Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX 4-Blade Propeller and Spinner Cone

Published: January 12th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Ultracast
Price: $9.42
Product / Stock #: 48260

Ultracast from Canada has released several detail sets for the Eduard Spitfire MkIX in 1/48 scale.

This particular set is a drop-in replacement for the Spitfire propeller. It has been casted in a pale cream-colored resin with a delicate pour stub that will make removal an easy task. There are no bubbles or surface defects anywhere.

The only difference I can see between the kit's propeller and the Ultracast version is the propeller's blade chord being a bit wider in the resin parts. Moving on to the spinner, the resin version has rivet detail that the plastic part is missing.

From an assembly point of view, the replacement propeller differs from the plastic part in that each blade comes as a separate piece, meaning you have to set the proper pitch to each blade. However, the resin pour tab includes a small cube-shape piece that will take care of that. Nice touch Ultracast!

I would recommend this set to modelers of all levels, except the most novice ones.

I would like to thank Ultracast and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

  • Ultracast Spinner and Propeller
    Ultracast Spinner and Propeller
  • Kit Spinner
    Kit Spinner
  • Kit Propeller
    Kit Propeller