Published on
December 31, 2015
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
48 644
Base Kit
Zvezda 4803, Eduard 1148
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Quickboost provides you with one set of Lavochkin La-5 exhausts. Of note is the re-sealable packaging that Quickboost uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the package securely. There are no supplied instructions; you simply swap out the kit provided plastic parts with the new Quickboost replacements. These Quickboost parts are specific replacements for the kit parts found in the Zvezda 4803 kit and Eduard’s re-issue as a limited edition kit (1148).

Quickboost has molded the exhausts perfectly in light grey resin with no apparent bubbles. The Quickboost exhausts provide you with only minimal mold seams to sand off along with a hollowed out exhaust. Be very careful removing the parts from the resin block. I used a photo-etched saw along with a couple swipes of a sanding stick to have great looking parts. Test fitting revealed no discernable difference compared to the kit parts that should cause any problems

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. The landing light and venturi tubes 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.

As always, check your reference photos for placement and alignment.

Highly recommended!

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


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