login   |    register
Dioramas
Do you love dioramas & vignettes? We sure do.
REVIEW
Plusmodel US .30cal Watercooled MG
wbill76
Visit this Community
Texas, United States
Member Since: May 02, 2006
entire network: 5,425 Posts
KitMaker Network: 341 Posts
Posted: Sunday, July 27, 2008 - 05:21 PM UTC
Bradley James provides a build Review of the 1/35 Plusmodel resin and PE kit of the US .30cal Watercooled MG.

Link to Item



If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
airborne1
Visit this Community
Queensland, Australia
Member Since: April 15, 2006
entire network: 915 Posts
KitMaker Network: 48 Posts
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 12:42 AM UTC
Brad,

That was a pretty good review
Good job.

It looked like a fairly complex piece of a machine gun to put together.

Plus model's did a great job to bring this 30 cal mg out by itself and your review covers
one of the main components
The 30 cal rounds are far better in plastic or resin..

Out of all the photo's on the Browning 30 CAL MG in publications I have never seen one with a carry handle .
The down side is its molded onto the barrel.
Maybe WW1 era?

Thanks for this review I was tempted to get one but your review indicates there
is a couple of issues .

Cheers
Michael

Shadowfax
Visit this Community
Michigan, United States
Member Since: November 02, 2006
entire network: 389 Posts
KitMaker Network: 43 Posts
Posted: Monday, July 28, 2008 - 04:08 AM UTC
Great review Bradley.

Too bad Academy doesn't include this subject in their Machine Gun set. There is something good to be said about styrene kits. I have personally turned to Collector's Brass for my water cooled .30s, but the detail is nothing like that found on this kit.

Somewhere "in-between" the three kits lies the answer...

Mark L.
HONEYCUT
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: May 07, 2003
entire network: 4,002 Posts
KitMaker Network: 648 Posts
Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2008 - 02:48 AM UTC
Thanks lads.
A couple of things... Michael, I have since seen a WWII photo (Ardennes Offensive?) with the handle in place
Mark, the Academy US machine gun set is fantastic as you say, and Real model wouldn't have attempted this release if it was included in that set I reckon
Kits can't be everything to everyone, but that said the tripod would possibly be made adjustable, or at least with separate legs so that the height can be set...
I so wanted this kit to just fall together so I could give it a glowing endorsement, but that is what being objective is all about!
Cheers
Brad
long_tom
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Member Since: March 18, 2006
entire network: 2,362 Posts
KitMaker Network: 309 Posts
Posted: Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 08:15 AM UTC
Just a little comment:

The gun is actually a M1917A1 version (you can tell by the cradle design), which came after WW1, not during. I confirmed that looking at the browningmgs site.