F-8E/J Pitot Tube

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any 1/72 F-8E or F-8J Crusader
Company: Master Model - Website: Visit Site
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Master Model is a company that makes turned brass aftermarket parts, specifically pitot tubes, refueling probes, and antennas.

The first thing I would like to point out is how good the packaging and instruction sheet is. The packaging consists of a zip-lock type bag, while the part is in a smaller bag, keeping it from moving all over. The instruction sheet is very clear and easy to understand, only needing 3 steps. Cut off original part, drill a hole (0.8 mm), glue in the new metal part – complete. Just be careful drilling the hole, especially in 1/72.

When compared to the kit part – there is no comparison. The kit pitot tube looks like a little blob of plastic, while the Master Model part is a complete work of art. Once you use a couple of these pieces you will be completely spoiled and never want to use the kit pitot tubes again.

I highly recommend this product if you want a really superior-looking model. The only problem I have now is that I want one on every one of my kits. Thanks to Master Model and IPMS-USA for the chance to do this review.


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