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  1. Sgt.Squarehead

    Armory Resin AFV Acessories

    I've noticed that Hannants carry a substantial stock of Armory accessories for aircraft kits, but as far as I can see, none whatsoever for AFV kits. The vinyl tyres provided in many AFV kits are essentially unusable, they corrode the kit plastic, thus it is essential to replace them if you intend to build the kit.....At present I'm having to import these items usually from the US and TBH I'm a bit fed up with it, it's not a cheap proposition. Is there any chance Hannants could start to stock a few of these items.....I'd be particularly interested in wheels for the ACE & ICM BTRs and also the latter's truck kits. Several modellers hereabouts would probably welcome access to their T-55 turrets (including me), TBH the list just goes on (& on & on & on). @badger, @SleeperService, @Old pro.....Feel free to back me up here.
  2. P-40 Mainwheels 1:72 CMK for Special Hobby Kit Here there are three different types of main wheel provided, Block tread, Cross tread & Diamond tread; These are just a drop in replacement for the kit wheels. The resin allows much greater detail including the tread. Conclusion These will enhance the already great little model from Special Hobby. Recommended. Block Tread Diamond Tread Cross Tread Review sample courtesy of
  3. Steve NZ

    Info on Challenger 2

    Does anybody know from when onwards the perforated wheels were used on the Challenger 2's?
  4. T-54, T-55(Early) Wheels Set (37056) 1:35 MiniArt The Kit Arriving in usual Miniart style on multiple small sprues you get a complete set of replacement road wheels, drive sprockets and ideler wheels for your T-54 or Early T-55. These are taken from a tank kit so there are a few suspension parts also on the sprues which are not used. Moulding is excellent as you'd expect from MiniArt. This set is recomended if you need a new set of wheels for your T-54 or early 55. Review sample courtesy of
  5. GazB

    Me262 Nose Wheel Design?

    One of those moments of frustration in modelling when, upon looking at ref pictures, the answer still isn't clear Did the Me262 have a particular design for its nose wheel use more than most, or where they both in use? My HobbyBoss kit supplies the option of a treaded wheel, which would nicely demonstrate weathering, or a smooth version. A few pics of captured Me262s show the latter installed, but its hard to confirm if the smooth tyres were a later installation, with the treaded being earlier models. Appreciate any help Gaz
  6. Hi all, I finished my Hurricane last night and took some photos... The WIP thread is here: http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/234993484-airfix-148-hurricane-mki/ It's the new tool Airfix kit, with Brassin exhausts and wheels. I used the kit decals for the 501 Sqn. option. Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Airfix 1/48 Hurricane Mk.I by Phil Jones, on Flickr Cheers, Phil
  7. Supermarine Spitfire Mk.VIII Wheels 1:72 Eduard Brassin Both of these sets are for the new Eduard kit but can be used on any kit. 4 Spoke Wheels with Smooth Tyre (672146) & 4 Spoke Wheels with tread (672147) Each set of wheels comes with both main wheels, the tail wheel & leg combined and a set of mask for painting. Smooth Tyre Tread Tyre Conclusion There's nothing much wrong with Eduard's VII, but even the best kits can be improved on. Naturally Eduard themselves have provided the means to enhance their kit, and quality wheels always look good. Recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  8. Stein Meum

