Resicast are well known for their excellent range of UK accessories and stowage sets. Just released is another useful item in the form of a set of UK bulk stowage jerry cans.
The set comes packaged in the normal Resicast fashion of zip plastic bags with a card insert depicting the details of the product and a picture of the completed cans to aid painting.
The set consists of 3 x large bulk sets of cans and 6 x small block items consisting of 3 x 3 cans and 3 x2 cans.
The 3 x bulk items contain 40 cans each, a total of 120 cans plus 15 others in 3 sets of 3 cans and 3 sets of 2 cans. So a total of 135 cans to play with.
Cast in Resicasts familiar light grey resin, the cans are well detailed and finished, showing the War Department markings on the RHS of the can. The date I believe is 1943, which is the year the British first started to produce their own version of the jerry can. Cans were made by many different manufacturers, the markings on these cans are, I believe, BMB standing for Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd of Dagenham Essex.
Clean up of the plugs is minimal and very easy to remove with a sharp razor saw. On my set there is a small film of resin between the end handles of the cans, so a little clean up in that area will be necessary. Just be careful not to chop any of the handles off when doing this.
A really handy and reasonably priced set of UK cans, to load you trucks, DUKWS, boats and vehicles with. They will work for both vehicle and diorama builders alike and provide that often needed large stowage item.
The 3 stacks can be arranged in whatever way you want, and the smaller blocked items added as necessary. In my search for ‘can’ information I believe they give an excellent representation of the original kit.
All in all a very useful set indeed, and a welcome addition to their excellent range of UK wartime equipment and accessories.
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 ...