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  1. Well seeing as my wee F-15E made it to the finish line, I felt adventurous: A nice 1/72 Hasegawa eagle dressed in Aggressor Camo to complement my F-5E from last year. I got the HB as a freebie from a friend whose AMS it had offended and the Hase was a HLJ bargain at under £10 delivered so no big bucks here. A quick peruse of the decal sheet and instructions had me howling with laughter, I was not going through micro modelling again. So plan B, a quick build of the Hokeyboss. So on to the sprues, simple and crude as ever... A little light aftermarket as per my F-5E build should liven things up in the front room: Great camo but not sure about the garish colours, I'll be mixing up my patented Mr El Cheapo paints for this: It should be a nice therapeutic second build, need to make some FOD covers as Hokeybozz simply blank off the intakes and thoughtfully don't provide a the blanking plate for the avionics bay behind the pilot. That said , I'm looking forward to my Blue Eagle! A
  2. Well, having finally sorted myself out & found all the bits I thought I had, but couldn't find, here's my entry for my first GB: It's the well known Airfix kit, with 3D Kits Mk.II LR conversion, to which I hope to add the Quickboost seat & Pavla improved parts. I may leave off the Pavla vacform canopies as I've only once tried to use one of these & it didn't end well!
  3. Here is the RFI for the last of my quad build for the STGB. Thread here: Summary beneath link if you cant be asked trawling through all this... Summary: I was quite pleased with this kit. Its been slated in reviews for a few shape/accuracy issues but it still looks like an f-16 to me... In terms of fit, engineering and surface details its loads better than the revell kit I also built. Out of the box in some areas like the ejection seat, undercarriage bays and doors I'd go as far to say its better than the tamiya CJ too. Canopy tint is molded in. Proper bubble shape but the price is a seam along the top. Micromeshed away. Build has been upgraded with a quickboost seat, Reskit wheels and an attack squadron P&W drooped/power off style exhaust set, which comes with shroud and inner pipe/afterburner face. Lovely sharp detail 👍🏿 Primed in now the default stynylrez. Basic camo paint was in xtracrylix greys first, then I tided up the demarcations/contrast between them and then also faded them a bit with some mixed greys from mr paint black and white. Exhaust in AK metals. Quite pleased with this. Shroud done in titanium with some purple randomly misted over it, then the last ring hard masked for some blue. The nozzle was done in jet exhaust with a touch of purple mixed in, then the very end of the feathers had some blue misted on. Serrated ring at the base of the nozzle where it joins the shroud was brused with some tamiya x32 ti silver enamel. Inside was done white then all dirtied up with some AK track wash. Weapons and pods all in xtracrylix too. Full weapons stencils included which performed very well along with the rest of the cartograph decals. (Standard with the kit) Varnishes were aquagloss to seal decals and prepare for the mig ammo deep grey panel line wash. Then some tamiya flat base was mixed into some aquagloss for a final coat. Hope you like it! Thanks for looking 👍🏿
  4. Quickboost 1/72 Mosquito seats

    I came across a forthcoming set from Quickboost for a set of resin seats for the DH Mosquito: They are listed as being for a DH Mosquito Mk.IV/Mk.VI or Mk.XIII. While these look very nice, they sure do not appear to resemble anything that comes with the intended kit (Tamiya) or any pictures that I have come across. I'd say that they look like they belong to another aircraft type. Can anyone comment on these?
