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Lancaster Mk.I/III Mainwheels & Tail-Wheel (7499) 1:72


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Lancaster Mk.I/III Mainwheels & Tail-Wheel (7499)

1:72 CMK by Special Hobby

 

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Kit wheels are generally in two halves, which means you have the resultant joins to deal with, possible mould-slip issues on single part wheels, and sometimes less than stellar detail due to the moulding limitations of styrene injection technology, especially in the tread department.  That's where replacement resin wheels come in, with their lack of seamline and superior detail making a compelling argument.  They are also usually available at a reasonable price, and can be an easy introduction to aftermarket and resin handling, as they are usually a drop-in replacement.

 

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This set arrives in CMK’s usual yellow-themed blister pack, with the resin parts inside the clear front, and the instructions held between the plastic and the card header.  Inside are two main wheels in grey resin with two separate hubs each, plus a tail-wheel with its strut, the latter in tougher black resin.  They’re suitable for any and all 1:72 Lancs, and are a drop-in replacement once you have them released from their casting blocks.  There is a very light weighting to the tyres that is sited where they are attached to their casting blocks, which makes clean-up simple, and the tail-wheel strut can be trimmed to length as needed, unless you would prefer to use the kit part if it’s suitable.

 

Highly recommended.

 

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