F-84G Ejection Seat with Safety Belts

Published on
August 8, 2013
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
QB 48 493
Base Kit
Tamiya 1/48 F-84G Thunderjet
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Parts Package

Quickboost now offers aircraft builders a highly detailed 1/48 scale ejection seat that is intended to replace the one found in either the Tamiya or Revell F-84G kit. It is recommended as a replacement for the Tamiya seat, but it also can be used to replace the Revell kit seat with very little adjustment. As nice as the kit parts may be, this replacement provides a higher level of detail along with casually posed shoulder and lap belts molded in place. The details are very delicate and crisply molded.

The parts that make up the seat 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 recommended for removing the parts from the casting block…and then a quick swipe with a sanding stick can dress up the cut edges if necessary. Extra care should be exercised when removing the seat from the casting block to avoid fracturing or losing any of the delicate details along the sides and bottom of the seat.

The three pieces that make up the Quickboost seat (the arm rests are cast as separate parts) assemble easily and the seat will then simply drop in place. See the diagram below. Note that, because these parts are cast in resin, they must be assembled and attached with super glue or epoxy cement. Also see the photo below comparing the Quickboost seat (on the right) to the Tamiya kit seat (on the left).

This resin seat will make a nice addition to either of the F-84G kits. It is highly recommended. I appreciate receiving the review sample from Quickboost and thank IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.


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