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Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:36:18 am »
As it says in the title, i'm looking for a couple of 1/72 rubber dinghies for the Floaty McBoatplane GB.
The Airfix RAF Rescue Launch has one in it if anyone can bear to part with one.

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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 02:54:02 pm »
So does the Monogram Grumman Albatross, even has figures ---

http://www.ipmscolombia.com/Galeria-de-modelos/AVIONES/Grumman_Abatross_3.jpg
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 05:13:32 am »
Usefull to know.
Thanks kitnut.
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2017, 10:17:14 am »
I have just had a look at the dinghies that are with the Albatross in the monogram/revel kits, and they are in a word crap. The dingy is molded in to some choppy water effect plastic and you only really get the top half of the dingy too. If they are still of use to you Fred, I can send them or take a picture for you and email it to you.
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2017, 10:55:20 am »
Someone made a white metal dinghy sometime. I used to have one, paired with an RNLI D Type lifeboat, also in white metal, but I sold them both ages ago. Maybe Knightwing, or one of the other model railway providers?
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2017, 04:02:09 pm »
There's this:   
                                                                                                                   
https://www.shapeways.com/product/DMEHRFMNB/1-72-usn-life-raft-oval-w-aid-kit-and-paddels



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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2017, 10:43:34 pm »
The E-Boat or rather S-Boote kits by Airfix & Revell have rubber dinghies
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2017, 02:23:35 am »
Chris (onord).  Thanks for looking and for the offer.  I had a look online and they are horrible.  So thanks but no thanks.
Kit.  Thanks i'll check them out.
Chris (Dogsbody).  That is perfect.  I've searched on shapeways but it's search system is, umm, shall we say esoteric?
Thorvic.  Thanks.
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2017, 05:27:17 pm »
there is a Revell figure set with 2 small dinghies
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=555
and there was Matchbox Commando's also 2 small dinghies
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=423

dont know if both are still cheap but the Revell figures had okee prices last time I checked
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2017, 08:43:57 pm »
Woh! The Matchbox Commandoes bring back memories! ;)
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2017, 12:53:27 am »
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2017, 01:57:13 am »
Thanks Mondria & H.
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2017, 04:03:29 am »
Ooh, here's a good solution: Revell's 1/72nd scale model of Jacques Cousteau's PBY Catalina had a Zodiac and a couple of divers in it. If you could get one of these, you could steal the Zodiac and still have a full civilianised Catalina in the stash which I'm sure you could find a use for.

Pics and discussion on this thread: http://www.warbird-photos.com/gpxd/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32820

One on UK Ebay at the moment: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Revell-COUSTEAUS-PBY-Catalina-Flying-Boat-VERY-RARE-ISSUE-Airfix-Revell-FROG-/142518497896?hash=item212ec3b268:g:riAAAOSwLQpZumeD
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Re: Looking for 1/72 rubber dinghies.
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2017, 04:25:25 am »
FB Minis do (or did, see below) a pack of two resin German Pioneer assault boats: http://fbminis.blogspot.co.uk/search/label/FB72004%20Kleine%20Flossack%2034%20Rubber%20Boat

Bad news is that their website doesn't appear to have bene updated since 2014 and there's only one item (not this) for sale on their Ebay store: https://www.ebay.co.uk/usr/fbminis2011
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