F6F Hellcat Correct Radome – Part One

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$5.25
Product / Stock #
QB 72 373
Base Kit
Eduard 1/72 F6F Hellcat
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Part Package

Quickboost advertises this product as a correct radome for the Eduard 1/72 Hellcat kit. What they mean is that it has recessed panel lines to match the rest of the kit, unlike the kit’s radome which has raised ones. The one-piece casting also means no seam to worry about as is not the case with the kit part, which is formed by upper and lower halves.

The resin is smooth with no pinholes, and the engraved panel lines are nice and sharp. The Quickboost radome is marginally smaller than the kit part, but the dimensions of both parts are so close that I personally feel it wouldn’t make much difference to the naked eye which one was used on a build. For what it’s worth, here’s what I measured:

Part Comparison
Product Eduard Kit Part Quickboost Part
Length 27mm / 1.063 in. 27mm / 1.053 in.
Diameter 8.5mm / 0.335 in. 8.2mm / 0.329 in.

I’m going to use it as advertised, so Part Two of this product review will follow after I’ve built the Eduard kit and used the Quickboost replacement part. Stay tuned.

Thanks to Quickboost for supplying the replacement radome, and to IPMS/USA for allowing me the opportunity to review it.

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