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Plastic Barrels
Plastic Barrels with decals
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by: Russ Amott [ RUSSAMOTTO ]

Introduction

PlusModel.cz adds more useful diorama items with a set of industrial type plastic barrels in three sizes that appear to be 55 US gallon/200 Liter, 35 US gallon/135 liter and 25 US gallon/100 liter approximate.

Review

The kit consists of 12 pieces, with four of each size barrel, on large resin pour blocks. The blocks are easily removed. All barrels have the lids molded in place, which for the larger two are the two part type of plastic lid with metal securing band. The smaller has what looks like a screw on lid. The two larger barrels have molded in handles, while the smallest has separate handles. A photo etch sheet is provided with four sets of handles in two styles.

A decal sheet is also included which has five types of symbol for the barrels. The five symbols are: Caustic, poison, flammable, biohazard, and explosive. There is four of each symbol. No lettering is included but the symbols are universal. The printing is a bit soft but still depicts what is in the container.

Conclusion

The set will work with any diorama setting or vehicle load from the modern era to futuristic time periods. I haven't painted the barrels as I haven't decided how I want to depict them. In addition to the hazardous materials, they can be used for food items, water, or storage.

I think this is a very simple accessory that offers a lot of use options.
SUMMARY
Highs: Very simple set. Photo etch handles are a nice feature.
Lows: Decals are not as crisp or clear as I would like.
Verdict: A very basic accessory set that can add atmosphere to a model or scene.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 466
  Suggested Retail: $21.80 US
  PUBLISHED: Mar 12, 2016
  NATIONALITY: Czech Republic
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.47%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 85.57%

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About Russ Amott (russamotto)
FROM: UTAH, UNITED STATES

I got back into the hobby a few years back, and wanted to find ways to improve, which is how I found this site. Since joining Armorama I have improved tremendously by learning from others here, and have actually finished a couple of kits. I model to relax and have fun, but always look to improve. ...

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