In-Box Review
Acid Containers
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by: James Bella [ C5FLIES ]


Plusmodel, the company that brings us all sorts of weird & wonderful items to add to our dioramas and vehicles, has released set #430 Acid Containers. Unfortunately, I have not been able to find any reference to these “acid containers” online, although using a simple metal cage & straw to protect glass bottles can be considered quite common.

the set

The five piece set arrives bubble wrapped in a card box. No assembly is required, and no decals to be applied, so no instructions included, nor needed. A color photo on the box serves as a painting guide. The only prep needed will be to remove the pour plug on the bottom, either prior or after painting. Personally, I used the pour plug as a handle while painting.

Casting is very well done in terms of straw detail and clarity of the jug itself. There is a mismatched mold line on one side which I would consider the back, nothing that takes away from the finished product. From bottom to top of cork measures approximately 1”. These are molded solid, so there are a few ways to handle the color of the contents of the glass jug:

Leaving it alone takes on a golden glow from the straw color.

Use a transparent paint on the top.

After cutting off the pour plug, polish sand the base and paint that with transparent or solid color paint. This is what I tried using transparent red to simulate wine.

Drill a recess in the base, about 3/8” diameter, and paint to simulate a partially filled jug.


These are pretty cool, and a quick & easy addition to many scenes depending on what liquid they are holding. Mold quality is very good, as usual from Plusmodel.
Highs: Another unique subject from Plusmodel. Good quality, nice details, simple to prepare.
Lows: A little pricy for a five piece set.
Verdict: Unique cargo or accessory for many different scenarios, great item to have around.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 430
  Suggested Retail: 22.70 USD
  Related Link: PlusModel Web Site
  PUBLISHED: Oct 05, 2014

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About James Bella (c5flies)

My main interest is 1/35 scale WWII armor, Axis and Allied, and will occasionally branch out into other areas. The builds I have done so far have been pretty much OOB, and considering what most newer kits include, that is usually more than enough for me. Even though my projects do not always end up ...

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Acid containers? Cool item, but other than a factory setting, where would one use them? In any case, thanks for reviewing them, James!
OCT 06, 2014 - 02:19 AM
Could they also be used as wine making jugs, again in a diorama. A bootlegging dio would be interesting
OCT 06, 2014 - 03:08 AM
My grandfather used to keep his wine in these things. This item would work in almost any european dioramas with a wine theme.
OCT 06, 2014 - 07:23 AM
So, ''acid'' containers looks too much restrictive: in a dio on WWII italian front, put them on a german or US truck, as wine containers, and they are perfect !
OCT 07, 2014 - 03:23 AM
These are better known as demijohns or carboys. Designed to carry a wide variety of liquids but in many European countries very common in the wine making process. Cheers, Joe
OCT 07, 2014 - 04:07 AM
Joe, I haven't heard those two terms before, thanks for the info! Wine was the first thought that came to mind when I saw these, which I attempted to replicate with the red coloring. Thanks for all the feedback on these, Gentlemen
OCT 07, 2014 - 02:22 PM

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