Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32078 Bf 109 Landing Gear for 1/32 Revell Kit (2013 Tooling)
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the new-tool Revell 1/32nd Bf 109-G6 kit. The set includes the main landing gear and tail gear forks in both regular and tall configurations as well as separate bracing, retraction arms and the like.
This set is simply meant to be a direct replacement for the kit’s plastic landing gear, providing the modeler the option to go with white metal instead of plastic. It does combine the two plastic parts into a single casting. While the casting is quite good, most of the details are unchanged and any defects of the kit parts, such as molding seams, are therefore replicated on the SAC gear.
I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. The 109 has spindly gear. The SAC gear is of course just as spindly as the kit gear and bends easily. With the way the 109 gear splays out, I am not sure the SAC gear is as strong as the kit gear and will not bend over time. Also, some of the smaller parts may be hard to use. Clean up of seams will be difficult, and the soft alloy will bend so easily it may be hard keeping them to stay straight. The modeler may be better off using the kit parts for these smaller parts if they use the SAC gear.
Only Recommended if needed to replace broken kit parts.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2014
This review was published on Monday, June 23 2014; Last modified on Friday, June 27 2014