Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32103: Gotha G. IV Landing Gear (Wingnut Wings)
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
Another release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this accessory set for the recent Wingnut Wings 1/32 Gotha G.IV kit. The set includes the main landing gear and tail skid as well as the braces and support framework.
This set is simply 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 parts. Also, this set has a lot of carrier or sprue material so will take a lot more cleanup than usual.
I am not sure these parts help at all with strength, especially the way the parts are broken down, and it would be very hard to improve on Wingnut Wing's quality of casting and detail or engineering. The set would be useful as replacements for broken gear as you could probably easily swap out any broken parts for SAC ones.
I am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. The framework consists of a lot of spindly parts. The SAC parts are of course just as spindly as the kit ones and bend quite easily. It may be an adventure getting then assembled and keeping them all straight in this medium.
Only Recommended if needed to replace broken kit parts.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2016
This review was published on Wednesday, August 03 2016; Last modified on Wednesday, August 03 2016