Base Kit: Revell, Welsh vac. Lightnings
Here's another of those handy little add-ons to save a model from the "shelf of not quite right models". In this case, it's a replacement for that pitot tube which got broken off (or was never there) on a current project or a long-finished model.
In this case, I asked for the Master Model pitot for my Revell Lightning F.6, which I finished a few years ago. When I looked on the shelf, I found it didn't have a pitot tube.
Master's instruction says to take the pitot assembly and remove the plastic pitot tube from the mount. Well, the mount was gone too, since it's all one part on the Revell kit. So I scratch built a new mount. This is not a huge project. It's very, very tiny, in fact. I started out by stretching a piece of sprue. As the stretch cooled, I bent one end to get a sort of L shape, only not a sharp angle. Almost a j.
Then began the fun part. I cut the sprue at the angle and cut the part down until it looked like it might fit on the Lightning nose. I then sanded one side with a sanding stick to get the angle right. Then I drilled the tiny hole in the end and was ready to insert the replacement pitot tube.