Pacific Monograph Navigation Light Set First Look
|Date of Review||November 2018||Manufacturer||Pacific Monograph|
|Subject||Navigation Light Set||Scale||Multiple|
|Kit Number||PMAVI-002||Media||Styrene, Photo-etch|
|Pros||Do your own navigation lights||Cons||Nothing noted|
|Skill Level||Intermediate||MSRP (USD)||$16.00|
Earlier this year, Pacific Monograph released a handy set of pre-cut clear parts molded in several clear colors to replicate the flush-mounted wingtip light lenses (look here). Here is a new set designed to let you fabricate the streamlined light domes that are mounted above and below the wingtips, or out on the sides of the wingtips.
This set comes with a sturdy metal template and a variety of colored clear parts which look like they came from children's toys like the Lite Brite (still available in stores). The instructions walk you through the correct way of heating up the plastic without burning yourself or igniting/burning the plastic. Once the plastic is melted, they show you how to push the plastic through the selected shape, let it cool, then cut out the lens for your project (repeat as needed). While the clear parts are good to get started, you can find replacement clears for the Lite Brite at stores and online. The template and instructions will get you working on replacing those opaque, molded-on lenses on your aircraft with clears and adding that extra level of detail. The holes on the template will support scales from at least 1/72 through 1/24 and more.
You can purchase your own set or see other interesting products on their website at http://www.pacmonoshop.com.
My sincere thanks to Pacific Monograph for this review sample!