F-14 (A/B) "Tomcat" Resin Wheels
Reskit is a Ukranian manufacturer of resin accessories for 1/32nd, 1/35th, 1/48th, and 1/72nd scale modern aircraft. Products include wheels, weapons, electronics pods and exhausts for various modern aircraft from the United States, France, Great Britain, Japan, and Russia.
The web site is Ukrainian language but includes English translation. Select the scale and several product pages are shown.
This set includes five, individual castings: two main wheels with separate rear hubs and two nose gear wheels. The resin is a very dark, glossy grey color, and the detail is quite nice. All the tires have raised lettering on both sides. Each wheel must be removed from a small casting plug and the burr sanded smooth, while the main wheel rear hubs require a saw cutting on the hub rear side.
I plan to use these wheels on a Hasegawa F-14A and when I opened the kit's box to find the kit wheels for a comparison to the resin parts I found the kit had cast metal wheel hubs and no tires. In fact, the Hasegawa kit had two sets of hubs for the main gear: I guess that apparently makes up for the missing tires.
There are no instructions and none are required.
This will be a very nice addition to any Academy, Hasegawa, Hobby Boss, Italeri and Revell F-14 kit. Highly recommnded.
My thanks to Reskit and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this product.