There are the two wheels in the set cast in a light cream resin with just the usual small casting block and some fine resin film between the wheels spokes which comes away very easily with a sharp X-Acto #11 blade. A minor casting seem is on the inside of the rim between the spokes which will need care to remove and there is a scar on the bottom of the tread once the casting block is removed with the tread pattern either side of the casting block not as well defined as on the other part of the tyres. The casting scar can be positioned at ground contact to keep out of sight once fitted to the model so this shouldn't be a problem.
The wheels are designed to take the Tamiya kit poly cap wheel hub to attach to the front axle and the fit of the poly cap is a little loose as it is with the Tamiya wheels.
Overall the tread pattern A is well done with the clean casting making for wheels with far better detail than the basic vinyl tyres and plastic wheels of the Tamiya kits for a simple update to greatly improve the look of the model.
Thanks to my Credit Card and the excellent mail order service from Rainbow Ten for the review set.
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