50 Liter Drop Tank (Spitfire)

Published: November 7th, 2017     
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Reviewed by: 
Robert Head, IPMS# 48922
Scale: 1/32
Company: Brengun
Price: $8.95
Product / Stock #: BRL32019

Short History

As everyone to include Everyone should know the Spitfire is the MOST iconic aircraft to ever grace the skies.... that last part probably a personal opinion but it did save the British mainland and helped turn the tide of battle against the Luftwaffe during the battle of Britain.

What's in the Box?

The Single 50 liters drop tank comes packaged insides a little plastic baggie with both resin pieces on a single pore stub and small photoetched fret. The Resin is Molded in light gray and while I am not very familiar with Brengun products the parts are flawless and not a single air bubble or flaw to be found. The photoetched is quite sturdy and shiny but nothing a little heat and sandpaper can't fix.

The Build

This was probably one of the easiest accessories I have ever built, it only required cutting the tank and its end off the pore stub and mating them together! After the tank halves are glued together the photoetch gets bent, folded and the small either metal rods or round sprue rods...whichever you prefer to use are all connected it's time for finishing.

Finishing

I used model master enamels to paint this drop tank, I really didn't have a lot of references and couldn't find any decent images for color ...either due to lack of motivation or lack of understanding the content to know what I was looking for to help. In any case I stuck with flat aluminum and sprayed a few coats of that and let it dry for 24 hours. I sealed it with Testors Glosscote and called it done. Clearly when I build a spitfire in that scale I will strip this tank, repaint and do better research and will write another review on the updated paint methods and schemes used on British weapons, bombs and accessories

Conclusion

What can I say ...it was a drop tank, nothing exciting or barrier breaking but I got to give input to a truly amazing company and a truly amazing product and I am grateful for anything I get my hands on especially when I learn from it. My thanks to IPMS, Dave Morrissette and Dick Montgomery for allowing me to review this item and thanks to Brengun for letting me have the honor to sample one of their fine products.

  • Instruction and PE Fret
    Instruction and PE Fret
  • Tank & Support Assembled Front
    Tank & Support Assembled Front
  • Tank & Support Assembled Rear
    Tank & Support Assembled Rear
  • Ready to Install Side
    Ready to Install Side
  • Ready to Install Front
    Ready to Install Front
  • Ready to Install Top
    Ready to Install Top