Scale Aircraft Conversions 48155: FW-190 Landing Gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: Hasegawa 1/48 kits
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal.

This next new Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the various boxings of the Hasegawa 1/48 FW-190A. This set is superbly cast and includes new main gear legs, new retraction struts, and new oleo scissors. For the tail, there are two different tail wheel struts, a new wheel fork and a new tail wheel. Now I am thinking that perhaps this set will fit various Dragon kits as well, for it seems to me that some of the Hasegawa 190 kits, if not all of them, are based on DML molds. Perhaps a reader knows more and can straighten me out on this.

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, especially one like this with such large and long parts, 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.

November 2011

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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