P-47D Wheel Bays

Published: October 15th, 2010     
Reviewed by: William Seaman - IPMS# 41006
Scale: 1/48
Price: $15.49
Product / Stock #: AHM-4466
Product provided by: Stevens International

Designed for the reigning king of the 1/48 P-47's, the exquisite offering from Tamiya. There's no difference between the D and the M wing, so that means they it can be used on any Tamiya P-47 kit.

About the toughest thing to do with a Tamiya P-47 is to get rid of the ejector pin marks. This set takes care of that with the landing gear doors and wheel bays. The castings are in Aires standard dark gray resin except for the covers for the gear struts. Those are in a cream color and much more fragile than the gray castings. The pour stubs on the wheel bays are heavy and could be tricky to remove. It's pretty much a straight drop, except you've got to remove the kit's wheel bays.

  • Wheel bay castings
    Wheel bay castings
  • Kit vs. cast resin covers from Aires
    Kit vs. cast resin covers from Aires

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