P-40 Warhawk Pitot Tube and Antenna

Published: June 6th, 2011     
Kitset packaging
Kitset packaging
Reviewed by: Mike Hinderliter - IPMS# 45124
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $5.95
Product / Stock #: QB 72-303
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Here is another aircraft upgrade set from Quickboost. The latest addition is for the Academy P-40 Warhawk. It is up to their usual standards; molded in a grayish resin, smooth, seamless and bubble free. One thing of note is that they are really easy to remove from the mold block because of a nice perforation. It only took me a couple of light passes with my saw blade to make them fall away instead of launching into the air becoming snacks for the carpet monster.

I must admit that I was a little confused with this set because it comes with every antenna that a P-40 Warhawk ever had on it, so you can replace the existing one in the kit or make any other variation including the "football" housed loop that some warbirds used.  I looked through my reference library and found some great walk around photos of these antennas. My reference was from The Aero Series 3, Curtis P-40, Aero Publishers, Inc 1965.

The pitot tube is included in this set.  It is very delicate, being half resin and half PE.  It looks great on the model, but good luck keeping it there.  I've only knocked mine off three times, so far.

I highly recommend this product if you want a really superior looking model and want to model a different antenna configuration. Usually replacement parts need some work to get them installed properly, but these just drop into place.  Thanks to Quickboost and IPMS USA for the chance to do this review.

  • Kitset parts
    Kitset parts
  • Pitot on finished model
    Pitot on finished model
  • Antenna on finished model
    Antenna on finished model

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