Published on
December 3, 2022
Review Author(s)
Scale
1/32
MSRP
$19.95
Product / Stock #
32159
Base Kit
Special Hobby SPH32047 1:32 Westland Whirlwind F Mk.I
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 elaborate main gear and tail gear.

Made in the usual cleanly cast white metal, this set includes 11 parts and all are direct replacements for the plastic items in the kit, making for far sturdier gear than the kit provides, and being metal, they can also be gently adjusted to accommodate any slight inconsistencies in the model. The tail wheel is particularly welcome as the kit item is somewhat fragile and prone to breakage.

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 recommend this set without 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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