In model aircraft, especially 1/72nd scale, the pitot tubes are very fragile. Limitations of plastic also means that they tend to be overscaled. Even being overscaled the pitot tubes are fragile. Then there is the trouble of the mold lines on the part and keeping them round while removing it. If you are like me that means I can’t do it justice, especially in this scale.
Protected by card stock backing, the parts are contained in a ziplock baggie. Inside of that baggie are two separate ones. One contains the turned metal parts and the other a piece of resin. Each brass piece is packaged separately. This means that you can’t get them messed up. The resin piece is a piece of art in itself. The light grey resin is simply gorgeous. The resin is protected by a foam capsule and the parts are held in place with tape that ensures it doesn’t get damaged. It is very tiny so care must be taken when adding the part to the turned metal barrel.
Again this is an impressive set that is perfectly executed. The whole set exudes professional product. Super work Master Model. These pitot tube will definitely add to your Fitter with the guns being an added bonus. The little resin vane will be near impossible to do properly in plastic. It is protected. You will need an optivisor to thread the turned metal portion through it. It is that small but beautifully cast. The set is perfect. Just like the rest of the Master products I’ve had the pleasure to review.
Thanks to Master Model and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting Master Model at www.master-model.pl . While you’re there I’ll bet you can’t buy just one set. I ended up buying five sets for my models. They may also be available at your local hobby shop or online retailer.