Published on
January 17, 2016
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
QB 48 679
Base Kit
Trumpeter 02896
Company: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site

Quickboost provides you with Su-9 Fishpot antennas consisting of four parts. 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. The supplied instructions address the replacement of the corresponding Trumpeter parts.

Quickboost has molded the antennas perfectly in tan resin with no apparent bubbles. The Quickboost antennas provide you with no mold seams to sand off on these tiny parts along with the superior detail.

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. They 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 photoetch saw to remove the four parts from the resin sprue. The Quickboost IFF antennas (QB 1) replace the two sets of IFF antennas molded onto the port (left) fuselage. The Quickboost IFF antennas are thinner and more refined and can easily be added at the end of your build. The Quickboost gun camera (QB 2) fits well into the same receptacle as the Trumpeter part (A3). The Quickboost radio antenna (QB 3) replaces Trumpeter part (D20) and is also easily added at the end of your build. Total prep time for all four parts was under five minutes.

This product is a good way to enhance your Su-9 Fishpot and well worth the time and cost. This product is highly recommended due to the superior appearance of the Aires parts, ease of installation, and attention to detail.

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


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