F4U-7 Corsair Wheel Bay

Published: February 2nd, 2011     
Parts in package
Parts in package
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Price: $13.00
Product / Stock #: 4494
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Designed for the Hasegawa kit this wheel well set is molded in light grey blemish and bubble free resin. The set includes two wheel wells and the six landing gear doors. Not included is the tail wheel well. The detail inside of the wheel wells is remarkable and suitably impressive. The hydraulic plumbing is very well represented. The actuators are represented and the modeler will have to use a wire to show the moveable part but that is very easy for any modeler.

Although designed for the Hasegawa kit this set should fit the Academy F4U-5 as well. I'm not familiar with any significant differences in the wheel wells. With careful painting the detail included should be quite noticeable.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires and IPMS/USA for the review copy

  • Wheel well
    Wheel well
  • Wheel well main door (1 of 2 per side)
    Wheel well main door
  • Main wheel door and strut covers
    Main wheel door and strut covers

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