Spitfire Mk.I , Mk.V Landing Gear for 1/48th Scale Airfix 2014 Model SAC 48282
The plastic main gear struts moulded separately from the pintle hinges and the kit instructions show the pintles (C30 & C31) being installed before the upper and lower wing halves are joined. The SAC main gear are cast as one piece with the pintle hinge and should be installed before the upper and lower wing halves are joined.
Advantages: One advantage of white metal over styrene plastic is strength. Metal parts will not warp under the weight of a built model regardless of the size of the aircraft, no matter how many years it stands on display. Another advantage of white metal is the way it holds up under "working" conditions (drilling, scoring, sanding, etc.), as it is much more dense than styrene plastic and has a much higher melting point. Being quite malleable, it can be bent without the fear of breaking & a useful characteristic when it comes to final alignment "tweaking". Part are cast in a Lead Free Pewter by Scale Aircraft Conversions