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after market .50 and .30 cal
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Vermont, United States
Member Since: July 21, 2002
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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.
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Virginia, United States
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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.

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New York, United States
Member Since: February 28, 2002
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Posted: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 12:09 AM UTC
Plastic or resin/etch???
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California, United States
Member Since: April 26, 2016
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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