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Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-8 / F-8
Wheel Bay for Tamiya kit

Aires, 1/48 scale



S u m m a r y

Details: Aires #4289 - Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-8 / F-8 Wheel Bay
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Four parts in grey resin
Price: from 3.83 available online from Hannants
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Well detailed; high quality casting; worthwhile donor kit; simple installation; definite improvement over kit parts
Disadvantages: Experience working with resin and photo-etch will be helpful
Recommendation: Recommended to experienced modellers.

Reviewed by Brett Green

Aires' 1/48 scale Fw 190 Wheel Bay will be available online from Squadron.com

F i r s t   L o o k

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

Aires 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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