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Allies Jerry Cans Set WWII (35587) & Oil & Petrol Cans 1930s-40s (35595) 1:35

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Allies Jerry Cans Set WWII (35587)

Oil & Petrol Cans 1930s-40s (35595)

1:35 MiniArt via Creative Models

 

Cans, cans everywhere!  If you're not able to fill your tank at a handy petrol/gas station when you're fighting the enemy, it's handy to carry additional supplies of these fluids vital to the ongoing ability to move your vehicles and equipment.  The Allies pinched the German design for a fuel can and called it the Jerry Can, although many other types were used during the period and when it came to other fluids such as oil there were tons of other designs used back in the day.  These two sets arrive shrink wrapped in figure sized end-opening boxes with the colour scheme on the rear.

 

 

Allies Jerry Cans Set WWII (35587)

 

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Inside the box are fifteen sprues of grey styrene, a small fret of Photo-Etch (PE) brass in a card envelope, a decal sheet and a short instruction sheet.  If you're the owner of some MiniArt sets or you study our reviews intently (weirdo!) you'll probably recognise some of the sprues, as they've been in a number of kits just recently because they're on small individual sprues they're well suited to reuse.  From the box you can build up the following:

 

3 x W↑D marked rectangular cans

3 x Unmarked rectangular cans

12 x smaller rectangular cans with carry handles

6 x jerry cans with twist-off caps

6 x jerry cans with flip-top caps

 

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Handily, the British cans are marked with War Department (W↑D) initials, and the American cans are stamped with USA, despite being of the same basic design.  These are built up with two halves glued together,  with the British ones having a central PE flange part, then the triple handle and appropriate cap – flip-top for the UK, screw-on for the US.  In addition to the cans, there are three funnels, although if you wanted to go super-real, you'll need to drill out the exit.  The decals are printed by DecoGraph as usual and their location is given on the back of the box along with the colour suggestions, which are provided with Vallejo, Mr.Color, Life Color, Tamiya, AK, and Mission Modes codes in a table below.

 

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Oil & Petrol Cans 1930s-40s (35595)

 

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Inside this set are ten sprues in grey styrene, with a little cross-over between the sets in the shape of the smaller cans and the larger rectangular ones.  There is also a small fret of PE and a large decal sheet.  There are others as follows:

 

2 x cylindrical cans with carry-handle

4 x small triangular profile cans with handles

2 x large triangular profile cans with handles

6 x small rectangular cans

2 x medium rectangular cans

2 x short rectangular cans with ribs

2 x rectangular cans with ribs

2 x rectangular cans with W↑D stamping

2 x short rectangular cans with Jurgens stamping

2 x rectangular cans

 

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The decals are printed by DecoGraph as usual and their location is given on the back of the box along with the colour suggestions, which are provided with Vallejo, Mr.Color, Life Color, Tamiya, AK, and Mission Modes codes in a table below on the back of the box.

 

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