    Airfix Car Door Typhoon

    Hi! I've got several of this kit in 1/24 scale. What I didn't know, was that at some point there was a change of seats and mainwheels. The tear drop kit has only the late seat and mainwheels. At what point during production did the changes take place? TIA Stein
  9. Curtiss P-40 wheel set Eduard 1:32 The Hasegawa P-40 kit has been around for quite a while, even in its last incarnation from 2013. Recently Eduard have released a number of etched sets for it, now it’s their Brassin range to have a go. This lovely looking resin set comes encased in their usual clear styrene bubble packaging, and contains the two main wheels, which come with separate inner hubs, and a single piece tailwheel. The resin moulding is well up to the standard we have come to expect from Brassin and includes the makers name and size information on the main tyre side walls, along with the very nicely moulded diamond tread pattern. All the tyres have a slight bulge to give the impression there is weight on them, but not excessively. All the wheels are only attached to the moulding plugs via a small contact point on the bulged area and a couple of webs, so shouldn’t be too hard to remove and clean up. The hubs are a little more awkward, but with care and a sharp blade or saw you should be ok. The hubs will need to have the rear sanded down to thickness so that they fit into the wheel recess correctly. The set also includes a small etched brass sheet. This contains the outer hub covers, one for each main wheel. To complete the set, and make it a lot easier to spray the completed wheels a set of mask, made of kabuki style tape has also been included. Conclusion These resin wheels, with their etched detail parts make a great addition to the completed model. There is a little bit of work to get them off the moulding blocks, but there’s nothing that a moderately competent modeller can’t handle. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  10. RidgeRunner

    F-86H Help!

    Hi all, Another appeal for your collective guidance. I have an SH F-86H underway. My question is about the wheels - did the H model have the same size mains as the F-Model/D-Model? I ask because the kit ones are a bit scrappy and I have both some left overs from a Hasegawa F-86D and a resin Pavla wheel set for the F-86F. I'd value your thoughts. Thanks. Martin
  11. Bell P-39Q/N wheel set Eduard 1:32 The Kittyhawk P-39/N, reviewed HERE has had quite a lot of etch released for it, reviewed HERE from Eduard, now it’s their Brassin range to have a go. This lovely looking resin set comes encased in their usual clear styrene bubble packaging, and contains the two main wheels, which come with separate inner hubs, and a single piece nosewheel, although the review set appears to have come with two nose wheels. The resin moulding is well up to the standard we have come to expect from Brassin and includes the makers name and size information on the main tyre side walls. All the tyres have a slight bulge to give the impression there is weight on them, but not excessively. All the wheels are only attached to the moulding plugs via a small contact point on the bulged area and a couple of webs, so shouldn’t be too hard to remove and clean up. The hubs are a little more awkward, but with care and a sharp blade or saw you should be ok. The hubs will need to have the rear sanded down to thickness so that they fit into the wheel recess correctly. The set also includes a small etched brass sheet. This contains the outer hub covers, one for each main wheel and two for the nose wheel, which is also fitted with three spacers per side, onto which the covers attach. To complete the set, and make it a lot easier to spray the completed wheels a set of mask, made of kabuki style tape has also been included. Conclusion These resin wheels, with their etched detail parts make a great addition to the completed model. There is a little bit of work ti get them off the moulding blocks, but there’s nothing that a moderately competent modeller can’t handle. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  12. Fw 190A Wheel (Early) - For Eduard Kit 1:72 Eduard This is a pair of early wheels for the Fw 190, a straight replacement for the kit parts.
  13. P-39 Wheels Early & Late - For Eduard Kit 1:48 Eduard These sets are intended for Eduard's own kit in 1.48. Both sets contain a nose wheel, two main wheels with separate hubs, and a small fret of Photo etch. Also included is a set of painting masks. Early Wheels Late Wheels Conclusion These will no doubt enhance your P-39/P-400 model. Overall recommended. Review samples courtesy of
  14. Flankerman

