Scale Aircraft Conversions | 32016: 1/32 Ki-61 Landing Gear
Reviewed by Randy Bumgardner
Scale Aircraft Conversions continues to expand their product line of white metal landing gear. Their latest replacement set is for the Hasegawa 1/32 Kawasaki Ki61 Hien.
Three new struts are provided for the main gear and tailwheel yoke. These white metal parts appear to be the exact copies of the landing gear provided by Hasegawa. They are nicely detailed with seam lines barely visible and are drop-in replacements for their styrene counterparts. My tailwheel yoke arrived damaged, but that should not be held against Scale Aircraft Conversions, as it could have happened anywhere along the transit route.
Considering all of the large scale kits being produced, they can be very heavy when completed. Over time the plastic landing gear is prone to sagging and eventual breakage from excessive handling and the weight of the model. These new white metal parts from Scale Aircraft Conversions should provide greatly needed support for your Tony and I recommend them without hesitation.
Review sample compliments of Scale Aircraft Conversions.
© Randy Bumgardner 2008
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Friday, June 03 2016