Ultracast 48158, P-40N wheels; block tread


1/48 Hasegawa kits


$4.95 / $5.95 CDN


Scott Van Aken


resin. S&h is $4.00 US/$5.50 CDN 

One can always count on Ultracast to provide the highest quality resin bits and this time they have concentrated on replacement wheels for the Hasegawa 1/48 P-40N Warhawk. These have block tread tires. One simply cuts them off the pour stub, drills out the axle hole and slides them on the axle. These are flattened on the bottom but not grossly bulged as one sees on some others.

As a note, these are specifically for the P-40N. The N model was an attempt to lighten the P-40 and one was was to use smaller, lighter, wheels. These 8 spoke wheels were the result and to my knowledge, were not generally retrofitted to older P-40s.

January 2006

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