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Ta 154A-4
VS-9 "Pointed Tip" Prop Blades & Corrected Spinner

 

 

Cutting Edge

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number, Scale and Price: CEC48352 - Ta 154A-4 VS-9 "Pointed Tip" Prop Blades & Corrected Spinner
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 8 x Pieces in resin in each set
Price: USD$12.99
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Helpful accessory for conversion project; alternate shape for spinner; alternate variant of the VS-9 prop blade.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


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FirstLook

 

Cutting Edge has released a new set of propeller blades and replacement spinners for Revell-Monogram's 1/48 scale Ta 154A. The new propeller assembly is appropriate for the rare Ta 154A-4 variant.

The blades are a variation on the "rounded tip" VS-9 propeller fitted to the A-0 series. They have a slightly more pointed tip and a distinct shoulder near the leading edge base of the blade. The spinners are also noticeably more streamlined than the kit parts.

Casting is excellent.

The spinners are each cast in a single piece incorporating the baseplate, internal hub and spinner cap. Shallow locating circles are recessed into the hub. These should be fairly secure if the modeller leaves a millimetre on the ends of the propeller blade mounts when they are removed from their casting blocks. For extra strength, I would recommend drilling the propeller blades and the locating holes, and adding a short length of wire reinforcement.

This will be a valuable accessory for anyone wanting to convert their Ta 154A-0 into an A-4 (that is, if they can find some unambiguous reference for the configuration of the wingtips, the length of the engine nacelles, the fuselage etc...)

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample
 


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Review and Image Copyright 2002 by Brett Green
Page Created 08 June, 2002
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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