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Pelican Cases
Pro Art Pelican Case PAU-35036
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by: Seb Viale [ SEB43 ]


Originally published on:
Armorama

Introduction

Pelican cases, designed by Pelican Products, are molded plastic containers that seal with an airtight and watertight gasket. Pelican cases include a barometric relief valve made of Gore-tex to prevent barotrauma to the case, during transportation, or when the air pressure in the environment may change.
Most Pelican cases comply with US Military, NATO, IEC, and ATA standards for waterproofing, stacking, impact, and durability. Standards that Pelican cases comply with include MIL-STD C4150-J for waterproofing, IEC IP67 rating indicating complete sealing against dust and sealing against water immersion to 1 metre, as well as ATA 300 rating indicating compliance with Air Transport Association standards for durability in shipping. Pelican cases feature a lifetime guarantee. (Source Wikipedia)

Kit Content

18 cases molded in grey resin, no decals, no painting scheme.

Review

Pro Art model has just release the most awaited kit for modern modelers: Pelican Cases. In this kit, PAM provide 18 cases in different sizes and can be summarize as below taking Pelican case catalog as reference for dimension:
Two laptop cases
Two big laptop cases
Two top loader cases
Two cube Cases
Two weapons cases
Two rectangular cases
Two large rectangular cases
Two large weapons cases

The details are really crisp and the cases present all the features from the real Pelican Cases, namely top grooves, pressure valves, handle grooves, wheels guards. In my review sample, no air bubbles are present and all top grooves are really well defined. As the real ones, the cases can be stack easily using top groove as jig. The details on the handles are really impressive. The detail of the valve is outstanding.

Conclusion

Easy to use, just painted it in 6 different colors: Olive drab, desert yellow, black, orange, yellow and grey. You can also add some decals like red crosses, initials etc and drop them in your vehicle and diorama. No nationals related may be used in most modern dioramas in land, sea and air.
SUMMARY
Highs: Outstanding casting details, endless use in diorama.
Lows: None I can think of, maybe on the big cases, no possibility of opening them.
Verdict: A must have for modern modelers, for land sea and air uses.
Percentage Rating
95%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: PAU-35036
  Suggested Retail:  20.50
  Related Link: Pro Art Homepage
  PUBLISHED: Jun 23, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 87.06%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 88.52%

About Seb Viale (seb43)
FROM: PARIS, FRANCE

Back to Europe, I am living in Paris since december 2011 with my Wife. We have a nice 6 years old daughter, and a 3 years Baby boy. I am doing AFV modern era. I started when I was a teenager , back to business after 10 years of break due to Sport (Baseball, yes european plays baseball) and Unive...

Copyright 2019 text by Seb Viale [ SEB43 ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of AeroScale. All rights reserved.



Comments

Thanks Jeremy
JUN 22, 2010 - 04:32 AM
You are more than welcome bud. Will work with your reviews any day....
JUN 23, 2010 - 01:44 AM
   

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