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Alternate Propeller and Spinners for Spitfire I/V

 

Ultracast

 

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Catalogue Number, Description and Price: 48112 Spitfire Mk. I/II/V De Havilland 3-Bladed Prop & Spinner
48113 Spitfire Mk. I/II/V Rotol 3-Bladed Prop & Blunt Spinner
48114 Spitfire Mk. V Rotol Metal Wide Blade Prop and Spinner
48115 Spitfire Mk. V Rotol Wood Prop and Long Spinner

Add shipping and handling to above: USD$4.00 in North America

Scale: 1/48
Price: USD$8.55 from Ultracast Website
Contents and Media: All Resin. See text for more details
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Beautiful quality casting; provides accurate and useful alternatives for Hasegawa and Tamiya kits; Coffman starter included with De Havilland set.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Highly Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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Ultracast's latest releases return once again to the Spitfire - a favourite subject for this Canadian company.

The Spitfire Mks. I, II and V wore a number of different styles of Rotol and De Havilland propellers and spinners. Ultracast has now produced four of these variants.

Each set includes a new one-piece spinner and three separate propeller blades. The prop blades are not keyed, so you can set the pitch at whatever angle you prefer. However, make sure that all three propeller blades are at the same angle!

Casting quality is up to Ultracast's usual high standards.

The set with the Rotol 3-Blade Propeller for the Spitfire II and V also includes a resin bulge for the Coffman starter. This small addition will effectively convert Tamiya's Spitfire Mk. I to a Mk. II.

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Ultracast's new prop and spinner sets are excellent quality accessories for anybody who wants to accurately depict their Spitfire with these components. Check your references carefully and you might be surprised to see how many Spitfires wore these propellers and spinners!

Recommended.

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, except title image and test-fitting image by Brett Green
Page Created 01 September, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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