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Bronco: Jerry Can and Fuel Drum Set
pnance26
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 06:11 AM GMT+7
If Photobucket hadn't eliminated the photos, I could you show you how much fun you could have with the two piece barrels from Tamiya! I did some pretty extreme rusting and corrosion on some barrels.

It was fun!

And sorry, I guess I didn't see where they were plastic!
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Posted: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 01:31 AM GMT+7

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It is truly a pleasure to see a main stream manufacturer catering to the smaller scale crowd/aficionados.



Yes, interesting (perhaps) to note that Bronco don't currently have any 1/72 military vehicle kits in their catalogue, just a handful of aircraft. Bronco's web site however categorises this fuel drum kit under "Armoured vehicles" and the box includes an illustration of a PzKpfw.III, so whether this is the first of more to come we will have to wait and see. Then there is the fact, as noted in the review, that the moulds for this kit appear to have been created by Riich, who do now have a couple of 1/72 armour kits, both M109s, so nothing from either brand that these drums would go with - yet.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 06:20 AM GMT+7
Mathew,

Very interesting and informative review of this offering. It is truly a pleasure to see a main stream manufacturer catering to the smaller scale crowd/aficionados. I have built a number of the larger fuel drums (200l/50gal) from numerous makers in the past and these appear to have a nicely thought out assembly sequence as opposed to two halves for the body and undersized discs for the ends. The triple handles on the Jerry cans are also a nice touch rarely seen except on some resin versions or those with microscopic separate handles that are often impossible to attach. Thanks to you and those involved in the preparing of this review.

Cheers,
Jan
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Posted: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 01:49 AM GMT+7

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This is a really well done review Matt and I appreciate your efforts on this item.


Thanks Darren.

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Flyhawk should make a set of Jerry cans like the ones included in the 1/72 Luchs. Proper 3 handles


Tried to check this out in one of the two reviews Andras did, but I couldn't see any pictures of them. Sounds good - if fiddly.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 10:52 AM GMT+7
Flyhawk should make a set of Jerry cans like the ones included in the 1/72 Luchs. Proper 3 handles.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:57 AM GMT+7
This is a really well done review Matt and I appreciate your efforts on this item.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 06:05 AM GMT+7

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The fuel drums are good except NO GERMAN DRUM has a plug on the lid, only one on the barrel.



Yeah, I think I covered that in the review, and I'm pretty sure Bronco aren't the only vendor to have made this error.

The fuel cans, I agree, aren't perfect, but not unacceptable for the scale.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 06:01 AM GMT+7

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Are these solid resin? If so, it makes it extremely hard to simulated damage such as dents and collapses. I know, I tried...



Patrick, I'm guessing you didn't look at the review...
They are injected moulded plastic, I don't think Bronco make anything that isn't.

I did think about the dents thing; I haven't tried it, but I guess you could carve dents out and use filler to build up ridges.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:58 AM GMT+7
I would have said the jerrycans are crap ( stamped markings, handles ) but well this is 1:72... The fuel drums are good except NO GERMAN DRUM has a plug on the lid, only one on the barrel. The pump is OK. The one mentionned by Frenchy is the Luftwaffe model.
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 04:27 AM GMT+7
Are these solid resin? If so, it makes it extremely hard to simulated damage such as dents and collapses. I know, I tried...
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Posted: Monday, July 17, 2017 - 01:00 AM GMT+7
Thanks HP, seems to confirm what I said about it should perhaps have a straight handle instead of the sort of bent L shaped one in the kit. Instead of making a new one from bent wire, just a tiny cube of square section rod for the joint, then a length of round section rod for the handle would probably do it. Perhaps a bit of half round rod on top of the cube if you're likely to be looking at it under magnification...
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 10:49 PM GMT+7
Here's a 1:1 German fuel hand pump that looks to be a good match for the set one :



H.P.
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 06:07 PM GMT+7
Ha ha, good mistake to make... Bronco do make a 1/35 scale set similar to this, and a 1/48 version as well. Can't tell you if the cans have proper handles in the larger scale, but I suspect they do.

Cheers, Matthew
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:47 AM GMT+7
Shouldve opened my eyes !! - i thought these were 1/35 -- so for 1/72 , their good 😂
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 09:44 AM GMT+7
Shame about the Jerry cans being made with simplified details -- the 200 lr. Drums , could be put under a tarp or have other things stacked on top of them , in a Truck body ☺😩
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 01:58 AM GMT+7


Broncos German Jerry Cans and Fuel Drums set for small scale modelling, reviewed, built and painted by Matthew Lenton.

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