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Bf 109 and Fw 190
Propeller Blades

Wedgetail, 1/32 scale

 

Replacement Propeller Blades for 1/32 scale Fw 190D-9




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Catalogue Number: Messerschmitt Bf 109F Propeller Blades
Messerschmitt Bf 109G Propeller Blades
Messerschmitt Bf 109K Propeller Blades
Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 Propeller Blades
Scale: 1/32
Contents and Media: Each set - three pieces in off-white coloured resin
Price: AUD$15.00 per set available from Aeroworks
Review Type: Preview
Advantages: Accurately shaped; perfectly cast; Dora props include detailed cast-on collets; appropriate for different variants of these popular Luftwaffe fighters; minimal preparation before use.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Glenn Irvine's models will already be well known to many of HyperScale's visitors. With his predilection for scratchbuilding, it should be no surprise that he has now turned his hand to mastering parts for some very helpful resin accessories. The only surprise is the scale. Glenn has abandoned Tiny Town - for this project anyway.

Glenn recently presented me with four sets of 1/32 scale propeller blades for the Focke-Wulf Fw 190D-9 and the Messerschmitt Bf 109F, G and K variants.

These are simple drop-fit replacements for the Hasegawa parts, even having the locating pins cast in place to help achieve the correct pitch. Each blade is cast onto a small block. Removal is a simple swipe with a razor saw or a sharp hobby knife. The parts also have a wedge of fine flash that needs to be cleaned up. This should be very quickly achieved.

Each propeller blade type looks very accurate in shape compared to drawings and photographs, and in the case of the Dora, Gustav and Kurfurst props are a noticeable improvement over the Hasegawa kit counterparts. The blades are cast beautifully straight and thin. The Fw 190D-9 blades include collets with nicely cast detail too.

 

Bf 109F Blades

 

Bf 109G Blades

 

Bf 109K Blades

 

Perhaps the most surprising aspect of these accessories is that nobody else has yet directed their attention to this prominent area of these popular models. At the recent Melbourne Model Expo, a few 1/32 scale models were fitted with these prop blades and they did look great!

Glenn has now made these propeller blades available under his own label, Wedgetail, through Aeroworks.

These 1/32 scale Bf 109 and Fw 190D-9 propeller blades are a remarkable first effort, albeit from a master modeller.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Glenn Irvine for the samples


Wedgetail replacement propeller blades are available through Aeroworks,
who may be contacted by the email address aeroworks@iprimus.com.au


Review Copyright 2004 by Brett Green
This Page Created on 05 October, 2004
Last updated 05 October, 2004

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