Curtiss P-40 B/C - US version - Browning .30 cal and US Type Pitot Tube

Published: September 25th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Pablo Bauleo, IPMS# 46363
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $12.00
Product / Stock #: AM-48-135

Master Model from Poland specializes in turned brass aftermarket details. In recent releases, they have added small resin pieces and small photo-etch parts making them a multi-media aftermarket supplier.

This particular set is devoted to the 1/48 P-40 fans, which many of us are. The set provides PE sighting rings (4x), sighting bead, pitot tube and pitot tip (resin), .30 cal browning cooling jackets (x4), and blasting tubes (x2). The blasting tubes can be installed with either a straight edge or with a tapered edge at the business end of the tube.

The pitot tube tip shape and the cooling jackets make this set appropriate for the P-40B/C in US service.

As you can see from the pictures the detail of the parts is superb. Well defined features and in scale. Please note that the resin parts do not have pouring stabs and they have a little bit of 'flex', making them slightly more resistant to handle than the standard brittle resin -and that is a good thing for heavy fisted modelers like me!

This set will enhance the looks of your P-40 and can be used with the Bronco, Airfix, Trumpeter, HobbyCraft and/or Monogram kit (I think I listed them all.)

Given the small size of the parts, I will recommend this kit to modelers of all levels except the most novice.

Highly recommended.

I would like to thank Master Model (Poland) and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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