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1/144 Lippisch P.13a (2 injected kits in box) w/ resin Kettenkrad tractor - Armory Models

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1/144 Lippisch P.13a (2 injected kits in box) w/ resin Kettenkrad tractor - Armory Models

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1/144 Lippisch P.13a (2 injected kits in box) w/ resin Kettenkrad tractor - Armory Models

Armory's next release in their "Wunderwaffe" series is the Lippish P.13a.
Two plastic injected kits, clear canopies, decals and their resin Kettenkrad.

Estimated release date: June/July 2020
Estimated price: ???

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also various 1/144 weighted wheel
AR AW14011 - 1/144 Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum wheels w/ weighted tires, early
AR AW14012 - 1/144 Antonov An-10/12 Cub wheels
AR AW14016 - 1/144 Sukhoj Su-24 Fencer wheels w/ weighted tires, late
AR AW14305 - 1/144 AH-64 Apache wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14306 - 1/144 SH-60 SeaHawk wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14307 - 1/144 UH-60 Black Hawk wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14311 - 1/144 F-14D Tomcat late type wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14402 - 1/144 AVRO "Vulcan" wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14403 - 1/144 H.P. "Victor" wheels w/ weighted tires
AR AW14404 - 1/144 A.W. "Valiant" wheels w/ weighted tires
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First we had Fly with its Daimler Benz Projekt F kits, now the Lippisch P.13a. Nice to have a Kettenkrad to pull the little guys along with, too.

The "weighted wheels" appear to be well detailed but just how heavy are they? For instance, heavy enough to stop one of the V bombers from being a tail sitter without loading the nose and cockpit areas with more lead sinkers than a bunch of weekend anglers?
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Finally!! The Lippisch P.13A had been announced quite a while back.

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I think the weighted wheels themselves are just normal resin, but they are moulded to give the impression that the tyre is under load (ie bulging at the bottom). Most kits offer perfectly circular tyres which (if you’re being very very fussy) you’d only see when the aircraft is airborne with the undercarriage down.

That said I think they are little OTT, in my humble. I have a set for the C-130 and you barely notice the difference.

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Yes, you're right, Angus. Should have fathomed that myself, but the old brain is trying to cope with too much outside the workbench at the moment. And even casting wheels in iridium wouldn't have enough weight to stop tailsitting.

To simulate load-bearing, the old 1/72 scale solution was to lightly sand the bottom of the wheel so it increased the surface area in contact with the "ground". I've seen 747's up close and you'd hardly notice the distortion ... unless the tyre was half-flat and that was the time to cancel your flight! So in 1/144, I agree ... way over the top. But, if the wheels are much better or more accurate in detail that the kit ones they are intended to replace, then that's fair enough.

In fact, I'd be happy with some sets of generic wheels of varying diameters so that the horribly inaccurate one-piece wheel-and-leg-and-door things in older kits (e.g. Revell MicroWings, some Minicraft repops, etc.) could be replaced with a scratchbuilt undercart that looks vaguely realistic.
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