Okay, guys I cleaned the model up and laid out the uv's.
Here is a test render with base color and bump -
Here is a link to my drop box with a rar file containing all the project files -
Just a few interesting things I found while gathering references:
The container was designed by the Germans in 1930 in mass quantities in preparation for war (WWII). Its official German name was the "Wehrmachtkanister", it was later nicknamed by the allies the "Jerry can" as Jerry was the derogatory name the allies used for the Germans. Ironically the allies later discovered the container design was far batter then anything they were using and so they backward engineered it. By the end of the war most of the major ally forces had their own version. The Jerry can remains in use today by both the military and civilians and its design remains virtually unchanged.
Now let the texturing fun begin....
"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Sir Isaac Newton, 1675