Quickboost has added two different sets of gun barrels to their aftermarket parts line that are specifically designed to replace those in two different brands of 1:32 scale J2M3 Raiden kits. This set is to be used to replace parts in Hasegawa kits. The barrels are quite impressive. They have hollow openings, the detail is refined and crisp, and there are no injection molding seam lines for the modeler to eliminate.
The parts are cast in Quickboost’s familiar gray resin on a single mold block. The barrels can easily be separated from the casting block with a razor saw or sharp #11 Xacto blade. There is no flash, so prep work is a breeze. Installation is pretty obvious because these are direct replacements for the kit parts. Remember, it is a good idea to rinse the resin parts to remove any mold release residue before installing them. Because the material is resin, it is necessary to use superglue (CA) or epoxy cement to attach these parts to the kit’s styrene plastic.
This set is highly recommended as a quick and easy way for modelers to enhance the detail of a Hasegawa 1:32 J2M3 Raiden.
My thanks to Quickboost for the review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this excellent detail set.