Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Aires Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 tail wheel assembly for the 1/32 Revell Focke-Wulf Fw 190F-8 kit. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the sealed flap on the back of the package to allow for easy access to parts.
Upon removal of all the different parts that make up the tail wheel assembly, you will notice the great detail that we have come to expect from Aires QB products. The molding and detail on the tail wheel assembly’s parts are excellent and they come off of the resin block with little effort along with the help of an X-Acto blade or razor saw.
The tail wheel assembly comes in several highly detailed parts that will need assembly. The tail wheel frame comes in 2 pieces, with support arms, tail wheel, and an actual shock.
The assembly that you can fold over into the underside clevis. You will need to reduce the inside plastic on the fuselage halves for this to fit but not a big deal for an experienced modeler. Compared to the kit offering the Aires assembly gives you an elaborate more amount of detail that looks way more defined and like the actual Fw-190F-8 tail wheel assembly than the one that comes in the kit. If you want to build the Revell kit this is a must have to get the level of detail required when your building 1/32 aircraft.
This is great, and I believe necessary, addition to an already detail oriented kit, you will not be disappointed. I would like to thank Aires for a great product and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.