still a nice kit) Revell/Monogram B-26 Marauder. The set is nicely cast in cream colored resin, with a very slight amount of flash, easily removed by 1 or 2 passes with the sanding stick.

In the box you'll find the following:

  • Cowlings
  • Separate cowl flaps
  • Back plates
  • Twin row engines
  • Hose cases
  • Magentos
  • Prop shafts

They are direct replacements with no cutting required, hence the “no cut” conversion. Hopefully this will be the start of many more welcome additions to their product line. Visit the website www.rollmodels.com for this and many other fine products. Many thanks to Loon and Roll Models for the review sample.

This product is most highly recommended.

Review Author
Roger Carrano
Published on
October 14, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$7.25

These fishtail exhausts from Quickboost are designed and recommended for the Hasegawa Spitfire Mk.IX kit. In their kit, Hasegawa offers two kinds of exhaust shrouds, the oval type and the fishtail type. The kits fishtail exhausts are done fairly well but the Quickboost exhausts offer a bit more accuracy in the shape and detail. Quickboost has made these exhausts with the weld seam on them, so don’t sand them off, and are drilled out to a scaled thickness. The affordable price is well worth the extra detail and truly enhances the look of the aircraft.

I would highly recommend these exhausts, especially at this price (Roll Models price - $7.25).

I would like to express my thanks to Quickboost for allowing us to review this sample and to IPMS for the opportunity.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
October 14, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.50

The Hasegawa Stuka kits are really nice. They could use some help when it comes to the night bomber variants. That is where Quickboost comes in. They offer three different variants of the night bomber exhausts. This particular exhaust, Type C, is shaped at an angle with beautiful detail inside the front and rear parts. Molded in bubble free light grey plastic with exquisite detail, these exhausts will add to the unique look of your Stuka.

Simply just cut the parts from the pour stub and paint. Easy and effective. Of course you’ll have to check your references to determine which exhaust is right for your aircraft.

I recommend you read over “Ghost Bombers”. (ISBN-13:978-1903223154). This provides plenty of motivational reading and drawings.

This product is highly recommended.

Review Author
Ben Guenther
Published on
October 14, 2010
Company
Master Model
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$5.99

Master Model of Poland has come out with brass barrels in 1/72 scale for the P-47 Thunderbolt. This is the second issue in the Air Master 72 series and a handy one it is! These brass barrels are small at only .0315” in diameter and .4055” in length, yet each front end is drilled out to a depth of .020”. One simply has to cut off the original plastic barrel, drill a hole using a #67 drill (.0320”) and insert the brass barrel and use cyanoacrylate adhesive to bond it in. The instruction sheet provides a drawing to help in getting the length of the protruding barrel correct. I took out my Tamiya P-47 Thunderbolt kit and tried these barrels out on one set of wing guns. Drilled out and inserted one barrel at a time and I had no problems (see photos).

I can highly recommend this P-47 brass barrel set for anyone who is looking for the most realistic appearance for their model. I want to thank IPMS/USA and Master Model for the opportunity to review this product.