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DKM Life Rafts
North Stars Models Kriegsmarine Life Rafts (Types SA1b-VW58 & SA1b-VW55
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by: Harry [ HARRY_AT_BFM ]

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North Stars Models has two types of DKM life rafts produced in resin with PE netting.

Great replacement parts for your DKM ships as the have a very nice relief casted into the rubber rafts and the PE netting as an extra bonus on the detail side.

The castings are easily removed from the blocks with minimal clean-up.

There are 50 rafts in each set should be enough for several ships.
Highs: Highly detailed resin castings and PE netting.
Lows: None found
Verdict: I will buy more when needed.
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  Scale: 1:350
  Mfg. ID: NSA 350037 & 350038
  Suggested Retail: ?
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  PUBLISHED: Aug 13, 2017

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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Trying something a little different this time. The two different mediums and yellow even though they are primed with Mr. Surfacer may be a problem to paint together with out the need of an overdose of yellow. Since the yellow on DKM rafts is a rather allusive color(I think I got it right), and yellow is always a troublesome color to paint. I have painted the rafts and PE, then did a cover coat of Tamiya flat clear. After this dries for a few days I will give the netting a try. More photos to follow.
AUG 13, 2017 - 09:03 AM
Looking forward to seeing how they come out Harry!
AUG 13, 2017 - 03:52 PM
We will see, the netting is so small, I hope these old eyes can get them on straight.
AUG 13, 2017 - 09:32 PM
Here one done after only 20 minutes of playing around to get the netting straight.
AUG 24, 2017 - 04:19 AM

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