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Aircraft of the United States in WWII.
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Trumpter Hellcat 1/32
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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Posted: Saturday, March 23, 2013 - 07:41 PM UTC
Hi Gang,had a little bit of a windfall recently so I thought I`d treat myself to this kit,whilst I was waiting for it to arrive I did some "Googling" and found out that the wheels in the kit are a bit on the small side.
The two schools of thought suggest that the early versions had small wheels,whilst others suggest replacing them with some form of replacement.
I thought I`d bounce this one off you guys as to which way to go - leave them as is or replace them with A/M ones (perhaps with resin ones for the P-51 Mustang).
If anyone out there has built this kit ANY guidance is appreciated.
Jessie_C
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British Columbia, Canada
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 01:37 AM UTC
True details advertises a set to fit both the Corsair and the Hellcat, so if you find a set of 1/32 Corsair wheels then they should be correct for your Hellcat as well. Lone Star Models does a set with diamond pattern tread.
armouredcharmer
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England - East Anglia, United Kingdom
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KitMaker: 665 posts
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Posted: Sunday, March 24, 2013 - 07:17 AM UTC
Thanks for the info Jessie - I think I`ll have to go with the resin P-51 wheels as ordering "from across the pond" is a bit too much hassle.
I have found some wheels on E-Bay that are pretty close so I`ll go with those.
Ta Very Much !!