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In-Box Review
Striped Metal Drums
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by: Lars Franken [ MARSIASCOUT ]

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Awhile ago, MIG Productions released this set of 12 modern “striped metal drums." These drums, used worldwide, are for transporting oil, diesel, or other fuels.


Measuring 9 x 6.2 x 4.4 cm -about the same size as a typical resin figure package, the box is printed in the well-known MIG Productions pattern and feels very solid. The twelve drums are packed, as usual, in a re-sealable bag. In the photos, you will see a little bit of damage to the box, which happened after the package arrived.

The first thing that caught my eye was that almost the entire box is filled with resin. I think this is a big improvement, as many manufacturers' resin kits come in boxes which are three times as big as the content they're designed for.

All barrels are nicely cast and contain no holes, mistakes, or flash. MIG did a great job on the casting plugs, as these are very small and can be easily removed. When placing one or more of these barrels on your groundwork, you can keep the plugs on to aid in easy positioning.

Each drum measures 2.35 cm. They all look the same, but there are 3 different types, each showing damage. Each has a serial number on top and very detailed fillers: One filler on the top and one on the side. The stripes are placed top and bottom. These look very realistic and come out great after being pin washed. Between those stripes, is the damage which, in real life, would probably be caused from transportation of the drums. The only bad point I could find is that many drums have the same damage.


MIG Productions did a great job on these drums. They’re nicely detailed, only have small casting plugs and aren’t so expensive. They give a nice touch to any Middle-Eastern, Eastern European, or Russian diorama.

Highs: Small casting plugs. A high level of detail.
Lows: Even though the kit contains 12 barrels, there are only 3 different barrels.
Verdict: This is a very nice set and is ideal for any modern diorama.
Percentage Rating
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: MP35-109
  Suggested Retail: 11,20 Euro
  Related Link: MIG Productions
  PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2009

About Lars Franken (marsiascout)

Hi, I'm Lars Franken. Currently living in Berkel-Enschot, the Netherlands. I first started this hobby when I was 12. Starting with a Revell airplane (like most) and quickly changing to WWII armor. A couple of months later I stept to modern armor, which I'm still building. The only scale I build w...

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Thanks Lars, Al
APR 17, 2009 - 11:16 AM

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