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in cream-coloured resin.
quality casting; terrific
detail on hub/pitch collars; adjustable pitch; includes propeller shaft
section cast onto hub.
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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.
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
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
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
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.
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Page Created 31 March, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003
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