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WWII U.S. Jerry Can Set
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by: Russ Amott [ RUSSAMOTTO ]


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introduction

The Tasca U.S. style water and fuel can (Jerry Can) set has been out for a while and is a very useful set for accessorizing any WWII vehicle carrying US style jerry cans.

contents

This set comes in a small open end box with a clear plastic window allowing you to see the parts inside. The kit includes one page of simple instructions and eight sprues of parts. There are no sink marks, no ejector pin marks, and no flash visible on any of the parts.

The Kit

Four sprues are of the jerry cans themselves, carefully molded so that there is no seam across the bottom. Each sprue has two water and two fuel cans, with the fuel cans having markings on the sides. There are eight each of the water and fuel cans.

The other four sprues each contain the top portion of each can, again carefully molded so that the lids can be displayed open, and to preserve the raised weld seam around the top portion of each container. The two water can uppers have raised lettering under the handles. The upper is also recessed at the back end to allow for a better fit for the handle. The handles themselves are solid on both ends, again to allow for a neat finish. There are two flip top style caps for the water containers and two screw top caps for the fuel cans.

Assembly

There are four construction steps for each container. Be careful to make certain that you are using the appropriate parts for the water and fuel containers. The plastic is hard, but not brittle. Parts came off easily with cutters and I used a #11 blade to clean up the attachment points. The can upper has a raised weld seam around the base where it meets the lower, so be careful not to remove this. All the parts fit very neatly. The molding also allows for the inside of the cans to be easily painted so the cans can be shown with the lids open or off. I assembled mine closed as they will be in transport mode.

Conclusion

This is a very simple and nice looking set. The assembled product is much nicer than any other I have yet seen. The only thing more I could ask for is a set of distressed and dented cans. I purchased my set online from Lucky Model for about $11.00, shipping included, and highly recommend this set.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent detail, very simple to assemble, and both water and fuel cans are included.
Lows: None noted with this kit.
Verdict: I found this to be an excellent product that I would purchase again.
Percentage Rating
98%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35L14
  Suggested Retail: $11.00
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  PUBLISHED: Jul 21, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 84.47%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 92.94%

About Russ Amott (russamotto)
FROM: UTAH, UNITED STATES

I got back into the hobby a few years back, and wanted to find ways to improve, which is how I found this site. Since joining Armorama I have improved tremendously by learning from others here, and have actually finished a couple of kits. I model to relax and have fun, but always look to improve. ...

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Comments

Nice review Russ.
JUL 20, 2009 - 11:14 PM
My favorite feature about these jerry cans is that they can be modeled open easily. My only wish is that they included one or two with straps on them. Not sure how they could do it, but I find strapping jerry cans with Eduard PE rather tedious, if not torturous. Excellent review.. thanks, Mark Lopiccola
JUL 22, 2009 - 05:37 AM
On very minor comment to this otherwise excellent product is Tasca's failure to include the detachable 18 inch gas filler pipe as an option.
APR 15, 2014 - 01:06 AM
   

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