Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher Beaching Gear First Look
|Date of Review||February 2012||Manufacturer||Scale Aircraft Conversions|
|Subject||OS2U Kingfisher Beaching Gear||Scale||1/48|
|Set Number||48162||Primary Media||White Metal|
|Pros||Rugged enhancement for the Revell or Monogram kits||Cons||None noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$16.95|
Scale Aircraft Conversions (SAC) produces an impressive array of white metal replacement landing gear for a variety of models. Some of these sets correct different issues that appeared in production kits, while others are simple common sense replacements to have stronger landing gear on your model.
This release is targeted for the Revell or Monogram 1/48 OS2U Kingfisher kits. This set provides replacement parts for the beaching dolly that allows the Kingfisher to be moved on land. The set includes new main struts and tailwheel as well as the bracing mounts.
One nice aspect of aftermarket landing gear like these from SAC is that you can make the change anytime, even after the kit's gear buckles for whatever reason. Unlike an aftermarket cockpit or other details that need to be incorporated during construction, you can easily extract the old styrene gear and plug in these replacements once you've got them primed and painted. Of course you can plan ahead and use them during your build-up and avoid the problems in the first place.
You can obtain SAC landing gear from your favorite hobby retailer or online hobby shop. If your retailer can't get these for you and you can't this set at your favorite online retailer, then you can get quick service from Scale Aircraft Conversions directly.
My sincere thanks to Scale Aircraft Conversions for this review sample!