TSR.2 Landing Gear

Published: July 7th, 2013     
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Parts Package
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter - IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Price: $16.95
Product / Stock #: 72061
Product provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions

Scale Aircraft Conversions makes various landing gear sets out of lead-free white metal. Some come with the wheels attached, if needed, while others might have the wheel bay included to help with added weight, but most only come with the new landing gear struts. This offering is for the Airfix TSR.2 and is a welcomed addition because, in 1/72, this is a large model that can get a little heavy on its plastic gear.

The detail of the metal parts is crisp and looks flawless. The advantage to these parts is their strength, so they shouldn't warp with time under the kit's weight. They will also hold up well while you work with it - no accidentally snapping plastic gear struts apart. To attach the new landing gear, you will need to use CA glue. On SAC's website they recommend a thicker "gap filling" CA glue so you can position them the way you want and then use an accelerator to bond the parts instantly.

I highly recommend this product. I have had models where the landing gear has broken under the aircraft's weight and how disappointing it is to see your kit leaning in the display case. It's good to know that there is a solution for this.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.

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