De Havilland Sea Vixen Pitot Tubes

Published: May 16th, 2015     
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Reviewed by: Steve Collins - IPMS# 33811
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.00
Product / Stock #: AM-72-080
Product provided by: Master Model

This is one of a prolific series of very fine brass replacements for pitot tubes and gun barrels from Master Model Poland. They do ranges in 1/24, 1/32, 1/35, 1/48 and 1/72 for aircraft as well as guns in all the major scales for ships and a few guns in 1/35 for our armor-building friends. They are all very well made, being very petite and usually more in scale than their plastic counterparts. And, once installed, they're much harder to accidentally break off than plastic. Yes, some of them are sharp enough puncture the less than vigilant. Ask me how I know.

These pitots were made to replace the pitots on any Sea Vixen kit. In the included pictures, I compare the brass pitots to the plastic ones from the Cyberhobbies recent Sea Vixen kit. As you can see, they are much finer, with a better shape and scale thickness than that included with the kit. It is a direct replacement for the kit part, with instructions to 'cut off the kit parts and drill a hole in the remaining plastic' with a .5mm bit. That is slightly smaller than a number 76 drill bit.

For scale fidelity and appearance alone, these accessories are worth the effort and relatively small cost. Highly recommended. Thanks go to Master Model for supplying the parts and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review it.

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