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P-40N Seats and Wheels

 

Ultracast, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number,  Description and Price: 48169 - Curtiss P-40N Seat (American Harness)
P-40N AF 42-104829 & Subsequent (for Hasegawa kits)

48170 - Curtiss P-40N Seat (without Harness)
P-40N AF 42-104829 & Subsequent (for Hasegawa kits)

48171 - Curtiss P-40N Covered Wheels, Diamond Tread
(27" light weight wheels)

48172 - Curtiss P-40N Covered Wheels, Block Tread
(27" light weight wheels)

Each set CDN$5.95 available online from Ultracast's website
 

Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent attention to detail; beautiful casting; more accurate and more detailed than the various kit parts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: all Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Ultracast once again turns its attention to the P-40 with two new seats and two new sets of wheels.

48169 - P-40N Seat (US Harness)

48170 - P-40N Seat (without Harness)

 

 

Some years ago, Ultrcast released a series of generic P-40 seats with and without harnesses.

These new seats are cast onto an armoured rear bulkhead specifically designed for the Hasegawa P-40N kit. Not only is the bulkhead better detailed than the kit part, it includes the support bar for the shoulder harness traps. The harness straps are realistically draped on part 48169 (pictured at the top of the page). Part number 48170 is cast without the resin harness, so you will be able to paint the seat then loop your preferred harness over the bar. This seat will be ideal for Eduard's pre-painted Color Etch harness.

Either of these seats will make a prominent and attractive addition to your Hasegawa 1/48 scale Warhawk.


48171 - P-40N Covered Wheels, Diamond Tread

 



48172 - P-40N Covered Wheels, Block Tread

 

 

The P-40N started life as a lightweight design. Part of the strategy to reduce the weight of the N model Warhawk was to use smaller main wheels of 27" diameter.

Ultracast has added to their growing range of P-40 wheels with these two new wheel sets with covered hubs. These two new wheel sets will be suitable for any brand of P-40N, or even for a TP-40N conversion, and presumably the XP-40Q too. The tyres are subtly weighed and bulged. Detail is superb. Even the screw head slots are present on the wheel covers!

The only difference between these two releases are the tread pattern. One is a block tread, while the second is a diamond pattern.

All Highly Recommended.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review sample


The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be viewed and purchased at Ultracast's Web Site.


Review Copyright 2007 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 13 March, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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