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Lenses and taillights for BMP-
Lenses and taillights for BMP-1
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]


The latest BMP 1 on the market from Trumpeter has individual working track links and a nice amount of photo etched parts which all go together to make an attractive looking model of the BMP 1 Infantry Fighting Vehicle, so what can the modeller do to help make their build stand out amongst the rest. SKP Model has released a set of their excellent Lenses and Taillights for this model which should go some way to making your model shine.


The product consists of a card hanger with a zip lock bag stapled to the card with the photo etched fret in it, the card also has a self-adhesive label with the relevant details printed on it.


The photo etched fret consists of;
2 black light lenses for the front hull left hand headlight and the turret right hand light as you look at the vehicle head on. There is a half round clear lens with excellent structure detail for the front right hand hull light and this is supplied with a photo etched cover which can be shown in an open or closed position. The light on the right hand turret can be clear or red and this set supplies both options; the red light is supplied with a photo etched part to accurately depict the red lens when in use which has a twin opening, the clear lens is shaped with nice reflector detail and is again supplied with a photo etched surround. Either of these options will look on your model and it is nice to have options. Lastly in this offering you get the very small coloured lenses from the rear of the vehicle, you are supplied with;
  • 2 yellow
  • 2 green
  • 3 red


Another excellent product in the SKP Model Lenses and taillights range which will help you add some eye grabbing bling to your model. SKP Model are on a winner with the Lenses and taillights sets as I have yet to see one that I can knock. The detail behind the clear lenses is excellent and really adds to the realism of the product and I highly recommend this offering in their range for your consideration.

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BMP-1 IFV video review by Jim Starkweather Live links
Highs: Excellent detail in the clear lenses with the option of a red or clear turret lens and supporting photo etched parts are big pluses.
Lows: None that I am aware of.
Verdict: A great set to help your BMP 1 IFV stand out from the crowd.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: SKP194
  Suggested Retail: 6.40
  PUBLISHED: Mar 22, 2013

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)

I have been building model kits since the early 70s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70s, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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