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F/A-18 Hornet Wheel Set

North Star Models 1/32 F/A-18 Hornet Wheel Set First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2013 Manufacturer North Star Models
Subject F/A-18 Hornet Wheel Set Scale 1/32
Kit Number 32005 Primary Media Resin
Pros Beautifully detailed tires and hubs Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $11.00

First Look

North Star Models is an interesting hobby company based in Russia that produces a wide range of aftermarket details and accessories. This set provides beautiful tires and separately cast wheel hubs for the Academy (or Hasegawa) 1/32 F/A-18 Hornets.

F/A-18 Hornet Wheel Set

Look at those finely cast resin parts - the four tires have the various marking recesses and castings replicated in scale while the wheel hubs are likewise finely detailed and cast. What is also nice is that painting is far easier with the tires and wheel hubs cast separately.

This set will enhance the Academy 1/32 F/A-18C or F/A-18D releases or the venerable Hasegawa 1/32 F/A-18A prototype kit. Definitely recommended!

My sincere thanks to North Star Models for this review sample!