Avia B.534 Wheels and Spats

Published: May 11th, 2015     
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Brian R. Baker, IPMS# 43146
Scale: 1/72
Company: Eduard
Price: $4.95
Product / Stock #: 672 066

This product consists of two resin wheel spat assemblies for the Avia B.534 kit. They are molded in one piece, and there is space next to the wheels to make the units look hollow so that a wheel could really be in there. Only slight trimming at the top sprue attachment point is require, a 10 second process. There is also a paper mask included so that you can paint the wheel and tire, and then mask it off and paint the surface of the unit. The instructions show a small silver panel on top of the spat, probably as a step for maintenance and refueling. The parts are packaged in a heavy plastic case mounted packed in foam, so there is no way they'd be damaged unless they were hit with something nuclear.

This will make your model look better, and the mounting slots mate perfectly with those of the kit. It would speed up assembly of the kit somewhat, but frankly, it is only somewhat better than the assembly included in the kit. In addition, it would be useful only on models having the wheel pants, as the kit wheels are adequate for the unspotted version. A small assembly booklet provides very clear instructions. The paper mask is very useful, as it saves time trimming masking tape or hand painting.

Although this won't be useful on all Eduard, or even KP, Avia B-534 kits, it was useful on the one I built. Recommended.

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    Kit contents
  • Installed wheels
    Installed wheels

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