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Pitot Probes

1:144 Master



I’d really love to see the machines Master Models uses to make their amazing pitot probes, whilst I can get the manufacture of the 1:48 and even1:72 scale probes, this selection in 1:144, just defy comprehension. As to how you use them, normally I would say just drill a hole and glue into position, but in this scale it will be a case of, very carefully drill a tiny hole and glue. You will obviously need a good magnifier, a fine pair of tweezers and a very steady hand. They are all generic, so can be fitted to any 1:144 sale kit of the particular subject.


[AM-144-013] – This is for the North American F-100 Super Sabre




[AM-144-014] – Lockheed F-104 Starfighter




[AM-144-015] – Republic F-105 Thunderchief.




[AM-144-016] – Convair F-106 Delta Dart




[AM-144-017] – BAC Lightning




[AM-144-018] – Convair B-58 Hustler




[AM-144-019] – Hawker Hunter





I think I need to buy a macro lens, as these items are so small my poor camera couldn’t cope with trying to focus. That said have looked at them under a magnifying glass, they are superbly made, with only a tiny bit of swarf and the blunt end. Do be careful when fitting these, as they are really sharp.


Review sample courtesy of Piotr at logo.gif

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I have used these in 144 and they are superb. Incredible little things really. They respond really well to CA glue so fitting them is not as much of a challenge as you'd perhaps expect. 

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