Spitfire Mk.VII to XVI
Four Spoke Main
SBS Model, 1/72 scale
S u m m a r y
||SBS Model Kit No. SBS72027 - Spitfire 4-Spoke Wheel Set (for Mk.VII - XVI)
|Contents and Media:
||Two pieces in grey resin
plus shipping available online from SBS Model
||Perfect casting; excellent detail; simple replacement part
by Brad Fallen
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S.B.S Model is a Hungarian company that specialises in high-quality 1/72, 1/48 and 1/35 accessories. It also makes a smaller range of 1/35 armour decals and 1/72 mixed-media aircraft kits, such as the Macchi MC 72 that was recently and favourably reviewed here by Luke Pitt.
At the opposite end of the spectrum is this set of 1/72 resin Spitfire mainwheels. Tiny at 7mm (or just over ¼ inch) in diameter, the wheels are beautifully detailed with finely cast hubs, rims and tyres – the latter complete with manufacturer’s logos. Casting quality is perfect, and the wheels are attached to their casting block with only a thin wafer of resin.
The wheels are the common four-spoke hub design, and S.B.S recommends their use with Spitfire Mk.VII to XVI kits. No specific kits are recommended, so you should be prepared to do some minor tweaking of the hub attachment points to accommodate different kit undercarriage legs.
Variations in the type of wheels fitted to Spitfires were not uncommon, so you should check your references to confirm the design used on the aircraft you are modelling. If the four spoke wheels are inappropriate, S.B.S also makes 1/72 three spoke and five spoke wheels that are likely to be of a similarly high quality.
No instructions are included or necessary.
This little set will add a touch of finesse to your next 1/72 Spitfire project – highly recommended.
Thanks to S.B.S Model for the review sample.
Thanks to SBS Model for the sample.
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2017 by Brad Fallen
Page Created 14 September, 2017
14 September, 2017
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