Gloster Meteor Pitot Tube

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Scale
1/72
MSRP
$13.00
Product / Stock #
AM-72-142
Base Kit
Any 1/72 Meteor
Company: Master Model - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Master Model - Website: Visit Site
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Master Model is a scale model metal detailing parts manufacturer located in Poland. Their lines include exquisitely detailed photo-etched and white metal replacement parts for aircraft and ships in the most commonly produced scales.

This Master Model set provides a huge leap over any of the injected molded parts available on any 1/72 kit. Many of the older kits didn’t even include a pitot tube. Those kits that do offer a pitot tube will be one that is over-scale due to the limits of injection modeling, not to mention successfully removing the sprue attachment points.

Notable is the thin re-sealable pouches that Master Model uses that makes the parts easy to review and then stuff back into the re-sealable package securely. You will want to be careful handling this brass part due to its small size, it makes it an easy sacrifice to the carpet monster. Another caveat is that the point is really thin and can be accidently bent. I’ve had this happen on one pitot in 1/144 scale, but not to worry, it can be fixed. Placing the pitot tube in between a smooth flat set of tweezers will straighten out the tip. Just be extremely gentle so you don't break off the tip when you gently roll it so that it is straight once again.

This Master Model set provides you with a wing mounted pitot tube. There is no assembly, but you will need to drill a 0.6mm (~73 carbide drill bit) hole into the assembled wing and insert the pitot tube up to a marking line on the base of the part. Just follow the instructions and its only a few minutes to complete.

Be sure to use your favorite thin CA (super glue) or epoxy, as the normal plastic glues or solvents will not react with the resin or brass. Due to the size of the parts, this is one set where you don’t want to use a gel, or thicker super glue. You will also want to be careful painting the parts to retain their sleek nature.

Highly recommended! This set is a super upgrade over the injected kit part, especially if your kit doesn’t have them to begin with. This excellent set will easily enhance any 1/72 Gloster Meteor that you choose to build.

Thanks to Master Model and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.

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