F-86F Ejection Seat with Safety Belts

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Scale
1/48
MSRP
$8.50
Product / Stock #
QB 48 511
Base Kit
Hasegawa 1/48 F-86F Sabrejet series
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Parts Package

Quickboost now offers a resin 1/48 scale three-piece resin ejection seat to replace the injection molded seat found in the various F-86F kits marketed by Hasegawa (also should fit Academy kits). The Quickboost seat offers a more correctly proportioned seat with superior detail than provided in the kits, plus it includes nicely molded safety belts (the photos below show the level of delicate detail molded into the parts). See the comparison photo below to determine the difference in the Quickboost seat (on the right) to the Hasegawa kit’s rather basic seat part (on the left).

The parts are molded in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on reasonably small casting blocks. 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 the recommended tool for removing the parts from the casting block…and a quick swipe with a sanding stick can dress up the cut edges if necessary. However, be careful when removing the seat to avoid losing any of the fine detail along the bottom edge, and use extra care when removing the smaller detail parts.

Note that, because Quickboost aftermarket parts are cast in resin, they must be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.

This well-detailed seat is highly recommended. I appreciate Quickboost providing the review sample and thank IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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