I have been a customer of the Canadian firm Ultracast for several years, and in the time I have seen their product line increase greatly with the addition of various resin accessories, decals, figures, and metal products for both the aircraft and armor modelers. Their website is quite easy to navigate. I have yet to be disappointed with any purchase from them.
When I saw the 1/48th scale Beaufighter seats available for review, I could not resist volunteering. I had a Tamiya kit squirreled away and these seats would be the perfect complement to an already fine kit.
The kit seats are rather bulky in shape and should be thinned for a more scale appearance, and seat belts needed to be added. The kit’s gunner’s seat is quite incorrect in shape.
The Ultracast offering are packaged in a small zip-lock bag, stapled to a card stock fold-over cover and includes the pilot and rear gunner’s seats, properly cast to scale, with seat belts in place. The resin is a creamy yellow color and contained no casting errors or defects. Both seats are cast on a common pour stub, and some care will be required to remove each seat from the stub. Other than the pour stub, no additional clean up is required. Careful painting will truly enhance the fine detail of these seats.
I with to thank Ultracast and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this product. I highly recommend these seats for anyone interested in adding more detail to their Beaufighter. Check out the Ultracast site and you will not be disappointed.