Engines and Things 71 72004 1/72 radial tread wheels for B-17

Review by David Harvey

Review Type
First Look
$5.50 AUD from Red Roo
Contents and Media:
2 x resin wheels and four x hubs
easy addition to the kit
None at this stage
Highly Recommended



Not much to really say about this as it is a straight forward addition to a 1/72 B-17 kit. This is a new line of aftermarket accessories being carried by Red Roo Models and isn't too bad a product for the price.

The kit

For your money you receive a ziploc bag as shown in the main photo with two main wheels and the four hubs to go with them. The castings are very nice and appear to be correct to the images I have seen on the internet of the real wheels and hubs. The hubs are very well done considering their size and the number or holes that are needed in each side. As usual you would need to find images of the aircraft to be modelled to ensure that these types of tread are correct for it.

Note, as usual the background of each image is a 1cm by 1 cm grid.


A nicely done replacement set of wheels for a 1/72 B-17, highly recommended.

Review sample courtesy of and available from Red Roo Models

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