Ultracast

1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX 4-Blade Propeller

Product # 48260 for Eduard kit

Product Article by Steve Bamford on Nov 4 2014

 

      

This is a set of resin a 1/48 Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX 4-Blade Propeller & Spinner Cone from Ultracast.  This set is designed to fit the Eduard Spitfire Mk IX kits.  Below photos of prop blades and shaft installed on Eduard kit backing plate.  Propeller blades have more accurately shaped tips and are keyed for positive location on the kit backing plate. 

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Above photo shows Ultracast spinner on left with Eduard spinner on right. 

 

Clean up is very minimal and the parts come attached to the casting blocks with very easy to manage connection points and removal is easily done with no loss of detail.  The detail level and casting quality is flawless.  

Close-up of Ultracast spinner cone.  Replacement cone has rivet and fastener details which are missing on the Eduard kit spinner (the rest of the kit is fully riveted and is beautiful).  The nose of the cone is also better detailed.

The prop blades in this set are wonderfully thin and the spinner cone has wonderful detail. 

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

Steve Bamford

      

Photos and text by Steve Bamford