Landing Gear for Spitfire Mk. IX, PR XIC

Published: February 24th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Paul R. Brown - IPMS# 24085
Scale: 1/72
Price: $11.95
Product / Stock #: SDCA 72088
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This set is designed for Airfix's newer molding of the later marks of the Spitfire. It consists of 5 white metal parts: 2 main gear struts, 2 main gear doors and a tailwheel. As always, the parts are designed to be drop-in replacements for the kit parts, however, where the kit has the main gear struts and doors molded together, SAC has split each into two pieces, which adds extra depth and definition to the main gear. At first look, I thought the casting blocks had been left on the struts as there is a rectangular piece at the top of each strut, but fortunately before I trimmed them off, I realized that these pieces are part of the struts and actually slot into the square mounting holes in each wheel well, establishing the correct angle both front to back and left to right. The tailwheel is also nicely molded and paints up very nicely.

While many SAC sets are needed to support the finished kit or to prevent a tail-sitter, this is not the case for this little Spitfire, but they really look great!

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review sample and IPMS for the

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