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1/1 scale M2 50 cal.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 08:29 AM UTC
Here is a little something I wanted to do for sometime now.
It's made from Evergreen Plastic and PVC.







Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM UTC
That's pretty cool! Damn things are heavy!
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Posted: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 11:20 AM UTC
That's way cool-- I spent some time with the real thing, and yours looks pretty close-- that's what I'd call the ultimate "non-scale" model! I just finished doing the same thing in brass in 1/16th scale for my brass B-17F waist gun position--took me about 40 hours-- how long did it take you to do this?
VR, Russ
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:18 AM UTC
Looks great, nice job indeed.

Really nice


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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:36 AM UTC

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That's way cool-- I spent some time with the real thing, and yours looks pretty close-- that's what I'd call the ultimate "non-scale" model! I just finished doing the same thing in brass in 1/16th scale for my brass B-17F waist gun position--took me about 40 hours-- how long did it take you to do this?
VR, Russ



Thanks man...Im in for like 30 hours, and I'm just about finished with the tripod as well.
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:37 AM UTC
Thanks Jeff,
I'm looking to replace the handles, need to be beefier.

Joe
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:50 AM UTC
This is my 4th divorce waiting to happen.
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 05:58 AM UTC
Very nice. "All that and without the (weight)."

How operable is it? Can you disassemble and reassemble parts of it?




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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 06:59 AM UTC

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Very nice. "All that and without the (weight)."

How operable is it? Can you disassemble and reassemble parts of it?








No...only the charging handle pulls and snaps back. I say in 4 years the rubber band will dry up and won't work

Joe
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Posted: Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 03:09 PM UTC
This thing is impressive in person!!!

I still say if you do another you should make an Airsoft version!!!
or at least use a spring rather than a rubber band!
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 09:57 AM UTC
Very cool! Did you happen to take any in progress pictures?
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Posted: Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:21 AM UTC

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Very nice. "All that and without the (weight)."

How operable is it? Can you disassemble and reassemble parts of it?








No...only the charging handle pulls and snaps back. I say in 4 years the rubber band will dry up and won't work

Joe



Cool, that's what I was going to ask but I didn't know what that was called.




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Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 - 04:04 PM UTC

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Thanks Jeff,
I'm looking to replace the handles, need to be beefier.

Joe



Looks great and I agree about the three handles. They should have a more oval profile (fat in the middle) then straight up and down.

Also at least in the photos it appears to be almost flat black and not more gun metal in nature.

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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 08:27 AM UTC
Yeah I also agree on the handles, but I'm still having a problem finding anything close. I could use a 1''inch round dowel but then it wont fit into the handle frame. I'm using blueprints for all my measurements....I'm still looking though.

Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 08:33 AM UTC
Dustin I do have progress photos....









Yes I went with screw heads over the hex, seen them both...





Happy Modeling,
Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 08:36 AM UTC


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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 08:47 AM UTC
Here is the just about finished tripod....







Joe
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 09:08 AM UTC

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Yeah I also agree on the handles, but I'm still having a problem finding anything close. I could use a 1''inch round dowel but then it wont fit into the handle frame. I'm using blueprints for all my measurements....I'm still looking though.

Happy Modeling,
Joe



Maybe look into thrift store furniture parts. Some old chairs or something like that.




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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 03:08 PM UTC
Joe,

I have a Lathe... I can turn them for you!!!
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Posted: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 - 09:28 PM UTC

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Joe,

I have a Lathe... I can turn them for you!!!



Do you think you can Matt....that would be super. Though I need them be the 17th of this month.
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Posted: Friday, May 05, 2017 - 12:29 AM UTC
Joe wow awesome idea and looks great Im glad to see your still around old friend:)You to Kosprue