P-40B/C Seat with Wide Lap Belt Harness

Published: May 9th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Roger Rasor - IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/48
Company: Ultracast
Price: $5.46
Product / Stock #: 48255
Product provided by: Ultracast

Ultracast has released a series of four highly detailed resin seats for early P-40s.

This seat (#48255) correctly represents the early style curved back seat that was installed in both pre-war and early-war USAAF Curtiss P-40 B/C fighters (as well as D and early E models). It comes packaged in a zip-lock bag stapled to Ultracast's familiar folded card. The seat is cast in a light tan color resin and comes on a small casting block with a minimum amount of casting flash that is easily removed with a sharp #11 blade.

The review sample was first airbrushed with Mr. Color Interior Green and details were hand brushed with Vallejo acrylics. As the photo below shows, the finely details cast into this seat come alive when painted.

This seat is a fast and cost effective way to add detail to the cockpit of any current 1/48 scale P-40B/C kit on the market. My thanks to Ultracast for providing the review sample and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review it.

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