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T-90A Lenses
Lenses and Taillights for T-90A
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by: Rob Harvey [ AFV_ROB ]

Introduction

Providing a simple and inexpensive solution to headlight lenses on 1/35 models, SKP Model's latest release is designed for the Meng Model Russian T-90A release.

Review

Getting the colour correct on modern tank headlights and optics can often be quite challenging, thankfully SKP Model have been providing a simple solution to this problem. This inexpensive upgrade from SKP Model are designed to be used to replace the clear plastic parts included in any of the T-90 kits on the market, but is designed specifically for the Meng model release.

There are 16 coated metallic lenses of varying colour on an etch fret. Unfortunately there are no instructions or placement guide provided, however roughly these seem to be for the front headlights, convoy marker lights, Shtora dazzlers, turret marker light and gun sight optics. Also included is a cover for the digital convoy light attached to the cross-wind sensor and some other cover as yet unidentified.

The colour coating is very good and has a suitable shine to it to give the impression of a glass lens. Iím especially impressed with the small marker light lenses, which are quite difficult to paint on a solid plastic part.

The lenses should be very easy to use and can be simply fitted over the corresponding kit parts, only the small marker lights will need to be drilled out to accept the SKP parts.

Highly recommended!
SUMMARY
Highs: Simple and effective with a very good representation of coloured glass lights and optic lenses.
Lows: No placement guide or instructions is problematic.
Verdict: A useful and simple upgrade for your T-90 tank, just be prepared to refer to some reference material for placement information.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 227
  Suggested Retail: 7.99 Euro
  PUBLISHED: Feb 09, 2014
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.33%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.13%

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Comments

Does anyone have photos of these lenses on Meng's kit next to photos of the stock kit parts? SKP's website seems not to.
FEB 09, 2014 - 11:23 AM
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