F4U-1 Corsair Pitot Tube

Published: May 31st, 2011     
Kitset package
Kitset package
Reviewed by: Roger Rasor - IPMS# 34117
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $3.99
Product / Stock #: 48 357
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Kit parts vs. Quickboost parts (left)

Quickboost once again has come up with an unexpected resin aftermarket part that will add detail to a kit that most of us have in our stash. QB 48 357 provides three ready to install F4U-1 Corsair pitot tubes cast in a flexible resin that likely will survive the occasional bumps sometime experienced when a finished model is handled. The pitot tubes are molded on a casting block with extended bars that protect the parts from damage in the package. They exhibit a much better pointed tip than the kit part. A sharp #11 x-Acto blade is the only tool needed to remove each pitot tube from the casting block and to shave off a thin casting gate that is molded on the side of the part to protect the tip detail.

This part is a direct replacement for the kit part and, because it is resin, should be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.

I was pleased to receive this detailed aftermarket part to add to a Tamiya Corsair that currently resides on my workbench...and, I highly recommend it.

My thanks to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the review sample.

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