ResKit 1/48 Sea King (all versions) Wheels Set First Look
|Date of Review||October 2017||Manufacturer||ResKit|
|Subject||Sea King (all versions) Wheels Set||Scale||1/48|
|Pros||Nice update for the Hasegawa kit||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.95|
ResKit from Ukraine produces a nice array of resin detail sets for a variety of popular subjects and scales. This set is a resin wheel set for any of the Hasegawa 1/48 Sea King kits. This set replaces the kit wheels and also provides a replacement tail wheel strut (not shown here). The set includes four main gear tires with beautiful sidewall details and sharper tread pattern, separately cast inner and outer wheel hubs, and the tail wheel. The inner hubs have recesses molded into the center of the hubs so you can drill out the hubs to accommodate the kit struts.
In the image below, you can see the tread and hub details compared to the stock kit main wheel from the Hasegawa kit on the right.
The separate hub and tire parts for the main gear will make painting and weathering these parts very easy. The sharp details in those wheel hubs will stand out nicely as well once installed on your aircraft.
Regardless of which variant of the Sea King you're building, this set will enhance your model at a reasonable price.
You can order this set with free shipping on HobbyZone USA's eBay store.
My sincere thanks to HobbyZone USA for this review sample!