  5. Dear Fellow Modellers, This is my rendition of Revell's 1/72 Ju 88A-4, in the scheme used in Sicily, in 1941. It was my entry to the Ju 88 STGB. Unfortunately I didn't managed to finish it in time, even after an additional week was given to finish the GB. The WIP thread is here. Anyway, it was finished last night and here are a few notes, before the pictures: It's my first two-engined bomber model and my most complex model until now It was super-detailed using Eduard's BIG PE set, with details for the interior, exterior and surface panels The kit's engine exhausts were replaced by Quickboost's resin exhausts, much better detailed I scratch built the inner ribbing structure of the tail section, using strips of plasticard, and the instrument boxes and wiring on the back of the instrument panel, using pieces of plasticard rods and very thin copper wire Masking of the transparent parts was done using the pre-cut masks in Eduard's BIG set The kit has a few important fit problems: the join of cockpit underside and top parts, the join of the front fuselage and nose glazing, the join of the wing tips with the rest of the wings, the insertion of wings in the fuselage and the join of the the wings' leading edges and fuselage Painting was done mainly with Gunze acrylics and a few Tamiya, all airbrushed. Alclad Aluminium was used for a few NMF parts Alclad's Aqua Gloss was used as clear coat before decaling and the wash, and Alclad's Flat Klear was used as finishing coat Weathering was done with Vallejo's washes and pigments using period photos as references Now, the pictures of the finished model. 1. General views IMAG4282 IMAG4283 IMAG4284 IMAG4285 IMAG4286 IMAG4287 IMAG4288 IMAG4289 IMAG4290 IMAG4291 IMAG4292 IMAG4297 2. Engine detail IMAG4293 3. Kill markings and aerial IMAG4278 4..Cockpit and canopy views IMAG4294 IMAG4295 IMAG4296 5. Cockpit before being closed IMAG3971 IMAG3975 IMAG4001 IMAG4060 6. Instrument panel and the detailing of its back IMAG3979 IMAG3978 7. Installation of machine guns and ammo belts IMAG4045 IMAG4051 8. Internal ribbing of the tail section IMAG3815 IMAG3816 IMAG3817 IMAG3818 9. Details of bombs and access hatch IMAG4298 10. Landing gear: IMAG4299 IMAG4300 11. Oil, fuel and exhaust stains on the wing IMAG4301 12. With the other German "cousins" in the display shelf. IMAG4302 Thanks for looking. All comments, suggestions and criticism are welcome. Cheers Jaime EDIT: picture of kill markings and aerial added
  6. Dear Fellow Modellers, Finally I'm starting my thread on this much anticipated GB. I'm building Revell's 1/72 A-4 version and will be using Quickboost's resin exhausts and Eduard's BIGED PE and mask set. I'll be building scheme A, as shown in the box, for an aircraft based in Sicily, Italy, June 1941: As usual, here are pictures of the sprues. The clear parts are good, very transparent, without defects: The plastic is beautifully detailed, neither too soft nor too hard: This is the decal sheet, which looks good: I'll have to use swastikas from an xtradecal sheet. There's a total of 125 parts. But I just can't build anything out of the box, so here are the resin exhausts: The following are the several PE sets that come in the BIGED set. The interior PE parts (2 frets): The exterior PE set: The surface panels set: And the canopy masks, which are a must for these German bombers: Building starts with the cockpit. This is the first part: The moulded detail was removed, to be latter replaced by PE: The second part: The levers on the left hand side were also removed, as they will be replaced by metal levers: The two parts were glued together. Fit is very good: These two parts, complete the cockpit base. The level of detail out of the box is superb: The cockpit base was assembled: The control column was also removed from the sprue: It will be glued in place after painting. Now starts the PE odyssey. First, I assembled the levers. This metal part, already bent, will hold one of them: Here are the levers, ready for installation: The levers were glued in place of the plastic ones that had been removed: The next step is building the pedals, their mechanisms and supporting beams: However, all plastic in this step will be replaced by PE, as shown in the PE instructions: I started with the supporting beams. Here we can see one ready and the other just removed from the fret: The same here for the mechanisms: These parts were glued together: For comparison, here are the replaced plastic parts: The enhanced level of detail provided by the PE parts is readily apparent. Here we can see the pedals: one ready, the other just out of the fret: For comparison, here is a plastic pedal and a PE pedal, side by side: I think the increased effort of preparing and assembling the PE parts is fully compensated by the enhanced realism achieved. Moving on to the cockpit walls, here is the port wall: Some detail was removed, to be latter replaced by pre-painted PE, and the unpainted PE detail was glued in place: The starboard side wall. The moulded detail is superb: but some must be removed: I'll post more progress tomorrow, as this post is quite big already. Thanks for looking. Cheers Jaime
  7. For this GB I will be doing something a little bit different for me, I’ll be building two identical models! By pure chance on evilbay I came across 2 1/48th OEZ Su-7’s for about $10 US! One model was missing the canopies and decals, but the kind sole threw in a VacForm aftermarket one. This wasn’t really needed as the kit supplies both open and closed canopy sets. So I intend to build a Czech Air Force and Soviet Su-7BKL, though right towards the end of their lives they were still frontline attack aircraft in the early 80’s (they were still some in service in the very early 90’s!). The model/s are really nice and have been used by Eduard with extra bits added (that said I now have 2 of the Limited Edition Su-17/22M3’s in the stash with full AM accessories as well!!!). The instructions are……interesting!! Will be using a set from the Eduard Su-7. Because they were so cheap I’ll be throwing heaps of AM stuff, this is just some of the stuff, still need more! So far; Eduard – Internal & External sets, BKL (BMK not needed) Wheel Well Doors QuickBoost – Intake Scoops (need another set) Aries – Cockpit set Wolfpack – Engine nozzle set Pavla – Ejection set The open canopy version will have the AM cockpit set, the closed will have the Eduard added bit. Colours scheme have yet to be finalised and I may switch the Soviet one to a Polish one yet. I can’t wait for this GB!!!!
