Kamov Ka-27 Helix Seats with Safety Belts

Published on
December 26, 2016
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
48 714
Base Kit
Hobby Boss 1/48 Kamov Ka-27 Helix
Company: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Aires Quickboost has released an easy replacement for the Hobby Boss 1/48 Kamov Ka-27 Helix kit that replaces the four kit seats with four resin seats with safety belts. There are no instructions but they are a simple replacement for the kit parts that use three parts to construct each seat. I am not aware if there are any other 1/48 kits of the Helix available that could use these seats, but they may be applicable on other 1/48 Russian helicopter kits with some modification.

Quickboost has molded the four seats perfectly in light grey resin with no apparent bubbles. The Quickboost seats are each supplied on their own resin sprue with a thin resin attachment to the part that will minimize any cleanup.

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash this part to remove any remaining mold release and prime it first. This part will need to be installed with your favorite CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin.

I used a photo-etched razor saw to remove the part and then touched up with a swipe of a sanding stick. There is no modification to the kit required, the new seats simply are placed where the kit seats would go. Not counting painting, total preparation time for each seat is but a few minutes.

This product is a ‘plug and play’ that will really improve your Hobby Boss 1/48 Kamov Ka-27 Helix kit. This product is highly recommended due to the far superior appearance of the Quickboost part and attention to detail as shown in the photos below.

Thanks to Aires Hobby Models and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.


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