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Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston III life raft

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Douglas A-20 Havoc/Boston III life raft
Posted by davenport49 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 8:44 AM

Does anyone have a picture of the A-20 life raft as stowed behind the cockpit?

Thanks

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 9:25 AM

 

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:40 AM

There's a really nice resin life raft I used on mine years ago. Wish I remembered who made it- someone else here probably knows.

 

PS: It is 1/48th- if you're doing 1/72nd I'm not sure they make one in that scale.

PPS: I wanna say 'CMK' but I looked around Ebay and a couple of other places and I didn't see it.

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  • From: Orlando, Florida
Posted by ikar01 on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 11:48 AM

I had the same thing 2b02ut it was a long time ago.  i remember it was from a well known company but that's about it.  There was also a P.E. set for it, possibly from Eduard.

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Posted by stikpusher on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 12:42 PM

I think it was a Squadron/True Details set. It came with resin wheels and the life raft.

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

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Posted by Gamera on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 4:11 PM

stikpusher

I think it was a Squadron/True Details set. It came with resin wheels and the life raft.

 

Yes, THAT'S IT!!! 

The kit came with 'rubber' type tires. I'd had some from the same company melt the wheel hubs on a F7F Tigercat so I bought the resin wheels to replace them. 

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Posted by davenport49 on Friday, October 8, 2021 10:32 AM

Would you know what color it was?

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Posted by gregbale on Friday, October 8, 2021 10:54 AM

davenport49

Would you know what color it was?

Pretty universally rain-slicker yellow.

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, October 8, 2021 11:08 AM

gregbale

 

 
davenport49

Would you know what color it was?

 

 

Pretty universally rain-slicker yellow.

 

My apologies. Yeah, I painted mine a bright day-glo yellow. And best as I can remember I used a leather brown for straps just like B17Pilot.

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Posted by chukw on Saturday, October 9, 2021 11:36 AM

Vector makes a much nicer one:

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, October 9, 2021 12:29 PM

Nor would it be hard to scratch build one from rolled tissue paper soaked in thinned white glue and some foil or floss for the straps. 

 

F is for FIRE, That burns down the whole town!

U is for URANIUM... BOMBS!

N is for NO SURVIVORS...

       - Plankton

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Posted by dogsbody on Sunday, October 17, 2021 4:38 PM

I got this:

 

 

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with a uniform to wear,
a fast aeroplane to fly,
and something to shoot at?"

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