Scale Aircraft Conversions | 1/24 Fw 190 Replacement Landing Gear Kit #24004
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the Trumpeter 1/24th Fw 190 kits. The set includes the main landing gear and the tail gear.
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 is nice to see some aftermarket for this rather ignored kit and ignored scale. This gear also does away with having to deal with the funky sprung main gear that Trumpeter provides, as well as combining the tail wheel fork into a single part. It also splits the tail wheel yoke so that the modeler can build the tail wheel turned askew to give the model a little individuality. Scissor links and actuators are also supplied in white metal.
Casting quality looks very good with little flash and only a slight molding seam. Some parts may need to be carefully bent to correct alignment but due to the nature of the white metal this is not difficult.
I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. However, the gear of the 1/24th Focke Wulf is quite substantial in diameter so the SAC gear will not bend as easy as in smaller scale kits. So I am confident it is stronger than the kit gear and will hold up well. Nor do I expect the SAC gear to sag over time.
Recommended as a quick and relatively low-priced replacement for the rather gimmicky kit gear.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2012
This review was published on Friday, November 02 2012; Last modified on Tuesday, May 30 2017