P.E. Prop Blurs ???

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  1. ian lanc

    ian lanc Member

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    Hi Guys,

    Can you still buy those Photo Etched Prop Blurs ? They look as if the prop is spinning but there not they look really good and i want to add some to a 1/48th Lancaster i'm going to build.

    Any links/contacts would be most helpful, i've looked around Hannants and can't spot any though might be coming under different wording to what i've been searching for ! [prop blurs]

    ian.
     
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    Did you check propblur.com?
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    Hmmm ! linky..... 1/48th Blurs

    I wonder if anyone in the UK stocks these ??

    Wouldn't like to order them using a card over sea's and even the postage will be high :rolleyes:

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    I haven't seen them on sale in the UK Ian, but I did see a model with them in place. To be honest, I thought they looked ridiiculous! They look great in photos, as that's what we're used to seeing - the camera speed blurring or 'stopping' the prop; but in 'real life' they looked what they were - pieces of shaped and painted tin!
    If you want to add 'movement' to your Lanc, why not use a disc of tinted clear sheet, or cut a disc(s) from thin clear sheet, and very lightly mist on a grey tinge, with thin yellow edges. Even in 'the flesh' this looks quite convincing.
     
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    those are cool! i was trying to think of how i was going to fabricate something like that out ot plexiglas...no need now. thanks for the link.
     
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    Looking at the photos, they look like crap to me too...I would suggest same asTerry. If I remember right there was even a US company selling these in the early '90's...
     
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