Scale Aircraft Conversions | #32081 Kawanishi N1K2-J George Landing Gear for 1/32 Hasegawa Kit
Reviewed by Ray Peterson
A recent release from Scale Aircraft Conversions is this new accessory set for the new-tool Hasegawa 1/32nd George kit. The set includes the main landing gear and tail gear as well as retraction arms and torque links.
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. The SAC gear also replicates the kit’s one piece tail gear with tail wheel.
I still am not happy with the softness of the alloy used. The George has tall, spindly, gear. The SAC gear is of course just as spindly as the kit gear and bends easily. I am not sure the SAC gear will not bend over time. Also, some of the smaller 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 smaller parts if they use the SAC gear.
Only Recommended if needed to replace broken kit parts.
Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review set.
© Ray Peterson 2014
This review was published on Saturday, June 28 2014; Last modified on Saturday, August 20 2016