B-25 Wheels

Published: May 15th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: 
David Wrinkle, IPMS# 45869
Scale: 1:72
Company: RES-KIT
Price: $7.37
Product / Stock #: RS72-0087

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.

The tires are removed from the pour stubs with a couple of quick passes with a razor saw. The main wheel hubs take just a bit long to remove but still it is a pretty easy task to accomplish with a razor saw. The nose wheel hubs take a bit more finesse to remove and prepare for use. Both hubs need to be cut below the pad they attach too and then carefully sanded back to the reverse side of the hub. Not a difficult task but it should be done with care. I found only one issue with this resin set and that was with one of the nose wheels hubs. It is molded deeper than it should have been. Not a big issue as you can carefully sand it from the outside in until achieving the correct depth. Sand carefully and check the part in the wheel often.

I would really like to extend my thanks to RES KIT for making this kit available for review as well as to the IPMS USA review team for giving me the opportunity to review the kit.

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