In-Box Review
British Civilian POW Cans
WWII British P.O.W.2 Gallon Tanks
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

This resin set from ArmorScale denotes 2 gallon cans from civilian producers, and some of these Iím fairly sure would have found their way onto military vehicles. The contents come packaged in a re-sealable zip plastic bag and consists of 6 x 2 Gallon P.O.W. cans, referred to as tanks. You get 6 cans and a small fret of photo-etched parts to form the handles with. Also included in the bag is a small set of instructions and a piece of green and yellow backing card. Cast in a light grey resin, all the items were free from any air bubbles or defects.

The set is equally divided, with two cans from each of the three producers. You get two cans from Texaco, two from Esso and two from Shell, with each marked with the manufacturers details.

The Texaco cans have the 5 pointed star in a circle with the large T inside it and the words TEXACO across the top on the front and rear of the can. On the sides are the words TEXACO.

The Esso cans have the Esso logo on the front and rear within the circle and the words Esso written on the sides.

The SHELL cans have the word Shell Motor Spirit written on the front and rear and the word SHELL on the sides.
I think these will add a very nice touch to your vehicle or dio setting, giving that little extra that modellers are often looking for.

What initially drew me to these was the cost, the set is £2.50 so if you only need a few cans these provide quite an inexpensive, in resin terms, option. I have to say Iím impressed both by the detail and the presentation.
You will need a sharp razor saw to remove the pour plugs from the bottom of the cans and care should be taken when working with resin to avoid inhaling the dust
Highs: Great detail, clear instructions, and cost effective for small projects. These will add a nice Civilian flavour to many settings.
Lows: None at this time.
Verdict: A detailed and useable product, useful for adding detail to your vehicles or dios. Recommended.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: R35-004
  Suggested Retail: £2.50
  PUBLISHED: Sep 15, 2008
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)

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 ...

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