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  1. Modern Oil Drums 200L (35615) 1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd We’ve been addicted to fossil fuels since coal was first burned, sparking (Sorry for the pun) the industrial revolution, and now oil and fuel in the 20th and 21st centuries. Drums are an easy way to store and transport relatively small quantities without spilling them, and they certainly beat a wicker basket any day of the week! Arriving in a shrink-wrapped figure-sized box, the set includes eighteen sprues in grey styrene of two sizes, plus a small decal sheet, and instructions with painting guide on the back of the box. There are only two different sprues included, but you get multiples that allow you to build up 12 barrels and 6 manual hand-pumps if you feel the urge to use them. There are two types of barrels with different types of ribbing, one having many ribs the other having only a few. The bottoms of the barrels are mostly reused lids from different sets that have their raised writing flipped to the inside, with two styles of tops with filler caps at the edge. The hand pumps have a long dipping stick, a handle to crank, and an applicator that will need you to supply some hose or substitute to complete. Markings The back of the box gives you brief instructions for construction and suggests paint schemes and decal locations for your delight. The decal sheet is by DecoGraph, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt carrier film cut close to the printed areas. Conclusion A whole barrel of fun for your vehicle or diorama base! I’m sorry to reuse that one again. They’re detailed, with decals to pretty them up, and a decent quantity that could last you a few models. Highly recommended. Review sample courtesy of
  2. Since I'm waiting for decals to finish off my F-8s, I'm building a truck. I was commissioned by the KW saleman who sold the actual truck, part of a fleet to Morgan Fuels. Morgan hauls bulk fuel for Esso in southern and central Ontario and sometimes Manitoba. The model is a First Gear KW T880. I was lucky and found it on evibay. I say lucky because the truck originally had a lowboy trailer, the seller had two that he kept the trailers from. I also found an International Durastar with the near correct tank. Making one from the two. I hope to sell the IH and the leftover KW parts and get some money back. The pictures ahow the actual truck(will be #49)and the other shows what I am starting with. Had some fun with the lift axle before removing it, ever wonder what a KW would look like with hydraulics? Here's where it is right now. Lots more trimming than I expected. Lengthened the rear of the tank, this covers the hose reels. When I glue the top and bottom of the tank body, I missed seeing that it should have been a bit taller. No way to cut this up so I had to ad frame rails under the original tank frame. Added to the rear bulkhead, made a new end cap. I couldn't decide to move the under body cabinets back or just cut them off and make new ones, well I cut them off. Most of the worst parts done now. The bag of sand was inside the tank, I guess just to weigh it down for the die cast effect? Also shown is the test page for the decals.
  3. Afternoon all, I was just checking twitter (I am not at any of the Vulcan's displays today) and it appears the Vulcan has returned to base at Doncaster with a possible fuel leak. I do hope they get it fixed so she can be ready for the planned "final tour" that the VTTS are thinking about. Thoughts? Sam
  4. I'm not sure this qualifies as armour but this seems like the best place for this. This is the towed fuel pump to go with my GMC fuel tanker (RFI here) and Flying Banana (RFI here). Eventually I will make a diorama out of them all. Somehow I have to get the wires for the lights in my helicopter to the battery that will be under the base. This little pump will provide the means to do that, I hope. The details have still to be worked out. This is what I have: Obviously its a resin kit and the mouldings look pretty nice. The worst feature of this kit are the instructions which are terrible: The kit includes a little tanker which I won't be using so putting that to one side here are the fuel pump parts: The first job was to separate the parts from the flash and sort them out into parts I could identify on the instructions and those that were a holy mystery: I know those little things with two legs are for the fuel hose but I don't think I will be using them. I have no idea what the planks are for and there are three or four other parts I can't work out. I think it will be busy enough anyway. Starting with the easy stuff, this rod is meant to be the axle but is an obvious candidate for replacement with some brass rod: It measures at 1mm in diameter but I might use something smaller like 0.8mm. Anyway, there we are - now to start cleaning up the parts properly and get gluing. Bye for now, Nigel
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