Fire Drums

Published: November 9th, 2014     
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Reviewed by: Frank Landrus - IPMS# 35035
Scale: 1/48
Company: Aerobonus
Price: $8.00
Product / Stock #: AB 480 102
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

A perfect addition to your diorama or display base is this Aires Aerobonus fire drum set. Aires Aerobonus provides two resin fire drums and a set of decals: " For Fire Only". Of note is the Quickboost re-sealable packaging making the parts easy to review and stuff back into the package securely. The supplied instructions provide color and decal placement drawings.

Aires Aerobonus has molded the fire drums in light grey resin with only a few bubbles that are easily filled. There are no mold seams to sand off and the resin plug is easily removed from the bottom with a razor saw or Dremel. The inside rim had a small resin protrusion, but that was easily removed with a swipe of a scalpel blade.

Although most paints will adhere to resin alone, I would recommend that you wash the parts to remove any remaining mold release and prime them first. I painted the fire drums with Vallejo red, sprayed on some Future floor acrylic, and applied the decals. The decals settled down well with no problems. I then painted the sand with Vallejo sand. Once everything is dry I will be applying a Vallejo dark grey wash. Now I just need to find a fire that needs extinguished....

Highly recommended.

Thanks to Aires Aerobonus and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.

  • Instructions
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    Kit contents
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    Completed fire drum

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