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B-17G Wheels

Brengun, 1/48 scale


S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No. BRL48038 - B-17G Wheels

Contents and Media:

Three resin parts

Scale:

1/48

Price:

7.02 from brengun + postage

Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

Drop fit; great detail

Disadvantages:

 

Recommendation:

Nice fine detail in resin. Highly recommended..


Reviewed by Phil Parsons


Eduard's 1/48 scale MiG-23 Wheels are available online from Squadron.com

 

FirstLook

 

As I am not a B-17 expert, I found sourcing consistent information and images of B-17 wheels difficult. Most image searches turned up restored aircraft with a wide variety of wheels.

From my discussions with aircraft restoration groups, wheels and tyres are often used by a variety of types, if they have common sized mountings, so restored examples may not always be indicative of original issue. For example the reference link aircraft has different wheels and the Brengun wheel is the same as the starboard wheel.

So I’m no expert on B-17s other than to say that these do match examples seen on B-17s.

 

 

As for the resin itself it is nicely cast, with no wheel branding or weighting. The lovely detail of the tyre and brake drums are well detail so that when painted and with a wash, they will look amazing. The tread pattern is the diamond style, one of the commonly used designs. These items are a very simple remove from casting block, paint and affix to your 1/48 B-17.

 

 

Conclusion

 

Nicely cast detail.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2013 by Phil Parsons
Page Created 29 May, 2013
Last updated 29 May, 2013

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