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Spitfire Mk.IX Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IX Landing Gear First Look

By Michael Benolkin

Date of Review June 2010 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject Spitfire Mk.IX Landing Gear Scale 1/32
Set Number 32038 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Beautiful detail update for the Tamiya kit Cons Nothing noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $14.95

First Look

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.

Spitfire Mk.IX Landing Gear

This release is one of more than 30 landing gear sets available in 1/32 scale and is targeted for the magnificent Tamiya 1/32 Spitfire Mk.IXc kit. This kit has some amazing detail but some modelers will want to have some additional strength in their landing gear to getter support this stout model.

The set includes the two main gear struts which are drop-in replacements for the kit gear, two sets of strut oleo scissors, and one tail wheel strut and fork. The casting on these parts is well done. With many of the SAC landing gear struts, you can install them after the model is completed to perhaps repair a broken strut or simply upgrade the stock gear. With the Tamiya main gear struts, you'd best decide to use these in advance if you don't want to do some painful surgery to get these in after the model is completed.

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!