Author Topic: Turned metal pitot tubes  (Read 1311 times)

Offline Rickshaw

  • "Of course, I could be talking out of my hat"
Turned metal pitot tubes
« on: July 25, 2016, 01:14:54 PM »
I have been using recently turned metal pitot tubes in 1/72.  They definitely add something to a model, make it's nose slimmer and they are often turned in the complex shapes the real pitot tubes use.  I have used them on F-106, Mirage 2000, Mirage III and other models.

I buy them from EvilBay for a few dollars (Australian) and they are well worth the price.    :thumbsup:

My only concern has been the fragility of their mounting.   They are sometimes easily knocked off! 







They are also available in that infernal 1/48 scale, the work of the Devil, I tell you!   ;)

Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 03:00:01 PM »
It might be the work of the Devil...but at least we have cookies...

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline The Big Gimper

  • Any model will look better in RCAF, SEAC or FAA markings
  • Global Moderator
  • Cut. Cut. Cut. Measure. Cut. Cut. Crap. Toss.
    • Photobucket Modeling Album
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2016, 07:32:18 PM »
What have you found to be the best adhesive? And don't say cookie dough.
Work in progress ::

I am giving up listing them. They all end up on the shelf of procrastination anyways.

User and abuser of Bothans...

Offline Rickshaw

  • "Of course, I could be talking out of my hat"
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2016, 05:55:45 PM »
What have you found to be the best adhesive? And don't say cookie dough.

Nope. Superglue seems to work just fine.  Usually you have to drill a receiving hole in the nosecone of the model.

Offline Rickshaw

  • "Of course, I could be talking out of my hat"
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 05:59:16 PM »
It might be the work of the Devil...but at least we have cookies...




Americanisms!  I tell you, it's "biscuits".  You've been spending too long in that weird scale, Greg.  Come over to the Light Side.  We have Yodha!


Offline GTX_Admin

  • Evil Administrator bent on taking over the Universe!
  • Administrator - Yep, I'm the one to blame for this place.
  • Whiffing Demi-God!
    • Beyond the Sprues
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 05:51:04 PM »
Sorry...Dark Side still winning

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Offline Rickshaw

  • "Of course, I could be talking out of my hat"
Re: Turned metal pitot tubes
« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 10:10:25 AM »