  8. Quickboost Fw-190 cowling correction?

    Heelo, I have bought a correction set for Revell's 1/72 Fw-190A-8 (Quickboost set No. 72161) I have compared it to the kit forward cowling ring (which has received some criticism for its shape), and there is no discernible difference (?) Even the radius of the opening is almost the same (the difference is less than 0.5mm) Img Source: Quickboost So, given that there is no difference between the two (visible to the naked eye), my question is - what does this replacement actually correct?
  9. Good morning, just to show some progress of the Academy Crusader. I will add the aires cockpit set (the first I ever used), and the quickboost flaps. As you may know, if the wind is raised, the flaps/slats will automatically come down. It's something which academy has forgotten. For the decals, I will use the excellent sheet from Xtradecal. I started with the white parts, which are built into the fuselage. It's all gunze flat white acrylic, then a brush cote of the german "clear" (Erdal Glänzer), and some oil wash. Wheels are done with revell anthrazite, brush painted, after a drop of highly diluted oil colour where the tire meets the rim. That give a sharp edge. Airbrake is shown without washing, to show the difference. A detail photo of the main gear bay. The lowered slats. Since the parts are already separate, I just needed to sand the edges down, and fill the gap with some sheet. On the underside, I filled the gap with some stretched sprue, glued with extra thin cement. right hand side already filled, left side to go. The cockpit. Nice details, however I prefer seats with moulded harness. A coat of primer, then DSG, some drybrushing, and detailling with revell acrylics. The dashboard looks also better than the kit part. HUD will be added later, just before the windscreen. Thanks for attention! Alex
  10. Encouraged by all the great comments I received for my Komet I'd now like to show you the Ta152c I completed at the back end of last year. Its the Hobbyboss kit, which my mate Parabat kindly bought me so I really wanted to do it justice. The kit as anyone knows who is interested is not with out it's faults but luckily all of these can be addressed with various after market sets, and these are what I used, Quickboost exhausts, Quickboost prop and spinner, Quickboost corrected cowling, Eduard BigEd which included the flaps, Ultracast seat, Ultracast wheels, The lower wing as the wrong inspection flaps so these were filled and re scribed in the correct position, I gave it a full rivet job, split and turned the tail wheel and dropped the rear control surfaces, filled in the gaps that the kit as where the upper wing wheel wells meet the fuse and made up a rear bulk head so you can't see into the cockpit! made up the barrels and pitot out of brass tube. All the markings are done with Mal's Masks, and the weathering done with oils. The prominent chipping on the under side of the engine cowl as seen in the many photos of this particular aircraft, was done with AK worn effects, as was the wear on the wings. The one thing I did forget to add was the tail wheel retraction wire on the starboard u/c leg. Hope you like it. A few in progress pics, Tim.
