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White Head Light Optics

 

 

P.S.P. Models Ltd

 

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Stock Number and Description P.S.P Models Ltd Scale White Head Light Optics; Set No. 3524
Media and Contents: 5mm Diameter; 10 lenses
Price: MSRP USD$7.00
Scale: 1/35
Review Type: First Look
Advantages: cast resin and metal lenses come with glass casting grid lines inside; very useful for 1930s-1940s headlights
Disadvantages: new company; not as light reflective as MV Lenses
Recommendation: Highly Recommended for all people needing scale commercial type headlights for trucks, cars or early armored vehicles

 

Reviewed by Cookie Sewell


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Steve Zaloga and I were discussing the new DML T-34 Model 1940 kit and the one thing we noted about it was that it would be difficult to replace the kit's headlight lenses with MV Lenses as they are all smooth and unscored. Since the T-34 of that vintage had commercial headlights with a very obvious grid pattern in them it was nearly a forceout to have to use the kit lenses and try and get a good reflective surface behind them.

This product line which is based on sizes by millimeters rather than matching up with specific headlight sizes in scale is a new one to me but one that appears to be very handy. All of the products on display at AMPS 2004 were either gridded out like the review sets or smooth with what appeared to be a bulb in the center of the lens. The lenses have a very nicely done grid pattern and overall since 10 are on a fret and the resin for the lens material is applied to them on the frets pretty well done, with only one out of 20 lenses noted as being incompletely cast.

This is probably the most useful of the sets I saw, as the 5mm size is just about right for a 7" or 175mm light in 1/35 scale. (Other useful sizes would be 2.5mm for 3 " or 90mm, 3mm for 4" or 100mm.)

Overall, these seem to be good little items but so far I have no idea who is offering them in the US as the gentleman selling them had no sign at his stand. The address for the company is: P. S. P. Models Ltd. Unit 19B, Applin's Farm, Farrington, Dorset DT1 8RA, UK.

Cookie Sewell


Review Copyright 2004 by Cookie Sewell
Page Created 19 April, 2004
Last updated 19 April, 2004

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