F-104 Pitot Tube

Published on
May 20, 2012
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Master Model out of Poland has released a number of pitot tubes turned from brass. This 1/72nd F-104 pitot tube is similar to other Master Models pitot tubes in that it is turned brass and is a simple replacement for the kit part. For this review, I compared the Master Model’s pitot tube with the pitot tube from the Hasegawa F-104G. The Master Model pitot tube has a lot more finesse than the kit part, and it also looks a lot better than what the kit provides. That being said, the fit is a little loose. You can either use a little CA to solve this issue, or you can fill in the kit nose and drill out a new locating hole.

This brass pitot tube is a welcomed addition to any 1/72nd F-104 kit. It is a simple replacement to the kit part but provides a huge improvement in detail over the kit part. If you are planning on building an F-104, I highly recommend you pick up one of the Master Model pitot tubes; you won’t be disappointed.

A sincere thank you goes out to Master Model for providing the review sample and to IPMS/USA for allowing me to review this part.


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