Cozmic Scale Models is a UK- based, passionate maker of high-quality resin model kits, diorama accessory items and other assorted paraphernalia for all things Sci-Fi. Many of their items are designed specifically with either Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek in mind.
A number of these accessory items are 3-D printed which seems to be the case with this 1/32nd scale compressed gas bottle and trolley. The gas trolley and handle are in an off-white resin and both items exhibit excellent detail. These two parts can be assembled with only minimal clean-up of the resin bits. Do exercise some caution when removing the handle from the casting sprue, as it is delicate. The handle is pose-able as the mounting holes are cast into the base of the gas bottle. Nice touch!
The kit also comes with a small, water-slide decal sheet with two warning placards for the gas bottle. Steel or aluminum are the suggested colours for the gas bottle but a quick search of the interent illustrates that compressed gas bottles do come in a variety of colours. By convention, those colours are associated with specific gases; Green /Oxygen, Red /Hydrogen, Brown/Helium, etc..
This accessory item is in 1/32nd scale and while designed for use with the Colonial Viper model kits from either Moebius or Revell, it could just as easily find a home in any modern diorama or scene regardless of the scale. Using it in a 1/144th scale scene might be a stretch but you get the idea...it would go nicely in a 1/24th scale automotive diorama.
My thanks to Cozmic Scale Models and IPMS/USA for the review copy.
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P.S. Nitrous Oxide gas cylinders are typically blue.