1/32 A6M5 Zero wheel bays

Product # 2160 for Tamiya kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 3 2011


This latest release from Aires features a complete resin wheel bay set for the A6M5 Zero from Tamiya. 

This detail set includes;

  • 2 main wheel wells

  • 2 gear doors

  • Small resin parts to detail each wheel well and support the gear doors to detail the cockpit 


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The quality of the resin casting is flawless and bubble free.  The wheels wells are loaded with detail including rivets and hydraulic lines.  The gear doors include rivets and detail on both sides.  You will be required to use wire.  There are 2 pages of instructions to help you with the process.

These wheel wells are loaded with detail and will be a nice improvement over the kit parts. 

You can purchase this and other fine resin detail items directly from Aires or from the many retailers that carry their products.  

I would like to thank Aires for providing me with this review sample.

Steve Bamford

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Photos and text by Steve Bamford