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F-5E/F Tiger II
Weighted Wheels & FOD and AOA Covers for AFV Club

Royal Resin, 1/48 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number


Weighted Wheels


FOD and AOA covers.

Contents and Media

3 X Cream resin parts

3 X Cream resin parts + instructions




$8.00 + Postage from Royale Resin

$8.00 + postage from Royale Resin

Review Type

First Look.


Nice simple upgrades for your AFV F-5 Tiger II.


None noted.


Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Phil Parsons

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I n t r o d u c t i o n


Royale Resin is a small American company run from home by a husband and wife team during their free time, with a mission statement that covers the owners’ philosophy and approach to resin making,
“To bring you a first rate product that is accurate, well researched, free of defect, easy to use, and reasonably priced.”

Since 2007 they have released around 80 resin aftermarket items, these predominantly being weighted wheels.



F i r s t L o o k


Royale Resin products are supplied in individual zip locked bags with a small A5 sheet of instructions however; most products are a simple replacement for the kit supplied parts and with no need for instructions. The resin parts are all well cast with no bubbles and minimal clean-up once removed from the casting blocks.


R071 Weighted Wheels
for AFV Club 1/48 F-5E/F, RF-5E Tiger II Kits.



This set is a direct replacement for the kit supplied wheels with a very subtle bulge adjacent the casting block.


R 085 FOD and AOA Covers
for AFV Club 1/48 F-5E Tiger II Kits.



This set requires you to assemble the plastic engine inlets and then remove them to allow the resin replacement parts to be inserted. These inlets have the solid inlet covers vice the inlet bungs seen on some aircraft. The final item is a AoA probe cover.



C o n c l u s i o n


Support a small cottage industry. These are very high quality castings that will add detail to your F-5 Tiger II. Highly recommended.

My thanks to Royale Resin for the review samples.

Review Text and Images Copyright © 2012 by Brad Fallen
Page Created 10 December, 2012
Last updated 10 December, 2012

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