I was struck by the title of this kit, so I decided to do a little research. The term "telegraph" pole in Europe is essentially what we over in North America would call a "telephone" pole.
Even though we don't have many of those today.
And when we did, they usually were shared by the power companies as well, making them "utility" poles. However during WWII, telegraph poles were essential to communications. The military would need many lines for communicating with the many units, thus multi-line telegraph poles were required.
This kit from MiniArt provides you with four uniquely styled poles. Since there are 4 matching sprue sets included, you can easily create your own configuration of poles with those that match.
There is some noticeable flash on the kit supplied to us. It's nothing too troublesome though, and all the fine detail pieces appear to be flash-free. Speaking of the fine detail pieces: there are many wire-thin ceramic insulator components that will probably fall into the "challenging" realm of model building. However it's the nice attention to detail like this that makes this kit superior to say the old Tamiya pole we are probably all familiar with.
Highs: Good detail in both wood grain and the insulator points (where the wires connect).Lows: Some flash was present on one area (middle) of our sprues.Verdict: Overall this is a very flexible kit allowing many different combinations.
About Jim Starkweather (staff_Jim) FROM: CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES
I started building models in 1971 when I was 6. My first model was a 1/32 P-40 Warhawk. Revell I believe. From there I moved onto the standard cars, Apollo spacecraft, and other kid orientated kits. I don't know what got me started on Armor. I must have seen a Monogram tank kit one day and said "Mom...