OV-10 A/B Bronco Exhaust

Published on
April 18, 2014
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Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
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Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Produced by Aries Quickboost, whose products can be obtained directly through their website https://www.modelchoice.net/catalogue the two exhausts are a direct resin replacement for the kit supplied exhaust parts for the Testors 1/48 scale OV-10A kit. Cast in a light gray resin the two exhausts are well cast and offer details not found on the kit parts.

The two kit parts are molded as a solid unit, devoid of any open area. I modeled this kit a number of years ago; the kit is after all well over 30 years old (!!) and had to carve out the solid end on both parts to replicate the open look of the actual aircraft parts. It wasn’t a difficult job and really enhanced the look if the model. The Aries Quickboost parts not only have the open ends on the exhausts as found on the full sized versions, but also have the interior baffles found on the real ones.

As is seen in the accompanying photos, the parts are relatively small as is illustrated by the quarter comparison, but are a direct replacement for the kit parts. The attachment points on the Aries Quickboost pair fit perfectly into the receiving holes in the wing nacelles. I dry fit mine to the nacelle parts I’m in the process of converting to a D model. The exhausts are really different on the D model, so no direct comparison was possible. However the fit of resin to kit plastic was very good.

I think this resin set is a very good value in that the parts are so well done. The overall look is spot on and as seen in the photos, when painted represent the actual exhaust in better fashion. I painted my sample with Metalizer Burnt Metal, then shot the very end with Exhaust. The fairing where it meets the nacelle was painted Marine Corps field green. The Air Force used the A model as well, and Air Force colors could also be used. Consult your references for the version you’re building. And of course your mileage may vary!! I recommend these exhaust parts to anyone who is building the old Testors kit, because it’s the only game in town for a Bronco in this scale, and this set really enhances the appearance of the completed model.

My thanks to Aries Quickboost at https://www.modelchoice.net/catalogue and IPMS for supplying this sample for review.


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