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MIG Plastic Jersey Barriers
MIG Productions 1/35 Plastic Jersey Barriers
  • MIG35172

by: Andy Renshaw [ SKYHAWK ]


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introduction
This new accessory from MIG Productions is the cousin to the common concrete Jersey barrier, the plastic water or sand filled barrier. The design for the Jersey barrier was developed at the Stevens Institute of Technology in New Jersey, USA, as a means to divide multiple lanes on a highway. Its sloped sides are designed to cause a vehicle that impacts it to be slowed and kept in its lane, thus reducing head on collisions. The original design was 3 feet tall and made of poured concrete. Its widespread use world wide for other uses, including temporary defensive positions, spurred the development of plastic ones that can be easily moved when empty and then filled with water or sand. This is the style that is represented with this set.

Live Fire testing at Quantico, Va. USA found the following:
No Rebound, Ricochet or Through Penetration from Multi-Hits 9mm with water fill.
No Rebound, Ricochet or Through Penetration from Multi-Hits 5.56mm or 7.62mm with sand fill.
No Rebound, Ricochet or Through Penetration, 2 lbs., C4 at 4ft. with sand fill.
No Rebound, Ricochet or Through Penetration from Hand Grenade at 2ft. with sand fill.

Review
In the package you get 6 solid resin barriers flawlessly cast in a cream colored resin. They scale out to 3 feet high and 4 feet long. The couplers on each end of the barriers actually work and you can connect the barriers by sliding them together. The only work needed to use these items is to remove the casting plug off the bottom, including the resin inside the fork lift groves, and paint your desired color. Plastic barriers are available in every primary color, with the most common being blue, white, and red. The paper insert inside the package has a color photo of some red ones in use as well as a color photo of the finished items.

Conclusion
These are excellent items that will find a welcome place on that urban checkpoint or modern 1/35 scene. The Jersey Barriers would also add the perfect element of interest to a small figure vignette.
SUMMARY
Highs: Lots of uses, outstanding detail and flawless casting
Lows: None!
Verdict: These are excellent items that will find a welcome place on that urban checkpoint or modern 1/35 scene. The Jersey Barriers would also add the perfect element of interest to a small figure vignette.
Percentage Rating
98%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35172
  Suggested Retail: 7.50
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 12, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 91.16%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.99%

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About Andy Renshaw (skyhawk)
FROM: FLORIDA, UNITED STATES

I started modeling around 8 years old when my dad bought me a Monogram 1/48 A-7. We built that together, and after that he turned me loose. Along with armor and figures, I also enjoy building aircraft and trains (model railroading), and tend to cycle between the genres. Recently married, I have...

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Comments

yeah, i have a question - why are they called "jersey barriers"?
SEP 12, 2008 - 12:03 AM
If you read the reveiw, you will see that... The reason is that each state used their own road barriers since their was no national standard. To tell them apart, they were named for the state that devloped them. Here's more info on them. Good review and they look pretty nice. Another great accessory for modern builders.
SEP 12, 2008 - 12:56 AM
In fact, many , many, many years ago, I enjoyed a documental in the spanish television when this concret barrier was developed, and I remeber very well that it was filmed in New Jersey. Thye made many car test against the barriers and was a incredible invent. But I not expected is that it was called Jersey barrier, which I discover few time ago. Surely there are now many variations and types made in all countries, but the original is the original! Thnaks for the review too. MIG
OCT 01, 2008 - 04:06 AM
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