Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32069 He 219 Uhu Landing Gear for the 1/32 Revell Kit
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
This recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is a new accessory set for the new-tool Revell 1/32nd He 219 kit. 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 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 27 2014; Last modified on Friday, August 11 2017