SET: Scale Aircraft Conversions  48073: F-100 Landing Gear
PRICE: $12.95 MSRP
FOR: Trumpeter kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This next set from Scale Aircraft Conversions is for a pretty  new kit, the Trumpeter 1/48 F-100 Super Sabre. Like the one for the Monogram kit, this one isn't very complex, consisting of simply two main gear legs and a nose gear. These are direct replacements for the kit parts so no instructions are needed. As you can see from the image, the casting is top notch.

The gear is quite sturdy and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them.  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.

February 2010

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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