Macchi 202

Published: June 29th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1:48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $16.95
Product / Stock #: 48328

Scale Aircraft Conversions specializes in white metal replacement parts. Its line of replacement landing gear has been expanded to include a set for the 1/48 Hasegawa Mc 202 (also Eduard "Folgore"), and at least for the main landing gear, it can be used with the Hasegawa/Italeri Mc.205 "Veltro" as well. Perhaps the tail wheel, but I'm not sure.

The set includes 5 parts with the following breakdown: two main landing gear struts,  actuator arms, and a tail wheel. The parts are finely molded in white metal. These parts are drop-in replacements for the plastic parts.

I should say that these parts are more than just drop-in replacements. Some of the white metal part would be comprised by the equivalent of several plastic parts, so you have an easier job of assembling the landing gear due to having fewer parts to deal with. In addition you don't have to deal with cleaning seam lines.

Note that in this particular set, you will have to bend "open" the fork for the main landing gear in order to install the wheel and then bend it back to the "closed" position. While that main sound worrisome, it is not an issue with white metal as it is a very malleable material.

Recommended to modelers of all skill levels.

I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS/USA for the review sample

  • Parts provided in SAC package
    Parts provided in SAC package
  • SAC parts (silver) in comparison to the kit supplied parts (dark grey)
    SAC parts (silver) in comparison to the kit supplied parts (dark grey)
  • Closeup of SAC main landing gear parts (silver, left), versus kit parts (dark grey, right)
    Closeup of SAC main landing gear parts (silver, left), versus kit parts (dark grey, right)
  • SAC replacement parts, installed
    SAC replacement parts, installed
  • SAC main gear and actuator parts, assembled and painted
    SAC main gear and actuator parts, assembled and painted