    Flanker Main Wheels - different styles

    Following a discussion on another board about the main wheels on the Sukhoi Flanker, I've put together a page of photos I have taken over the years showing the differences.... The first generation with a central cooling hole looks like this...... The second generation with multiple holes and 3 sets of retaining bolts looks like this..... The very latest third generation wheels with 4 sets of bolts look like this.... Note that the labels First Second and Third generation are purely my invention to differentiate the 3 types. More photos of each type here - (scroll down past the fins). Happy Flankering and Happy New Year Ken
  15. F-86F wheels 1:48 Eduard Bassin There are some good F-86 kits on the market but the wheels can be a bit on the soft on the details. These new wheels from Eduard rectify this with some nice crisp details. The main wheels come with separate hubs. There is a choice of early or late hubs for the nose wheel. Review sample courtesy of
  16. Focke Wulf 190 Wheels and Main Undercarriage 1:32 Brassin As good as the wheels and undercarriage are on the new Revell 1:32 Fw-190F8 the seams on the tyres will take some careful sanding to completely remove them and thus probably a lot of detail. These new wheels come in the standard blister pack with two layers of foam protecting them. On opening the quality of parts really stands out. The tyres, with very finely engraved treads, the mains with radial treads along with the tailwheel which whilst having no tread the hubs are beautifully moulded with a more natural look than the kit parts and come complete with the manufacturers name on the sidewalls. Clean up of the wheels should be quick and easy as the webs holding them to the moulding blocks are very thin. Any excess left after removal will only require a quick swipe of a sanding stick to tidy up. Also included in the set are the inner hubs, with nicely rendered brake details and attachment holes that match the kit axles. The outer hubs have a finesse and depth to them that would be impossible to do in injection moulding. The hubs are on quite large moulding blocks for their size, but since they are on the rear of each item it’s just a matter of razor sawing them off and flattening them with a sanding stick. To complete the set Eduard have included a sheet of masks to aid painting. Meanwhile, the second set of parts, in a similar blister pack, contains a pair of replacement resin undercarriage doors which have a much better scale thickness as well as extra detail, the thin webs holding them to the casting blocks shouldn’t cause too much of a problem to clean up. The best bits about this set are the superbly produced bronze undercarriage legs. The casting is superb and appears to include all the brackets and clamps seen on the real items. All that is need is the addition of some brake hoses to complete the look. It’s just a shame that they have to be painted as the look really good as is. Conclusion The new Revell kit is a feast of detail in its own right, but the addition of these simple parts will not only aid the look of the undercarriage, without too much effort in cleaning any seams, but will also give increased strength to the undercarriage thus preventing them legs to spread and distort. Highly recommended Review sample courtesy of
  17. The first bunch of resin detail sets from Barracuda Studios has just landed. For the fans of the Spitfire, the 109 and other WW2 fighters like the He 219 and the Me 262. Wing correction sets, seats and wheels for the Spitfire, a cowling set for the big He 219 and wheels, bulges, cooleres and more for the Gustavs in 1/32 scale. The detail sets are mainly for the new Revell kits but will fit the Hasegawa and Trumpeter as well http://www.berndmm.de/en/brands/barracuda-cast/ Single items can be shipped worlfwide for 4,95€/ 3,65 GBP / $ 5,65 Thank you very much Bernd BerndM.Modellbau
  18. A30_737_AEW&C

    Bristol Blenheim Main Wheel Hubs

    I have a question regarding the colour of Blenheim wheel hubs. I ask because most of the painting references I have (Airfix, various aftermarket decal sheets) are 'silent' in this matter. The Airfix kit provides guidance for a single flat black/coal black shade. For many of the original Mk.I aircraft with the black underside this makes sense to me. As we know, Blenheims of other persuasions and colour schemes (Sky Blue, etc. under surfaces) exist and are covered pretty well by the range of decal sheets that have been released in recent times. I am wondering if the wheel hubs where ever matched to the under surface colour of the factory/service-prepared aircraft. Or were they predominantly black, including spare wheels ? Any assistance would be gratefully accepted.
  19. xvtonker

