F-100C/D Super Sabre Wheel Bay

Published: July 6th, 2014     
Reviewed by: Steve Collins - IPMS# 33811
Scale: 1/72
Price: $21.50
Product / Stock #: 7279
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aires has created a new wheel bay upgrade set for the Trumpeter F-100C or F-100D. The set's parts include the main wheel bay in the fuselage, the nose wheel bay, inserts to go into the wings, the nose gear doors and various struts, hoses, and retraction arms, along with a piece of wire to be used to replicate the hydraulic hoses for the main gear struts. In my set, the smaller pieces were broken off the casting block and all but two were missing. However, I've seen other copies of this set and this is not typical.

In order to install this set, you are directed to remove the kit wheel bays and the detail inside the top part of the wing. An advantage of this set is that you will not have to deal with the seam down the middle of the main bay after assembly. Additionally, there is added detail compared to the kit parts, especially in relation to the gear doors.

As is typical with Aires, the parts are cast in a medium-gray resin with very fine details and no casting flaws. All in all, a useful set for your next Hun and certainly recommended.

My thanks go to Aires Hobby Models for supplying the set and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

  • Upgrade Set Contents
    Upgrade Set Contents
  • Upgrade Set Instructions
    Upgrade Set Instructions
  • Kit Landing Gear Doors
    Kit Landing Gear Doors
  • Kit Nose Gear Bay
    Kit Nose Gear Bay
  • Kit Main Gear Bay
    Kit Main Gear Bay
  • Kit Upper Wing Details
    Kit Upper Wing Details

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