F-86F Sabre Pitot Tube

Published on
October 13, 2011
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
32 112
Base Kit
any 1/32 F-86F Sabre
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Parts Package

Quickboost has added a new resin item to their growing line of aftermarket parts for 1/32 aircraft. Set 32 112 will add detail to the Kinetic, Italeri or Hasegawa 1/32 F-86F kits. This set provides two ready-to-install pitot tubes cast in a flexible gray resin that likely will survive occasional bumps sometime experienced when a finished model is handled. As the photo below shows, the pitot tubes are molded on a common casting block with extended bars that protect the parts from damage in the package. These parts exhibit a much better detail than those included in the kits.

A sharp #11 x-Acto blade can be used to remove each pitot tube from the casting block. This part is a direct replacement for a kit part, but there is no molding seam to remove as is usually the case with injection molded kit parts. Because this part is cast in resin, it should be attached with super glue or epoxy cement.

The part is highly recommended to anyone who wants to add detail to any 1/32 F-86F kit.

My thanks to IPMS/USA and Quickboost for the opportunity to review this set of detail parts.


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