Details

Reviews of scale model detail sets.

F-14 (A/B) "Tomcat" resin wheels

Published: May 20th, 2019     
F-14 (A/B) "Tomcat" resin wheels
Reviewed by: Michael Novosad, IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Company: RES-KIT

Reskit is a Ukranian manufacturer of resin accessories for 1/32nd, 1/35th, 1/48th, and 1/72nd scale modern aircraft. Products include wheels, weapons, electronics pods and exhausts for various modern aircraft from the United States, France, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia.

The web site is Ukrainian language but includes English translation. Select the scale and several product pages are shown.

Contents Description

This set includes five, individual castings:  two main wheels with separate rear hubs and two nose gear wheels.  The resin is a very dark, glossy grey color, and the detail is quite nice. All the tires have raised lettering on both sides. Each wheel must be removed from a small casting plug and the burr sanded smooth, while the main wheel rear hubs require a saw cutting on the hub rear side.

Junkers D.1 Landing Gear

Published: May 18th, 2019     
Junkers D.1 Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney, IPMS# 8943
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

A newer addition to Scale Aircraft Conversions large line of metal landing gear is this set for the Wingnut Wings Junkers D.1.

Like most of SAC's sets, this is meant as a drop-fit replacement for the kit's plastic landing gear.  The set comprises of both main gear legs, the landing gear "wing" between the legs, and the main axle.  All are made of sturdy, white metal.

I could see no appreciable difference in the detail between the kit items and those in this set.  They look to be almost the same.  If anything, I believe the SAC details were a bit softer than the kit items.  The "wing" had a bit of a molding mishap and there is some excess metal on the top port side (see the photos).  I think this will be a bit challenging to clean up and retain the details of the rivets and corrugation.  The axle came slightly bent (which I know is common with white metal pieces, but still annoying).

Sopwith Triplane Landing Gear

Published: May 18th, 2019     
Sopwith Triplane Landing Gear
Reviewed by: Paul Mahoney, IPMS# 8943
Scale: 1/32
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Yet another addition to Scale Aircraft Conversions large line of metal landing gear is this set for the Wingnut Wings Sopwith Triplane.

Like most of SAC's sets, this is meant as a drop-fit replacement for the kit's plastic landing gear.  The set comprises of both main gear legs, the landing gear "wing" between the legs, main axle, tail skid, and tail skid adjusting piston.  All are made of sturdy, white metal.

B-25 Wheels

Published: May 15th, 2019     
B-25 Wheels
Reviewed by: David Wrinkle, IPMS# 45869
Scale: 1:72
Company: RES KIT

Before starting this review, I was un-aware of RES KIT and now that I am aware, I will certainly keep an eye open for some of their other accessories. They supply modelers with resin ordnance, weapons, wheels, engines, intakes as well as figures. Check them out!

Currently on my workbench is an Airfix B-25C/D and I thought I might give the wheels from RES KIT a try on the model when it is finished. For a very reasonable amount of money, RES KIT provides you with a very nicely set of detailed wheels for any B-25 Mitchell. (Also available in 1/ 48 scale.) RES KIT supplies you with nicely molded set of wheels molded in dark grey resin. The wheels are molded separately from the hubs which really saves a bunch of time NOT having to mask the wheels for painting.

P-51 Mustang Wheel Set

Published: May 14th, 2019     
P-51 Mustang Wheel Set
Reviewed by: Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: RES-KIT

Res Kit offers a wide variety of resin parts and bits for a large number of aircraft in 1/48th, 1/72nd, and 1/32nd scale. This review looks at the set of wheels for a P-51 in 1/48th scale. The product is not specific to any particular P-51 kit and therefore, can be used on any 1/48th P-51 that is in your "stash".

homepagelink