He 219A-0/A-2 Gun Barrels
This is another high-quality resin aftermarket product from QuickBoost and their parent company Aires.
These gun barrels are a simple replacement for the 1/32 Revell He 219 barrels. They are attached to a resin stub, and each gun will need to be removed with a razor saw. All the barrels show fine detail and hollowed barrel ends.
Per the QuickBoost instructions when using Part # 2 (that replaces kit part # F41), the outer two barrels need to be removed. QuickBoost shows where to cut with the use of indentations in the stub. This is also shown in the Revell instructions. These guns will be used in the forward fuselage belly. The two guns that were removed can be used in the upper fuselage gun pack if required.
Part 1 is a wing root mounted gun and replaces Revell kit # G50.
While gun part # 2 is a definite improvement over the kit part # F41, there is little improvement that I can see with Part # 1 over the Revell guns. Both Part # 1 and G50 guns have the barrel ends hollowed out and exhibit similar dimensions and detail.
Overall, this resin set should be very easy to use with limited modeling experience. However, I would guess a modeler with some time under their belt will likely be tackling the more complex He 219 kit, so the experience level using the resin set may be a moot point!
My Revell He 219 is in the “short” building queue, and these guns will be a joy to use compared to all the other aftermarket stuff I have for it!!
I would like to thank QuickBoost/Aires and the good folks at IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this fine product.