MiG-15 and MiG-15bis - Gun Barrels, Antenna Base & Pitot Tube Set

Published: July 15th, 2014     
Reviewed by: John King - IPMS# 46812
Scale: 1/72
Company: Master Model
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: AM-72-070
Product provided by: Master Model

Following the release of Eduard's spectacular 1/72nd MiG-15 and MiG-15bis kits, Master Model of Poland has released turned brass gun barrels for these kits. Included in the package are barrels to replace the kit's 37mm cannon and two 23mm cannon. In addition, Master Model has included a pitot tube and antenna base, both out of turned brass as well.

The 37mm cannon consist of two parts, one sliding into the other. The instructions make this clear and the two parts fit together flawlessly. I added these parts to my already in-progress Eduard MiG-15. However, I would highly recommend these parts be added before you start painting your model. It's also not entirely clear, but the small antenna base replaces the small bump on the kit fuselage. The instructions show the location clearly, but do not make any mention to removing the kit's "antenna base."

All in all, this is a very welcome set for the Eduard MiG-15. The greatest thing about this set is how much more realistic the 37mm cannon looks. It would be extremely difficult to get this same look with the kit parts. If you plan to build the Eduard MiG-15, do yourself a favor and at least use the 37mm cannon part.

Special thanks go to Master Model for providing the review sample and to IPMS USA for allowing me to review it.

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