Defiant Mk. I De Havilland Prop w/Tool

Published: February 23rd, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Chris Smith - IPMS# 39182
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $6.00
Product / Stock #: QB72 491
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aires-Quick boost has solved a few issues with the base kit in this set. The De Havilland prop is the one included in the Airfix kit. A comparison of the kit part to this one shows several advantages going to Aires. First, the spinner is cast as a single part with very fine lines representing the breaks in the real aircraft's spinner. Next, there is a hole cast in the front that's not on the kit part. The tool (jig) allows accurate placement of the blade angle. It also provides a hole that centers the spinner hole (you have to drill out) when you set it into the round recess provided. Be very careful to cut the blades off the casting block in a way to leave the maximum length to inset into the spinner. If you cut them short, you will have difficulty maintaining the 120 degree spread between the blades. Another plus for this set is the spinner on the version I built had a white front and black rear portion. Luckily there is a fine joint line right where the masking has to go. This is a worthwhile replacement since the spinner/ prop is the first place your eye goes when you look at the finished model.

Thank you to Aires Quick Boost for yet another great detail.

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