Mirage III Pitot Tube

Published on
November 13, 2013
Review Author(s)
Product / Stock #
Base Kit
Eduard or Hobby Boss 1/48 Mirage III
Company: Quickboost - Website: Visit Site
Provided by: Aires Hobby Models - Website: Visit Site
Detail Parts

Quickboost is well known for creating nicely detailed drop-in replacement parts to enhance the detail of plastic models. This time they present a trio of pitot tubes for the Mirage III, for either the Eduard or the Hobby Boss kit.

The pitot tubes are perfectly cast in grey resin, with a smooth, bubble-free finish. The molding includes two side walls to prevent accidental damage of the parts while in transit or storage. Removal of the parts should be easy, with either a hobby saw or even by scoring with a #11 blade if you take your time.

This set provides you with spare parts, which is a very thoughtful decision from Quickboost, as pitot tubes are very easily broken off. If you are careful in construction, you have spares for your next Mirage!

Perhaps the single best advantage of this replacement part is the lack of a mold seam (in comparison with the plastic one), and we all know that a nose-mounted pitot tube is one of the focal points of any airplane.

Recommended to modelers of all skill levels, as the replacement of this part is trivial and will enhance the look of your finished model.

I would like to thank Aires, Quickboost, and IPMS/USA for the review sample.


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