North Star Models
1/350 US Navy Life Rafts

Reviewed December 2015
by Timothy Dike

North Star Models produces a wide variety of aftermarket accessories for modelers. US Navy Life rafts for Iowa class battleships is one of their latest releases.
30 resin rafts are nicely cast with nicely detailed banding.  The rafts have a thin film of resin in the bottom that needs to be cut away solely photo etch inserts can be added. Click images
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A brass photo etch fret is included with the inner netting for the rafts. These are relief etched giving the appearance of weaved straps stimulating the netting.
The instructions are nicely drawn and show everything needed for assembly.

These rafts are probably usable for most capitol ships of the late war era.  They will help accent your ship with an often overlooked detail. 

This is set #1/350 WW2 USN life Rafts for battleships class Iowa (30 pcs, PE+Resin) for $9.00 US or 7.83 € available direct from NorthStar or from online stores like  Freetime Hobbies

Thanks to North Star Models for providing this review sample. Check out their growing line up upgrades.