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Plusmodel 1:72 Propeller for C-46 Commando

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Introduction

This recent release from Plusmodel was designed to replace the propellers of a rare and vintage model: William Brothers 1:72 C-46 Commando.

Being the only game in town for this classic transport mule, this set is a must improvement comparing the model’s original offering.

What’s on the box

Inside the clear blister you’ll 6 resin objects composing:

2 sets with four propellers

2 propeller hubs

2 early type Spinners

The back paper presents a colour picture of a completed and painted propeller as reference.

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This allow to represent the Curtiss electric cuffed propeller usually associated with early versions of the C-46. Nevertheless, please remember that this airplane still flies nowadays and check your reference about the propeller used.

Propeller hubs

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The propeller hubs are nicely detailed. Despite the fact that no jig is provided to properly align the propellers to the centre hub, plusmodel came up with a clever system:

The area where the propeller meets the hub are sloped, so in order to proper fit the parts, they need to align in a reverse mode. This guarantees a proper alignment of all propellers around the hub.

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Propeller

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The propellers are nice detailed and the removal from the casting mould is (almost) trouble free, just take your time, a fine saw and a mask (to protect from resin powder) should do the job. As mentioned early, the propeller base has a mark to cut in angle for proper fit on the propeller hub.

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Spinner

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The spinners, on my analysis, are the difficult items to work, due to their small size and by their connection points to the casting block located on the front of it.

Careful removal and sanding are required to guarantee a proper shape and pristine finish.

Comparing….

I was lucky to get my hands on the original model (Thanks Pedro!) and plusmodel set are a major improvement over model’s offering.

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Conclusion

This set is a strait forward replacement and improve over the model’s parts.

Some attention is necessary on the spinner mould block removal and in the end you’ll get a better and detailed model of this iconic airplane.

Highly recommended!

Our thanks to Plusmodel for the review samples and all the support given. To purchase this directly, click THIS Link

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Ricardo Veríssimo

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