Sagged Wheels for 96K6 PANTSIR-S1
Meng, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Andrew Judson
F i r s t L o o k
Tyres are a potential point of disappointment in many kits. Vinyl tyres may perish over time, or not take paint well; while plastic tyres may be lacking in detail or have prominent seams in hard to get at places.
Meng Model is now bringing out resin wheels with a sagged or weighted appearance as replacement for their own kit tyres, and this is the case with the recently released 96K6 PANTSIR-S1 Air Defence System.
Meng’s 1:35 scale PANTSIR –S1 resin replacement wheels are perfectly cast, with crisp details on the outer and inner surfaces, and will fit straight on without modification. The raised lettering and ribs are beautifully done. The tyres are also bulged and flattened, providing just that little more to an already great kit.
They are packed into a sturdy box and wrapped securely in bubblewrap.
Each resin wheel is attached to a small casting block via six narrow points, making parts removal and cleanup a fast and simple affair.
These resin wheels are recommended to anyone who does not like vinyl tyres or would like to see some scale weight via weighted and flattened tyres on their Meng PANTSIR-S1.
A handy set indeed!
Thanks to Meng Models for the sample www.meng-model.com
Text by Andrew Judson