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Metal POL Drums
Metal Drums
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by: Frederick Boucher [ JPTRR ]


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RailRoad Modeling

Metal Drums
Series: Accessories
Mfg. ID: 87-0001


Introduction
Add On Parts continues to create great resin cast diorama accessories in popular military scales, also in railroading 1/87 - HO. This HO set Metal Drums is appropriate for model railroaders as well as Minitank'ers.

Metal Drums
Add On Parts packs these castings in a cardboard backed blaster pack. These six drums are cast on a common pour block.

These models are sharply cast. There are different types, five are of the ubiquitous 55-gallon class used for chemicals and POL (Petroleum, Oils, Lubricants). One is of a smaller capacity. One is molded open.

Use
These sharply molded models are cast very close to the pour block. I cut them off with a razor saw. Even though the saw blade is thin, it was difficult to cut under the lip of the drums.

After these were removed the resin takes paint well.

Conclusion
I show these drums with HO - 1/87 civilian and military figures. Casting is excellent.

Pour block removal will require care; fortunately a damaged base can be hidden in grass or dirt although they may be apparent posed on a slab.

I think these metal drums look great. They are quick and easy details to enhance a diorama or railway layout. Recommended!

Please tell vendors and retailers that you saw this model here - on RailRoadModeling.
SUMMARY
Highs: Casting is excellent.
Lows: Pour block removal will require care.
Verdict: I think these metal drums look great. They are quick and easy details to enhance a diorama or railway layout.
  Scale: 1:87
  Mfg. ID: 87-0001
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  PUBLISHED: Nov 09, 2013
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 86.98%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.83%

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About Frederick Boucher (JPTRR)
FROM: TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES

I'm a professional pilot with a degree in art. My first model was an AMT semi dump truck. Then Monogram's Lunar Lander right after the lunar landing. Next, Revell's 1/32 Bf-109G...cried havoc and released the dogs of modeling! My interests--if built before 1900, or after 1955, then I proba...

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