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Unread July 19th, 2009, 10:30 AM
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Default Aires Aftermarket Wheel Bays Has 1/48 F18C

This seems like a monumental task to do and if you don't have the right tools, bye-bye model.

I want to attempt it for the group build and need some expert advice. To do, or not to do.

Please let me know.

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How good are you at measuring, grinding and sanding?

Aires stuff isn't difficult to install, but it is tedious and you have to be careful.

For my money, I stick with cockpits....nobody's looking at your wheelwells.
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Also, if you are using the wheel wells, you cant use seamless intakes. When in the model, the wells sit too tall for the bottom of the intake. Even if you thin both of them out.
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I think I'll pass on replacing the wheel bays. But I need some seamless intakes for this F18C. Can't seem to find any, anywhere.

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PM on the way about intakes.

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yep it require some work around.....i know start to sand both resin / plastic directly....and then test fit......this is only for 1/48 th scale, as for the 32 nd most of their pieces fit perfectly.......

for my C i made my air intakes by myslef.....so i can't say about seamless....but it's a hard place !

take your time to paint it...you'll discover some interesting details inside....
the most important thing, the alignment of bith wheel wells.....if not right fit....your bird is gonna have a bad attitude !
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