Bristol F.2b Landing Gear

Published: March 27th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Brent Bristow - IPMS# 48487
Scale: 1/32
Price: $18.95
Product / Stock #: 32136
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

This is an out-of-box review of the Bristol F.2b Landing Gear for the 1/32 scale Wingnut Wings kit, one of many accessories offered by Scale Aircraft Conversions. As with their other products, these are made of white metal.

All of the products that I have seen from Scale Aircraft Conversions come in a blister pack with a clear bubble. These are functional packages that allow you to see parts, and I'm sure they keep the cost down, but they cannot be resealed after you open them. As the packaging is minimal, there are no instructions included, so you will have to refer to the instructions included with the Wingnut Wings kit.

The kit consist of what appears to be 10 parts, several of which are connected to large metal sprues which will have to be carefully removed. One of the thinner pieces had broken, but I believe it was at the point where it should separate from the sprue and will not require a repair. Interestingly, there are two parts included with the kit that I was sent that are not shown in the photo on the website. There are some mold lines that will need to be removed with a fine file, and some small areas that may need to be filled or smoothed out, but over all the casting appears to be very clean.

As with the other pieces I have reviewed, the thin parts are very flexible and easily bent, but are still sturdy enough to carry the weight of the aircraft. The Scale Aircraft Conversions website includes a section on working with white metal, which can be found at https://www.scaleaircraftconversions.com/homepage.cfm?DTTM=20191229213710&RequestedTimeout=500&pageid=USING_WHITE_METAL.

After looking at this conversion kit, as well as the other two I have reviews, these products appear to be quality assets for aircraft modelers. The metal is sturdy and should hold up to the weight of the model over time.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for supplying the conversion kit for this review.

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