Warbirds | Watts 2 Blade Wood Prop for Early Mk I

Reviewed by Mark Proulx

Warbirds Productions is releasing a number of new 1/32nd scale items for the Revell Hurricane. In this review, we will examine their new Watts 2 Blade Propeller.

The prop compares favorably to the sketches in Aero Detail and SAM Publications on the Hawker Hurricane. Warbirds cast the prop in grey resin as a single unit. Closer examination of the prop assembly reveals two minor air bubbles just under the surface of one of the blades. This probably can just be painted over, however this isn't beyond the capability of most modelers to repair. The rear surface of the spinner requires some sanding for a flush fit. Additionally, modelers will be required to drill a hole in the rear surface to place the unit onto a prop shaft.

The Watts wooden propeller was a fixed pitch design fitted to early production Hurricanes. This is a very simple installation that dramatically changes the appearance of the finished model. The Revell Hurricane is a release that has been long overlooked by the aftermarket industry. I am confident that Warbirds Productions Warbirds UK will address many shortcomings of the model in due course and an accurate kit will result.

Review sample compliments of Warbirds Productions.

© Mark Proulx 2003

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This review was published on Saturday, July 02 2011; Last modified on Wednesday, May 18 2016