SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions 48058: P-61 Landing Gear
PRICE: $18.95 MSRP
FOR: Eduard kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

There are few of us who have either never built or do not own a Monogram 1/48 P-61. It is just one of those kits that everyone seems to have or has had at one time. Like all of the Monogram heavies (and it is a large plane), it can benefit from a stronger landing gear such as these by Scale Aircraft Conversions.  The set includes a nose wheel strut and attachments in addition to the main gear.

The gear is quite sturdy and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them. As you can see from the image, the casting is first rate. Don't sweat getting thinner bits that might get a bit bent in shipping. By slowly working them back into position, they are as good as new. It is one of the realities of cast white metal that we all come across.

You can order these direct at if your local hobby shop or favorite on-line retailer does not stock them.

December 2009

As a late note, though the image only shows one MLG retraction strut, there are two as I just found the other on the floor.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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