F-35B Lightning II Landing Gear (Italeri)

Published: May 6th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Will Kuhrt - IPMS# 46746
Scale: 1/72
Price: $13.95
Product / Stock #: 72174
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Thank you to Phil and Bill for all that you do managing and providing review opportunities!

Recommended kit: 1/72 F-35B Lightning II STOVAL (1425) from Italeri

Reviewer's Comments

This landing gear set from SAC is a direct replacement for the kit parts. The only exception being is that you will add some plastic kits parts to the nose landing gear. The white metal casting is superb as is usual for SAC. The kit consists of seven parts: a replacement cockpit tub and six landing gear parts.

Instructions are not provided, but they are not required as they are intended to be direct replacements for the kit parts. Only three pieces need to be removed from the pour runners, and these came off easily with a nipper.

The parts were adhered to the model using CA and they fit perfectly. No adjustments were required with the stubs or the holes in the model. Before painting, I primed the parts and then after painting they were clear coated.

This landing gear set is highly recommended not only for its excellent quality and simple installation, but it really improves the weight of the 1/72 Italeri Lightning II base kit and greatly improves the strength of the landing gear.

Thank you for SAC for the honor of review and adding this kit to the base model kit, and thank you to IPMS for the opportunity.

  • Stock Picture of Parts from Web Site
    Stock Picture of Parts from Web Site
  • Pacakge
  • In the Package
    In the Package
  • Finished Cockpit
    Finished Cockpit
  • Cockpit Installed
    Cockpit Installed
  • Main Gear Installed
    Main Gear Installed
  • Nose Gear Installed
    Nose Gear Installed

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