SBD-5 Dauntless Exhaust

Published on
December 19, 2016
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
Base Kit
Accurate Miniatures, Italeri
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Stock parts

Quickboost is famous for making simple, well detailed, drop in replacement parts. This set is for the Accurate Miniatures (now Italeri) SBD-5 and replaces the exhausts. The set includes four exhausts which have the attachment tab molded into the bottom. The molding is perfect and as you can see in the comparison, the Quickboost parts are much thinner than the kit parts on the edges and have a nice deep indent. Also, there are four exhausts, which is enough to do two kits or a spare if you are a fumble fingers like me.

Adding them to the kit is simple. Cut them from the casting block and sand as needed. I primed with Alclad gray primer and then painted with Alclad exhaust manifold. I added a black wash making sure to get it deep in the inside. Once dry, I flat coated and glued to the kit. Attachment was perfect. And another quick flat coat and we’re done.

This is a great set and provides parts for two kits. They are much thinner edges and fit perfectly. Recommended as a nice add on to an already good kit. My thanks to Aires and Quickboost for the opportunity to review this item.


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