The recent release by Monogram of the AC-47 ‘Spooky’ Gunship was unexpected and a welcome addition for Vietnam era modelers. While essentially the same kit as released in the 70s there was an additional sprue for the armament and peculiar parts for the AC-47.
Quickboost has come up with two conversion sets for the AC-47. This one is for the minigun barrels and the other is the ammo boxes for the miniguns. There are four minigun barrels included in this set. They are remarkable in their detail. The six barrels are beautifully rendered in light grey blemish free resin. The one remarkable thing about these pieces is the end with hollowed out barrels. It is amazing that Quickboost was able to get them to be so visible. These parts are simply added in place of the kit ones. Unlike the kit ones these will require no cleanup and are perfectly round
One of the other great things about this set is that the 7.62 minigun can be used on a number of other subjects, including Hueys, Cobras and Loaches, as well as, some fixed wing aircraft like the Mohawk. This set is very versatile so don’t limit yourself to just the AC-47.
A low price, easy upgrade, plus the versatility makes this set a bargain so pick up a couple.
Thanks to Quickboost for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting them at www.quickboost.net. Let them know IPMS/USA sent you.