Scale Aircraft Conversions 72038: Ju-52 Landing Gear
PRICE: $12.95 MSRP
FOR: Heller 1/72 kits
REVIEWER: Scott Van Aken
NOTES: Cast Metal.

This next new Scale Aircraft Conversions set is for the Heller 1/72 Ju-52. Though not exactly a new kit, this one is touted as being the most accurate one in this scale so far. This set is not complex, consisting of basically the main gear legs, a support strut and tail struts. I have to assume the smaller casting without the tail wheel is an optional tail gear. I do not have the kit to verify this, but it seems plausible.

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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