Japanese Airfield Fire Extinguisher
I have to say I was intrigued by this model offered by Brengun that would a great piece to add with your Japanese ground-based aircraft display base. My hopes are that I will eventually have an opportunity to try the 1/48 scale version of this accessory. J
Typical with Brengun’s other releases they provide the end user with some extremely nicely cast parts molded in a darkish grey resin. If there were any imperfections, they were not noticeable to my eye. I found the parts delicate buy not fragile. The resin was reasonably pliable making removal from the pour stubs easily achievable with a little patience. I can’t overstress to double; triple and quadruple check the instructions before removing the parts. My extinguisher nozzle assembly runs a bit shorter than it should L
Now, expect some flash and expect to carefully remove a lot of it. The most time-consuming work was with the two wheels as pretty much all the open areas between the spokes needed cleaned out. The kit includes a resin shaft for mounting the wheels but as I had some comparable sized brass rod and chose to use that instead as it was easier to mount on the framework. Without the brass expect to do some sanding to slim down the axle.
Assembly was pretty straight forward and with a little patience everything was super glued together in a short period of time. I then primed and painted the model. All told I have maybe 3 or so hours in the project. This kit is highly recommended and will make a nice addition to your 1/72 Japanese airfield scene.
I would really like to extend my thanks to Brengun for making this kit available for review as well as to the IPMS USA review team for giving me the opportunity to review the kit.