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I feel the definition above accurately describes my interaction with this new product signed AMMO by Mig Jimenez, their Modern Gas Pumps in 1/35 scale. I saw it and I had to have it. It’s good quality, goes together with any modern tank model, looks spectacularly sexy and above all else, it’s pretty cheap.

The Box

A pretty small cardboard container, with a nice box art on the front representing ARAL gas pumps. The back goes a bit further, with a sandbagged fuel pump guarded by a nicely camouflaged AFV. It also displays the eight – yes, you read that right, 8 – decal options.

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The Sprues

The two fuel pumps come as 4 halves molded in grey plastic, 2 on each sprue. The connection points are pretty thin, which should make it easy to join them and smoothly sand the sides. The pumps themselves are ultra detailed, with the hose showing a nicely molded ribbing.

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The Instructions

Two pages, showing the straight forward assembly instructions.

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The Decals

Pretty much the sweet spot of the kit, you get not one, not two, not three, but 4 sets of high quality Cartograf decals. On them you get prints for the following fuel companies (some of them with variants for more than one country):

  • ARAL
  • 90
  • BP
  • ZZZIP!!
  • БPCM

To be honest, I’ve personally only heard about five or six of them, but that’s probably just me being ignorant 🙂 The good thing is you can easily use the remaining logos for other projects, like race-car sponsors, industrial buildings or even racetracks.

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A great addition to any armor / car modeler’s stash and the perfect accessory to make your dioramas look more lively. The abundance of decals is also a nice touch, especially since they’re printed by Cartograf. Looks like a fun one-day build that I’m certainly looking forward to. Stay tuned!

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