Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/72 B-26 Marauder Landing Gear First Look
|Date of Review||February 2010||Manufacturer||Scale Aircraft Conversions|
|Subject||B-26 Marauder Landing Gear||Scale||1/72|
|Set Number||72007||Primary Media||White Metal|
|Pros||Stronger 'drop-in' alternative to the kit landing gear; nice ballast approach!||Cons||None noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$12.95|
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 Hasegawa 1/72 B-26 Marauder kits. You only have to look at the model to know that there is a lot of styrene aft of the main gear and without some serious ballast, this kit is going to be sitting on its tail after completion. So in this release, Scale Aircraft Conversions has tackled two problems with one set. The first is to provide some nice white metal landing gear to have a stronger set of legs for your model. The second is to replace the kit's cockpit main deck and rear bulkhead with duplicates in white metal to provide 25 grams of ballast in the nose to help offset the tail-heavy kit. These parts are drop-in replacements for the kit parts, and they eliminate much of the ballast you'd otherwise have to cram into the nose to get the completed model on its nose gear. You may still have to add a little more, but you're 25 grams ahead with this set!
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!