Scale Aircraft Conversions | 32086: Spitfire Mk. II Landing Gear (Revell)
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the new-tool Spitfire 1/32nd Spitfire V series of kits. The set includes the main landing gear and tail gear fork.
This set is simply meant to be a direct replacement for the kit’s plastic landing gear and wheels, providing the modeler the option to go with white metal instead of plastic. 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 parts.
I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. The Spitfire has spindly gear. The SAC gear is of course just as spindly as the kit gear and bends quite easily. With the way the Spitfire gear splays, I am not sure the SAC gear will not bend over time.
Only Recommended if needed to replace broken kit parts.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2015
This review was published on Monday, August 17 2015; Last modified on Friday, August 21 2015