Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32083 P-38 Lightning Landing Gear For Revell 1/32nd Kit

Reviewed by Ray Peterson

This recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is a new accessory set for the elder Revell 1/32nd P-38 Lightning kits. The set includes the main landing gear and nose gear as well as separate bracing, scissor links and the like. It is nice to see a little attention to one of these 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, 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 gear should be plenty strong, it does bend easily. 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 to stay 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 2014

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This review was published on Friday, June 06 2014; Last modified on Sunday, April 10 2016