Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

SAC Kfir C2/C7 Landing Gear

Published: March 12th, 2018     
SAC Kfir C2/C7 Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Dave Morrisette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) is well known for making replacement white metal landing gear for many, many subjects. This set replaces the main and nose landing gear for the AMK 1/48th scale Kfir C2/C7 kit from AMK. The set consists of seven well-made white metal parts; four are the main gear and three make up the nose gear. The main gear replaces kits parts C54/57 and E19. The nose gear replaces parts C17, 21, and 68.

To prepare the parts, I sand off a few small seam lines and the parts are ready. For the main gear, the assembly adds the two white metal parts together and then you complete the assembly with the plastic oleo from the kit.

The nose gear is broken down differently than the kit gear. The kit gear has the retraction strut molded in and the remainder of the gear as a single piece. It's easier to see in the reference picture. The SAC parts are easy to prepare and assemble with the biggest thing being the straightening of the strut. I did this by rolling it between two flat surfaces.

UH-1D ARC-102 Antenna Mounts

Published: March 12th, 2018     
UH-1D ARC-102 Antenna Mounts
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:48
Company: Werner’s Wings

Werner's Wings is a Baltimore, MD based firm that offers decals and resin detail parts for scale modelers. Founder Floyd Werner has been around scale modeling for many years, and is one of the hobby's leading authorities on US Army rotary wing aircraft (not just through modeling, but from years of very personal experience!), and WWII Luftwaffe fighters. A quick search of the IPMS Review or other modeling-related sites will yield plenty of background on his considerable modeling skills and knowledge.

Floyd's passion for detail in modeling modern rotary aircraft subjects is evident in this release of resin antenna mounts to replicate the stand-off mounts used for the wire antenna array on Bell's UH-1D in 48th scale. The subjects of these sets continue Werner's Wings commitment to providing quality resin and metal detailing sets and decals for rotor-modeling interests.

Macchi C205 Veltro White Metal Landing Gear

Published: March 12th, 2018     
Macchi C205 Veltro White Metal Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions has produced replacement gear for the Hasegawa/Italeri 1/48 scale Macchi C205 Veltro kits. The white metal replacements are a clean drop-in for the kit plastic parts. I have reviewed several of these replacement gear packages, and purchased many more on my own. I have always found them to be at least equal, and usually superior to the kit parts in detailing, with the added benefit of superior strength.

The supplied items in this issue include the two main gear strut and actuator assemblies, and two tail gear struts with the tail wheel molded in place (check your reference photos). Some other SAC packages include replacement main gear wheels, as well, but not the case here. You will need to use the kit wheels or other replacements for your build.

Kfir C2/C7 Antennas for AMK Kit

Published: March 12th, 2018     
Kfir C2/C7 Antennas for AMK Kit
Reviewed by: Dave Morrisette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost

Quickboost, which is part of Aires, is known for their wonderful and simple kit enhancements which are drop in or require slight surgery. This set is for the wonderful AMK 1/48th Kfir kit and is a replacement set of antennae. It consists of six resin parts on a small casting block which replace five of the kit parts. Parts 1,2 4 and 5 are listed as direct replacement while part 3 requires the removal of the molded-on kit part. All of the casting is superb and the parts are finer than the corresponding kit parts.

Going through the parts individually:

Jeannin Stahltaube Landing Gear & Wire Supts. (WNW)

Published: March 11th, 2018     
Jeannin Stahltaube Landing Gear & Wire Supts. (WNW)
Reviewed by: Bill O’Malley, IPMS# 46473
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC)

Scale Aircraft Conversions produces white metal replacement parts for kit details such as landing gear. This set provides metal landing gear, plow brake, upper & lower cable support struts, and outside wing cable supports for the WingNut Wings 1/32 Jeannin Stahltube plastic kit. These detail parts come in a 2 1/2"x 3 1/2"x 1" blister pack containing eight sprues with 12 parts. Parts include the main landing gear, plow brake, and the upper and lower struts and turnbuckles for the wing rigging cables.