Replacement P-3 Orion Propellers with Tool

Published: May 8th, 2018     
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Reviewed by: 
Rob Booth, IPMS# 37548
Scale: 1:72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $8.13
Product / Stock #: QB 72 555

Quickbost has produced a set of resin replacement propeller assemblies for the Hasegawa 1/72 scale Lockheed P-3 Orion kits. The resin replacement is a simple drop-in for the kit's plastic parts. The supplied items include a separately cast spinner, post and blades with a cast resin assembly tool for inserting the blades at a consistent pitch. There is no modification required to the kit to use this prop assembly.

A side by side evaluation (see photos) with a completed Hasegawa P-3 Orion kit prop assembly indicates a replacement of superior detail that will provide a more accurate and "crisp" blade representation of the P-3 propeller and spinner cap assembly. In the photos below, the kit parts are white plastic, and the Quickboost prop parts are gray. Note, that using the tool will cause the prop blades to be installed at the correct "loaded" rotation pitch. The QB props are may also be be installed at the "feathered" pitch, if desired by not using the tool. The kit props are designed to be installed at the "feathered" pitch.

The Quickboost prop assemblies are far superior to the kit parts for accuracy and "crispness" of detail. Note the added detail on the Quickboost spinners that is not present on the kit parts.

Highly recommended.

Thanks to the IPMS Reviewer Corps and Quickboost for the opportunity to review this item.

  • BLACK PRIMED 1 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
    BLACK PRIMED 1 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
  • BLACK PRIMED 2 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
    BLACK PRIMED 2 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
  • BLACK PRIMED 3 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
    BLACK PRIMED 3 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
  • BLACK PRIMED 4 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
    BLACK PRIMED 4 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
  • BLACK PRIMED 3 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
    BLACK PRIMED 3 - QB PROP ON RIGHT
  • CONTENTS 2
    CONTENTS 2
  • INSTRUCTIONS
    INSTRUCTIONS
  • SIDE-BY SIDE PRE-PAINT QB PROP ON RIGHT
    SIDE-BY SIDE PRE-PAINT QB PROP ON RIGHT

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