Recently I was given the opportunity by IPMS USA to review Eduard’s BRASSIN Hamilton Standard Propeller for the new 1/48 Airfix P-51D kit. One of the first things to notice with this product is the excellent presentation of the packaging with the familiar clamshell box, with the resin parts safely cocooned on dark grey foam inserts, and the instructions sandwiched between the two halves, doubling as the header card.
The set contains:
- Grey resin components (7 pieces)
- Etched brass part (1plus spares)
- A resin assembly jig
Upon removal of the components from the package you will notice the great level of detail with the inside of both the spinner front and back-plate boasting some great touches. The blades are great and the shape on these are perfect. The set also comes with a jig to help with location of the blades and is also nice to help hold the assembly if you want to drill a hole in the center for the prop to spin,
You should be extremely careful when removing the spinner and back plate from the casting blocks to prevent damage and blemishes that will show up in prominent areas on the aircraft but with some patience and some careful sanding you should accomplish a good fit. There is a tiny brass disc for the end of the spinner that gives a finishing touch to the overall detail.
Overall the Brassin spinner is a great addition to the Airfix kit, and the level of detail is superb.
I am well pleased with this offering from Eduard. I would like to thank Eduard for a great product and IPMS USA for the opportunity to review this item.
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