WWII German 5 Litre Oil Cans
Introduction and Build
Based in the Czech Republic, Hauler Brengun specializes in resin accessories and model kits in scales ranging from 1/32nd scale to 1/160th scale for armor and aircraft model builders. Additional items available include photoetch, an array of diorama objects and razor saws. For a complete listing of the products, their color catalog can be found at hauler.cz
The six resin 1/35th scale oil cans arrive in a 3-inch x 5-1/2-inch clear package attached to a casting block. Included in the package is a small sheet of decals for banding on each can. It is printed as Oel 5L (Oil 5 Litre). The detail is good given the size. All six cans are cast the same, with each having a swivel-carrying handle and spout cast on the top. Bands are located on the sides giving the appearance of actual WWII German oil cans.
Using a razor saw, the cans were removed from the casting block and then washed to remove any resin. They were first primed with Ammo Mig One Shot Surface Primer #2024 Gray. These were then painted with various paints including red oxide, Panzer Grey, Resedagrun and brass. After a light airbrushing of an acrylic gloss varnish, they were then weathered with Mr. Hobby Ground Brown Weathering Color with the excess wiped off with a cotton-tipped applicator. After each paint application, I used a hair dryer to speed up the drying process. Finally, to tone down the shininess, a brushing of desert dust pigment was applied. The decals were applied to two of the painted oil cans and laid nicely using Solvaset.
Hauler has produced a nice set of WWII German 5 Litre Oil Cans. In my research, the detail of these cans is spot on given the extremely small size. These would be the perfect addition to any diorama project.
For these reasons, I highly recommend Hauler’s WWII German 5 Litre Oil Cans.
Thanks to IPMS/USA and Hauler Brengun for allowing me to review this product.