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Replacement 1/48 Aircraft Seats
for Curtiss P-40B-M Variants
(Sutton Harness and American Harness)

                    

 

Ultracast

Catalogue No.: 48036 and 48037
Scale: 1/48
Media: Resin
Review Type: In-Bag
Rating: Highly Recommended

Reviewed by Brett Green

S u m m a r y

Contents:
Item 48036 (P-40 Seats with Moulded American Harness) - 2 parts in cream coloured resin
Item 48037 (P-40 Seats with British Sutton Harness) - 2 parts in cream coloured resin
Price: US$7.95 per set
Advantages: High quality casting, harnesses moulded on, simple removal from casting strips, authentic, simple
Disadvantages: None!
Recommendation: Recommended to all who hate folding brass seats or harnesses; or those wanting a simple, authentic replacement seat

 

F i r s t   L o o k


I was delighted to see these new additions to Ultracast's seat range.

This Canadian company has once again demonstrated its commitment to Commonwealth subjects by providing the modeller with a Sutton-harness equipped Kittyhawk seat option. This is great news for anyone contemplating a Kittyhawk in Australian, Canadian or RAF service. The other new release is a set of P-40 seats with the standard US style harness. Both seats are appropriate for a wide range of Tomahawks and Kittyhawks.

At the risk of repeating myself, the method of casting is the same as their previous replacement seats. Each seat is cast in a single piece on to a block via three thin connectors. A hobby knife will be sufficient to remove and clean up the join.

Casting is once again flawless.

I really like the depiction of a seat harness as an integral casting on a resin seat. The drape is realistic and painting is a breeze. Highly recommended.

You may view these and other products including photos at Ultracast's Web Site.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.


Review Copyright 1999 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 10 June, 1999
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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