Scale Aircraft Conversions 48160: FW-190 Landing Gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: Tamiya 1/48 Kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

This particular set is designed for the various Tamiya 1/48 FW-190 kits. 190 gear is the same in all of the different variants so that makes this set particularly useful. It includes new main gear struts, new retraction struts and a new one-piece tail gear. This is a direct replacement for the kit parts and adds some heft to things. This set also pretty well completes the 1/48 190 gear sets for aside from the Monogram and Arii/Otaki kit, all the more modern stuff has been cast. Actually, you could probably use these on those older kits, though they may not be a direct fit.

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.

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January 2012

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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