B-17G Flying Fortress Engines

Published on
October 19, 2021
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
QB 72-314
Base Kit
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

The Quickboost line of after market parts just keeps growing and growing. This time they’ve done the Revell B-17G flying fortress engines. I was really excited when I saw that they were up for review because I had just purchased Revell’s new B-17G. Once the engines arrived I dove right in and started looking at the engine instructions and noticed that something just didn’t look right. I found out that the Quickboost parts are for the OLD Revell B-17G kit, not the new one. The engines in the new kit have been totally redone and have quite a few more steps to them than their older version. I went to Revells’ web site and checked the instruction sheet for the older version of this kit and also included the instructions for the newer kits engines. I didn’t have one of Revells’ older kits but I did have a Hasegawa B-17G in my stash. After studying the Revell and Hasegawa instructions I found that the Quickboost parts would also fit the Hasegawa version and look a whole lot better in the process.

The Quickboost engines are up to their usual standards; molded in a gray colored resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. The detail is much better than the Hasegawa parts and will make the engine area pop out a lot more.

I highly recommend this product if you want a really superior looking model. Usually replacement parts need some work to get them installed properly but these engines won’t need a whole lot of work to get them into place. Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.


Submitted by Mel Wilby (not verified) on Sat, 2018-11-24 15:50


hi there will these engines fit the 1/72 Academy kit also does anybody know as i am avout to start buying after market bits for it Many thanks Mel

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