F-18 Super Hornet Wheels

Published: December 15th, 2019     
Reviewed by: David Horn - IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/144
Company: Brengun
Price: $6.90
Product / Stock #: BRL144144
Product provided by: Brengun

Brengun produces a wide range of unique resin and photo-etch accessories in 1/32, 1/48, 1/72 as well as 1/144. This wheel set is cast with zero flash with prominent pour blocks up half the wheels. The finish is slightly textured but realistic and raised lettering is not visible however in this scale, reading the lettering should not be an issue to most modelers. The tread is not that deep but visible and realistic to 1/144 scale.

These wheels are for the "Super Hornets" which differ from the "legacy". The tread does match reference photos, although shallow, they are true to scale. Each tire has a slight expanded section for weight on wheels. Compared to Dragons EA-18G Growler injection molded wheels, you can see the advantage of the Brengun wheels.

Depending on your kit, the hub may need to be opened up or drilling the hub deeper to attach to your landing gear. Brake calipers are clearly visible on the main wheels however the outboard features, holes and rim fasteners are a little blended and not that crisp compared to larger scales.

This is a basic but very nice set of wheels. Considering this is 1/144 scale, the features are far superior to anything a kit manufacturer has produced to date. Unless you get a microscope out, the small items that are a little rough will not be identified. To date, these wheels are the best in this scale to anything I have ever seen for the F/A-18E/F/G Super Hornets & Growler.

Thanks to Brengun for this very nice set.

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