13'1" Hamilton Standard
3 bladed prop and spinner
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||48159 - 13'1" Hamilton Standard 3
bladed prop and spinner
||CDN$10.95 from Ultracast
website (plus shipping and handling)
|Contents and Media:
parts in cream-coloured resin.
casting; provides accurate and useful alternatives to kit parts; minimal
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simple set supplies a 1/48 scale Hamilton Standard 13'1" diameter propeller
assembly to replace the parts supplied in a number of kits. The propeller is
appropriate for the F4U-1D Corsair, F6F Wildcat, TBM-3 Avenger and F7F Tigercat,
The set comprises three propeller blades and a
separate hub, all perfectly cast in cream coloured resin. Despite the
challenging nature of casting fine propeller blades, all three in my sample were
totally free of warpage or distortion. The hub and shallow pitch collars are
also beautifully detailed. Another nice touch is the inclusion of a short resin
rod on the back of the hub that will act as a propeller shaft.
The propellers are not keyed, permitting the modeller to choose the pitch of the
blades. Take care to set each blade at the same angle though! The locating holes
in the hub are quite deep. This should ensure a solid join.
As with most of Ultracast's releases, the casting blocks are minimal and will
take little more than a swipe of a sharp knife to remove.
This is a terrific item for anyone who wants to add that finishing detail to
their WWII US Navy model.
Thanks to Kevin at
Ultracast for the review sample
The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be
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Page Created 23 June, 2006
Last updated 23 June, 2006
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