Tempest Mk. V Landing Gear

Published: November 10th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: 
Bob LaBouy, IPMS# 3064
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $15.95
Product / Stock #: 48368

This white metal landing gear set was specifically designed as the replacement for the latest 2019 Eduard model of the Tempest Mk.V. There are now two such kits as single kits and dual kit 'Royal Class' boxing affording the modeler to build several of the Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC).

The SAC gear provides the modeler with a replacement while metal landing gear set, including the main gear and the rear tail strut. One great advantage of the SAC metal gear is their ability to be bent where necessary to more accurately sit on the gear.

My first task was to remove the visible seam lines, using small sanding sticks and no. 11 blade scalpel. I then primed each piece, using my standby Mission Model black primer, which allows me to easily see where I might have missed when I sprayed the final metallic paint. Although this was primed and painted with an acrylic, I still apply a coat of clear gloss and let it set for several hours. Then I applied a light coat of burnt umber wash to bring out the raised details and recoat it with a matt clear finish.

Recommended. Thanks to the folks at Scale Aircraft Conversions and to IPMS-USA for me the opportunity to use this landing gear set for my Tempest modeling project

  • Package
    Package
  • Parts
    Parts
  • Main Gear Installed
    Main Gear Installed
  • Plane Bottom
    Plane Bottom
  • Right Main Gear
    Right Main Gear
  • Right Gear
    Right Gear
  • Left Main Gear
    Left Main Gear
  • Installed SAC Gear
    Installed SAC Gear

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