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Early Spitfire Accessories
Early metal seats
Weybridge two-bladed propeller

Ultracast , 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y
Description and Item Number:

48197 - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.I Weybrige 2-Blade Propeller
48198 - Supermarine Spitfire Early Metal Seat without Harness
48199 - Supermarine Spitfire Early Metal Seat with Sutton Harness

Contents and Media: Each Set includes comprises one part in cream coloured resin
Price:

Seats - CDN$5.95
Propeller - CDN$10.95
All available online
from Ultracast's Website

Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality master and casting; useful conversion items for early Spitfires
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green



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F i r s t L o o k

 

Ultracast has released three new 1/48 scale conversion items for early Spitfires.

The first represents the wooden, fixed pitch two-bladed Weybridge propeller. This is designed for the Tamiya kit. As a single part cast perfectly in cream coloured resin, it will be very simple to install.

Next are two replacement seats. Prior to the introduction of the Bakelite seat in March 1940, early Spitfires were fitted with a metal seat. Two styles are offered - with and without Sutton Harness.

Both seats feature beautifully fine deatil, and are cast with the cushioned backrest in place. The casting block is nothing more than four fine strips of resin, which will be quickly cleaned up woth a sharp hobby knife.

Later Bakelite seats were usually seen in their unpainted brown state, but please note that these early metal seats would be painted whatever interior colour was applied to the rest of the cockpit (probably not always RAF Interior Grey Green - but let's not get into that discussion here!).

Do also take care to check your references for any other subtle differences that might be present on the specific early Spitfire you want to build, especially the canopy and windscreen styles. Alternatives for these parts are avaiable from a number of sources including Falcon and Aeroclub.

Fans of early Spitfires will be very pleased to see these three excellent new conversion parts from Ultracast.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.


Ultracast figures and accessories are available online from their website


Review Copyright 2008 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 29 April, 2008
Last updated 30 April, 2008

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