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Plusmodel Aero Line Series 1:72 A-26 wheels (4 sets)


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Plusmodel 1:72 Wheels for A-26 variants

#AL7063

#AL7064

#AL7065

#AL7066

Introduction
 

This review presents 4 sets of resin wheels and rims to enhance A-26 Models in 1:72 Scale ( Italeri / Revell or Airfix).

 

AL7063 A-26B Invader wheels

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In the clear bag, the content is visible for inspection.

No reference picture is provided, but with the internet available, it is possible to consult some reference for painting. According to my references, the wheels hubs should be painted metallic colour.

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4 resin items are supplied (2 complete main wheels, 1 front wheels with separate rim)

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The main wheels present an exquisite detail that will show up upon painting. The tire pattern will benefit from a proper weathering.

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The front wheel also boosts a nice and in scale detail. Some care will be needed to clean up the rim and remove the wheel from the moulding block.

AL7064 A-26B Invader wheels grooved pattern

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This set is the most complex of them all, as the main wheels are accompanied by extra details on the form of the brake drums and callipers.

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The main wheels present us a nice and soft detail on the rim and on the tire the manufacturer logo is presented. This will show with a proper paint job.

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The back of the tire also presents the same detail but now, it has the location holes to glue the brake disk and callipers.

No instructions are provided so keep your references close.

The front wheel also has a nice detail, some cleaning to the rim is necessary but nothing complicated.

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AL7065 A-26C Invader wheels smooth pattern

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This set contains 6 resin parts, two rear wheels with the inner component of the rim separately and a front wheel with a separate half of the rim.

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The main wheels are composed by the tyre and front rim and the rear rim as a separate part. Also, important to mention the detail of the producer's logo and the very particular pattern of the tire tread.

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The front tire and rim offer the same characteristics already indicated.

Some care is needed to clean up the rim.

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AL7066 A-26K Invader wheels

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This set is applied to the final versions of the A-26, namely the improved and upgraded version, used in the Vietnam conflict.

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This set is composed by 5 resin parts and paint masks.

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The rear wheels are composed by the tyre and front rim and the rear rim as a separate part.

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The front wheel is one resin piece.

Common to all sets

 The removal of the casting blocks can be done with no effort, using a small saw, as the attachment to the casting mould is minimal and it’s located on the area of the tire in touch with the ground. The tires are mould with weight effect.

 Painting masks

All sets include a small vinyl pre-cut paint mask.

Should you prefer to paint the wheel first and then the tyre, you have two sets available.

Also, if you prefer to paint the tyre first and then the centre rim, also two sets are at your disposition.

Test Fit

In order to check the parts fit, I grab my 1:72 A-26 Invader from Revell ( Italeri) and give a test.

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The result is showed in the pictures above, perfect fit.

Conclusion

This set is a improve on the kit’s parts, as they will be a very acessible and it will improve the basic model.

All wheels are an easy replace to the original ones.

This is a must set to enhance the look of the original model and as so, recommended.

Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click on the following links:

#AL7063 #AL7064  #AL7065  #AL7066

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