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Typhoon Seats and
4-Blade Propeller Assembly

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Price: 48072 - Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Seat (with Mod-Late war "Q" Type Harness). USD$7.95
48074 - Hawker Typhoon 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner (fits Hasegawa kits) USD$8.55
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: See Text below for details
Review Type: In-box
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; accurate; great detail; single-piece spinner, positive locating points for propeller blades; nice to have alternate harnesses for seats
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Ultracast's 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 backrest.

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 tailplanes. 

Considering Ultracast's obvious affection for the "Tiffie", perhaps we will see some Tempest tailplanes too!

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.


 


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Review Copyright 2001 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 24 May, 2001
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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