Resicast have issued yet another useful accessory, this time in the form of the 4 gallon fuel can, commonly know as flimisies which was used by the British Army in the early part of the war.
Flimisie tins were produced by various manufacturers and this set provides two different styles of tin.
The set is packed in the standard Resicast format for small items with a paper insert depicting the product and manufacturers details. The cans are cast in a light grey resin and were free from any sign of damage.
The set consists of 8 x Shell and 8 x MT 4 gallon cans.
The Shell cans bear the marking for the company logo on the front of the tin with the words Shell MTY Benzine and the WD arrow. On the top of the cans are the words The Shell Company Limited, these are spread around the 4 edges and in the centre around a circle are the words Shell Aviation Benzine. A small grab handle is moulded on to the top too. The detail is excellent and these should paint up really well.
The second set of cans depicts the letters MT and 80 on the sides of the can. Again these are very nicely done.
Both sets could be used with any vehicle during the early period of WW2 or prior to or after the war in a civilian capacity.
These are very much in keeping with the LRDG releases we have seen from Resicast but have a much broader use if you need it.
Detail and casting is excellent and these are also a very useful diorama item.
About Alan McNeilly (AlanL) FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM
Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...