Ultracast

1/48 Fw 190A-F Prop & Spinner VDM 9-12067A Metal Blades

Product # 48252 for Hasegawa kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on July 7 2014

 

This is a resin 1/48 Fw 190A-F Prop & Spinner VDM 9-12067A Metal Blades from Ultracast.   This kit offers a replacement spinner & prop blades of correct profiles and dimensions, as well as 12 and 14-bladed fans

 

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Spinner from early Hasegawa kits (left) compared to Ultracast replacement spinner (right).
Notice the difference in profile and details including rivets.  Ultracast spinner is based on measurements from a surviving original.
Spinner from late Hasegawa kits (right) compared to Ultracast replacement spinner (left).
Notice the difference in profile and details including rivets.  Ultracast spinner is based on measurements from a surviving original.

Prop blade from early Hasegawa kits (left) compared to Ultracast replacement spinner (center) and late Hasegawa kits (right).  Notice the difference in profile and mounting ring details.  Ultracast prop is based on measurements from a surviving original.

Special thanks to Bill Strandberg for providing measurements for the prop & spinner from surviving original items

Contents of kit shown above

This set gives you the easy ability to greatly improve the accuracy in this area on the early and late Hasegawa kits. 

You can buy this and many other detail items directly from Ultracast.

Steve Bamford

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Ultracast 14-blade fan & replacement 12-blade fan compared to the Hasegawa kit 12-blade fan.

 

      

Photos and text by Steve Bamford