Editor: this part also comes in other scales. Check Master Model website.
This is the first time that I’ve used one of the turned brass after market pieces from Master Model. The piece that I’m reviewing is the NATO standard Refueling Probe. As their instructions state “NATO Standard refueling probe is the same in every NATO aircraft with air-to-air refueling system, but fitting is different for every aircraft”. The best part is that after that statement they provide 4 black and white photos showing how it should look.
Well I started looking through the stash for some kits that have an exposed refueling probe and I was starting to get a little disappointed at how many don’t have the option for the refueling probe out. Then I started looking for the aircraft that have them permanently out. I decided to install it on the British Buccaneer.
The piece is very small, especially in 1/72, and it is a total work of art. The detail is just out of this world. The instruction sheet is very clear and easy to understand, only needing 3 steps. Cut off plastic probe, Drill a hole (0.6 mm), Glue in the metal part.
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 kit that I have that has a probe. Thanks to Master Model and IPMS/USA for the chance to do this review.