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US Navy Nitrogen Cart

Brengun, 1/72 scale

S u m m a r y :

Catalogue Number:

Brengun Item No.BRS72004 – US Navy Oxygen Cart (sic)

Scale:

1/72

Contents & Media

Nine resin parts, one PE fret of 27 pieces, one photo-foil, and decals.

Price:

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Review Type:

First Look.

Advantages:

An appealing diorama aid with good detail and good quality parts.

Disadvantages:

Mislabelled in the packaging and instructions as an oxygen cart when the contents represent a nitrogen cart. 

Conclusions:

Despite being mislabelled by its makers, this looks to be a delightful little kit, where careful assembly should result in a highly detailed nitrogen cart. I am happy to recommend it highly.


Reviewed by Mark Davies


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FirstLook

 

When first written my review took Brengun at their word that the kit reviewed here was an oxygen cart, as labelled on their packaging and in the instructions. Whilst I can plead not being an expert on US Navy aircraft support equipment, I should have spotted that the decal sheet included stencilling referring to the contents as nitrogen! This would have at least made me inquire further. However, I failed to notice the anomaly; fortunately, some observant HyperScalers did, and raised the issue in the Plane Talking Forum. I have amended the article to refer to the kit as being a nitrogen cart.

Brengun has a growing range of modern USN carrier deck equipment and accessories in the popular aircraft scales. The small nitrogen cart kit reviewed here is a good example of just how detailed some of this gear can be, and it is a perfect complement to modern US carrier deck dioramas and vignettes.

The kit comes in three small cellophane bags stapled to a card header along with instructions and a black backing paper.

 

 

The well-laid out and quite thorough instructions provide a parts map, assembly drawings, colour call-outs with FS-595 references, and decal locations.

 

 

The resin and PE parts are all of very good quality, and assembly of the former should be quite straightforward.

 

 

The PE fret provides a choice of old or modern control panels, the latter incorporating the photo-foil instrument faces. PE also provides the wheel-guards and nitrogen bottle straps, plus numerous tiny levers and other details.

 

 

Some serious care will be needed when handling these parts, but the reward will be a very highly detailed model; especially once painted and decaled.

 

 

I have included some images of an assembled but unpainted nitrogen car featuring the old-style control panel from Brengun’s website.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

Despite being mislabelled by its makers, this looks to be a delightful little kit, where careful assembly should result in a highly detailed nitrogen cart. I am happy to recommend it highly.

Thanks to Brengun for the review sample.


Review Text Copyright 2016 by Mark Davies
Page Created 25 February, 2016
Last updated 7 March, 2016

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