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Typhoon & Hurricane Wheels



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Catalogue Number and Price: 48073 - Hawker Typhoon Wheels $4.95USD
48075 - Hawker Hurricane 5-Spoke Wheels $4.95USD
48076 - Hawker Hurricane 4-Spoke Wheels $4.95USD
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Two resin parts in each set. See text for more details
Review Type: In-box
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; accurate; great detail
Recommendation: Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green


F i r s t   L o o k


These are three very straightforward replacements for the wheels in any Hurricane or Typhoon kits. 

Hasegawa's kits of these aircraft are the most worthy recipients of Ultracast's latest resin accessories.

The wheels are cast in a pale cream coloured resin with no imperfections on my samples.   

All of Ultracast's resin wheels are flattened very subtly. The wheels are cast onto the blocks at the flattened section, making removal and cleanup quite easy.

Detail is terrific, right down to the inclusion of a valve on each wheel and bolt-heads on the hubs.

Two styles of Hurricane wheel are available. The five spoke wheel seems most applicable to pre-war and early war machines. The four spoke wheel applies to mid-war Hurricanes.

The Typhoon wheels are a simple replacement for the kit parts.

These wheels are a flexible and attractive accessory for any 1/48 scale Hurricane or Typhoon kit.


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 Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 23 April, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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