IPMS USA is grateful to Eduard for kindly providing yet another magnificent example of one of their new items to review, and to the IPMS USA reviewer corps leaders for sending it to me..
This add-on release is designed for the new and vastly improved 1/48 ME-109 series. This propeller and spinner set is designed to be used on the ME-109G-6, but also works on the G-5 and probably others.
The six-part set (including the prop installation Jig) makes easy work of a tough task. The spinner is better defined than the kit plastic, as are the propellers and the hub and backplate. Also included is a prop shaft with a highly-detailed castellated installation nut and hollow gun tube. This would be a great set for a diorama!
After carefully sawing off the casting block off the back of the backplate and prop hub asembly, you will need to make sure it the part is ightly sanded flush with the backplate itself for true assembly. The prop jig allows you to insert the prop hub into the center witness hole, and then (CAREFULLY) cement the prop blades to the hub with the correct pitch angle one at a time. Epoxy or superglue works, just be careful.