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Ho 229 Landing Gear

Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 Ho 229 Landing Gear First Look

by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review February 2016 Manufacturer Scale Aircraft Conversions
Subject Ho 229 Landing Gear Scale 1/48
Set Number 48299 Primary Media White Metal
Pros Provides stronger gear for the Zoukei-Mura kit Cons None noted
Skill Level Intermediate MSRP (USD) $18.95

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.

Ho 229 Landing Gear

This release is one of nearly 300 landing gear sets available in 1/48 scale and is targeted for the Zoukei-Mura 1/48 Ho 229 kit. This set provides more rigid nose gear and main landing gear struts with retraction arms. This set is a drop-in fit for the kit parts and will provide a stronger foundation for your model.

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!