Metal Landing Gear for Hasegawa F-104

Published: March 4th, 2014     
Metal Landing Gear for Hasegawa F-104
Reviewed by: William Carrell - IPMS# 48803
Scale: 1/32
Price: $17.95
Product / Stock #: 32077
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions continues to release high quality aftermarket gear sets and this one is no exception. This is a 3 piece white metal kit that utilizes a few of the actual kit parts. Once removed from the blister pack one cannot help notice how "weighty" The SAC gear is. Additionally, one sees the added detail with the better relief and how it will be much more realistic upon painting.

The kit provided gear is actually not too bad. Biggest problem I see is that the main gear is molded in 2 parts and requires a supplied pre-formed wire insert to ensure it can hold the load of the kit. It construction suggestes the kit supplied gear is going to require considerable work to hide seams after being assembled. You will NOT have that problem with the high quality SAC white metal kit. With little trimming and polishing work it is ready to install.

I look forward to actually completing this kit now that I have acquired this gear set. Problem being where does it fit in the stash. Soon, I hope.

I would like to thank Scale Aircraft Conversions for graciously donating this gear set to IPMS and affording me the opportunity to review on their behalf.

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