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REVIEW
Resicast Damaged Ammo Boxes
c5flies
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 04:16 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides a review of Damaged Ammo Boxes, Biscuit Tins and Flimsies, a very interesting set produced by Resicast in 1/35.

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Thanks!
Tarok
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 04:49 PM UTC
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
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 05:17 PM UTC
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
jjumbo
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 05:21 PM UTC
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
Tarok
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 05:24 PM UTC
Hoi Henk

Bedankt Thanks mate, learnt somefink new today

Rudi
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Posted: Thursday, March 19, 2009 - 09:42 PM UTC
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