|FOR:||Academy/Hobbycraft 1/48 kit|
|REVIEWER:||Scott Van Aken|
I'm sure there are those thinking 'wait a minute, this is the same as the earlier Monogram F-80 set!". Well, yes and no. The T-33 is based on the F-80 so the gear will be nearly the same. However, Scale Aircraft Conversions has this one designed specifically for the Hobbycraft kit as the mounting lugs are not identical. By the way, I'm assuming that Academy has boxed the Hobbycraft kit though don't know for sure. Anyway, this one includes all three landing gear with the oleo scissors molded in place.
The gear is quite well cast and all one needs to do is clean up the mold seams, paint things and install them in place as they are direct replacements for the kit parts. It is not uncommon for cast metal bits to be a bit bent but some careful straightening out will bring them into line once again.
You can order these direct athttp://www.scaleaircraftconversions.com if your local hobby shop does not stock them.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
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