Published on
September 24, 2015
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Airfix 1/72 Dornier Do 17Z A05010
Company: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Quickboost is well-known for producing high quality, “drop in” resin replacement parts for many model kits from a variety of manufacturers. Many of the current Airfix kits are produced from new molds, and are exceptionally well molded and nicely detailed on their own. However, with the limitations inherent in the injection molding process, some parts can be improved with resin parts, which can be molded with a greater level of detail and accuracy.

Quickboost now offers a set of resin replacement Air Intakes for the Airfix Do 17Z kit. The replacements are molded as four individual pieces, just as the kit parts, with two large intakes and two small intakes. The resin intake openings are noticeably thinner than the kit parts, which will nicely increase the scale accuracy. It should also be noted that the kit parts for the larger intakes appear to be closed, while the Quickboost replacement is open. These air intakes would work for the base kit indicated, and also for the Do 17Z in the most recent combination kit release, the Airfix 1/72 Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.1 & Dornier Do 17z Dogfight Doubles Gift Set #A50170. Although there would be no need for them, there are no written or illustrated instructions included, as these are direct replacements for the kit parts.

The kit parts, as with most plastic kits, have sprue attachments and mold seams which would need to be removed prior to assembly and painting. The resin air intakes do not have the mold seams, although the pour stub may leave a small attachment point to be smoothed. Once the parts are cleaned and prepped, they can be attached in place of the kit parts using either cyanoacrylate glue or epoxy.

With their outstanding quality, clean molding, and ease of installation, the Quickboost Do 17Z Air Intakes will easily improve both the accuracy and authenticity of the finished model. While experienced modelers will love the improvement of the resin over the plastic parts, these could also be an excellent starting point for novice modelers wanting to add to their skills. As with most Quickboost resin replacement parts, these are Highly Recommended.

Thank you to Aires and Quickboost for supplying this review sample.


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