Eagle Editions | EP47-32: 1/32 Fw 190A Spinner and Large Wooden Prop Blades
Reviewed by Mark Proulx
Eagle Editions has released a number of new items for the 1/32nd scale Hasegawa Fw 190A. Among them are three types of VDM propeller assemblies. This is a review of the large wooden prop blade type 9-12176A.
The set consists of three wooden prop blades, spinner and drill jig all cast in gray resin. The casting is crisp and void of flash. Scribing on the spinner appears straight and not overstated. Simple instructions are included reflecting the minimal amount of effort required in construction.
The modeler needs to remove the casting blocks from the base of each blade and the spinner. Eagle Editions also supply a drill jig similar to that in their Bf 109 spinner. This is to ensure that the hole drilled into the spinner for the crankshaft is centered. Care should be taken to identify the proper blade pitch angle when inserting the blades into the spinner.
References should be carefully checked to see which of three propeller assemblies are required for your model. Recent Fw 190 decal sheets released by Eagle also identify the type of propeller needed (if known), which should greatly assist modelers.
This variant of propeller is very distinct with its external bolt on pitch weights and wide paddle blades. Eagle Editions accurately captures this feature and it will make a welcome addition to your Fw 190. I recommend it without hesitation.
Review sample compliments of Eagle Editions.
© Mark Proulx 2005
This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Tuesday, May 30 2017