  11. Finished today, this is the Tamiya 1/32nd Spitfire VIII kit with extras from Barracuda, Eduard, Master, Quickboost and Radub. Constructed as one of 152 Sqdn's mounts from Burma in late 1944. Painted mainly with Gunze Aqueous paints, and weathered with pastels and oils. Mostly loved this kit, but the Engine cowlings are a pain ( might be due to the AM rocker covers), and some of the swappable parts are basically pointless. Also you are left with holes to fit the slipper tank. I am happy how it's turned out though. Build Thread is available here Peter
  12. The lovely Accurate Minatures kit, and i am building it as the cover version 'Dirty Dora', a very weather beaten and worn Mitchell I have a couple of extras for it - Quickboost engines And Truedetails wheels Work starts with the Cockpit ( just for a change ), Sprayed dark green , with the back of the bulkhead interior green, and the bomb aimer's access tunnel aluminium Then painted and weathered down the instrument panel. Painted the instruments from the back, then the front black, leaving the instruments, then some of MIG's Clear in the dials. Used the provided decals for the belts, mainly as once it's closed up it will be almost impossible to see. Picked out some of the switches and throttle levers with artist's gouache paints. Next the bomb bay and navigator's position - assembled and glued in position, using the fuselage side to help align everything. Painted with Interior Green and then picked out the details, and an oil wash Finally for today, sprayed the inside of the bomb bay Alclad aluminium Peter
  13. The personal mount of Col. Paul Douglas, commander of 388 TFW, "Arkansas Traveller II", complete with his 8 kills from WWII. This is the Tamiya 1/32nd F-4E Early, with Rhinomodel Seamless intakes, Avionix Cockpit, Eduard Placards and Stencil Masks, Master Pitot tubes, Quickboost FOD covers and finally the CAM Decals. Homemade RBF Tags (thanks Mish!) I have to say this is one of the few builds with Aftermarket where everything was worth while - I especially liked the stencil masks rather than using decals for the stencils as they look better, and are way more fun to do than decals. The Avionix pit is also very nice, and unlike a Aires resin actually gives good fitting instructions too. The only negative is the fuselage had a slight twist, probably from the hacking about to get the seamless intakes to fit, but it throws off the stabilators slightly. Painted with Gunze throughout apart from the metalwork which is just about every shade of Alclad. Weathered lightly with oils, as the photo looks pretty clean. Build thread is available here for those who are interested Peter
  14. Quickboost released six sets for Airfix Gladiators in 1:72. They all are nice upgrades for this popular kit. Here they are : 72443 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II guns 72446 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II bulkhead 72447 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II position lights 72448 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II correct seat 72449 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II cockpit´s door 72450 - Gladiator Mk.I/Mk.II control lever & compass You can buy them here
  15. F-15C Eagle Electronics Boxes 1:72 Quickboost by Aires If building your F-15C with the canopy open, the large avionics bay behind the cockpit is quite visible. To help improve this area Quickboost have brought us the electronics boxes which sit on the left of this area. They are molded as one part which should just drop in. The quality of the molding is excellent and they should do a good job on enhancing this area. They are recommended for the Hasegawa kit, but should kit all 1:72 F-15C Eagles. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  16. F-14D Tomcat Front Undercarriage Covers 1:72 Quickboost by Aires In 1:72 scale undercarriage doors are one item which can look overthick. If you are building a 1:72 F-14D Tomcat then Quickboost are here to help with their resin replacement set for the front gear. These are direct replacements for kit parts and should look the part on your finished model. These are listed for a D model Tomcat, but Quickboost do another set listed for the A model. While they say they are recommended for the Hobby Boss kit, I see no reason they will not fit any 1:72 scale kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  17. A-4 Skyhawk Ejection Seat with safety belts 1:72 Quickboost by Aires A decent ejection Seat can help tremendously with the look of many models. No doubt thanks to the new tool kits which have emerged Quickboost have brought us a very well moulded A-4 Seat in 1.72 scale. This is the ESCAPAC seat designed by Douglas. The seat comes as one part complete with molded in seat belts (for those of us who lothe PE!. A very small seat firing handle and a very fine top of the seat firing handle are also on the casting block, though I struggle to see how the last part will be removed without breaking it, its that fine! While for the A-4 with a little bit of work this could be used for many of the aircraft which were fitted with this seat. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  18. 