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F-16C/D Big Wheels and Bulged Gear Doors

1/32 scale for Hasegawa

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks

 

S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number and Description CEC32133 - Big Wheels and Bulged Doors
Price: USD$13.99 from Meteor Productions website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: 6 parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Helpful accessory for some small intake and most "Big Mouth" intake aircraft; high quality casting; simple cleanup and installation
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

Hasegawa's 1/32 scale F-16 kit is supplied with the small intake and the early, smaller wheels.

Many later F-16s fitted with the "Big Mouth" intake are equipped with larger tyres and bulged gear doors. Even some F-16s with the small intake are fitted with these new wheels.

If you have Hasegawa's 1/32 scale F-16 but you want to depict one of these later machines, Cutting Edge has now released a set of large wheels and bulged gear doors as replacements for the kit parts. This is a very simple conversion - simply remove the resin parts from their casting block, paint them and use them instead of the kit parts.

Casting quality is to the same high standard as we have come to expect from Cutting Edge, and detail is very good.

 

 

As an aside, Cutting Edge has also released a 1/32 scale "Big Mouth" conversion that included these wheels and gear doors for Hasegawa's F-16, so you should consider this set if you need the "Big Mouth" intake too. Dave Williams reviewed the "Big Mouth" conversion on HyperScale in 2003.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review samples.


Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website


Text and Images Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
Page Created 23 November, 2004
Last updated 22 November, 2004

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