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Master Model GAU-8 Gun and Pitot 1/72 review
Oregon, United States
Joined: March 09, 2017
KitMaker: 525 posts
AeroScale: 52 posts
Posted: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:10 PM UTC
I'm building a 1/72 A-10 Thunderbolt II and wanted to give it some teeth. I picked up one of these Master Model PE aftermarket upgrades off of eBay for $6 shipped. It's kit # AM-72-063

It arrives in a plastic zip pouch containing a card, instructions, and two poly bags. Each poly bag is heat-sealed off to keep the teeny-tiny parts separate from one another.

There is a PE fret with the two plates that secure the barrels. A tiny plastic cup holds a seamless cooling shroud, and the other bag holds the spindle, the pitot, and the barrels.

The pitot is really nicely done, and has fine lines engraved on the shaft. The barrels are amazing in the fact that they are bored-out at both ends.

This little kit should go together quickly and easily and once painted will add a beautiful touch to a wee-little model of a big, mean jet.