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VS 9 Propellers 
for Ta 154A

Cutting Edge

 

 

S u m m a r y

Catalogue Number: CEC48168
Scale: 1/48
Contents and Media: 6 resin parts 
Price: US$9.95
Review Type: In-Bag
Advantages: Nice option for ProModelers' kit; essential for all but V1 - V7, V9 and the first 8 A-0s (and even these eventually had the props replaced by VS9); well cast; accurate shape; direct replacement for kit parts.
Disadvantages:  
Recommendation: Recommended for anyone building the ProModeler/Revell Ta 154A

 

Reviewed by Brett Green


HyperScale is proudly sponsored by Meteor Productions

 

Background


ProModeler/Revell's 1/48 scale Ta 154 comes with VS 11 propeller blades. This was a distinctive shaped blade with a shoulder near the propeller hub and the approximate shape of a breadknife blade.

The VS 11 blades were fitted to the V1 through V7 and V9 prototypes, plus the first eight Ta 154A-0 aircraft. By early 1944, the VS 11 propeller blades were replaced by VS 9 (associated with  the Jumo 211N engine). VS 9 propeller blades were retrofitted to the surviving earlier Ta 154s by mid 1944.

The VS 9 propeller blades were a broad, "paddle" style. The originals were of wooden construction.

 

 

FirstLook

 

Cutting Edges VS 9 propeller blades are cast in their hard, dark grey resin. The resin of my sample was free of any imperfections, but the shiny resin surface may benefit from light sanding with 1000 grit paper followed by a final polish. Separation and cleanup will be a breeze. 

Each of the six individual blades is cast onto its own cylindrical block at the base of the shaft. A swipe with a razor saw will make short work of this.

The blades are a drop-fit replacement for the kit parts. Locating lugs will ensure the correct pitch is achieved. 

This is an essential accessory set for anyone building a Ta 154 depicted after early/mid 1944.

Recommended.

Thanks to Meteor Productions for the review sample


Cutting Edge Modelworks Resin Conversion Kits are available at Meteor Productions Website


Review and Images Copyright 2000 by Brett Green
Page Created 29 March, 2000
Last updated 22 July, 2003

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