Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Base Kit: 1/48 Czech Model F2A-3, Special Hobby F2A-2
Scale Aircraft Conversions comes to the rescue again with another of their white metal landing gear upgrades. One of their latest upgrades is for the Czech Model F2A-3, Special Hobby F2A-2, and the Model 239 & 339 Buffalo kits.
The replacement parts included are the main landing gear (MLG), retraction struts for the MLG, uplock roller brackets (not in the kit), barrier guards for MLG, and three different tail wheel assemblies. There is one tail wheel assembly for the F2A-2 and -3 and the Model 239 & 339.
I will say that the MLG that SAC provided is a step above the kits’. Yes, there is a small seam that you will have to clean up, but it would be not even be close to the work that is involved in the two kit pieces that make up the kit MLG.
The fit of the MLG also seems a lot nicer than the kit part in gear well.
I would recommend this to anyone that has these kits as an upgrade to the kit parts.
I would like to thank IPMS/USA and Scale Aircraft Conversions for the opportunity to review this quality aftermarket set.