Published on
December 10, 2015
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$6.50
Product / Stock #
QB 48 653
Base Kit
ICM C-45
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Thank you to Aires-Quickboost and the IPMS Reviewer Corps for the privilege of reviewing this excellent aftermarket resin details set. The ICM C-45 kit is very nice in its own right, but the Quick Boost exhaust pipes add an eye-catching detail in a highly visible part of the kit.

A single casting plug with 2 replacement engine exhaust pipes is in the package, molded in medium brownish-gray color polyurethane resin. The application is very simple; use the appropriate Quick Boost exhausts to replace kit parts D65 and D66. These replacement parts are not a direct drop-in replacement; the pipes require modification. The kit parts are comparatively small in cross-section compared to the beefier-looking resin parts. You will need to either drill out the nacelle opening, or file down the resin pipes to fit properly. A very important detail on the Quick Boost resin pipes is the joining seam where the two exhaust halves are joined to make a single pipe. This is not flash on the resin, this is an actual detail, so don’t sand it off unless you need too.. The join seam is present on most of the vintage aircraft images I found. Some modern aircraft do not show this seam, but the USN aircraft I am representing does have that join seam. Furthermore, the beefier character of the resin exhaust looks better to me.

I highly recommend this detail for the ease-of-use and value for the money. Thank you again to Aires-Quickboost and the IPMS Reviewer Corps for the privilege of reviewing this excellent aftermarket resin set.

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