- Published on Wednesday, 31 August 2011 15:34 Robin Jenkins
1/350 Life Buoy
Catalogue # 17520
Available from Eduard for $14.95USD
Life buoys, also known in different countries as life belts, life preservers, ring buoys, liferings or life savers, can trace their modern appearance and construction back to the Kisby (or Kisbee) ring, invented by a British naval officer, Thomas Kisbee in the mid-19th century. Fitted with a connecting line, they can be thrown to somebody in the water to aid floatation and then the person can be pulled to safety (below).
Although many colours are found throughout the world, both on naval vessels and beside stretches of water, the standard accepted colours are red, orange and white, or a mixture of these.
Eduard have recently ventured into several new areas with their etched brass sets and now have entered into the field of life belts with this 1/350 set of pre-painted rings (below)
As can be seen, there are several colours represented on the fret; the modeller gets 120 life buoys, which is certainly enough for several models. The colours are good and allow for scale effect. I can see a use for this set on almost any 1/350 model or diorama and thus recommend it highly.
So what do we think?
Well done Eduard - a quality item that can genuinely be used by every modeller working in 1/350 scale and on every model or diorama.
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