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F7F Tigercat
Corrected Propeller and Hubs

 

 

Cutting Edge Modelworks

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Description: CEC48321
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$11.99
Contents and Media: 10 parts in grey resin
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Corrects reversed pitch propeller blades; nicely detailed hubs; includes propeller shafts
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

FirstLook

 

The propellers on the real F7F Tigercat rotate counterclockwise when viewed from the front. When AMT produced their family of 1/48 scale Tigercats, they depicted the propeller blades with the reverse pitch - they would have rotated clockwise.

This is the sort of error that most modellers will never notice, but others will find very irritating.

Cutting Edge has released a set of propeller blades and hubs to correct this problem. Casting is up to the usual high standards, but some feather-like flash surrounds some of the parts.

Each blade is cast separately. A hub and propeller shaft are supplied for each engine. The detail on the hub is excellent, and the locating holes are deep enough to ensure a stout join with the propeller blades and the shaft.

This simple correction set totally addresses the error of the reversed propeller pitch on AMT's 1/48 scale Tigercats.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample.

Cutting Edge Modelworks products are available from Meteor Productions Website


Review and Images Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 02 February, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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