F-106 Pitot Tube

Published: April 22nd, 2017     
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Reviewed by: Jim Pearsall - IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1/144
Company: Master Model
Price: $2.60
Product / Stock #: AM-144-016
Product provided by: Master Model

Master Model of Poland produces small brass parts for detailing models, be they aircraft or ships. They have parts for aircraft in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, and 1/144, mostly pitot tubes, refueling probes and gun barrels.

This product is a single pitot tube for a Revell 1/144 F-106. The instructions are quite simple. 1) Cut off the kit pitot. 2) Drill a hole for the brass part. 3) Install the brass part, using CA glue. 4) Paint the part.

This Master Model pitot was welcome because I had broken the pitot on my F-106, and replaced it with a piece cut from a straight pin. The replacement was too short and way too thick. The Master part fixes both of these shortcomings.

I was able to bypass part of the instructions because I pulled the pin replacement out with a pair of fine nosed pliers. This left a hole in the nose which was slightly larger than I needed to put the Master Model part in. I used gel-type CA, which also acted as a filler for the oversized hole.

The new pitot went in, the CA filled the extra diameter of the hole, and I managed to keep the new part pretty straight.

Painting was pretty simple. I got some flat black and a fine brush, and painted the pitot.

Overall Evalution

Highly Recommended. These Master pitots are super additions to the kits which don't have a pitot or needs a better pitot, and they're very rugged, in case someone mishandles the model. In this case, the part is far superior to the "home made" fix from several years ago.

Thanks to Master Model for the review item, and IPMS USA for allowing me to upgrade my F-106.

  • Instruction sheet for replacement parts
    Instruction sheet for replacement parts
  • Turned brass pitot tube
    Turned brass pitot tube
  • Brass and kit parts compared
    Brass and kit parts compared
  • Prior to installing brass
    Prior to installing brass
  • Pitot tube installed and sans paint
    Pitot tube installed and sans paint
  • Completed installation
    Completed installation

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