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Offline Kerick

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LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« on: July 07, 2022, 01:26:09 PM »
I'm looking for a couple of 1/72nd Skyraider props. Monogram if possible but not picky. I'm in the Chicago area, USA so overseas postage would be probably expensive. No rush either.

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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2022, 01:35:03 PM »
A possible solution to your Skyraider propeller issue might be to consider the propellers from one of the many F4U Corsair kits as that propeller (even though it has a spinner/hub) is roughly the same diameter as the propeller used on the Skyraider.  Another possible donor kit might be a 1/72nd scale B-29, C-97, B-50 (the Academy kits).  While that propeller is a bit larger in diameter, you can trim it down to the size you need.   
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Offline Kerick

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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2022, 12:28:25 AM »
Sounds like a great idea. Iíll look into that. Itís going to be a whiff of course something creative will be required anyway.
I do have some C-130 props so that would be different!
Thanks
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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2022, 02:25:39 AM »
Sounds like a great idea. Iíll look into that. Itís going to be a whiff of course something creative will be required anyway. I do have some C-130 props so that would be different!
Thanks
Always happy to recommend. 

The C-130 propellers might be just the ticket since they have a nice prop boss/spinner which always makes things like they will go faster or so I hear.  The three-blade Curtiss Electric propeller from the early C-130A/AC-130A would be an excellent choice if you have those available. 

Another possible candidate for propeller sourcing is the C-119/AC-119 (Italeri/Testors') kit. 
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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2022, 12:04:14 PM »
And, the Academy kits won't go to waste.  IIRC, they come with Hamilton Standard and Curtiss props.

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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2022, 09:46:49 PM »
Kerick, I don't want to get your hopes up, but I think I have some Aeroclub replacement Skyraider props. Let me dig around in the stash ---

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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2022, 01:12:38 AM »
I might a few have that I can part with as well.

Let me know if you need more than the 100's you have already been offered.  ;)
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Re: LF some 1/72 Skyraider props
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2022, 04:20:49 AM »
Kerick, I don't want to get your hopes up, but I think I have some Aeroclub replacement Skyraider props. Let me dig around in the stash ---

Yep! found two Aeroclub Skyraider props --- PM me a snail mail addy and you can have them for the postage cost.