T-38 Talon, F-5B, RF-5A/E/S Pitot Tube and 20mm Gun Barrels

Published: April 8th, 2020     
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Reviewed by: Floyd S. Werner Jr. - IPMS# 26266
Scale: 1/48
Company: Master Model
Price: $5.15
Product / Stock #: AM-48-151
Product provided by: Master Model

The release of the Wolfpack and Trumpeter T-38 Talon/ and F-5B/ RF-5A/E/S Freedom Fighter kits brought this light weight multi-role fighter into the modern age. I hate having to remove the mold lines. I can never keep the roundness of cross section. Then there is the strength of the brass itself. No plastic can withstand the same amount of pressure as the brass can.

Packaged in a resealable plastic bag, with card stock backing, are three beautifully turned metal pieces. One pitot tube and two gun barrels. Depending on what aircraft variant you want to do depends on what you will use. The T-38 only needs the pitot tube. Any variant of the F-5 would need the pitot tube and the gun barrels. Again, it depends if one or two guns are used.

The instructions are printed on a small one-sided sheet of paper that explains the correct size drill bits to use and how deep to make the holes. This is very informative and useful.

Master Models produce the best turned metal barrels in the hobby. Every one of them is simply flawlessly executed and this set is no different. The instructions are easy to understand. The pitot tube will stick out in front of the model so without the brass strength you will definitely break it off. Don't let that be you, get this and many other brass pitot tubes available from Master.

Highly recommended

Thanks to Master Model and IPMS/USA for the review copy. You can obtain yours by contacting Master Model at www.master-model.pl or at your local hobby shop on online retailer.

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