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Typhoon Accessories

Ultracast

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S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Price: 48056 - Hawker Typhoon Control Surfaces US$9.95
48057 - Hawker Typhoon Exhausts US$4.95
48058 - Hawker Typhoon Radiator US$4.95
48059 -
Hawker Typhoon Radiator with Dust Filter US$4.95
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: All Resin. See text for more details
Review Type: In-box
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; genuine added value (more detail); accurate; inexpensive; nice conversion for tropical version
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone building Hasegawa's Tiffie.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k


48056 - Control Surfaces

 

Ultracasts's control surfaces for the Hasegawa Typhoon are beautifully cast and subtly sculpted. Fabric rendition is excellent, and details for trim tabs and hinge points are all in place.

The rounded joining surfaces will make positioning these parts on the Hasegawa kit a simple matter. You will have to thin and bevel the kit parts before attaching the control surfaces for the best fit

If you are planning to position the control surfaces on your Hasegawa Tiffie, Ultracast's resin parts will produce an accurate and reliable result.

 

 

48057 Exhausts

There has been much discussion about Moskit metal exhausts, with their scale thickness and hollow construction. They are undoubtedly clever and very authentic, but the downside of the Russian exhausts is their metal construction. They are extremely delicate and discolour with handling.

Ultracast have taken a different approach with their growing range of resin aircraft exhausts.

The latest is for the Hasegawa Typhoon. The detail on this set is superb, with hollowed-out pipes and extremely subtle weld seams - don't clean these up!

Being cast in resin, they will be quite robust and will be easy to paint.

This is a terrific drop-fit replacement for the Hasegawa kit exhausts, and will make a noticeable difference to your Tiffie.

 

 

48058 Typhoon Radiator

This is another replacement for the Hasegawa kit item. Detail on the radiator and oil-cooler faces of the resin replacement is far superior to the kit part.

Casting is as good as we have come to expect from Ultracast. All casting attachment points are on the rear surface of the radiator, and comprise of thin resin strips.

Take care not to cut off the two locating lugs!

 

48058 Typhoon Radiator with Dust Filter

The additional dust filter was tested in North Africa during 1943, but also used on the dusty airfields of North-Western Europe in 1944/45.

Check your references carefully. You may need this part to accurately portray your invasion-front Typhoon

 

 

Conclusion

 

Hasegawa's Typhoon will greatly benefit from these new accessories. Ultracast's range already includes rockets, drop tanks and other items for the Typhoon. I imagine that we can expect a seat fairly soon too!

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 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 29 November, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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