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Catalogue Number and Price: 35007 - French Helmets WWII with liners @ US$7.95
35008 - Italian Helmets WWII with liners @ US$7.95
35009 - British Mk III Helmets WWII with liners @ US$7.95
Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Each set contains five parts in cream coloured resin
Review Type: In-box
Advantages: Perfect casting; excellent detail; simple casting block removal and cleanup; useful as figure or armour accessories; French and Italian acessories are rare.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k


Ultracast present three more helmet sets to compliment their range. 

This batch includes WWII helmets representing French, Italian and British Mk III styles. Each set includes five of the appropriate subject.

As to be expected with Ultracast's products, these helmets are beautifully cast in pale yellow resin. The British and Italian sets contain five identical helmets, but the French helmets have four identical and a single rogue item with a strap across the front. 

The French helmets are supplied loose, with no casting block or cleanup required. The Italian and British helmets are connected to a resin block via a thin wafer of material. The helmets may be snapped off and cleaned up with a sharp knife. 

The liner detail is very well done. Two tiny length of foil or paper as chinstraps will complete the illusion for your diorama needs.

It is great to see these less conventional subjects treated to Ultracast's high production values. These helmet sets are a must for anyone contemplating building French or Italian armour or dioramas in particular.

Recommended.

You may view these and other products including photos at Ultracast's Web Site.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 06 September, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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