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by: Mike High [ TACFIREGURU ]


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Armorama

introduction

Plus Model offers some of those little extra details in their EASY Line series.

Contents

The three table-top radios come on two resin pour-plugs inside a clear plastic hanging ‘envelope’ with a semi-stiff paper backing and the black and white picture.

The Review

There are three different styled table-top radios; small, medium, and large. The casting is very sharp and well defined. The level of detail on the cases and knobs is very nice. The screen detail (that which would cover the actual speaker(s)) is also very finely done.

The pour-plugs are on the bottom of the radios which will certainly make removal and cleanup easy with a razor-saw. There is no flash on any part or portion of the radios. Exceptional casting.

A quick online image search of “antique radios” turned up a variety of similar styled radios though I could not find any exact matches. The styling does appear to match many of the table-top radios from the 30’s and 40’s. I would recommend, with no painting instructions, to utilize an image search to get a good idea of the coloring. I could well see painting the cases in mahogany, oak, teak, or walnut shades with tans, blacks, or browns for the highlights, knobs, dial faces and/or the screens.

With no wire provided for the power cord, I would recommend a wire approximately .010 inch which takes a #78 drill bit, painted black or brown, to replicate this.

Conclusion

This is a very nice and useful set of table-top radios. Did I mention the excellent casting? I can envision these sitting on a counter or table in a building, or perhaps one lying in amongst some rubble.

SUMMARY
Highs: A very sharply molded set of WWII-era table radios. Exceptional casting.
Lows: No wire provided for the power cords.
Verdict: A very well cast selection of three different table-top radios. They can certainly add a bit of decoration to a diorama involving a building.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: EL031
  Suggested Retail: $4.20
  Related Link: Plus Model Catalog Page Item EL031
  PUBLISHED: Aug 06, 2012
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.85%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.43%

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About Mike High (TacFireGuru)
FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES

Like most, I started out in my young years; building Monogram armor and aircraft. Joining the Army at 17 in 1981 put a stop to my building for many years, I retired in 2001 and ran across Armorama....I've been re-hooked since. I'm a notoriously slow builder and seem to have more than one buil...

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Interesting little set.
AUG 06, 2012 - 08:52 PM
Indeed!
AUG 10, 2012 - 10:22 PM
The big one looks like it might have short wave bands
AUG 10, 2012 - 10:26 PM
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