T-28 Trojan Wheel Wells

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Roden 1/48 T-28 Trojan
Company: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
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Detail Parts

Aires has continued its releases for the Roden T-28 family with a wheel well set. Included in the set are 9 large resin pieces in the standard firm gray Aires resin, and also a small fret of retractions parts which has around a dozen pieces. There is no photoetch with this set.

The first thing to note is that this set gives you ALL the replacement landing gear doors – 9 in total, which are superbly thin and have great structure on their insides. The kit doors have some roughness that the Aires set does not.

The front and rear wheel wells have much more detail than the kit parts, with better framing and detail. The big difference for me in this set is that the kit has some really tough-to-fix ejection pin marks, and the resin does not have any at all. Between the detail and no ejection marks, that is a great start to recommending this kit.

The resin fret contains replacement parts to the undercarriage retraction links and door arms that are much finer than the kit parts. In looking at the way the wheel wells are split on the kit between the wing bottoms and middle section, this will take some work getting the alignment good and the fit correct but once complete will reward the modeler with a very nice enhancement to the kit.

I do recommend this set, but with the caveat that the modeler needs some experience with fitting resin parts into a kit. My thanks to Aires and IPMS USA for the chance to review this set.


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