Messerschmitt Bf-109F Wheels and Masks

Published: April 19th, 2011     
Parts in kitset
Parts in kitset
Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/32
Price: $13.00
Product / Stock #: 2138
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

I hate using rubber tires on my model kits. So whenever anyone such as Trumpeter comes out with a kit that has them I cringe at the thought of using them. Luckily for me, Aires offers a replacement set of wheels. You get two main wheels, a tail wheel and the strut.

These perfectly cast replacement parts are simply gorgeous. These are some of the best wheels for the Friedrich I've seen. They are beautifully cast in light grey resin. Of course just having wheels is not Aires style, so they include a set of masks for them. The tail wheel itself is as good as a casting as you are ever going to see. The area between the forks and tail wheel is hollow and simply perfect. The pour stubs are easy to remove.

Although designed for the Trumpeter kit you could easily use this set on a Hasegawa or 21stCentury kit. This set is simple yet detailed and will add to your kit and you won't even have to worry about the rubber eating the plastic or drying out.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Aires Hobby Models and IPMS/USA for the review copy.

  • Main wheels on pour block
    Main wheels
  • Tail wheel parts on pour block
    Tail wheel parts
  • Paint masking sheet included
    Paint masking sheet included

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