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P-400 / P-39 Wheel Wells
for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale kits

Vector

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue No., Description & Price

Vector item number VDS48-019 - P-400 / P-39 Wheel Wells for Hasegawa Kits

Contents and Media: Four parts in grey green coloured resin
Scale: 1/48 scale
Price:

GBP £6.50 available online from Neomega UK

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Exquisite detail; simple preparation; big improvement over kit parts.
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: A lovely upgrade for Hasegawa's Airacobra kits.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Hasegawa's 1/48 scale P-39 and P-400 kits feature busy wheel wells. Unfortunately, however, they are not an authentic representation of the wheel wells in the real aircraft.

Vector has expanded its accessory range to release its first wheel well set. The wheel wells are specifically designed for Hasegawa's 1/48 scale P-39 / P-400 Airacobra family.

This is a beautifully detailed set with the left and right wheel wells supplied as two seprate parts. Structural detail, plumbing, electrical wiring, raised bolts and bulkheads are all cast into place. Only one additional detail part per wheel well is also provided, so construction will be very straightforward.

The wheel wells are each cast onto a thin base of resin. This will be easily removed by sanding the base with medium grade abrasive paper or a coarse sanding stick.

Vector's 1/48 scale P-400 / P-39 wheel wells are a real improvement over the kit parts, and should be quite straightforward to install.

Thanks to Sergey from Vector for the review sample


Review Text and Images Copyright 2009 by Brett Green
Page Created 16 February, 2009
Last updated 16 February, 2009

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