F-104 Undercarriage Wheels Late

Published: January 28th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Chris Smith - IPMS# 39182
Company: Eduard
Price: $9.95
Product / Stock #: 648 181
Product provided by: Eduard

This set is part of the Brassin line and provides an upgrade for the wheels on the Hasegawa/Eduard F-104G kits.

I used it on the Hasegawa F-104 Starfighter "Nato Fighter" stock # PT20 boxing. This set replaces parts R15,U10,11,12 in the original kit. You get one style of main wheels and two types of nose wheels having different hubs. All are single part castings except the main wheels, having a separate hub on the backside of the wheel. Pre-cut masks are included in the set, however, because this set had been returned to the review corps before I got it, they weren't included. It wasn't an issue since the detail was distinct enough that it was easy to overlay the part with tape and cut a mask following the rim through the tape. The parts themselves are very nice. The tires have manufacture markings on the sidewalls and the hub detail is deeper than the kit parts. Another advantage over the kit parts is that the main wheels in the base kit have ejector pins on the sidewalls, and with the resin parts you don't have to fix the ejector pin marks.

The pour stubs come easily off the resin parts, and the tires are made to look weighted.

The fit on the kit gear legs is spot on.

Another great set that puts refined detail where it will be seen.

Thank you to IPMS and Eduard for dressing up my Starfighter.

  • Kit parts versus Eduard parts
    Kit parts versus Eduard parts
  • Kit parts versus Eduard parts
    Kit parts versus Eduard parts
  • Main gear outside
    Main gear outside
  • Main gear inside
    Main gear inside
  • Nose wheel outside
    Nose wheel outside
  • Nose wheel inside
    Nose wheel inside

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