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North Star 1/350 USN Rafts
North Star Models 1/350 Resin US Navy Life Rafts for battleships class IOWA
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]

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North Star Models is a manufacturer of scale models, aftermarket sets and figures in full-cycle production starting from 3D design, printing, post-processing of printed details, and produce resin (or white metal) castings, photo etching, etc.

US Navy Life Rafts for battleships class IOWA

There are thirty(30) resin US Navy life rafts and thirty(30) PE netting in the package along with a simple instruction sheet.

The package states US Navy Life Rafts for Iowa class battleships. I do know why, as this type of raft was used on many other class of ships.

All you need to do is clean up and resin flash on the bottom of the raft and then glue on the PE netting. Simple enough.

Be careful painting as the open areas between the netting is very small. as you can see in my painted raft photo the paint filled some of the small hole. But easy enough to clean out with a pin.
Highs: Very good details all around.
Lows: Not really a low ... but be careful painting the netting.
Verdict: Another very useful product from North Star Models. Mush better detail than the plastic rafts you have in the kits.
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  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: NSA 350129
  Suggested Retail: $ 10.00
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 25, 2017
  NATIONALITY: United States

About Harry (Harry_at_BFM)

I am retired and started BattleFleet Models (BFM) in 2003. A small resin ship and accessories company. Dealing in 1/700 and 1/350 Auxiliary Ships and Docks. I scratch build all of the masters, except for the masters given to me by my fellow ship enthusiasts. I also do commission builds. I have...

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These aren't the most exciting parts in the world, but they assemble simply and are miles ahead of most kit rafts!
OCT 02, 2017 - 09:31 AM
Can anyone tell me when these rafts will go on sale?
JAN 20, 2018 - 11:00 PM
They are already on sale via North Stars web ship, Ive purchased from them with no issues.
JAN 21, 2018 - 01:33 AM

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