There are now (according to Hannants) three kits of the Vickers Valiant available in 1/144 scale. The oldest is the Welsh Models vac form kit, followed by the Anigrand. The newest is from Micro Mir.
This installation is on the Anigrand kit, because I don’t have a Micro Mir kit yet.
Installation instructions show 2 steps. I’ve expanded that to 4
- Cut off the plastic probe at the indicated spot. I then used a sanding stick to get a flat surface which I could drill.
- Drill a .25mm hole. Test fit a couple of times to be sure it’s deep enough. (NOTE the instructions call for .4mm. I think that’s a little too big.
- Use CA glue to hold the brass part.
- Paint the finished installation.
Then the other pitot tube, on the other wing. Follow the same 4 steps.
The most difficult part of the whole operation is getting the drill to start in the cut off on the wing, and then keeping it straight.