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P-40 Tomahawk Updates

Ultracast , 1/48 scale

 

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Description, Item Number and Price:

Ultracast Item Nos.:

48266 - Curtiss P-40B/C Tubular Exhausts

48267 - Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 614-1C1.5-12 - CAN$12.95

48268 - P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 89301-3. CAN$12.95

All available online from Ultracast's Website

Contents and Media: Cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High quality master and casting; helpful updates / corrections for a range of early P-40s
Disadvantages:  
Conclusion: The ideal finishing touch for your P-40B/C Tomahawk

 

Reviewed by Brett Green



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Ultracast has three new resin updates for the Airfix 1/48 scale P-40B/C:

48266 - Curtiss P-40B/C Tubular Exhausts

 

 

This is suitable for Airfix kit #A05130 and similar.

 

 

The resin exhausts are direct replacements for the kit parts. They are hollowed out at the ends and feature the charactertistic upsweep.


48267 - Early P-40B Hollow Steel Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 614-1C1.5-12

 

 

This is suitable for Airfix kit #A05130 and similar.

 

 

Early replacement propeller and spinner assembly. The Airfix blades are noticeably narrow. These are a definite improvement.


48268 - P-40B Aluminum Prop & Spinner Curtiss 11' dia, Blade 89301-3

 

 

These propeller blades are wider and of a different profile than the earlier steel blades, and required a different shaped opening into the spinner compared to the round opening found with the earlier steel blades.

 

 

Most photos of A.V.G. Flying Tigers P-40B aircraft show these blades.


All the sets feature beautifully fine detail. Cleanup will be fast and easy.

Fans of early American P-40s and Commonwealth Tomahawks will be very pleased to see these three useful new releases from Ultracast.

Thanks to Ultracast for the review sample.


Ultracast figures and accessories are available online from their website


Review Copyright 2017 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 9 January, 2017
Last updated 9 January, 2017

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