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F4U & F6F Wheels
eight different styles

 

Ultracast, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number,  Description and Price: 48186 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Diamond Tread (32" x 8" standard wheels)
48187 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Block Tread (32" x 8" standard wheels)
48188 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Radial Tread (32" x 8" standard wheels)
48189 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Smooth Tire (32" x 8" standard wheels)
48190 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Diamond Tread (32" x 8" late style wheels)
48191 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Block Tread (32" x 8" late style wheels)
48192 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Radial Tread (32" x 8" late style wheels)
48193 F4U Corsair / F6F Hellcat Wheels, Smooth Tire (32" x 8" late style wheels)

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

Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent attention to detail; suitable for either WWII or Korean War aircraft; 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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F i r s t   L o o k

 

Ultracast turns its attention to F4U Corsair and the F6F Hellcat with eight new sets of wheels.

The first four sets of wheels are typical for WWII Corsairs and Hellcats, while the pressed hub style of the last four are commonly seen on post-war and Korean War aircraft.

 

48186 in the WWII style

 

48191 in the Korean War style

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Both hub styles are offered with four alternate tread patterns - smooth, radial, block and diamond - hence the eight separate releases.

The tyres are subtly weighed and bulged. Detail is superb, front and back, and casting is as terrific as usual from Ultracast.

 

 

Kevin from Ultracast mentioned that this batch of releases was produced largely as a result of comments on the Plane Talking Forum.

You asked for them - now come and get 'em!

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 27 September, 2007
Last updated 24 December, 2007

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