1/48 scale Typhoon/Tempest seats are gorgeously cast in pale cream
coloured resin. As usual, they have realistically draped harnesses and
buckles moulded as part of the seat. These seats also feature a quilted
The harness is a mid to late-war "Q" type, making this seat
suitable for later Typhoons and virtually any Tempest. It is nice to see
a change from the more familiar Sutton harness.
Two seats are supplied in this set.
The 1/48 scale Typhoon propeller set is equally well cast. The
spinner is ready to use - no cleanup required at all. Each propeller
blade can be quickly but carefully sliced of a fine "T" shaped
base on their common casting block. The base of each propeller blade is
keyed to a specially contoured locating hole in the spinner to ensure
the correct pitch angle.
This four-blade propeller assembly is relevant to later bubble-top
Typhoons. Take note, though, that most of the aircraft fitted with the
four-blade propellers were also retrofitted with the larger Tempest
Considering Ultracast's obvious affection for the "Tiffie",
perhaps we will see some Tempest tailplanes too!