Oil and Petrol Cans 1930s-1940s
Miniart, 1/35 scale
Reviewed by Cookie Sewell
A total of 26 different cans and four funnels are contained in the kit. Etched brass is included for many of the “flimsy” type cans with bent steel handles as well as handles for German 5 and 10 liter oil tanks.
The most impressive part of the kit is a fantastic sheet of decals with many well-known commercial brands represented, including Shell, BP, Texaco. Castrol, and lesser known brands such as Marly and Defender. German tanks get identifying bands (Kraftstoff, Oel, Feuergefarlich).\
The back of the kit box shows all of the colors and combinations offered within the kit, but keep in mind some are optional and duplicates are provided.
Overall, since most vehicles would have had one or more cans of this sort of lubricant stowed someplace on them this is a welcome touch. Miniart seems to be providing a wealth of materials today for making models just that much better and more “lived in”!