0.50cal Gun Barrels for B-17G (for HK Models) 1:32 Quickboost by Aires No-one likes scraping seams off cylindrical parts, and perhaps you're also less than keen on drilling out the barrels to give the muzzles that hollow look. It's easy to get them off-centre, as anyone that has done it before can probably attest. That's where this update set from Aires' Quickboost range comes in. Arriving in their customary flat package, it contains two moulding blocks of barrels, with protective strips running up each side. Each block contains six barrels, giving a total of twelve (in case counting isn't your strong point) highly detailed and most importantly, straight barrels that just slot straight into the breeches of the guns within the aircraft. If you already have the kit or have read my review here, you might know that you can install the kit barrels after construction and painting is complete, reducing the risk of damaging them due to handling. The same is also true of these resin replacements, with all the reduction in preparation that comes with them. They are more affordable than brass alternatives (£4.50 at Hannants at time of writing), so it won't break the bank to upgrade what is already a fairly heftily priced kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  19. Just a reminder that we have a clearance section with kits and accessories at a marked down price, that we need to clear! At the moment we everything is in 1/72 and it's priced so low we barely break even. The current kits on there are the Academy F-16C, Valom Dassualt Ouragan, Minicraft Ventura and 3 different types of Fine Molds' excellent Kawasaki Ki-61 kit, we've actually just dropped the prices of the Ki-61's a bit more too! We've just added a selection of Quickboost 1/48 resin parts and we'll be adding more over the coming week or so. So there will be plenty of bargains to look out for! http://www.mjwmodels.co.uk/clearance-bargains-244-c.asp thanks Mike
  20. Supermarine Spitfire MkIX and MkXIV Quickboost 1:48 Here we have another set of add-on parts from Quickboost who seem to be on a bit of a mission lately. Two of these sets are for the Eduard Spitfire MkIX and the third is for the Academy Spitfire MkXIV. Each part is a direct replacement for the kit parts giving a finer level of detail to the finished model. Each is packed in the standard poly sleeves and are relatively well protected by projections from the casting blocks. Spitfire MkIX Bulkheads (QB 48 528), or armoured plates are extremely thin and look quite fragile. They are simply detailed with just a few bolt heads and mounting holes. The plate that sits behind the pilots head also has the slot through which the seat harness fits. Spitfire MkIX Cockpit Door (QB 48 538) is also quite thin, but has some very finely done strengthening stringers and a nicely moulded latching mechanism. The set also comes with a separate crowbar to fit as necessary. Spitfire MkXIV Exhausts (QB 48 5541), contains two very nicely moulded round exhaust stacks. Each stack is suitably hollow with very thin sidewalls giving a really good scale look. The stacks are moulded onto a common rail which fits directly into the kits aperture. Conclusion Three very simple and easily fitted parts that should help give a better scale look to the completed model. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  21. QB72 412/415/415/417 Meng F-102 Update sets 1:72 Quickboost by Aires With the release of the new tool F-102 Delta Dagger by Meng models it was only to be expected that the aftermarket would come forward with some parts for it. QB72 412 Correct Nose Now on seeing this item I got one of my Meng F-102's out of the stash and had a good look at the nose. I could not see anything wrong with it. Talking around it seems there is a very small issue with the centring of the nose pitot hole in the Meng kit. I can't see it and wonder if this might be a part too far? In saying that there are no problems with the part that I can see, it is moulded without flaws and the pitot hole seems to be centred. QB72 415 Antennas and Details This set concentrates on well Antennas and navigation light details. Provided are the following; 1. Small blade antenna on spine. 2. Blade antenna (x2) under rear fuselage. 3. Smaller Pitot on fin. 4. Larger Pitot on fin. 5. Small red light (x2) on spine and under main body 6. Large red light on spine 7. Infra Red search track ball in front of cockpit (2 provided only one used) The parts for these are well cast, the inclusion of the coloured resin parts for the lights will make these parts look good on the finished model. One thing I would say is the pitots and blade antennas are very fine and a great deal of care will be needed with these items. QB72 416 Bomb Bay Covers' Pistons This should really be "Missile bay" covers' pistons! In this set you get 14 very fine renditions (2 sets of 7) of the pistons for moving the missile bay doors. These again are very delicate and will add a touch more realism if you have the missile bay doors open, and given the detail Meng provide in there why not! QB72 417 Anti-Colision Lights This set provides one clear set of lights (7 parts), one clear red set of lights (4 parts), and one set of clear Blue lights (2 parts). These will bring an extra something to your kit, and are great for those of us who hate making our own clear lights. Conclusion