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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 02:46 PM UTC
Keith Forsyth takes a look at some clear and tinted Light Lenses, a new product from little-cars.com.

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Posted: Sunday, June 28, 2009 - 09:49 PM UTC
Great review Keith. Can tell in an instant from the pics what size and colour... Clearly a boon for truck models etc.
I wonder what the clear 3mm lenses would be like for a Sherman~
Does anyone know what the dimensions are for MV lenses as such are supplied by Formations models?
Brad
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Posted: Friday, July 10, 2009 - 10:19 AM UTC
A nice product at a good price, and they do away with the grinding out for chrome backings.
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Posted: Friday, August 07, 2009 - 06:23 AM UTC
Hi,

Keith, many thanks for posting the review of the lenses

Thought I'd add a litte bit more detail.

The lenses are backed with a silver disc, which can be removed if required.
Some lenses that are on a waxed paper carrier are sticky backed, those on a sticky carrier are not. Pacer Canopy Glue or Gator grip glue are the best to use when appying them.

The colours available at the moment are:

Clear
Red
Yellow
Orange
Blue
Light Green
Dark Green

Each is available in sizes 1mm up to 5mm, in 0.5mm increments.

In answer to the 'lows' noted on the review.

I had thought about mixing sizes on the cards, but worked out that there would have to be a number of different combinations to suit everyone and with over 500 different options I decided against it.
The admin involved and time taken to do this would have been horendous and would have put the price of the lenses up which I wanted to avoid.

So they are priced to be affordable to all ( and people outside the EU don't pay the 15% VAT).

The pricing also fits in with the rest of my detailing range (about 140 different items) at 2.50 each, five or more items for 2 each.

Thanks,
Paul
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Posted: Saturday, August 08, 2009 - 05:41 AM UTC
Hi Paul

Thanks for the reply, I completely understand about the various different possibilities for the various sizes but could it be practical for say just the clear ones, that way then some body who has no real idea of which size they actually need could then buy that multi sized pack try the various sizes against there model then be able to purchase the correct sized pack next time around.

I only ask as I ended up doing similar with a set from Resicast, but now I have a better idea of the actual size I need for most applications.

I will next time I come across your stand at a show make myself know

cheers

Keith