Scale Aircraft Conversions 1/48 G.91 Gina Landing Gear
|Date of Review||December 2009|
|Manufacturer||Scale Aircraft Conversions|
|Subject||G.91 Gina Landing Gear|
|Primary Media||White Metal|
|Pros||Nicer/tougher gear for the ESCI/Italeri kits|
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 one of more than 60 landing gear sets available in 1/48 scale and is targeted for the ESCI releases of the 1/48 G.91 Gina. These nice castings are drop-in replacements for the ESCI kit and will provide a sturdy set of legs for your completed model. This set will work with any of the standard verion or the Frecce Tricolore releases as well as the reboxed issues of this kit from Italeri.
One nice aspect of aftermarket landing gear like these from SAC is that you can make the change anytime, even after the kit's gear buckles for whatever reason. Unlike an aftermarket cockpit or other details that need to be incorporated during construction, you can easily extract the old styrene gear and plug in these replacements once you've got them primed and painted. The nose gear is not as easily installed after assembly, but with some tweaking it can still be used for 'battle damage repairs of a collapsed styrene strut. Of course you can plan ahead and use them during your build-up and avoid the problems in the first place.
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!