Yak-38 Forger Antennas

Published: December 10th, 2012     
Parts Package
Parts Package
Reviewed by: Charles Landrum - IPMS# 26328
Scale: 1/48
Company: Quickboost
Price: $4.30
Product / Stock #: QB 48455
Product provided by: Quickboost

***Note: the packaging of this set indicates that it is antennas. In fact, the details are pitot tubes and angle of attack indicators.

As with most Soviet designed aircraft, the Yak-38 Forger had numerous antennas and pitot tubes protruding from the airframe. Hobby Boss has included all them in their nice kit of the Forger. But there are limitations in the injection molding process and you can only get parts so petite. A challenge is trying to get such small parts successfully off the sprue. With this set, Quickboost provides replacement pitots and angle of attack indicators. These are tiny details and I did a close comparison with the kit parts. The QB parts more accurately capture the shape of the pitots, and they are drilled at the end! This second fact alone makes the set worth the expense, since I've chewed up the tiny tips of plastic pitot tubes in the past. Overall, the set is not a great leap in improved detail, but is valuable for those of us who are more ham-handed. I, for one, have lost such tiny bits to the carpet monster during construction or at a model meeting or contest; it is nice to have a recourse when that happens! Recommended.

Thanks to Quickboost for supplying the parts for review, and to IPMS-USA for providing the review space.

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