SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions 48059: C-130 Landing Gear
PRICE: $18.95 MSRP
FOR: Itlaeri kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

The Italeri C-130 is a large and quite heavy model in 1/48. Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions, we now have metal landing gear to fit this particluarl kit.   The set includes a nose wheel strut and in addition to the main gear. These are direct replacements for the kit parts.

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

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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