up with a quick fix for the incorrectly
sized Academy M3 Lee
suspension bracket, it was natural for Formations to go the next
step with a complete early VVSS suspension which would be used in
a host of situations, from the early M4A1 to the early M7 Priest.
So this set includes the arms, a dozen open-spoked wheels (and one
spare), along with a set of open idlers and idler mounts. Six mounting
plates are also provided, which you may need depending on what manufacturer's
hull you are working with.
As with the
quick-fix set, the detail is good but the clean up will require
some time and effort. My set's road wheels were cast just a bit
out of round. This might not be so noticeable once the wheels are
painted, weathered, and set in place on the tracks, but youll
want to look closely and judge for yourself. The wheels need to
be drilled through the center to be mounted in the suspension. Personally,
I was satisfied using Academy's wheels with the quick fix set for
the M3 Lee. If you have some wheels in the spares box, just make
sure you dry fit everything before getting happy with the superglue.
are clear and construction should be straightforward. Take care
when removing the suspension arms from the carriers; I'd suggest
separating the part at the corners first and then cutting the center
value of this set depends on how much you need the wheels and if
you'll be using a hull that needs mounting plates. If you are just
fixing the Academy Lee, you might be satisified with the less extensive,
less expensive quick fix set.
Thanks to Formations
for the review sample.