Focke Wulf 190 Wheels and Tires

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Review Author(s)
Scale
1/48
MSRP
$5.95
Product / Stock #
48228, 48229, 48230, 48231
Company: Ultracast - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Ultracast - Website: Visit Site
Sample package

Editor's note: This review is for four related products: Spoked Wheels 700 x 175 Smooth Tires, Stock #- 48228; Spoked Wheels 700 x 175 Smooth Tires, Stock #- 48228; Spoked Wheels 700 x 175 Smooth Tires, Stock #- 48228; Late Style Wheels 700 x 175 Treaded Tires, Stock #- 48231. Price is in Canadian Dollars which at current writing is almost par with U.S. Dollar.

The Focke Wulf 190 has been kitted by every major kit manufacturer. Often times the kit wheels leave a bit to be desired, whether they were anemic or lack detail on either the hub, tread or brake side. Ultracast has provided an answer for both early and late model FW-190s. Molded in light cream colored resin the wheels are perfectly molded with no blemishes or imperfections. This is the typical quality that I’ve come to expect from Ultracast.

Unlike other aftermarket manufacturers Ultracast’s tires show a realistic bulge. Not the flat tire syndrome that some aftermarket wheels have but a realistic scaled weighted appearance. Removal of the tires is a simple swipe with the razor saw or knife blade. Only the area where it is removed from the pour block is the only place that needs cleanup. There is no ‘seam’ around the circumference.

The wheels feature a hole for the axle that will fit most kits. This ensures that the axle is centered.

Often times a Focke Wulf 190 will have different types of tires on a single airplane. The one that immediately comes to mind is the FW-190D-13 “Yellow 13” which had a smooth and treaded tire. Well now you can do it justice.

Simple cleanup and beautiful detail without any bubbles, perfect additions for your Focke Wulf model.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Ultracast for the review copies.

Reviewer Bio

Floyd S. Werner Jr.

Building models since the age of 7, I’ve become known for my Bf-109s and helicopters. I currently run Werner’s Wings. I was previously the ‘star’ of the Master Class Model Building Video series. I’ve been published numerous times on various website, including Hyperscale and ARC. My work has been in FSM and Great Scale Modeling 2001, as well as, numerous other model magazines. I’m a published author with my Squadron/Signal Walkaround book on the Kiowa Warrior. My models have continuously won many regional and national awards. My unique model photography gives my models instant recognition for their historical perspective.

I’m a retired from the Army after 21 years of flying Cobras and Kiowa Warriors, including tours in Iraq, Bosnia, Korea, and Germany. I’m also a retired Flight Officer for the Baltimore City Police and flew their helicopters chasing bad guys. I’m currently flying Cobras and Hueys with the Army Aviation Heritage Foundation.

I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart, Yvonne, for 42 years. Our daughters have blessed us with six grandchildren. My passions continue to be his family, friends, helicopters, models and airplanes, especially the Bf-109 and my beloved AH-1 Cobra. My motto has always been - MODELING IS FUN!

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