Published on
August 30, 2013
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$6.45
Product / Stock #
QB 72 391
Base Kit
Airfix 1/72 P-51D/K and Mustang Mk. VI series
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site

Background

The recent new release by Airfix of the North American P-51D Mustang is a great detail addition to the modeling community for this iconic aircraft.

The Product

This latest release from Quickboost features a complete set of resin Exhaust-Type II exhausts for the P-51D Mustang from the Airfix new mold series of P-51D/K and Mustang Mk.VI kits. The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble-free. The tips of the exhaust pipes are hollowed out.

Assembly

These are simple drop-in parts that replace your kits parts. The locating stubs are replicated exactly where the kit’s parts are. Since these parts are made of resin, the modeler will need to use a cyanoacrylate adhesives (CA) super glue. If building with minors, exercise caution.

Finishing

Painting your new exhaust system is simple. Use a simple paint primer – I get mine from the local DIY store and let it dry overnight. Now you have a paintable surface. Whether you decide to go with a simple black, steel, or silver is up to the modeler. I would recommend dry-brushing a lighter color at the end of your stacks to make the hollow ends pop.

Conclusion/Recommendation

This aftermarket kit is highly recommended by this reviewer. It is a simple replacement piece that enhances the builder’s model with minimal effort.

Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this very functional aftermarket set.

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