Short Feature Article
Creating a Propblur effect
By Ian Ruscoe
Intro from Geoff…
You may have seen the shortened version of what follows in your SMN Techniques Bank that went in there recently? What follows is a longer piece giving some more detail about Ian’s build of the impressive Tamiya kit.
What do you think? Personally I think that the way Ian has finished his A-1H and the spinning prop effect certainly helps create a sense of movement and action.
First… a little bit about these unusual and very useful additions in photo etch (PE) to help create a realistic-looking propeller blur effect on your finished model. Over to you Ian…
These products are produced by a U S company called Prop Blur, they produce photo etch brass prop blades in various styles and in the four main aircraft scale that being: 1:144th, 1:72nd , 1:48th and 1:32nd scales.
Their contact details are web www.propblur.com and postal PO Box508, Rio Vista CA 94571-0508.
To show this product I’ve chosen the excellent 1:48th scale Tamiya US Navy A-1H Skyraider.
Here’s a bit about the build…
The kit was built straight from box including the pilot figure – the only modification besides the prop was the undercarriage doors and tail wheel.