Published on
December 6, 2021
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/72
MSRP
$11.95
Product / Stock #
72183
Base Kit
Airfix MiG-17F
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

This set provides white metal replacements for Airfix’s new MiG-17F kit. The set consists of five parts, a new nose strut with integral wheel, two main gear struts and two retraction/extension actuators and are one-for-one replacements for the kit parts.

The parts are well cast with just a minor casting seam to be cleaned up. I then polished each part with a wire wheel in my Dremel to smooth out the cast texture and get the parts ready for painting.

As the landing gear on the aircraft I am modeling was unpainted, I sprayed the struts with Testors aluminum and then painted the tire Tamiya NATO black. I highlighted the retracting sections of the retraction/extension actuators with Testor’s chrome silver.

As the parts are cast copies of the kit parts, they fit exactly as the kit parts would, except that they have to be installed with superglue instead of model cement.

This set is a nice replacement for the Airfix kit parts. Recommended.

Thank you to Scale Aircraft Conversions for the review sample and to IPMS-USA for letting me review it.

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