sprue. A guitar string. A bristle from a house painting brush. A
cat's whisker. These are typical items employed as antenna masts
on AFVs. Formations offers a convenient alternative that falls just
a bit short of the mark.
kit attempts to solve a common problem with the base mounts that
come with AFV kits: the receiving hole for the scratchbuilt antenna
is usually too small or set off center.
set provides a pair of antenna masts made of wire and cast into
their resin mounts. (The pair of antennas are cleverly protected
with lengths of plastic soda straws.) The masts measure 7.5 feet
from tip to top of the base. However, most tanks used an antenna
made up of three 3-foot lengths, while company commanders had five
3-foot lengths. The actual segments tapered toward the free end
and were color-coded at the ends for quick assembly.
I use a long bristle from a paint brush. I can get both the correct
length and the taper, plus it flexes if I brush (no pun intended)
against it, rather than breaking off from the base.
if you want a quick fix for that Italeri M4A1 Sherman with the British
antenna base, this is a good solution.