F4U Late Ribbed Thread Wheels Set

Published: December 27th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: Hauler
Price: $8.25
Product / Stock #: BRL48118

Hauler-Brengun is well known as a supplier of high-quality aftermarket detail parts for aircraft, as well as other subjects. In this review, we will look at a set of tires for 1/48th F4U Corsairs. This set of tires is labeled as "Late Ribbed Thread (Late 50s) Wheels Set". If your Corsair is modeled after an aircraft in use in the late 1950's then these wheels are for you!

The product package will be very familiar to Brengun fans. The envelope consists of a clear material which allows for an excellent view of the two tires within. The familiar red Brengun data card and a piece of thick black cardstock keeps the wheels safe from harm.

Each of the two resin tires is molded as a single piece. There are no seams and therefore, there is no mold ridge to file down along the circumference of the tires. There is a portion of each tire that is "flattened", so be sure to put that flat surface into contact with the "ground".

A razor saw can be used to separate the tires from the part carrier but do be careful when removing any residue from the tires to avoid damaging the treads. My usual approach in this case is to use a #11 Xacto to gently scrap off any debris from the tires.

This product is highly recommended for its ease of use, fine detail on all surfaces of the tires, quality of the molding, and sturdy packaging. Thanks to Hauler-Brengun for providing this item to IPMS for review.

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