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Plus Model: German Fuel Barrels
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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 05:43 PM UTC


Plus Model has release a set of German World War 2 fuel barrels, and here Kevin Brant has a look.

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Posted: Friday, May 25, 2018 - 09:28 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Kevin. Given the "I" shape of the ribs, which seems correctly reproduced in photoetch, I guess it is going to be quite hard to wrap it around the barrel... What is your opinion?

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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
I would agree, but am thinking that it you heat up the photo-etched, it might help.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 02:02 AM UTC
I don't think the PE-strips are the complete I.
Look at the resin barrels and the rings already in place.
Two thirds of the I-profile is already in place, like an inverted T. The groove in the middle of the PE-strips are probably the surface that gets glued to the "foot" of the inverted T.
If my guess is correct it is a matter of shaping a flat strip of brass into a circle. The PE-strips could be replaced with strips of styrene if that seems easier to work with.

The broken rings worry me more, it will take a lot of work to restore the missing bits of the I-profiles.
File down to get a straight line, CA-glue a strip of styrene and then get the whole back to a "perfect" circle ...

/ Robin
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 02:17 AM UTC
Always useful, I might be tempted to pick up a few of these for the refueling dio I had long had planned.
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Posted: Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 04:07 AM UTC

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I don't think the PE-strips are the complete I.
Look at the resin barrels and the rings already in place.
Two thirds of the I-profile is already in place, like an inverted T. The groove in the middle of the PE-strips are probably the surface that gets glued to the "foot" of the inverted T.


/ Robin



i agree,from the photos it seems that the PE are only the last part of the profile the other part is in resin