Hawker Hunter Pitot

Published: May 4th, 2017     
Product Image
Product picture
Reviewed by: 
Jim Pearsall, IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1:144
Company: Master Model
Price: $3.20
Product / Stock #: AM-144-019

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.

The pitot part is a very fine piece of brass. The piece is much finer than the kit part.

I didn't have a 1/144 Hunter on the shelf, so this review required that I build the Revell Hunter. As long as I'm building it, I may as well do it as part of my "Suez 1956" project. That's why the Hunter has those red and yellow stripes, negating any camouflage effect.

Pitot Installation

Once the kit was almost finished, I got out the Master Model pitot and took the pictures. It was an easy installation. Revell gives you a little notch at the wing tip, and the CA provides a bit of filler. I then painted the pitot silver. No drilling, just a bit of CA and accelerator.

Overall Evaluation

Highly recommended.

This is a nice addition to the Revell Hunter. The pitot is more accurate in size and shape than the kit part, and it's also far less likely to break. The brass part will bend instead of breaking, and it can be gently put back straight.

Thanks to Master Model for the review item, and IPMS USA for making me build my new Hunter.

  • Instruction sheet
    Instruction sheet
  • Hunter without pitot tube
    Hunter without pitot tube
  • Comparison of the Master Model pitot tube (left) with the kit supplied pitot tube (right)
    Comparison of the Master Model pitot tube (left) with the kit supplied pitot tube (right)
  • Closeup of the installed but not painted Master Model pitot tube
    Closeup of the installed but not painted Master Model pitot tube
  • The installed and painted pitot tube
    The installed and painted pitot tube