Today we take a look at a new product from Doctor Ben's Scale Consortium. This is part #9002 Rectangular Steel Tanks, priced at $10.85 for two. These tanks are a separate release from their recent acquisition of Thomas A. Yorke's line of quality structures. I love Tom's stuff so I look forward to installing these tanks on my new diorama.
Grabbing a new can of Testor's Flat Black, I thoroughly coated the tank with gentle/thin passes. Normally I would not spray in the workshop like this, but my air brush cabinet is still not installed. Anyway, nothing beats some good fumes!
Garage Project and want to experiment with his weathering technique vs my own that I've used for years. The photos in The Modeller's Annual really jumped out at me, so I have to try it. In this photo I'm making some scratches in the model to show where the tank was grazed by another car or tree. I'll dig into the model with the back of a hobby knife.
Overall: I like the tanks and think they are a great fit on a logging or narrow gauge railroad. They could replace a wood burning loco's source of fuel for an oil source, or for water storage on a flat car. You can even build a water tank for a short line out of them. There are lots of uses for such a tank, and two for $10.95 is not bad. My only complaint is that the opening is a little plain and needs some dressing up. I'd buy them.
Stay tuned for part 2!