Base Kit: any 1/72 Su-27/Su-30 Flanker
A while back (a couple of years?), I built ICM’s 1/72 Su-27 for a review. I can’t remember the reason, but I wound up using a cut-off straight pin for the pitot on the kit. Well, here’s the fix for that.
I had to pull the pin out of the nose of the ICM kit, then clean up the end of the nose where some CA had built up. Then, all that was necessary was to insert the new pitot, check its fit, remove it, put some gel-type CA on the pitot, and insert it. I kinda lucked out here, as the hole for the straight pin was as large as I needed for the new pitot. Master Model also gives the correct angle for the pitot, which is lacking in the kits.
After the CA had set, a matter of minutes, I painted the new pitot. DONE!!
Highly recommended. It’s an easy fix, it fits nicely, and I had zero problems with this add-on. I’ll have to pick up another one of these to fix the Hasegawa Su-27 on the shelf next to the ICM kit.