by: Frederick Boucher [ ]
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Mfg. ID: 87-0001
IntroductionAdd 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 DrumsAdd 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.
UseThese 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.
ConclusionI 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!
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