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Plastic Barrels & Cans (49010)

1:48 MiniArt via Creative Models Ltd

 

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Plastic barrels are pretty useful, as they're light when empty, recyclable, can hold liquids that metal barrels can't and are often more resistant to impact without permanent damage.  In addition, they don't use up much in the way of strategic materials and don't rust, so you're onto a winner.  Civilians and military use them extensively, and wherever there is engineering going on, you'll usually find barrels dotted around.

 

This set arrives in an end-opening figure box, and inside are four sprues in grey styrene plus a small decal sheet.  There are four barrels and four cans on each sprue, and you can make eight large and eight small barrels with separate lids alongside the sixteen two-part cans by following the simple instructions on the rear of the box.  The large barrels are made of two halves and a top, while the small barrels are built in the same manner, but have two handles moulded into the sides to facilitate handling.  The cans are simple two-part assemblies with the nozzle moulded into the left side to reduce seams.

 

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Markings

There is a handful of warning decals on the little sheet, and the back of the box also includes painting and decaling suggestions in various colours as well as the ubiquitous blue.

 

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Decals are by Cartograf, which is a guarantee of good registration, sharpness and colour density, with a thin matt carrier film cut close to the printed areas.

 

 

Conclusion

16 barrels in two sizes, and 16 cans.  All in realistic plastic for you to paint and add to your projects.

 

Highly recommended.

 

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