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Modern Oil Drums 200L (35615) 1:35

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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.




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.






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.




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