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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 ½" 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.
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