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U.S. Machine Gun Set

by: Delbert [ DELBERT ]


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the contents

I've recently purchased this set and found it to be an excellent set for the cost. There are aprox 100 peices moulded in grey plastic. There don't seem to be any pin marks or sink holes anywhere that might be seen in the parts, except for a couple of minor ones on the bottom of the .30 cal ammo boxes that can easisly be sanded off. There are some moulding seams that will need to be scraped but they are not too bad.

The set consists of 2 .30 cal guns made in 1 peice with perferatorted aircooled barrels. 1 has a later style cradle moulded on and one is the gun only. and 2 .50 cal with aircooled perferated barrels molded with the gun chassis, and 2 .50 cal with the barrels molded seperately with a choice of 3 different heavy barrels, one with the straight barrel, one with the barrel and changing handle plus one with the handle and flash suppressor on the muzzle there are 2 of each style of barrel. Each .50 consists of 6-7 peices moulded seperatly which makes cleanup and detailing easier.

There are both WWII and Modern Ammo boxes for these guns. about 3 boxes each of .50 cal modern and WWII style, two styles of WWII .30 cal and 1 style .30 cal modern boxs. You also get 2 linked ammo belts for each.

The kit also comes with various mounts for Tanks and vehicles along with tripods for each both open with gun mounted as options and folded. for both modern settings or WWII era.
conclusions
All in All this is an excellent kit that is much better than the guns in the Tamiya Weapons set and better in scale details than any plastic .50 or .30's i've seen so far with the exception of some of the Dragon kits which have guns that are on par with these.
SUMMARY
All in All this is an excellent kit that is much better than the guns in the Tamiya Weapons set and better in scale details than any plastic .50 or .30's i've seen so far with the exception of some of the Dragon kits which have guns that are on par with these.
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 1384
  Suggested Retail: $7.00
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  PUBLISHED: Dec 02, 2004
  NATIONALITY: United States
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 75.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 82.72%

About Delbert (Delbert)
FROM: PENNSYLVANIA, UNITED STATES

I'm 47. I've been model building since Dec 2001 and I build everything from wingy things to ground hugger's. esp WWII era. also built a car or two. Some people think my stuff isn't too bad.

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