Scale Aircraft Conversions 72009: B-24 landing gear
PRICE: $16.95 MSRP
FOR: Hasegawa 1/72 kit
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal

Scale Aircraft Conversions has a new set that is not only landing gear, but also includes a metal cockpit and nose gear bay. This is a great idea for models with glass noses that are frequently challenging to find room for nose weight. While the metal bits may well not be enough by themselves to keep the model from tail sitting, it is a huge help.

Back to the main focus, the set is designed for the Hasegawa 1/72 Liberator kit, though I'm thinking that perhaps these bits can be adapted for other 1/72 Liberators. The gear set includes nose gear, main gear and the various retraction struts. As with others in the series, these are direct replacements for the kit parts, making installation quite easy.

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 at if your local hobby shop does not stock them.

March 2010

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

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