Spitfire Mk. XIV Landing Gear

Published: July 6th, 2014     
SAC Landing Gear Set
SAC Landing Gear Set
Reviewed by: 
Dick Montgomery, IPMS# 14003
Scale: 1/48
Company: Scale Aircraft Conversions
Price: $11.95
Product / Stock #: 48205

I am a fan of Scale Aircraft Conversions gear, having used a number of SAC gear sets on previous projects.  I do not replace the kit gear because they are of poor quality, but rather, the SAC gear are much stronger than the plastic kit parts, and require far less clean-up. It is the strength of the metal SAC parts that I particularly like.

Clean up on the SAC gear usually can be accomplished, when necessary, by a few swipes of an X-Acto blade which removes any mold steps. SAC gear can be primed and then shot with the same colors one would use on the plastic parts. In fact, the painting process for SAC gear is the same as for the kit parts.

SAC parts fit extremely well. In fact, the gear seen in the accompanying images were photographed prior to being glued into place. Some superglue was applied, and after a minute or so the SAC gear were firmly fixed into position.

This product comes with main gear and the tail wheel molded along with the tail wheel strut. At the MSRP of about $12, one can make a significant improvement to a fine Academy kit by adding the SAC gear as part of the project.

This product is highly recommended for its price, ease of use, and strength.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for this review sample. 

  • Gear Set Test Fitted without Glue
    Gear Set Test Fitted without Glue
  • Gear Set Fixed in Place
    Gear Set Fixed in Place

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