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Early Mustang Exhausts

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48069 - Early Mustang Tubular Exhausts
48070 - Early Mustang Flared Exhausts
48071 - Early Mustang Fishtail Exhausts
Scale: 1/48
Price: US$4.95 each set
Contents and Media: Two resin parts in each set
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; covers all variants; wonderful seam line and lip detail; exhaust stacks hollow at the end
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Ultracast returns to one of its earliest subjects with these three new releases. 

Ultracast already produce seats, propeller blades and an accurate RAF Mustang I conversion for the 1/48 scale Accurate Miniatures P-51A/A-36 family of kits. The three exhaust sets reviewed here will compliment the earlier accessories nicely.

Casting quality is up to Ultracast's typically high standards. As with their earlier exhaust sets, these resin parts feature striking detail in areas including weld seams, raised lips on the ends of the stacks and hollow exhaust pipes. This is particularly impressive on the RAF Fishtail exhausts. 

The exhausts are cast onto a wedge of resin along the length of the flat joining surface. I simply snapped the exhausts off - no knife, no saw, just snapped - then sanded the joining surface. Cleanup could hardly be simpler.

These three sets of exhausts will add a convincing finishing touch to Accurate Miniatures' attractive model. 

Recommended.

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 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 21 February, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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