Hawker Hurricane Wheel Bay

Published: November 19th, 2010     
Kit pakaging
Kit pakaging
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Price: $15.50
Product / Stock #: 4478
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

I love the Hawker Hurricane even more than the Spitfire. The Hasegawa kit is a very nice kit but the wheel well is pretty basic. Aires provides a very nice upgrade.

The Aires wheel well comes on two pour blocks. In my example, the larger major assembly is molded perfectly in light grey resin. The detail is impressive and far superior to the kit offering. The pour block will be a little bit of a pain to remove but some simple sanding will take care of that. The other pour block is molded in light caramel with remarkable detail on the eight pieces. Removal of these pieces will be easy enough and clean up will be a breeze.

The instructions are simple enough to understand and should be no problem for most. Online references are easy enough to find if your library is lacking or you need to clarify anything.

Installation of the set will be easy, but the kit parts will have to be thinned. This will ensure that the depth of the wheel well is as close to the real depth as possible. Some people have an issue with this but I think Aires makes some of the finest resin out there. They strive for the most accurate depth as possible within the limitations of the plastic and resin.

Great detail, appropriate depth and ease of construction, what more could you ask for? Aires has another great product.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires for the review copy. You can obtain your copy from your local hobby shop, online retailer or directly from Aires.

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    Main gear well casting showing thickness

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