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Macchi C.202 Folgore Exhausts




S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48119
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$4.95 from Ultracast website (Add shipping and handling to above: USD$4.00 in North America)
Contents and Media: Two parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; hollowed stacks; accurate
Recommendation: Recommended.


Reviewed by Brett Green

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Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore kit is very nice indeed, but the exhaust stacks are little more than featureless triangles. This is a particular problem as the exhausts are directed out at around a 45 degree angle, not straight back like most exhausts. The result is that the solid blank faces of the exhaust are very apparent to the casual observer.

Ultracast's resin replacement exhausts addresses this problem with two simple drop-fir replacement for the kit parts. Each stack is perfectly hollowed out and detail is excellent.

Each exhaust is attached to its individual casting block via a thin strip of resin. This will be very simple to remove with a few swipes of a scriber or a hobby knife.

Recommended for anyone building the Hasegawa 1/48 scale Macchi C.202 Folgore.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review sample

The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be viewed and purchased at Ultracast's Web Site.

Review Copyright 2003 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 23 March, 2003
Last updated 27 July, 2004

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