I am happy to present the latest release from Fusion Models, a resin spinner and prop set for the Trumpeter MiG-3 kit. This kit is quite nice, with few flaws. The most notable for me is the propeller which is incredibly thick. The spinner can also be improved by correcting the position of the panel line and rivets.
Here are the original kit parts:
And a comparative view showing the much thinner prop blade and the new spinner. Note the presence of raised and engraved rivets.
The new propeller blades also have slightly more rounded tips, as I observed when studying various photos. The Fusion part is at top.
Here is the complete set:
I have taken much care to design the set so it will be very easy to assemble. Each blade fits in a slot insuring correct angle and pitch. No drilling or jig is required.
At the back, a pin is of the exact diameter to fit in the corresponding hole at the front of the fuselage.
The MiG-3 is one of my favorite WWII fighters, with its racer looks. This set will certainly improve the appearance of the Trumpeter kit with little extra effort. I have given a set of the parts to my graphic artist today and he should complete the instruction sheet at the end of the week.
Any comments or questions are welcome.
Thank you in advance for your interest!