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British Empire Ammo Boxes

Reviewed by Brett Green



Catalogue Number and Price:

1:35 WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes C.224 Mk 1. Item No. 135016

1:35 WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes B166 Mk II. Item No. 135017

1:35 WWII WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes B166 Mk III. Item No. 135018

1:35 WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes B167 Mk.1. Item No. 135019

1:35 WWII British Empire Steel Munition Boxes P59 Mk.II. Item No. 135020

All available online from Ultracast's website

Scale: 1/35
Contents and Media: Each set contains multiple parts in cream coloured resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Perfect casting; excellent detail; simple casting block removal and cleanup; natural and versatile pose; expands a still underpopulated field
Recommendation: Highly recommended to all Commonwealth and armour modellers


Canadian company Ultracast has been quietly beavering away over the last 15 years making high-quality figures and accessories for military and aircraft modellers with a particular commitment to Commonwealth WWII subjects. Their latest batch of five releases fall square into this category.



These ammunition boxes will carry a wide range of ordnance and will suit either vehicles or dioramas. The Steel Munition Boxes C.224 Mk.1 set includes two boxes, while the other four sets include five boxes each.



Each box is attached to its casting block via a thin resin strip. This will be easy and fast to clean up using a new hobby blade.



All of these boxes saw their origins in the Second World War but many will still be valid for the post-war and Korean War eras. Indeed, the B166 Mk III box was dated 1945, so will be most relevant from the late-war period onward.



The parts have been mastered with research based on original ammunition boxes, and they do look very authentic.

Highly Recommended

Ultracast products are available online from their website www.ultracast.ca

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.

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

Text by Brett Green
Images Copyright 2008 by Ultracast (used with permission)
Page Created 7 March, 2009
Page Last Updated 14 February, 2010