Messerschmitt Bf109G-6 Landing Gear

Published: May 30th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
David Horn, IPMS# 44962
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $13.95
Product / Stock #: 48350

Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) manufactures white metal landing gear that is a direct replacement for the kits plastic landing gear. The metal landing gear offer greater strength over the kit parts as well as having most of the mold lines removed. At times the metal will be bent out of shape but that is easily corrected by bending it back to the correct shape.

This set includes four parts,  the main gear struts and two options for the tail wheel. The main gear are exact copies of the kit parts with most of the mold lined cleaned up. The tail wheel offers both tail wheel versions offered by Tamiya where one has a canvas covering over the oleo strut and the other showing the strut exposed. Tamiya's instructions indicate which subject uses which tail wheel option.

SAC gear does require some clean up for the rare cases there are still seam lines. You many also sand and prime the struts to remove some of the rough texture that appears in some areas. Installing the new gear requires CA glue or non-traditional modeling adhesives. SAC recommends that the gear is for experienced modelers that are use to working with metal gear.

When you need strong landing gear that will not let your model down, SAC has you covered. I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for this review sample.

  • Package
    Package
  • Struts
    Struts
  • Kit Parts vs. SAC Parts
    Kit Parts vs. SAC Parts
  • Tail Wheels
    Tail Wheels