Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32090 Dornier Do 335 Landing Gear (HK Models)

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

This recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is a new accessory set for the new Hong Kong Models 1/32nd Do 335 kit(note there is a typo on the package). The set includes the main landing gear and nose gear fork as well as separate bracing, scissor links 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. 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. While the main gear should be plenty strong, I am worried a bit by the nose wheel fork. It is a bit spindly and bends easily. There should be little weight on the nose, however. Also, some of the bracing 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 straight. The modeler may be better off using the kit parts for these long and thin parts if they use the SAC gear.

Recommended with reservations.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.

© Ray Peterson 2016

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This review was published on Saturday, May 07 2016; Last modified on Saturday, May 07 2016