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Mig-31 Wheels (for AMK 1:48)

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


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.



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