G-Factor Models 1/350
Gleaves Class Propellers
Yet another review
by Sean Hert

I recently found these cast metal props via a known hobby distributor, and being a sucker for metal props and accessories in general, I ordered some for myself.

Included in a small plastic bag are 2 cast metal props. These props appear to be based on the kit props included in the new Benson-Gleaves kits from Dragon.


It seems G-Factor used the Dragon props as a master for their brass casting; consequently, the errors in the Dragon kit carry over to these upgraded parts, namely the blades are too cup shaped and don't have enough twist to them.

Physically, these parts have obvious seams, rough spots, and irregularities. There is a large roughly-filed area where the casting sprue/vent was. The props are also in need of a good polishing.


I was very disappointed with this product. The amount of work required to clean up and prepare these parts greatly outweighs the effort to prepare and paint the included plastic parts of the kit. When you consider the retail cost of these parts, $19.00 US, and the fact they do not correct the errors in the Dragon kit, I cannot recommend them.

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