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Hawker Hurricane
Wheel Well





S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Price: 48079 – Hurricane Wheel Well  US$4.95
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: One part in cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; no ejector pin marks; well detailed.
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


Although the wheel well of Hasegawa’s 1/48 scale Hurricane is quite nicely detailed, it suffers from four big ejector pin holes that will be almost impossible to deal with due to their recessed position and proximity to raised features. 

Ultracast has produced a simple replacement wheel well that will be suitable for all of Hasegawa Hurricane family. This is a simple drop-fit replacement for the kit wheel well. The detail is a slight improvement over the kit wheel well (being somewhat finer). The resin covering the inspection panels from the cockpit is so thin that I would recommend using a sharp hobby knife to open them up. However, the real benefit of this accessory is the absence of the big ejector marks! 

If you ever turn your models upside down, Ultracast’s wheel well will be important for your 1/48 scale Hasegawa Hurricane. 


Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.

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


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Review and Images Copyright © 2001 by Brett Green
Page Created 26 July, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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