Hawker Tempest Mk.II/V/VI and Hawker Fury/Sea Fury - Hispano Mk.V Cannon Barrel Tips and Pitot Tube

Published: November 15th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Jarrod Booth, IPMS# 44739
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $8.50
Product / Stock #: AM-48-134

Master Model is a Polish company that makes aftermarket brass gun and cannon barrels, pitot tubes and other replacement parts for scale model aircraft, ships and armor. The finesse and detail of these parts are nothing short of spectacular.

For this review, I have used Eduard's 1/48 Hawker Tempest that was issued several years ago. It is the perfect candidate for these parts as no cannon barrels are included, just holes in the wing leading edge. The pitot tube will be used on my Hobby Craft kit of a later model Royal Australian Navy Sea Fury (or the forth coming Airfix version). The Eduard Tempest is a late WWII aircraft that makes use of the under wing "L" shaped pitot.

The parts come nicely packed in a small zip-lock bag with a cardboard label stapled over the top. The parts are then packed in their own smaller bag backed in front of another piece of cardboard that helps protect the items further. An instruction sheet is located within the rear of the package.

The cannon barrel ends are drilled out and the edges are beveled. Regrettably once the wings are glued together, very little will be seen except the barrel ends. I have included a picture from the Master website that shows a far superior picture than I could take.

Installation of the barrels is simply a matter of gluing them in the appropriate place, making sure they protrude through the center of the hole. On my Tempest, the holes appear small enough that the barrels can be glued to one wing half (For these pictures I used Bluetac). However, I may find I need to build up a "platform" inside the wing for the barrel to be straight and centered through the hole. It might provide a stronger gluing point as well.

The pitot tube will attach through a hole drilled in the wing tips leading edge.

Having a close look at these barrels and pitot tube, I think I will advance my Tempest and Sea Fury up the build list just to use these wonderful items.

My thanks to Master Model and the folks at IPMS for the opportunity to review this product.

  • Parts
    Parts
  • Instructions
    Instructions
  • Packaging
    Packaging
  • Pitot Tube
    Pitot Tube
  • Gun Install
    Gun Install
  • IN place
    IN place
  • Finished
    Finished
  • Finished
    Finished