by: Russ Amott [ ]
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PlusModel.cz adds more useful diorama items with a set of industrial type plastic barrels in three sizes that appear to be 55 US gallon/200 Liter, 35 US gallon/135 liter and 25 US gallon/100 liter approximate.
The kit consists of 12 pieces, with four of each size barrel, on large resin pour blocks. The blocks are easily removed. All barrels have the lids molded in place, which for the larger two are the two part type of plastic lid with metal securing band. The smaller has what looks like a screw on lid. The two larger barrels have molded in handles, while the smallest has separate handles. A photo etch sheet is provided with four sets of handles in two styles.
A decal sheet is also included which has five types of symbol for the barrels. The five symbols are: Caustic, poison, flammable, biohazard, and explosive. There is four of each symbol. No lettering is included but the symbols are universal. The printing is a bit soft but still depicts what is in the container.
The set will work with any diorama setting or vehicle load from the modern era to futuristic time periods. I haven't painted the barrels as I haven't decided how I want to depict them. In addition to the hazardous materials, they can be used for food items, water, or storage.
I think this is a very simple accessory that offers a lot of use options.