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Bf 109 Wheels
Eight Different Types

 

Ultracast, 1/48 scale

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number,  Description and Price: 48161 - Bf 109 B-E Wheels (first pattern spoked rims), 650 x 150 ribbed tyres
48162 - Bf 109 F-G4 Wheels (second pattern spoked rims), 650 x 150 ribbed tyres
48163 - Bf 109 G2-G4 Wheels (second pattern spoked rims), 660 x 160 ribbed tyres
48164 - Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels (2-piece smooth style rim), 660 x 160 smooth tyres
48165 - Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels (2-piece smooth style rim), 660 x 160 ribbed tyres
48166 - Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels (2-piece ribbed rim), 660 x 160 smooth tyres
48167 - Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels (2-piece ribbed rim), 660 x 160 ribbed tyres
48168 - Bf 109 G10-K Wheels, 660 x 190 smooth tyres

Each set CDN$5.95 available online from Ultracast's website
 

Scale: 1/48
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Comprehensive selection of Bf 109 wheels from first to last production; excellent attention to detail; beautiful casting; more accurate and more detailed than the various kit parts; suitable for any Bf 109 kit
Disadvantages: Released after I finished the first two volumes of my "Modelling the Bf 109" books!
Recommendation: all Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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F i r s t   L o o k

 

Ultracast once again turns its attention to the Augsburg Eagle with a comprehensive new family of wheels and tyres for the Messerschmitt Bf 109.

Attention to detail is very impressive. This new series of wheels illustrates some subtle differences between types that have often been ignored.

These eight new wheel sets will be suitable for any brand of the appropriate Messerschmitt Bf 109 variant. The tyres are subtly weighed and bulged.

Detail and casting is, as usual, is excellent.
 

 Bf 109 B-E Wheels
(first pattern spoked rims)
650 x 150 ribbed tyres

 

Bf 109 F-G4 Wheels
(second pattern spoked rims)
650 x 150 ribbed tyres
Bf 109 G2-G4 Wheels
(second pattern spoked rims)
660 x 160 ribbed tyres
Bf 109 G10-K Wheels
660 x 190 smooth tyres

 

Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels
(2-piece smooth style rim)
660 x 160 smooth tyres

 
Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels
(2-piece smooth style rim)
660 x 160 ribbed tyres
Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels
(2-piece ribbed rim)
660 x 160 smooth tyres
Bf 109 G5-G14 Wheels
(2-piece ribbed rim)
660 x 160 ribbed tyres

 

 

Conclusion

 

Modellers have a great range of good Bf 109 kits to choose from, and this famous Luftwaffe fighter is undoubtedly one of the most popular modelling choices of all time. Ultracast's comprehensive new range of Bf 109 wheels will be appropriate for every Bf 109 from the fourth prototype right through to the last of the Augsburg Eagles.

All Highly 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 2006 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 06 September, 2006
Last updated 05 September, 2006

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