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F4F Wildcat Wheels
1/32 scale for Trumpeter


J. Rutman


S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: Not Quoted
Price: USD$5.00 available online from the Rutman website
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Three parts in cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Good detail; more accurate and a detail improvement over kit parts; well cast; simple replacement for kit wheels; resin is preferable and more durable than the rubber kit tyres
Recommendation: Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

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J. Rutman Productions has released a set of resin wheels for Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4F-4.

This simple set supplies three resin parts - two main wheels with the tyres cast in place and a small tyre for the tail wheel.

The resin parts are well detailed and are a desirable replacement for the black rubber tyres supplied in the Trumpeter kit. The resin will be easier to paint and most likely more durable in the long term. Also, there are no centreline seams to clean up on the Rutman wheels.

Detail on the wheels is excellent. The tread pattern is crisp and the hub detail, front and rear, is much more accurate than Trumpeter's attempt.

Installation couldn't be simpler - use the resin parts as direct replacement for their kit counterparts.

This is an inexpensive and very useful accessory for anybody who plans to build Trumpeter's 1/32 scale F4F-4 Wildcat.


The full range of J. Rutman's kits and accessories may be viewed and ordered from his new website at http://jrutman.playnet.com/

Review and Images Copyright 2005  by Brett Green
Page Created 25 November, 2005
Last updated 24 November, 2005

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