Compressed Gas Bottles - Acetylene

Published: November 30th, 2014     
Compressed Gas Bottles - Acetylene
Reviewed by: Dave Morrissette - IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/32
Company: Aerobonus
Price: $10.00
Product / Stock #: 320053
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Aires Aerobonus line continues to pump out great add on sets for dioramas for kits and the latest release is a set of Compressed Gas cylinders in 1/32 and this time specifically acetylene tanks. The set has four casting blocks of materials. two of the blocks are the tanks with four bodies being provided. the remaining two block have the options for each tank. There are four closed tops and enough hardware to make the tops open and have gauges. the instructions show you both ways and the decision is the modelers.

Construction is simple. Cut the tank from the casting block and sand smooth. For the closed tank, cut the lid off and sand smooth and glue on the top of the tank. For one with the pressure regulator, cut the regulator and dial off and glue those on the tank as shown in the drawing.

Color call outs are for an all black tank, an all yellow tank, a red tank or a black and yellow tank. I chose the black/yellow and all yellow for contrat. Paint was applied and the yellow tank was done. The other tank was masked and black shot and then the regulator painted brass. The gauge dial was painted white. the decals were added next and that was a little of a let down as they fell apart while trying to add them. It took four sets to get two workable "acetylene" labels and even then, I touched up some with a technical pen. A wash and flat coat followed by silver pen to show wear and we are done!

This is another great little set for Aerobonus and highly recommended. My thanks to Aires for the review sample.

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