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Old Mar 18, 2016, 08:05 AM
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Detailing an APC or MA Propeller for Scale?

I'm interested in learning the best approach to detailing an APC or Master Airscrew propeller to provide a more scale appearance, whether it be shiny metal, painted for color, or just various tip markings. In the same vein, what about detailing a wood prop? I know there are some already commercially available wood props for WWI and Civilian scale, but not in the smaller diameters.

Explain your process and provide photos if you can please. Thanks in advance.
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Old Mar 18, 2016, 09:26 AM
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Pat Tritle has discussed painting scale props in many of his build threads. He has put the basics of what he does here:
http://www.patscustom-models.com/pai...caleprops.html

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Old Mar 18, 2016, 10:19 AM
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That's a start. Thanks.
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Recommend whatever method you use, save the scale prop for display and use stock props for flying. I once did a fairly decent job of applying chrome Monokote to a wooden prop and adding a tiny prop manufacturer's label and painting the tips to match the scale model. You can scrub chrome Monokote with Scotchbrite pad before applying with the iron, to dull the mirror finsh if wanted.
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