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after market .50 and .30 cal
California, United States
Joined: April 26, 2016
KitMaker: 111 posts
AeroScale: 2 posts
Posted: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 04:40 PM UTC
Hey Guys, any recommendation/ suggestion for after market .50 and .30 cal weps. I am working on some WWII soft skins that need some help
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New York, United States
Joined: February 28, 2002
KitMaker: 5,702 posts
AeroScale: 65 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:09 AM UTC
Plastic or resin/etch???
Virginia, United States
Joined: March 05, 2014
KitMaker: 1,901 posts
AeroScale: 254 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:30 AM UTC
Adlers Nest has some fantastic MG barrels, but not entire guns. I've seen resin MGs, but didn't think they looked a whole lot better than original kit parts.

Vermont, United States
Joined: July 21, 2002
KitMaker: 3,065 posts
AeroScale: 345 posts
Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 01:47 AM UTC
Verlinden did lots of resin weapons, often with photoetched cradles. They are out of production, but should be all over ebay.
Some of their stuff is a mishmash of eras and features and some was overscale.

Legends makes resin guns, .50 for sure but these may be more modern.

Another option depending on your comfort with photoetch would be Eduard etch sets for the given vehicle. These often have PE additions to the kit gun, but require filing or carving off molded on details. Their website www.eduard.cz has PDF's of the instruction sheets you can check ahead of time.

There are a couple of dedicated injection plastic gun sets, but those are are not really my jam.