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P-47 Thunderbolt
Hamilton Standard
4-Bladed Propeller





S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: 48103
Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$8.55 (Add shipping and handling to above: USD$4.00 in North America)
Contents and Media: Four parts in cream-coloured resin.
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; terrific detail on hub/pitch collars; adjustable pitch; includes propeller shaft section cast onto hub.
Recommendation: Recommended.


Reviewed by Brett Green

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This simple set supplies an entire Hamilton Standard Hydromatic 24E-50 propeller assembly to replace the Curtiss Electric cuffed propeller supplied in Hasegawa's and Academy's 1/48 scale P-47D kits.

The set comprises four propeller blades and a separate hub, all perfectly cast in cream coloured resin. Despite the challenging nature of casting fine propeller blades, all four 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 needs to depict their 1/48 scale P-47D Razorback or Bubbletop with the Hamilton Standard propeller.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.

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

Review Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 31 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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