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Modern Military Equipment Set

J's Work 1/35 Modern Military Equipment Set First Look

By Cookie Sewell

Images by Michael Benolkin

Date of Review July 2012 Manufacturer J's Work
Subject Modern Military Equipment Set Scale 1/35
Set Number PPA4001 Pros Quick way to "bulk up" racks and cargo areas in modern vehicles, especially US ones
Cons No decals for detailing the items Skill Level Basic
MSRP (USD) $9.99

First Look

Modern Military Equipment Set

Lately it seems more and more Chinese model companies are getting into Western markets, and this is the latest one I have come across. Sponsored by e-tailer Lucky Model, this nice new set provides a wealth of load-out items for modern armored and softskin vehicles.

First is a set of eight 200 liter (55 gallon) fuel drums. These are the version seen with extra reinforcing rings in the top and bottom thirds of the barrels. Each comes with a top with bung hole and vent hole, both with plugs in them.

Next is a set of four plastic barrels which are used for either liquid or dry chemicals by many countries.

Four heavy-duty carrying cases are provided, which appear much like instrument cases used for a number of items like surveyor’s transits or other delicate items.

Eight each modern injected plastic water cans and metal fuel cans are provided; the water jugs have two plugs (pour and vent) and the fuel cans a twist-off cap.

Finally, the ever handy .50 caliber ammunition can and 20mm ammo box are included, as they always make handy items for stowing things (I used to use one for model paint). The 50s are in four parts and the 20s in six, but all have recognizable details on them.

All items are nicely molded, but J’s Works does not provide any decals for detailing the items which is a bit of a shame.

Overall this is a nice set and sure to be useful for anyone modeling current vehicles.

Sprue Layout:

  • A 26x2 4 x 200 liter fuel drums, 2 x plastic barrels
  • B 64x2 4 x 20 liter fuel can; 4 x 20 liter water can; 4 x .50 cal ammo boxes; 2 x 20mm boxes