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P-51 Mustang Wheels
(Late Style)

 

 

Obscureco Aircraft

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: OBS48003
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$4 RRP
Contents and Media: 4 parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: "See-through" spokes; very crisp casting; excellent detail; good fit; flattened tyres (but not totally flat!); convincing diamond tread pattern.
Disadvantages: One of my valve stems is missing
Recommendation: Recommended to anyone building a late Mustang 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

FirstLook

 

If you need a set of late wheels for any 1/48 scale Mustang, and if you hate the idea of drilling out a plastic wheel, Obscureco Aircraft have got a deal for you!

Obscureco Aircraft's late P-51 wheels are applicable to a wide range of Mustang variants. The wheels are crisply cast in medium grey coloured resin. Some fine, featherlike flash is present in some of the recesses, but a few pokes with a file or a hobby knife should make short work of this waste material. 

The inner hub is cast on the tyre. Detail is excellent. The rim is well defined, and bolts around the inner hub look great. The tyres themselves feature a diamond pattern. They are slightly flattened but not bulged. This is a realistic approach to aircraft tyres. The outer hub is a separate piece. The lightening holes are drilled right through so that, with careful alignment, you can have a "see-through" set of wheels on your late Mustang.

This is a simple set that will be invaluable to anyone building a late-war or post-war Mustang of almost any variant.

Recommended.

Thanks to Chris Bucholtz of Obscureco Aircraft for the review sample..


Obscureco Aircraft products may be ordered by mail from:

Obscureco
957 Curtner Ave
Militas, CA 95125

Postage is free in the US for orders over $10. Postage is $4.50 for international orders.


Review and Images Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 25 May, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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