Quickboost have made some great parts to add realism and a candid look to your finished model, they are well cast, if a little delicate. Recommended for the Meng Kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  22. QB72 409 Lockheed F-104C Starfighter Ejection Seat 1:72 Quickboost by Aires The F-104 Starfighter had a bot of a chequered history with ejection seats. These were made initially by Stanley Aviation. The C-1 seat initially fitted was a downward firing seat due to the Starfighter being a high level interceptor. This presented problems with low altitude ejection and 21 USAF pilots died due to this. The C-2 seat was then developed which fired upwards. However the aircraft still had to have a forward speed of over 104mph to work correctly. Many export Starfighters were fitted with Martin Baker seats to overcome this limitation. In addition the first F-104G's for Denmark, Italy, Turkey and Germany were delivered with this seat, before they were changed to the martin Baker one. Airies have presented us here with the Stanley C-2 seat, complete with seat cushions, harnesses and the foot plates. The detail that Aires have managed to accommodate in this seat is very good. The structural details are pin-sharp, whilst the seat cushions and fabric harnesses look just like the real thing. The parts are superbly cast in grey resin and there are no traces of bubbles or flaws in the resin. Overall this is a superb item and can be highly recommended for use in any F-104C kit. Designed to be used with Airfix, Hasegawa, Heller, Italeri and Revell kits. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  23. QB 72 411 A-10 Thunderbolt II Correct Fan Blades 1:72 Quickboost by Aires One thing modellers are always looking for are increased detail in engine faces and exhausts. With the A-10 and its podded engines the Engine fan face is not buried deep in the airframe but visible on top. Quickboost has come up with a replacement for these to make them look correct. Conclusion Great parts to add realism and a good look to your finished model, and very well cast. These fan fronts will look excellent with the correct finishing. Recommended for the Hobbyboss Kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  24. QB32 141 Junkers Ju 87B Stuka Ammo Drums 1:32 Quickboost by Aires The Ju 87 or Stuka was a twin manned dive bomber used by the Luftwaffwe in WWII. Defensive armament was provided by a single MG 15 (later MG 81) machine gun to be used by the rear gunner / radio operator. Ammunition was provided in an enclosed drum holding 75 rounds. Supplied in the usual Quickboost flat-pack, you get one strip of light grey resin. Onto this are cast two individual magazines and two blocks of 6 magazines held together. Conclusion Great parts to add realism and a candid look to your finished model, and very well cast. These parts will add the correct look to the rear of your big Stuka. There is no kit mentioned by QB but these should suit the hasegawa or Trumpeter kit. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
  25. Mig-29 Foreign Object Debris Guards (for GWH) 1:48 Quickboost by Aires Generally, when an aircraft is on the ground it will have FOD guards installed to stop things getting in there, be they tools, birds' nests or anything else for that matter. All these things damage engines when they're started, so they tend to stay in place until the last minute. Therefore, a kit built with its wheels down should generally be seen with FOD guards unless it's about to take flight - a look that we mostly tend to disregard for convenience. In order to help out with that "extra mile" in the realism department, we have resin FOD guards, available separately for the front and rear. Don't forget though, if you've got the main FODs in place, there are usually others for the weapons, sensor windows and aerials, so check your references before you start work. You'll also need some Remove Before Flight (RBF) tags in a suitable language and colour to complete the look. Intake FODs (QB48517) Supplied in the usual Quickboost flat-pack, these rectangular FODs are moulded into a single casting block that has protective "wings" to each side, and include four delicate resin handles for attachment to the small depressions on the front of the guards. They are so thin that they could be depicted unused on the scene as well as in place, and even have the corresponding depressions to match the detail on the fronts. Exhaust FODs (QB48516) Moulded on two casting blocks these FODs are circular and again have fine resin handles moulded onto the block beside them, protected by projections from the ends of the casting block. If you should damage or lose the handle parts however, they could easily be replaced by short lengths of brass wire bent to shape. In fact, I managed to damage one of the handles on my review sample during handling, and it now has no "legs". A little 0.3mm wire will do the job instead, so I'm not worried. Conclusion Great parts to add realism and a candid look to your finished model, and well cast. As long as you appreciate that the tiny handles are a bonus and are likely to be damaged during handling, you'll find them easy to use. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
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