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Spitfire Wheels

 

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Catalogue Number and Description: 48140 - Supermarine Spitfire 4-Spoke Wheels, Block Tread
48141 - Supermarine Spitfire 3-Spoke Wheels, Block Tread
48142 - Supermarine Spitfire 3-Spoke Wheels, Diamond Tread
Scale: 1/48
Price: each wheel set USD$4.95 from Ultracast website (plus shipping and handling)
Contents and Media: Each set contains two parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent detail including bolts and valve stems; useful variations in wheel sets; perfect casting; subtle flattening and bulge; easy removal and cleanup.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: All Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Spitfire Wheels

Ultracast adds to its impressive list of 1/48 scale Spitfire accessories with three more wheel sets. They are:

  • 48140 - Supermarine Spitfire 4-Spoke Wheels, Block Tread

  • 48141 - Supermarine Spitfire 3-Spoke Wheels, Block Tread

  • 48142 - Supermarine Spitfire 3-Spoke Wheels, Diamond Tread

Detail is very crisp on all the releases, including valve stems on the wheels. The tread patterns are deep and consistent. Another advantage is that there is no troublesome seam line to remove (along with tread detail) as is the case with plastic kit wheels.

 

    

 

These resin replacement wheels will make for permit absolute accuracy for specific subjects when building any of the many available Spitfire kits in 1/48 scale.

Recommended.

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 2004 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 30 April, 2004
Last updated 30 April, 2004

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