Published on
January 1, 2023
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Wingnut Wings RAF RE.8 Kit #32012.
Provided by: Scale Aircraft Conversions - Website: Visit Site

This white metal SAC landing gear set is designed for the Wingnut Wings RAF RE.8 (Royal Aircraft Factory Reconnaissance Experimental 8) Model Kit #32012.

The British RE.8 replaced the BE series of two seaters using many of the BE’s components with the main difference being a forward firing machine gun for the pilot and relocating the observer/gunner to the rear. Poorly regarded because of its looks, and the “Harry Tate’s” poor aerobatic characteristics the RE.8 dependably performed its intended tasks as a bomber, reconnaissance and artillery spotting aircraft from 1916 to the end of WWI.

These are nice pieces that will add highly detailed realism to the Wingnut wings kit while providing additional strength and needed support to a large-scale model. This will reduce the concern about the landing gear buckling under the weight of the model and preventing the resulting damage.

The pieces are ductile and can be adjusted slightly for fit. They are made to attach to the model just like the original parts and can be assembled with epoxy or CA adhesives. Finishing and cleanup are very much like styrene alternatives using the same tools although diamond files permit faster removal of seems and attachment points.

Thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for supporting the IPMS Review Program and providing the review sample.

About SAC (From the SAC website)

Manufacturing resin and white metal parts for scale model aircraft since 1990.

We manufacture a line of white metal landing gear for 1/18 to 1/144 scale aircraft. Some sets consist of the main gear only while others include the nose gear, tail gear and/or adjacent related components. Some inaccuracies in the original kit gear have been corrected but the mounting points remain identical to the factory parts. With numerous sets we have not sought to duplicate non load bearing component parts where the factory plastic parts are reasonably accurate.

I would like to thank IPMS for providing this product for review!


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