If you build British/Commonwealth vehicles you will have encountered the problem of the often bizarre, and sometimes laughable, depiction of the late pattern UK fire extinguisher provided by some plastic 1/35 manufacturers.
This set of replacement late pattern fire extinguishers from Resicast, kit no. 35.275, does what it says on the tin, giving you a good and accurate replacement for those plastic blobs we see.
The set comes in the standard Resicast zip bag with manufacturers insert. The parts are very well cast, with no flaws and give a good representation of this equipment. You get 12 x extinguishers on four x 3 extinguisher spurs (cast blocks). No painting instructions are included so check your references.
The extinguishers come connected to the mounting bracket with the holding strap in place.
A sharp razor saw will be necessary for clean removal of the parts, but little work is required. Normal precautions should be taken when working with resin.
A very useable replacement part for British/Commonwealth vehicles. I have used these on a number of projects and IMHO they give a much better representation of this item than any plastic ones I have seen so far.
Are they 100% accurate? If they’re not then they are very close to what I have seen, but I have no way of measuring them against the real thing. They are 15/16” in 1/35 scale and look right to me.
Highs: A very handy replacement for those not so good 1/35 plastic parts. They should add that extra clarity of detail often sought by modellers.Lows: None that I can think of, other than we need some good early ones too!!Verdict: Highly Recommended.
About Alan McNeilly (AlanL) FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM
Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...