MiG-29 Pitot

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Master Model of Poland produces small brass parts for detailing models, be they aircraft or ships. They have parts for aircraft in 1/32, 1/35, 1/48, 1/72, and 1/144, mostly pitot tubes, refueling probes and gun barrels.

This product is for the MiG-29. It's more complex than many other pitot tubes because it's got two tiny vortex generator fins, one on each side of the pitot tube. So the package contains the pitot plus a PE fret with the vortex generators.

Installation of the pitot tube is pretty simple. I used the Academy kit for this review. The Academy MiG-29 has a flat spot at the tip of the nose for the pitot. So it was fairly easy to drill a .3mm hole in the center of the spot and glue the pitot in place.

The vortex generators were more complex, as they were thin brass and only about .1 mm wide. I had to use my heavy duty magnifiers to even see the parts, and holding them with tweezers while putting them on the sides of the pitot were delicate procedures.

Once the pitot and vortex generators were installed, I painted them using Tamiya Silver. Done.

I took a photo of a pair of Mig-29s. For the one with the “heavier” pitot, I had used a cut off straight pin. As you can see, the Master pitot is even finer than the pin.

Overall Evaluation

Highly Recommended. These Master pitots are super additions to the kits which don't have a pitot, and they're very rugged, in case someone mishandles the model.

Thanks to Master Model for the review item, and IPMS USA for allowing me to do this MiG-29.


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