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P-47 Thunderbolt Landing Gear



S u m m a r y
Catalogue Number: TK48049
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Four parts in Jewellery quality, lost wax brass
Price: US$12.95
Review Type: In-Box
Advantages: Stunning detail - almost a work of art! Simple replacement of kit parts
Disadvantages: Inward-closing legs will be largely hidden by gear doors and big wheels
Recommendation: Recommended as a luxurious finishing touch to a superdetailed model.


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F i r s t L o o k


Reviewed by Brett Green

These simple replacement parts will provide all the detail you will ever need for your P-47's undercarriage legs.

Teknics' 1/48 scale P-47 Landing Gear Legs includes the main gear legs, the tailwheel and tailwheel strut. All four parts are cast in brass with short lengths of brass to be removed as preparation before assembly. These skinny plugs re positioned to minimise possible damage to the parts, but care should be taken removing the scrap from the tailwheel.

The detail really is stunning in this media. Brake lines, retaining straps and data tags are all cast in place. The yellow brass looks so attractive that it will be a shame to paint the parts!

I'd recommend the use of two-part epoxy glue to ensure a strong bond between the plastic kit and the malleable brass.

Instructions are good and painting instructions are included.


Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample

Teknics multi-media accessories are available at Meteor Productions Website

Review Copyright 1999 by Brett Green
Page Created 22 September, 1999
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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