ARM: Review - J's Work 1/35 scale Modern Military Equipment Set

Kit Review: Js Work 1/35 scale Kit No. PPA001; Modern Military Equipment Set; 180 parts in grey stryene; price US$17.95
Advantages: quick way to bulk up racks and cargo areas in modern vehicles, especially US ones
Disadvantages: no decals for detailing the items
Rating: Highly Recommended
Recommendation: for all modern military vehicle fans
    Lately it seems more and more Chinese model companies are getting into Western markets, and this is the latest one I have come across. Sponsored by e-tailer Lucky Model, this nice new set provides a wealth of load-out items for modern armored and softskin vehicles.
    First is a set of eight 200 liter (55 gallon) fuel drums. These are the version seen with extra reinforcing rings in the top and bottom thirds of the barrels. Each comes with a top with bung hole and vent hole, both with plugs in them.
    Next is a set of four plastic barrels which are used for either liquid or dry chemicals by many countries.
    Four heavy-duty carrying cases are provided, which appear much like instrument cases used for a number of items like surveyors transits or other delicate items.
    Eight each modern injected plastic water cans and metal fuel cans are provided; the water jugs have two plugs (pour and vent) and the fuel cans a twist-off cap.
    Finally, the ever handy .50 caliber ammunition can and 20mm ammo box are included, as they always make handy items for stowing things (I used to use one for model paint). The 50s are in four parts and the 20s in six, but all have recognizable details on them.
    All items are nicely molded, but Js Works does not provide any decals for detailing the items which is a bit of a shame.
    Overall this is a nice set and sure to be useful for anyone modeling current vehicles.
Cookie Sewell
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