PLA J-8B Landing Gear

Published: May 22nd, 2012     
Box Art
Box Art
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery - IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 48171
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

The Parts:

SAC provides 10 individual parts, replacing the gear and struts included in the J-8B kit from Trumpeter. The detail on the original kit parts is faithfully reproduced on the SAC parts.

Assembly:

Most of the SAC gear that I've used are free of "step" flash, that small line marking the point at which the molds join up. One of the main gear struts in this set required a swipe or two with an Xacto blade to eliminate the step and the parts were ready for priming.

Attaching the SAC parts to the kit is straightforward and easy. The fit is always nice and tight, alignment is good, and I've never experienced any problem with a SAC part fitting into the kit as well or better that the original part.

Painting:

It is advisable to prime the parts with a primer of your choice. I use gray automotive primer from Wal-Mart or Target.

Conclusion:

This product is highly recommended. Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review sample and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this item.

  • Parts Comparison
    Parts Comparison
  • Parts Comparison
    Parts Comparison
  • Parts Comparison
    Parts Comparison
  • Parts Comparison
    Parts Comparison
  • Parts Comparison
    Parts Comparison

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <blockquote> <br> <cite> <code> <dd> <div> <dl> <dt> <em> <li> <ol> <p> <span> <strong> <ul>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd>
  • Non-latin text (e.g., å, ö, 漢) will be converted to US-ASCII equivalents (a, o, ?).

More information about formatting options

CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
homepagelink