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European Street Lamp
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by: Jim Starkweather [ STAFF_JIM ]


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This 1/72 scale street lamp is certainly another welcomed addition for the small scale diorama builder. MIG Productions has released quite a few items in this scale recently; including a Russian T-28 tank. This kit was created by François Verdier. It comes in (9) pieces. There are (5) resin pieces, (2) clear resin pieces for the bulbs (and upper covers), and one soft metal wire for creating the curved pole arches from which the main light assemblies hang from.

There are some extremely delicate resin parts included with this kit. The assembly looks like it may be challenging as well because the wire pieces must be glued directly on to the two smallest resin pieces (which attach to the upper pole). Needless to say if you have some experience in this scale or working with resin the task will probably seem much easier to you. However no instructions are provided with the kit.

The final result looks to be a very detailed and realistic street lamp. And at 10 euros ($13) or less this kit certainly could provide a strong focal point for a diorama.
SUMMARY
Highs: Doubtless this was well researched and accurate.
Lows: Scale may be challenging for some. Might be considered pricey by some.
Verdict: Well detailed, accurate and fills a niche for the 1/72 scale diorama maker.
Percentage Rating
85%
  Scale: 1:72
  Mfg. ID: MP 72-362
  Suggested Retail: 9,60EUR
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  PUBLISHED: Sep 17, 2010
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 89.91%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 86.99%

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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...

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You know what would be really cool? To actually make this so it lights up. How awesome (and difficult) would that be?
SEP 17, 2010 - 08:43 AM
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