FW-200 Condor Pitot Tube & Antenna

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$2.35
Product / Stock #
QB 72 496
Base Kit
Trumpeter FW-200
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Package

The Fw-200 was an all-metal four-engine airplane that was originally designed as an airliner. As war broke out, it was modified for use for long-range maritime patrol, reconnaissance and as an anti-shipping patrol bomber in addition to a transport. This airplane has been modeled twice in 1/72 scale by Revell but recently Trumpeter have added the airplane to their line-up. The Trumpeter kit is a great improvement on the Revell kits in both detail and accuracy but as always, Aires/Quickboost have found some areas to improve the kit.

This set consists of replacements for the kit pitot tube and the radio antenna. The photo shows the two kit parts along with the sprue containing the two Quickboost parts. The replacement pitot tube is slimmer and slightly longer than the kit part and more importantly, features a reduced diameter section at the front end like actual pitot tubes. The replacement antenna is molded thinner than the kit part. The difference is harder to see but will make for a more accurate model.

Conclusions

This Quickboost set is a good addition for the modeler that wants to make a more accurate looking model of the Trumpeter Fw-200 Condor. The parts are cleanly molded without any visible defect and the parts are very easy to remove from the pour sprues. Well recommended. A big thank you to Aires/Quickboost for supplying these parts for review. A check of the Aires web site lists worldwide distributors for their products. The parts can be obtained from them as well as from many local hobby shops.

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