Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 / F-8
Wheel Bay for
Aires, 1/48 scale
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||Aires #4289 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 /
F-8 Wheel Bay
|Contents and Media:
||Four parts in grey resin
£3.83 available online from Hannants
||Well detailed; high quality casting;
worthwhile donor kit; simple installation; definite improvement over kit
||Experience working with resin and
photo-etch will be helpful
||Recommended to experienced modellers.
by Brett Green
1/48 scale Fw 190 Wheel Bay will be available online from
Aires has released a simple wheel well upgrade for Tamiya's 1/48 scale
Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 and newer A-8 kits.
The wheel bay set is beautifully detailed, and a noticeable
improvement over the kit parts. The bays feature excellent
structural elements. Replacement cannon barrels, hollowed out at the
muzzle, are also included.
Once the gear bay is prepared it should be a straightforward
replacement for the kit parts.
It is important to note that the main resin part is cast onto a long
block which will have to be completely removed prior to installation.
You will need to check that the thickness of the resin does not
interfere with the fit of the kit's upper wing and cockpit before
committing to glue too. However, some extra time spent preparing and
test-fitting should result in a satisfying and impressive result.
Thanks to Aires for the sample
accessories and conversions are available
online from Aires website
and in retail model shops worldwide
Review Copyright © 2006 by
Brett T. Green
This Page Created on 23 October, 2006
Last updated 23 October, 2006
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