Scale Aircraft Conversions 48138: Mirage F.1 Landing Gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: ESCI kit also released by Italeri and perhaps Revell
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal.

This next new Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the ESCI 1/48 Mirage F.1 that has also been released by Italeri and perhaps Revell. This is not a copy of the kit's gear, but a more detailed molding. You get the main gear as pretty much a single piece, which adds to its strength. Retraction struts are also provided. The nose gear has the initial attachment point (the triangle looking thingie) and the rest of the nose leg with retraction strut molded in place.

The parts are 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 at if your local hobby shop does not stock them.

July 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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