Seven metal petrol cans. These 2 gallon petrol/oil cans were inspired by a second-hand SHELL petrol can I saw at The Severn Valley Railway, the Bewdley station last month. At the time I didn't have a ruler or tape measure with me and was trying to scale the cans with a piece of scrap paper and taking images with my camera. A volunteer asked what I was doing and when I told him, he very kindly found me a tape measure. Thank you.
The models were made from layers of 3mm thick plastic card cut and sanded into a long strip 5,5mm x 9mm. This strip was then cut into can size heights 11mm tall. I added a thin plastic card top and bottom to the cans and then sanded them to shape (adding some dents and bruises to some). The handle is a strip of aluminium foil and the screw top is a piece of plastic rod glued in place with superglue.
They were painted with acrylic paints in a variety of different colours and aged with more acrylic paint, drybrushed on and washed. The blue can had a yellow decal added, just to give it a little colour and the metal edges were highlighted with a graphite pencil after they were varnished.