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.
• 3 tan sprues
• 3 photo etched frets
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.
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.