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Hungarian fuel containers
World War Two Hungarian 20ltr Jerry Cans and 200ltr fuel drum set
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by: Darren Baker [ CMOT ]


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Introduction

With the release of Bronco’s Hungarian 40/43M Zrinyi II 105mm assault gun (Reviewed here), Bronco has also released a set of Hungarian 20ltr Jerry Cans and 200ltr fuel drums, a small number of the contents of this kit are also included in the Hungarian 40/43M Zrinyi II 105mm assault gun kit.

Contents

• 3 tan sprues
• 3 photo etched frets

Review

This product consists of 6 x 200ltr fuel drums and 12 x 20ltr jerry cans as used by Hungarian forces. The fuel drums are made up from separate halves with a top and bottom plus 4 ribs, text is included on the tops and bottoms of the fuel drums but it is very light and may be obscured easily during painting.

The jerry cans consist of separate halves with a photo etched seam to go between the two halves and is finished with a separate handle and filler cap, the handle is made up of 3 bars and so should look the part. The filler caps have two options which while they look very different I am unable to say exactly what the difference is. I believe that it may be a case of a secured lid on the cap and an open lid, but as I said that is only a possibility.

Construction and clean up is very easy and I like the fact that Bronco has supplied the photo etch frets with a film on each side which reduces the risk of small parts flying off never to be seen again while cutting the photo etched parts from the fret. I have constructed one of the barrels and one of the jerry cans although I have left off the filler cap until I can clarify the difference between the two options offered. The instructions for assembling these fuel containers are printed on the back face of the box using a line drawing format. Also on the rear of the box are the painting instructions which provides information on paint colours from Mr Hobby, Tamiya, and Humbrol.

Conclusion

A nice set of fuel containers in reasonable quantities for depicting a fuel resupply point or as a load for a lorry, they could also of course be used tied in small quantities on your armoured fighting vehicles.

SUMMARY
Highs: A good product to accompany Bronco’s Hungarian 40/43M Zrinyi II 105mm assault gun, which is easy to prepare and assemble.
Lows: I would have liked some information on what the difference is exactly between the two fuel caps, and a fuel pump for the barrels would have been a nice addition.
Verdict: A great set of fuel containers with a number of uses either in dioramas and vignettes or as supplies on or around vehicles.
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: AB3557
  Suggested Retail: TBA
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 11, 2012
  NATIONALITY: Hungary
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.16%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 87.97%

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About Darren Baker (CMOT)
FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM

I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...

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Comments

Thanks for the look in the box, but what makes these items Hungarian?
AUG 11, 2012 - 03:45 PM
Inscriptions on them.
AUG 11, 2012 - 03:53 PM
Thanks for pointing that out. It's certainly something that could be emphasised more on the review, instead of just lightly, almost dismissively, referring to the "text" on lids.
AUG 11, 2012 - 04:24 PM
I believe it is the "HONV", true a minimal difference and unless looking specifically for it easily overlooked.
AUG 11, 2012 - 04:25 PM
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