Turnbuckles and Pitot tubes, a recurring phenomena.

Tubing is required on pretty much any scale model project actually. Masts for ships, pipes for engines, turnbuckles, gun barrels, scaffolding for diorama, axles, you name it. There always is a place where something can be improved or accentuated.


But not for visual effects only it is great to have a tubing handy. Older kits or resin kits often need reinforcements and connector pins. Tubing is great for this because its very versatile in application. One can make an axle or a pitot tube with one and the same product.

Brass tubing

Albion Alloys´s Micro Brass Tube MBT04

3 tubes of 305mm in length. 0.4mm outer diameter x 0.2mm inner diameter. Kewl for turnbuckles in the 48th and contril cables in the  32nd scale.

5,80 €
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Albion Alloys´s Micro Brass Tube MBT05

3 tubes of 305mm in length. 0.5mm outer diameter x 0.3mm inner diameter. Kewl for turnbuckles in the 32nd scale.

5,80 €
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Albion Alloys´s Micro Brass Tube MBT06

3 tubes of 305mm in length. 0.6mm outer diameter x 0.4mm inner diameter. Kewl for pronounced turnbuckles in the 32nd scale.

5,80 €
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Alum Tubing

Albion Alloys´s Micro Alum Tube MAT04

3 tubes of 305mm in length. 0.4mm outer diameter x 0.2mm inner diameter. Kewl for turnbuckles on control cables in the 32nd scale. Great diameter for turnbuckles in 1/48th.

5,80 €
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Albion Alloys´s Micro Alum Tube MAT05

3 tubes of 305mm in length. 0.5mm outer diameter x 0.3mm inner diameter. Kewl for turnbuckles in the 32nd scale.

5,80 €
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Albion Alloys´s Slide Fit Brass Pack SFT2

0.3/0.5/0.7/0.9mm slide fit tubing.

5,80 €
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Shorter length of MBT4
Shorter length of MBT4
MBT5 used in the 32nd scale
MBT5 used in the 32nd scale
Slide fit tubing
Slide fit tubing
MBT4
MBT4
MBT5 used in the 32nd scale
MBT5 used in the 32nd scale
replaced machine guns
replaced machine guns

Go beyond borders: The Connecto-concept

This is a quite ingenious concept actually. Without this product it has been very, very difficult to connect tubes (not to mention at angles) without running a soldering campaign of biblical proportion. I´m not that much a soldering guy and I do admire the skillz that others have but for my cup of tea, this is the perfect product. Within minutes we now can create new structures which were close to impossible without using a soldering iron.


If you are involved in the dark arts of soldering you can of course you can combine both methods, but for static scale modeling you actually just need lil bit of CA.


As for diameters, I have decided to stock the ones I would use the most. You always have a little bit of leeway in terms of the diameter of the tube.
You can use a C-05 which has been designed for 0.3mm i.d. tubing on a tube with 0.4mm i.d. + without problems, so we hereby carry the connectos for most of the tubes we have.

What we have selected fits 48th scale and 32nd (35th) scale airfield accessories and diorama accessories. I see large potential especially in scaffolding as part of maintenance scenes as can be seen on the bottom of this page.

connecto photo etch
connecto results

connecto in use
Courtesy of Gert Mertens
connecto albion alloys
connecto
albion alloys connecto
connecto uschi

Connecto C-04

To be used with MBT04 (0.4mm o.d., 0.2mm i.d.) and larger tubes.

10,50 €
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Connecto C-05

To be used with MBT05 (0.5mm o.d., 0.3mm i.d.) and larger tubes.

10,50 €
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Connecto C-06

To be used with MBT06 (0.5mm o.d., 0.3mm i.d.) and larger tubes.

10,50 €
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In addition it makes sense to have a few lengths of a brass rod handy. These can be used for additional diagonal struts while contructing scaffolding. You gott hem right here. Working with it can be more fun when you anneal it with an open flame. It then softens and is more easy to work with.

You can also use it for rendering pipes and tubes or electrical wiring on engines.

Brass Rod

Brass Rod 0.2mm, 10pcs, 305mm in length
4,50 €
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Brass Rod 0.3mm, 10pcs, 305mm in length
4,50 €
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Nickel Silver Rod

Nickel Silver Rod 0.1mm, 10pcs, 305mm in length
4,50 €
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Nickel Silver Rod 0.2mm, 10pcs, 305mm in length

0.2mm, deviating from the picture

4,50 €
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So the question remains.....