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Damaged Ammo Boxes and Tins
Damaged Ammo Boxes, Biscuit Tins and Flimsies
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

Resicast have just released an unusual item in the form of damaged ammo boxes, biscuit tins and flimsies. A useful item for the diorama builder and armoured modeller alike, these will add an extra bit of realism to any build.

The Set

The items come packed in the standard Resicast 2 zip bags with a picture of the product details on the front. Cast in a light grey resin, they are all damaged to a greater or lesser extent, but the detail is crisp and clear.

Included in the set are the following:
•12 damaged ammo boxes
•14 damaged biscuit tins
•4 damaged flimsies

You get 4 different styles of damaged ammo boxes, 2 different sizes of damaged biscuit tins, plus 2 broken open and partially flattened biscuit tins, with 4 x 2 gal damaged flimsies.

All the damaged items are damaged in slightly different ways. As far as I can tell no two pieces are damaged in the same way, so that’s 30 unique items to add variety and a little fun to your build or diorama.

Conclusion

The damage looks pretty convincing to me, these are useful and fun items and will add a very neat touch to any project you are doing.
A flattened biscuit tin under the wheel of a truck, dented ammo boxes on a tracked vehicle, or abandoned stores..... just use your imagination. It’s a nice touch that no two items I looked at are damaged in the same way.
SUMMARY
Highs: A fun and useful item for both diorama and armoured builders alike, adding something unusual and different to your build or vehicle. 30 separate damaged items for you to enjoy and add that extra touch of realism to your build.
Lows: No refunds will be given on damaged items.....lol! The exchange rate makes these a bit expensive at the moment.
Verdict: Recommended.
Percentage Rating
80%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2315
  Suggested Retail: 15.75 euro
  PUBLISHED: Mar 20, 2009
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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 ...

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Comments

Thanks for the review, Al. Here's a bit of a weird question (hey, what else would you expect from me? ) are ammo boxes (I see one is supplied a variety of sizes), biscuit tins & flimsies sort of generic between nations and across the 20th /21st century? Does what I'm asking make sense? Rudi
MAR 19, 2009 - 04:49 PM
What a clever way to sell your miss casts... sorry, only kidding, those are very nice, there are indeed always plenty of damaged, or at least less than perfectly presented, boxes around. Rudi, I think that apart from the ammo boxes, these are pretty much limited to pre, and WW II area. The 'flimsies' are the old style British fuel canisters, and AFAIK, called that because they were very flimsy... they were quickly replaced with the British copy of the German fuel canister, also known as the Jerry Can. . Henk
MAR 19, 2009 - 05:17 PM
Interesting review Al !! I like the the look of the squashed flimsies, the ones that you get with most kits or accessory sets are too pristine looking. I've always wondered why no one has tried doing them in PE, so you can duplicate the burst and twisted appearances they would get in actual use. Cheers jjumbo
MAR 19, 2009 - 05:21 PM
Hoi Henk Bedankt Thanks mate, learnt somefink new today Rudi
MAR 19, 2009 - 05:24 PM
Hi Guys, Rudi, as Henk say the flimsies are pretty much WW2, the ammo boxes well up to and beyound Korea. We were still training on the Mills Bomb and 2" Mortar in 1972. I can remember flimsies being around when I was a kit in the early 60s, my dad had a couple for petrol for the lawnmower. John What was a surprise was that every item was damaged in a different way lol, lol. It was an odd review to do as you are normally looking for undamaged quality I wasn't sure what to make of them at first and then I though these will actually be very useful indeed. Al
MAR 19, 2009 - 09:42 PM
   

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