Thursday, March 28

Preview: Generator PE-95 with Fuel Tanks from Miniart in 35th scale

MiniArt continue to power our diorama scenes with new equipment that was once considered off topic. The ubiquitous PE-95 Generator is their latest obscurity brought to plastic. Previously sold with their radio truck. This one comes with extra fuel tanks. We look at it in our preview...

Preview: Generator PE-95 with Fuel Tanks from MiniArt in 35th scale

Generator PE-95 with Fuel Tanks
From MiniArt
1/35th scale
Kit No#35662
Fuel tanks & drums included
The subject: PE-95 10 KW Generator 
The PE-95 10 KW Generator with a Willys Engine was manufactured by ONAN and O'KEEFE & MERRIT during WWII. Used by the Army, marines, Air Force and Navy during WWII and later, these generators were sometimes mounted on trailers as mobile power units for for use with mobile radio, radar, kitchen and most other facilities that can be towed behind. The units worked on the ground of course, and many found their way into the civilian market after WWII services and military life ended for them. Hard to find parts for nowadays, these are a prized possession with collectors if they are still in working condition.

The kit from MiniArt:
This kit is was previously sold as part of MiniArt's Radio truck panel van. and with the K52 trailer. This one is sold by itself, but with some US type fuel tanks for keeping it full while at work,
The generator and some smaller fuel cans come on one sprue.
44 gallon drums and other fuel cans make up the rest of this kit on several smaller sprues.
There is some photo-etch to replicate the thinner metal on the cans, and several decals provided for the fuel cans also...

This kit from MiniArt will soon be available - Until then, keep an eye on the MiniArt's website or just look in here for more info on MiniArt’s new stuff.