USAAF 50-GAL Fuel Drums

Published: December 15th, 2016     
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Reviewed by: 
Dave Morrissette, IPMS# 33653
Scale: 1/48
Company: RESIN2 Detail
Price: $4.99
Product / Stock #: AC48068

Brian Watkins is a huge WWII buff and longtime modeler and he did what many of us have always thought about, started his own company, Resin 2 Detail which is supplying detail parts he has researched, 3D printed and is selling them to us which is awesome

This is a nice small set of four US 50-Gallon barrels/drums in two different styles. Each style comes a dented version and undented version. The parts are perfectly cast and bubble/seam free.

Prep work is simple, lightly sand the bottom and prime the parts. Looking through the Internet, I found a couple different colors so I thought I would do some gray versions and some black and concentrate on weathering and wearing on the dented versions. I used a mixture of washes and pastels and the drums look great. I am sure you could get some decals to replicate warnings or information stencils too. In the end, A flat coat and done.

These are great, well made and inexpensive add-ons to your bases or dioramas. Highly recommended. My thanks to Resin 2 Detail and to IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this set.

  • 3d printed barrels unpainted
    3d printed barrels unpainted
  • 3d printed barrels unpainted
    3d printed barrels unpainted
  • 3d printed barrels unpainted
    3d printed barrels unpainted
  • 3d printed barrels painted
    3d printed barrels painted
  • 3d printed  barrels painted
    3d printed barrels painted
  • 3d printed painted
    3d printed painted
  • Barrels make a fine diorama accent
    Barrels make a fine diorama accent
  • Barrels make a fine diorama accent
    Barrels make a fine diorama accent
  • Barrels make a fine diorama accent
    Barrels make a fine diorama accent

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