Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
July 10, 2011
Company
Academy Models
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$33.00

The Kit

Academy provides you with six sprues of light grey plastic and two small clear plastic. The sprues are the same ones that were issued by Hobbycraft, but there is a difference. The difference is the inclusion of three additional items, two cowl guns and a pitot tube made out of turned brass. These items are little gems of work. The guns have hollowed out ends and look perfect. The decals are printed by Cartograf and provide markings for one colorful aircraft. Being from Cartograf they are in perfect register and suitably thin. In essence, perfect decals.

The instructions are easy enough to understand and broken down into twelve steps. The marking option provides a four view drawing that will help you mark your airplane.

Review Author
Mike Hinderliter
Published on
January 9, 2022
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$6.95

Quickboost’s line of after market exhaust options just keeps on growing. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40. It is up to their usual standards; molded in a cream colored resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block with just a few passes of the hobby saw. Another plus is that the exhausts are bored out, which would be a real pain if you tried to do it on the kit part. One thing I’ve noticed about Quickboost is that you’re not able to tell very easily if the after market part is for the kit on the label or a conversion part to change another kit to the one stated on their package. I believe this is the case here.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
July 10, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$2.95

There are limitations to plastic molding that resin doesn’t have to worry about. Such is the case of the Italeri MG Magazine Drums. The kit items are nice but they lack the subtle detail on the sides and the handles. Well Quickboost recognized this and has provided us with two sets of magazines. The magazines have the detail perfectly rendered.

Perfectly molded in light grey resin these parts are simple to add to the kit. The detail parts will dress up the interior of the Stuka in an easy and effective way.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy at www.quickboost.net or through your local hobby shop or online retailer. Let them know we sent you.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
July 10, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.95

The new Italeri Ju-87 Stuka is a great example of this airplane. The exhausts are like most kit exhausts molded solid. I can’t thin the ends out to save my life. Thank God for Quickboost.

The exhausts are molded in light grey resin with realistic weld lines and hollowed out ends. These exhausts are typical of all of Quickboost exhausts in that they are drop in replacements for the kit item so they are no more difficult to deal with than the kit item. Simply remove, paint and weather and install.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy at www.quickboost.net or through your local hobby shop or online retailer. Let them know we sent you.

Review Author
Floyd S. Werner Jr.
Published on
July 10, 2011
Company
Quickboost
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.95

The Dragon/Revell Ta-154 Moskito is a twin engine aircraft that just begs for detail. One of the easiest things that can be done is to upgrade the exhausts. Now I don’t know about you but I suck at hollowing out exhaust stacks. I can’t even imagine doing it on 24 of them as least not what I would claim as my work.

Molded in light grey resin these exhausts are perfectly formed with hollowed out ends and realistic weld lines. They are drop in replacements for the kit items which are molded solid, not very realistic. The Quickboost exhausts are perfect and easily removed from the pour blocks. Simply remove, paint and weather and install.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain your copy at www.quickboost.net or through your local hobby shop or online retailer. Let them know we sent you.