Hawker Typhoon/Tempest Seats (with Mid-Late War “Q” Type Harness)
Arriving in a small zip-lock bag stapled to folded card wearing Canadian maple leafs, we find a pair of beautiful seats, complete with molded cushions and the unique “Q” type harness belts, keeping with their high standards Ultracast has produce a high quality resin castings that correctly represents a accurate seat for these two aircraft during the mid to late war time period.
The Typhoon and Tempest, lucky day you score two for one on this deal since you get two seats in the package you can use both of them for the two offerings that are available.
First the Hasegawa Typhoon, and yes it is a beautiful kit, but the kit seat part is weak and featureless to say the least, even photo etch harness belts would not help, in fact years ago Hasegawa themselves released the Typhoon in a “Super Detail” boxing with a complete resin cockpit upgrade produced by “Jaguar” very nice to say the least, well good luck finding one of those (and yes, I have one).
Next The Eduard Tempest released several year ago and reboxed in all the Eduard option combinations that they have. Eduard produces very fine aftermarket products and yes Ultracast can easily stand toe to toe with the Eduard stuff, as for the kit part itself the choice is yours.
The Bottom Line:
I say these are 10 for 10 on the GregOmeter, I highly recommend these babies to anyone.
My Thanks to ULTRACAST and to IPMS for allowing me the chance to inspect and review such fine items.