Jump to content
This site uses cookies! Learn More

This site uses cookies!

You can find a list of those cookies here: mysite.com/cookies

By continuing to use this site, you agree to allow us to store cookies on your computer. :)

Sign in to follow this  
Mike

Mig-31 Wheels (for AMK 1:48)

Recommended Posts

Mig-31 Wheels (for AMK)
1:48 Eduard Brassin


boxtop.jpg


AMK's Mig-31BM/BSM has been greeted with much love and this reviewer knocked one up a couple of months ago here, in case you needed any further incitement to buy one. One of the very few weaknesses of the kit are the wheels, depending on whether you wanted to build one with heavily worn wheels or not. This set depicts a fairly new set of tyres where the circumferential treads are still visible, rather than spread all over numerous runways in Russia.

The set arrives in the familiar Brassin clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card. Inside the box are four main wheels with separate inner hubs, two nose wheels with integral hubs, plus the large mudguard that reduces the slushy spray from the nose wheels. As a bonus you also get a set of tyre masks to paint the hubs that weird green after you've sprayed a suitably dark brownish grey on the tyres. Detail is excellent as you'd expect, and a very subtle sag has been engineered into the tyres where the casting block meets the design.

As usual, take the precaution of wearing a mask when cutting or sanding resin, as the tiny particles are harmful to your health if breathed in. Washing the parts in warm water will also improve the adhesion of paint, as there may still be some moulding release agent on the parts when you receive them.

sprue1.jpg

bin.jpg


Review sample courtesy of
logo.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great news!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...