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Messerschmitt Bf 109
Wide Propeller Blades

Ultracast

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number and Price: 48050 - Bf 109 Wide Propeller Blades for Hasegawa Bf 109G/K kits. US$7.95
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: Four parts in cream coloured resin
Review Type: In-box
Advantages: Perfect casting; straight blades; accurate profile and plan; simple parts removal; drop-fit replacement for kit blades; spare supplied.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended 

 

Reviewed by Brett Green

 

F i r s t   L o o k

 

Hasegawa's 1/48 scale Messerschmitt Bf 109G/K models are excellent, but not quite perfect. There are a few questions about missing inches from the nose. The shape of the VDM9 propeller blades on the K-4 and G-10 is also suspect.

Ultracast have solved one of these problems with their "Bf 109 Wide Blade Propeller" set. This simple correction set comprises four VDM9-12159A blades as fitted to DB 605/AS and DB 605D 109s. It is therefore suitable for Hasegawa's Bf 109G-10 and K-4 kits. Naturally, you will only be using three blades on your model - one is a spare.

Casting is clean and each blade is admirably straight on my sample. Locating pins are in place to ensure that the new blades will be a perfectly aligned replacement for the kit items.

This is a simple and effective correction set from Ultracast.

Recommended.

You may view these and other products including photos at Ultracast's Web Site.

Thanks to Kevin at Ultracast for the review samples.


Review Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Images Courtesy Ultracast Website
Page Created 06 September, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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