by: Kevin Brant [ ]
8 - Barrels
8 - Barrel Tops
Parts for one Fuel Pump
1 Fret of Photo-etched Parts
A new set of accessories from Plus Model are German fuel barrels. The barrels are cast in a grey resin with parts for eight barrels. The castings look to be very well done with great looking surface details, including the barrel top and bottom with the embossed markings. The set provides photo-etched parts to create the barrel ribbing as well as the side plug for the barrel.
To ensure the embossing on both ends, Plus Model has provided the barrel in two parts. The casting plug will need to be cut off the bottom, with the provided bottom part provided to glue into place. The raised letting does look very good. For the barrel ribs, strips of photo-etched have been provided that will have to be formed and glued into place, as well as the plug. The photo-etch for the plug will provide a good look for the square slot to remove the plug.
Also included in the set is one hand fuel pump. Unfortunately in my review set, the fine cast parts were broken off, and hard to find in the bag. But with that said, they should easily be reproducible with a couple small lengths of brass wire.
I also found that some of the barrel top and bottom ridges were broken. I believe this is due to having all the parts tightly squeezed into one bag. Also, it might have been nice to include some decals in the set for extra markings.
Overall this is a great looking set of German barrels from Plus Model. The photo-etched parts for the ribbing and plug should really add to the detail and look of the barrels. The surface details look to be well done, including the embossing on the top and bottom. Unfortunately my review sample did include some broken parts, including the tubes for the fuel pump. I would think this set would make for great accessories for a diorama or stowage on a vehicle, highly recommended.