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13'1" Hamilton Standard
3 bladed prop and spinner

1/48 scale, Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: 48159 - 13'1" Hamilton Standard 3 bladed prop and spinner
Scale: 1/48
Price: CDN$10.95 from Ultracast website (plus shipping and handling)
Contents and Media: Four parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: High-quality detail; beautiful casting; provides accurate and useful alternatives to kit parts; minimal cleanup required
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended.

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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This 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, amongst others.

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.

Recommended.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review sample


The full catalogue of Ultracast accessories, conversions and figures may be viewed and purchased at Ultracast's Web Site.


Review Copyright 2006 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 23 June, 2006
Last updated 23 June, 2006

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