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Numbers: 1.5; 2.0; 2.5; 3.0mm
Brass P/E Numbers: 1,5 - 2,0 - 2,5 - 3,0mm
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]

Matho Models is known for his wide range of diorama products spanning decades: plants; 3D printing; photo-etched fences; resin items; ceramic walls; decals; and more. While Matho Models focuses on 1/35, many of these products are suitable for other scales, as is Matho Models 80006 PE Numbers: 1,5 - 2,0 - 2,5 - 3,0mm.

The Set
These P/E brass numbers are very thin - .16mm thickness. They can be pressed to conform to rounded surfaces if necessary. With four sizes this set is versatile. A second set, item 80007, is 4mm - 5mm in height.


Matho Models displays these numbers on a demonstration diorama as house numbers, tarnished, one dangling in disrepair.

I decided to show them in their polished glory as the engine number of a newly shopped locomotive.

This brass is so thin that careful finesse required to smooth off any burr left from removing a number from the fret. The hook of the "9" tried to roll up on me until I used a finer sander.

Matho Models 80006 PE Numbers: 1,5 - 2,0 - 2,5 - 3,0mm afford modelers a good deal of versatility for enhancing building addresses, gates, road numbers, vehicles - anything that people want to number with classic brass numerals. Keep them polished, or tarnish or paint them up.

Take care in handling these numbers, 0.16mm is wafer-thin. They do look good when mounted on a model. I am happy with them and have many projects for them, and recommend these P/E brass numbers.

Please remember to mention to vendors and retailers that you saw this product here - on ARMORAMA.
Highs: Sharply etched and very thin.
Lows: Use care in handling, these are very thin.
Verdict: These look good when mounted on a model. I am happy with them and have many projects for them, and believe these P/E brass numbers have many uses.
  Scale: 1:1
  Mfg. ID: 80006
  PUBLISHED: Dec 05, 2020

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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