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Mosquito 5 Stack Replacement Exhausts

 

 

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48104
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$7.95 (Add shipping and handling to above: USD$4.00 in North America)
Contents and Media: Four parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; hollowed stacks; better detailed than Tamiya kit parts; accurate.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Ultracast already have a set of shrouded Mosquito exhausts. This new set of 1/48 scale unshrouded exhausts for Tamiya's Mosquitos will be welcomed by anyone building day-fighter versions of the kit. Two sets of exhausts are supplied in the bag; one set for each Merlin engine.

These resin replacement exhausts are noticeably more detailed than the kit parts. These flattened exhausts are always more challenging for the modeler to drill out than rounded pipes, so this style of hollow exhaust is especially welcome. In addition to individually hollowed exhaust stacks, the ends of each pipe feature the distinctive collar, and mounting detail is also present at the base of each stack.

Each exhaust is attached to its individual casting block via a thin strip of resin. This will be very simple to remove with a few swipes of a scriber or a hobby knife.

Recommended for anyone building a Tamiya 1/48 scale Mosquito with a non-shrouded exhaust.

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.


Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 31 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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