    Vickers Valiant B.2 Undercarriage

    I'm looking to convert one of my Airfix Valiants to a B.2, and I was wondering whether anyone had any details of the undercarriage? Any drawings or pictures, particularly of the main wheels would be gratefully received. Thanks for looking. XVTonker
  20. Just picked up Revell Monograms rather nice 69 Charger. The 'stock' wheels are a bit underwhelming so I'd like to replace them. Is there a good source for Aftermarket 1/25 muscle car wheels and tyres. I want some of these really http://www.americanracingwheelsinfo.com/American_Racing_Vector_SE.htm They are the wheels fitted to the General Lee but they suit the Charger well. Cheers for any help Chris
  21. P-51D Mustang 1:32 CMK Since some modellers don’t particularly like the rubber/vinyl tyres used in the various 1:32 Mustang kits, there is the option of replacing them with resin parts. There are a number of sets from different manufacturers and now CMK have joined the fray with this set Q32 184, in their Quick and Easy line. The resin comes in a small poly bag stapled to card header with a small instruction sheet also inside the bag. On removal the quality of the mouldings can clearly be seen. The diamond and hole tread pattern is beautifully rendered and with the moulding block thinly attached to the inside of the tyres inner edge no damage will be caused to the tread on removal. Clean up is nice and simple, as it is for the inner and outer hubs. There is a choice of outer hubs, one for the Dragon and Tamiya kits and one for the Trumpeter kit. There is also a set of diagrams on how to modify the different kits oleos to give the correct height for the Dragon kit and to reduce the size of the axles on the Trumpeter and Tamiya kits. CMK have also been good enough to provide a replacement tail wheel complete with finely moulded radial tread. Conclusion I’ve not seen this line of add-ons before, but am pretty impressed by the detail in this set. The only downside in this set is that the brake detail on the inner hubs is a little soft and could be better defined. Other than that I can happily recommend this to all owners of any of the three kits this set is aimed at. Review sample courtesy of
  22. Test Graham

    Spitfire/Hurricane wheel sizes?

    Mason quotes Hurricane wheels at 800x10in. Spitfire the History quotes Spitfire wheels at 7-50-10. These descriptions don't seem compatible, unless the 7-50 is meant to be 750, implying a smaller wheel size on the Spitfire than the Hurricane. I understand the 10in to be the tyre width (and height), and the first measurement to be the wheel diameter - but 800? Can anyone provide an explanation of these numbers, and explain (if further explanation necessary) the difference between the wheels on these two aircraft? I'm thinking Mk.I in both cases, if that helps.
  23. Supermarine Spitfire MkIX 1:48 Brassin Continuing Eduards releases for their own Spitfire MkIX they have released these two sets of resin wheels, which should also be ok for other manufacturers kits. Both sets come in the now standard blister pack and held in place by a foam pad. The outer hubs are separate for the wheels/tyres but the inner hubs a moulded in place. Set 648 115 contains plain tyres and four spoke hubs, whilst set 648 118 contains tyres with a block type tread, again with four spoke hubs. The mouldings for both sets are very nicely done with no sign of flash and will require a minimal amount of clean up due to the way they are connected to the moulding blocks by thin webs. Each set also comes with a set of paint masks which will certainly help with the painting of the inner hubs but shouldn’t really be needed for the separate outers. Conclusion Another great pair of wheel sets from Eduard subsidiary Brassin that will give, I think, a pair of very nicely detailed extras to any Spitfire model that used the four spoke wheels, not just the Eduard kit. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  24. Hi, Has anyone ever replaced revell kit supplied wheels with aftermarket wheel sets like those made by hobby design or aoshima/fujimi? I know there would be a decent amount of modding to make them compatable given the unique way revell make their wheels, but I just wonder if anyone has successfully done it before. I've been thinking that it may be possible to glue the brake pieces on, and then once they are set drill a 2mm hole through the centre for a tamiya style pin fitting. I think this might work, but I can't seem to find anything on here or the internet that supports this idea. If anyone has ever had any experience with this I would appreciate any input. Thanks, Rich
  25. Sepecat Jaguar Wheels & Paint Mask Set 1:72 Aires Wheels are one of those parts that resin is generally able to represent better in 1:72 than some other parts. Aires wheels for the Jaguar are no exception. You are presented with one nose wheel and 4 main wheels all on one strip of resin. The Parts are well moulded and with minimal connection to the base strip itself. Also included in this set is a set of masks to enable the modeller to paint the wheels without having to mask them yourself. Conclusion Great parts to add realism and a candid look to your finished model, and well cast. The inclusion of the masks is great for those of us who hate painting wheels. Highly recommended. Review samples courtesy of distributed in the UK by Hannants Ltd.
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