Published on
December 3, 2022
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$21.96
Product / Stock #
32162
Base Kit
Revell/ICM Gloster Gladiator
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

Scale Aircraft Conversions has made a name for itself by providing metal replacements for some of the more fragile parts of aircraft models in a range of scales, these mostly being landing gear and other assorted paraphernalia. This set is no exception, offering direct replacement parts for both the main and tail landing gear, as well as all struts between the wings. All parts are suitable for any of the ICM configurations or the Revell issue of this model.

Made in the cleanly cast white metal, this set includes 11 parts and all are direct replacements for the plastic items in the kit, providing sturdy gear well able to support the model, and being metal, can also be gently adjusted to accommodate any slight inconsistencies in the model. The is particularly welcome as the kit item is somewhat fragile and prone to breakage, especially during painting. The wing struts will dramatically strengthen this part of the kit as well.

All in all, this set is easily cleaned up and requires no cutting or trimming of the kit itself. Simply installed, they also add a certain “heft” to the finished item. I can recommend this set without the slightest hesitation.

My thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions and to IPMS/USA for a chance for me to add these bits to my own aircraft model. Stay safe, everyone, and happy modeling!

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