A6M5 Zero Exhaust

Published on
May 24, 2013
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Product / Stock #
72 388
Base Kit
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
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Quickboost now offers model builders an aftermarket detail set that replaces the exhaust pipes found in Tamiya’s great 1/72 A6M5 kit. As nice as the kit parts may be, these pipes provide greater detail than those in the kit because Quickboost has molded them with open ends. They are designed to simply drop in, in place of the kit parts. As the photo below shows, they match up with the kit parts exactly so adding them to the model should be a simple matter after they are removed from the casting block.

The parts are molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on a reasonably small casting block. The quality of the molding is flawless, with no bubbles, pinholes or flash to deal with. A sharp #11 x-Acto blade or razor saw blade is the recommended tool for removing the parts from the casting block…and a quick swipe with a sanding stick can dress up the cut edges if necessary. However, be careful if sanding the ends of the pipes so you don’t sand off the thin edges of the hollowed ends.

Note that, because Quickboost aftermarket parts are cast in resin, they must be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.

This exhaust set is a very nice addition to the 1/72 scale Tamiya 1/72 A6M5 kit. It is highly recommended.

I appreciate receiving these detail parts from Quickboost and thank IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review them.


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