Review Author
Charles Landrum
Published on
November 16, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$5.00

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

Revell in their line of A-6 and EA-6 kits provides only a late style probe – this one piece replacement part provides the more correct early style. The detail is crisp and the probe well shaped; the modeler only needs to remove the resin pour piece at the tip. Recommended.

We thank Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for the review sample.

Review Author
Charles Landrum
Published on
November 16, 2010
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$3.50

Quickboost continues to deliver targeted resin details; designed to improve overlooked aspects of a model, for a wide range of subjects.

This is a one piece set which provides a replacement for a straight refueling probe on the Fujimi A-4. It provides a clean one-piece replacement for the A-4 without the worry of misshaping the probe or the shaft while removing the mold line. Plus this resin is a bit more durable than styrene and therefore subject to less breakage. The detail of the probe is amazing. Recommended.

We thank Aires Hobby Models and Quickboost for the review sample.

Review Author
Jack Kennedy
Published on
November 16, 2010
Company
Dragon Models
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$28.00

To my knowledge there were very few 1/72 scale Gloster Meteors produced so it came as a very welcome offering by Dragon.

Upon opening the box, I was impressed with the molding of this kit. The details were very fine and crisp. I consulted my research books and decided to use a white scheme, which was only used on 3 F.3 aircraft.

Assembly was pretty straight forward. The cockpit was very complete; was painted in black and was not very difficult to do. The landing gear assembly in Step 1 was a little confusing when gluing parts B-3 and B-2. I knew that the Meteor was somewhat tail- heavy so I added a load of fishing sinker shot. I don’t know how much weight I added but next time I build a Meteor, I am going to add a brick as mine still became a tail sitter.

The fit on the wing assembly was very good with only a little filler needed at the upper wing root. After the wings were fitted the flaps, landing gear and landing gear doors were added.

Book Author(s)
Jacek Jackiewicz
Review Author
Phil Peterson
Published on
November 16, 2010
Company
Atelier Kecay
MSRP
$49.90

Mention “hack” in today’s society and most people think of something to do with computers. Mention the same word to aircraft modelers and we think of utility aircraft such as Norsemans, Bobcats, Piper Cubs, etc.

”Hacks” is the story of those aircraft used by the Bases and Groups of the Eight Air Force in England during WWII. The book has a soft cover with the complete text in English and consists of 132 pages, 267 photos and 195 color profiles. Besides the more common utility type of aircraft, hacks included War Weary Thunderbolts and Mustangs, Bostons and Forts and many other types. These are details with at least one picture, a profile and a little bit of data.

The book starts out with a numerical listing of the USAAF stations in the United Kingdom between 1942 and 1945. There are 360 bases listed.