Scale Aircraft Conversions | #24006 P-51D Mustang Landing Gear for the 1/24 Trumpeter Kit

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the Trumpeter 1/24th scale P-51D kit. The set includes the main landing gear and tail gear arm as well as the scissor links and a few smaller details. It is nice to see some attention given to the larger and somewhat older kits.

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. While the casting is quite good, it is not as crisp as the kit parts and 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. However, being in the larger scale of 1/24th, the gear is massive and therefore even this somewhat soft alloy is quite strong. I am confident the SAC gear will not bend over time, except unless the modeler adds a large load of heavy resin or white metal aftermarket to the kit.

Recommended with some reservations.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

© Ray Peterson 2014

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This review was published on Friday, June 27 2014; Last modified on Saturday, June 28 2014