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F7F Tigercat Landing Gear
for AMT/ERTL

 

 

Teknics

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number : TK48071
Scale: 1/48
Price: US$24.99
Contents and Media: 5 parts in cast brass
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful cast detail; strong; flexible
Disadvantages: Some careful cleanup required; expensive
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for experienced modellers

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

AMT released an impressive range of aircraft during the 1990s, including their P-40s, A-20s and F7Fs. Teknics' latest cast-brass landing gear is appropriate for any of the AMT/ERTL F7F-2 or -3 kits.

This set is Teknics most ambitious venture into the world of landing gear. This is no simple straight gear leg. On the real aircraft, each undercarriage leg is a complex assembly of struts and supports. Teknics has simplified this structure for the purposes of assembly with no compromise to detail or accuracy. 

Five parts in beautifully cast, jewellery quality brass make up this set. All the parts for the landing gear are supplied, including the stalky nose gear leg. Detail including hydraulic lines are cast integrally onto the legs. There is no flash present, but extreme care will be required to remove only the waste brass from the gear legs. Minimal assembly is required thanks to the small number of parts. 

At $24.99 the set is expensive, but Teknics F7F landing gear will add structural strength and finesse of detail to the AMT kits. Now you will have to replace those plastic-eating rubber tyres supplied in the kit!

Highly Recommended to experienced modellers.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


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Review and Image Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 15 January, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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