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German rubber rafts
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Posted: Thursday, September 08, 2016 - 10:54 PM UTC
Doing a diorama that includes water? Or preparation for water crossing? Ed Burgess takes a look at this simple rubber raft kit from Bronco as a versatile water display option.

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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 12:12 AM UTC
Yes, good model subject. I'vce wanted these since reading about Rommel bouncing the Meuse in 1940. I've seen film of them being pulled to the bank by Sd.Kfz. 23s. Great diorama models.
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 02:31 AM UTC
How do these measure up against the old DML ones?
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 04:02 AM UTC
Look pretty similar. Maybe sharper detail. At least the raft bottom is moulded in, unlike the Dragon one with some fit issues and puttying needed.
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Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 - 08:19 AM UTC
RIP ESCI and Dragon
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Posted: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 01:36 AM UTC
I've always fancied doing a dio of engineers rigging a bridge for demolition to slow an Allied advance while retreating figures/vehicles pass over it so these would be ideal, especially as there are two rafts. Another one to go in the ideas box