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Wrong scale prop caution

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Hey all, as some of you know I'm building the Merit 1/24 scale triplane. Wanting a better prop I searched on line and found LF Models carried 1/24 scale hand made, laminated wood props in various scales including 1/24. They are expensive but beautiful. Their website:

 

https://www.lfmodels.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_75_88

 

I ordered one and after a long wait it showed up but seemed rather oversized...

 

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After checking my ref the standard prop for the triplane was 2,620 mm which in 1/24 is 10.92 cm .. bang on for the kit prop. This expensive wood one scales out at 12.3 or somewhere around 1/21 scale.

 

I've sent off a message to the company but as they carry other scale props, if you are thinking of ordering I advise you check the dimensions and verify the size of the prop you are ordering... they are beautiful indeed.. but a waste of money if they are the wrong scale.

 

FYI

 

Vaughn

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2 hours ago, hamfists nz said:

Looks like an easy fix with some sandpaper?

I hope you’re being ironic there Mr HF??!! :unsure: :)

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"Looks like a propeller to me!"  

"Nothing a little modeling skill can't fix!"

 

"Why can't you rivet counters just enjoy the hobby?"

 

"You guys expect absolute perfection from everything!"

 

"Nobody is going to tell the difference when it's sitting on the shelf."

 

Did I miss any?

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12 hours ago, Jennings Heilig said:

"Looks like a propeller to me!"  

"Nothing a little modeling skill can't fix!"

 

"Why can't you rivet counters just enjoy the hobby?"

 

"You guys expect absolute perfection from everything!"

 

"Nobody is going to tell the difference when it's sitting on the shelf."

 

Did I miss any?

"It's just a plastic model"

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6 hours ago, phasephantomphixer said:

Curious what their 1/32 scale prop measures as...?

 

That would be my concern too... part of the reason for this post. Anyone ordering I'd advise to contact them before ordering to get the measurement of the prop in question.

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Good to know.  I am in the middle of 1/28 Revell Dr-1 build, and had considered purchasing a hand carved prop, as the prop is the "face" of a WW1 aircraft.  Might instead try the 2 tone paint with streaked oil wash finish on plastic prop instead.

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