Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32082 Gloster Meteor Landing Gear for HK 1/32nd Kit
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
This recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is a new accessory set for the new HKM 1/32nd Meteor kit. The set includes the main landing gear and nose gear with fenders as well as separate bracing.
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 appears to be plenty strong, I am worried the two part nature of the gear will create seams difficult to deal with. 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
This review was published on Friday, June 06 2014; Last modified on Sunday, June 22 2014