The future of modeling has arrived! 3D Model Parts is a company specializing in 3-D printed resin accessories for car and ship models. Their only offering for cars at the moment is these wire wheels. They will work as 15” wheels for 1:25 scale cars, and14” wheels for 1:24 scale cars.
Available with 3 different styles of knock-offs, the wheels come in a pack of 5, with an instruction sheet that explains how to work with them. The wheels and knock-offs each come attached to a thin wafer of resin, not unlike traditional resin parts, which must be sanded away to release the part. I found it easier to cut the wafer away from the knock-offs, as they were too small to hold against any kind of sanding surface without also sanding the skin off my fingertips.
The wheels themselves are beautifully detailed, with open space between all the spokes just like the real thing. The surface is slightly rough to the touch, as is common with 3-D printed items because they are built up in layers, but they look fine. A very light touch with paint and Alclad chrome will be required to avoid filling the spaces between the spokes and covering up the fine details.