Five diameter bend (MBSBE-8) is a standard fitting also referred to as a 5D Bend that allows design and construction of most industrial/residential piping systems in one-inch (1:12) scale dollhouse miniature and is injection molded butyrate (plastic). You can easily paint this material with most plastic model paints to achieve a realistic look of metal (both new and aged) with the proper combination of colors for your setting. Fits MBSTB-8 (also referred to as 90106) white butyrate tubing and works with all the standard fittings mentioned in its description. Visit our Plumbing Department for other similar pipe fittings and related items.
For those unfamiliar with the three or five diameter bend, a bend has a larger radius than elbows. Generally, the most basic difference is the radius of curvature. Elbows generally have a radius of curvature between one to twice the diameter of the pipe. Bends have a radius of curvature more than twice the diameter. 5D bend means the bend radius is 5 times of pipe nominal diameter. It provides better smooth performance to change pipeline direction than 3D bend.
Colors will vary; we no longer have any choice of colors, but the product is readily paintable with most craft or plastic model paints.