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Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
October 5, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$4.40

The Detail Parts:

Quickboost offers a set of four antennas for the Trumpeter Su-24M in 48th scale. The parts are “scaled” appropriately for 48th and that, of course, means the parts are rather small and delicate. Caution must be the rule when removing the parts from the sprue and then, again, when attached to the aircraft.

Upon first glance, one will think that Quickboost has relaxed its consistently high standard of quality. The antennas appear to be covered with flash. But look again and you will see that this is not the case. Quickboost has supported the parts while on the sprue with a thin layer of material that protects the parts and provides additional “contact points” between the parts and the sprue. This extra material is easily removed and causes no difficulty when using the parts.

Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
October 5, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.00

The Detail Parts:

We all know what a propeller is, but what is this “tool” of which we speak? Trumpeter provides a block of resin with a “bed” for the prop blade to be placed into, and a locating hole and ring for the spinner. When placed into the “bed” the prop will assume the correct angle for alignment with the spinner. Using this tool, which is also included in many of the other Quickboost prop sets, alignment of exactly the same angle and orientation will be achieved for each of the three blades. What a great idea!

Review Author
Dick Montgomery
Published on
October 5, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$3.33

The Detail Parts:

Quickboost has a well established reputation for offering detail parts that are of excellent quality and this product maintains that reputation. There are three Pitot Tubes on a single sprue, bracketed by “goal posts” which serve to protect the Pitot Tubes.

This product is designed to be used with the Italeri Ju-87B-2 Stuka. Upon examination you will see that the Pitot Tubes can be used on other subjects but they are designed for the Italeri kit. Each Pitot Tube measures 11/16th of an inch in length, and, to the best of my ruler’s ability, slightly less than 1/32nd of an inch in diameter at its base. The tubes have a constant diameter for the first 15/32nd of their length, and then the diameter reduces by about half to the end, or forward tip of the tube. In short, the tubes are very small and have a “scale appearance” in all regards.

Review Author
Bill Kluge
Published on
October 5, 2011
Company
Wheeliant
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$5.99

Product/Stock #

  • 148 003 Navy Chock/ Bar (Early Production) $5.99
  • 148 002 Universal Navy Chock/Rope (Early Production) $4.99
  • 148 006 Universal Navy Chock/Rope (Late Production) $4.99

Anyone’s who’s seen the Aires line of detailed aftermarket aircraft parts is well aware of the high quality and attention to detail that goes into all their products. Now, Aries has dug even deeper into scale modeling minutiae with their offering of these 1/48th scale Wheelliant resin wheel chock sets. These ubiquitous pieces of equipment are on hand wherever Naval Aviation is found, on land or at sea.

Review Author
Roger Rasor
Published on
December 25, 2021
Company
Yellow-Wings Decals
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$12.95

Yellow Wings Decals has released two new decal sets that provide optional marking for Special Hobbies’ 1/32 scale Curtiss P-36A kit. Each of the decal sets is packaged in a typical zip-lock sleeve along with a comprehensive color 4-view instruction sheet with supplemental sheets that include application and placement instructions, and brief historical information. These sets exhibit the same high level of quality as all of the other decal sets currently available from Yellow Wings Decals.