Spitfire Mk I Landing Gear

Published: March 18th, 2019     
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Reviewed by: Michael Novosad - IPMS# 36721
Scale: 1/48
Price: $12.95
Product / Stock #: 48363
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Contents Description

The main landing gear is a single casting similar to the kit's plastic molded part, and the tail wheel is also included. I found a mold seam on the tail wheel and on one leg on the main gear. Both should be easily removed. Both parts appear to be a one-on-one replacement for the plastic kit parts. No fuss, no muss!

I decided to paint the metal parts just for fun and to see the detail once painted and weathered. I started with Alclad black micro filler primer, and allowed that to cure for a day. Next I applied a coat of Alclad dull aluminum. A pin wash of burnt umber oil paint was applied, followed by Testors chrome silver on the oleos. What a difference a coat of paint makes!

If you require a more sturdy landing gear for your new Tamiya Spitfire this is the set you should consider.


I wish to thank Sale Aircraft Conversionsand IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this set of metal landing gear.

  • Landing gear
    Landing gear
  • Landing gear
    Landing gear
  • Kit plastic main gear
    Kit plastic main gear
  • Kit plastic main gear
    Kit plastic main gear
  • Kit plastic tail wheel
    Kit plastic tail wheel
  • Kit tail wheel
    Kit tail wheel
  • Parts painted
    Parts painted

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