Published: February 10th, 2011     
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Reviewed by: Roger Carrano - IPMS# 45853
Scale: 1/72
Company: Quickboost
Price: $3.99
Product / Stock #: QB 72 286
Product provided by: Aires Hobby Models

Basically this Life Raft Container kit contains three grey resin pieces on one resin casting block. One piece is the cylindrical container, the next is the raft itself and finally, the last is the cover. These pieces can be painted quickly and easily. The assembly is nothing more than cutting a round hole on the side of the fuselage where the container and cover would go. The container is glued from the inside and the cover can be shown in the open position with the raft showing or any position you can think of for your own diorama setting. The included directions illustrate where the hole is cut and also provide a template as to the diameter of the hole to be cut.

I know some people don't like to cut into their kits "skin" but this is not difficult at all.

I would highly recommend this addition for any level of modeling skills that you may have and definitely great for beginners to build confidence.

Quickboost states that this is recommended for the Hasegawa kit, but it's obvious that it will fit any 1/72 kit of the SBD Dauntless. Once again Quickboost has come up with another small detail to enhance our kits and wonderfully detailed for exact realism.

My thanks go out to Quickboost and IPMS/USA for the opportunity to review this part.

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