Su-27/Su-30 Pitot

Published: August 27th, 2017     
Product Image
Product picture
Reviewed by: 
Jim Pearsall, IPMS# 2209
Scale: 1:144
Company: Master Model
Price: $2.73
Product / Stock #: AM-144-020

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 have somehow missed building a 1/144 Su-27 Flanker. This is a real oversight, as in the past I have built two Flankers in 1/72 for reviews. I really like the "back story" on the Ethiopian Flanker. The story of the woman pilot shooting down a MiG-29 with a Flanker is just too good to be true.

Pitot Installation

Once the kit was almost finished, I got out the Master Model pitot and took the pictures. It was an easy installation. I recently bought several small diameter metric drills at a local hobby shop. They are .25mm., .3mm, .35 and .4mm. Master recommends the .3mm drill. The hole is plenty large for this petite part. The good news is that gel-type CA acts as a filler for the hole, and everything fits nicely.

It took me a little time and a very strong magnifier to paint the 4 colors on the pitot.

Overall Evaluation

Highly recommended.

This is a nice addition to the Revell Flanker. 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. Ask me how I know this.

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

  • Instructions
    Instructions
  • Comparison - Kit part to Master Model part
    Comparison - Kit part to Master Model part
  • Revell Su-27 model nose
    Revell Su-27 model nose
  • Nose has been drilled in preparation for instalation of Master Model pitot tube
    Nose has been drilled in preparation for instalation of Master Model pitot tube
  • Pitot tube has been installed in hole in nose
    Pitot tube has been installed in hole in nose
  • Profile shot of the completed aircraft with Master Model pitot tube installed
    Profile shot of the completed aircraft with Master Model pitot tube installed
  • Close-up of completed model featuring Master Model pitot tube
    Close-up of completed model featuring Master Model pitot tube