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Harrier GR.7 and AV-8B
Wheel and Undercarriage Set

 

Airwaves, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description AES48125 - Harrier GR.7/AV-8B weighted wheels and undercarriage legs
Price: GBP5.50 (for purchasers in the EU)
GBP5.10 (for purchasers outside of EU)
available online from Hannants website
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 11 parts in cream coloured resin; one small instruction sheet
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality casting; excellent detail (definite improvement over kit parts); drop-fit replacement; very subtle flattening of main and nose wheels.
Disadvantages: Some flash to clean up
Recommendation: Recommended

 

FirstLook

 

The first release from the re-launched Airwaves brand is a replacement wheel and undercarriage set for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale GR.7 and AV-8B kits.

Airwaves 1/48 scale Harrier and GR.7 and AV-8B undercarriage set comprises eleven in cream coloured resin. The parts are very well cast.

Parts breakdown is simple but this does not compromise detail, which is excellent. The gear legs are impressive, being cast in one piece each with oleo scissors, wiring and smaller details in place. Careful painting and weathering should bring out these features very nicely.

The wheels are also very nice. The main wheels and nose wheel are very subtly bulged.

The resin legs and wheels should be a drop fit replacement for Hasegawa's kit parts.

Airwaves 1/48 scale Harrier wheel and undercarriage set is a simple yet well detailed enhancement for Hasegawa's AV-8B and GR.7 kits.

Recommended.

Thanks to Hannants for the review sample


Airwaves products are available online from Hannants' website


Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 18 November, 2004
Last updated 18 November, 2004

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