Bristol Beaufighter TF.X Landing Gear

Published: April 13th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Rod Lees - IPMS# 10821
Scale: 1/48
Price: $18.95
Product / Stock #: 48364
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thanks once again for another great set from SAC, and thanks to Bill and Phil for sending it out for review.

Recommended Kits:

  • The most recent Revell Germany releases of this iconic night fighter and shipping interdiction aircraft are great; on par with the Tamiya kit. The SAC gear adds strength as a direct replacement for the kit items.

The review item is the typical high standard and normal from SAC; a direct replacement for the kit items except these are cast metal. Consisting of 20 parts (!!!), providing two main gear and two tail gear (one extended, one compressed), there is not much to describe except to remove the parts from the pour runners with side nippers, use flat 220 wet/dry to prepare the cut stub, then install the gear on the model.

No instructions are provided, nor are any required. The gear parts are excellent castings, and rarely require much preparation for installation. Some people gently polish the gear beforehand, to provide a realistic sheen only capable in this medium. Be aware, however, that all metals will corrode so some extent, so a light clear coat or primer painting before installation are warranted.

You may use epoxy or superglue to assemble; as this set has many small parts, a superglue gel is probably a better option.

This landing gear set is highly recommended for its superior quality, ease of installation, and the security it provides in the form of much improved strength for the gear on the display setting. Thanks to SAC for the opportunity to review this product!

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