L-29 Delfin Pitots

Published: April 14th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.00
Product / Stock #: AM 48105
Product provided by: Master Model

Master Model continues to provide delicate turned metal parts which not only provide greater detail closer to scale, but in the case of pitot tubes, are far more resilient during handling. For the modeler who chooses to take a model to a show or club meeting, indestructability is a consideration during the modeling process.

The AMK L-29 Delfin, is a beautiful kit with excellent detail and fit. The two pitot tubes are nicely shaped and molded to the wing upper halves and prove to be resilient during handling; my finished model still has them intact. This offering by Master Model provides an option for those who either like to add their pitot tubes later or may have broken one or both off. This Master Model set provides two tubes, enough for one aircraft. The turned tubes are finer in scale and detail than AMK can mold. Use is simple, just cut off the kit pitot tube, drill the specified diameter of hole in the leading edge of the wing and the tube slides right in. it is best if you remove the old tubes and drill the holes during assembly and then slide the tube in after the model is finish.

Like other Master Model products, this is a nice set and a good value for the price. I just wish they would either turn their pitot tubes in a silver metal or plate them. I have tried to use metallics on the brass and it polishes right off. A silver metal would require no over-coating. Highly recommended. A big thanks to Master Models and IPMS-USA for providing the pitot for review.

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