Monday, May 25, 2009

'Restored,repainted & weathered' 1/6 DML MG-34 WWII German machine gun with ammo drum attached.

My recently 'restored,repainted & weathered' 1/6 DML MG-34 WWII German machine gun with ammo drum attached. As usual you can view the full gallery at my Flickr page here, enjoy!

The real deal-an actual MG-34. *image taken from Wikipedia.

German soldiers with an MG34 in France,1944. *image taken from Wikipedia.

*description from Wikipedia-

The Maschinengewehr 34, or MG34, was a german machine gun that was first produced and accepted for service in 1934, and first issued to units in 1935. It was an air-cooled machine gun firing 7.92x57mm Mauser rounds and had similar performance to other medium machine guns.

However, it was also designed to perform both as a light machine gun and in heavier roles, as an early example of a general purpose machine gun. In the light-machine gun role, it was intended to be equipped with a bipod and 50-round ammunition belt contained in a drum-shaped basket, which could be attached to the receiver. In the heavier role, it was mounted on a larger tripod and was belt fed. In practice, the infantry usually just belt-fed the bipod version, resulting in it functioning as a classic medium support weapon.

*Note- I am not a war monger,I am against violence and war itself. I KNOW guns do KILL people but you still need a human-being pulling the trigger BUT I am a military enthusiast & I am fascinated by the beauty in engineering of superb weapons.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Kitbashed BBi 1/6 special ops M249 gunner

OK I've had a bit of free time & mood lately to take proper decent pics of my 1/6 military's another 'kitbashed' figure i just put together in no time. kitbashed means to take one figure set & strip down or ad misc. items from other kits of different make in other words: customized.

This figure is kitbashed from BBi's NavySeal NSCT "Raider" figure set. Here are the additions:

Modified barrel M249 SAW machine gun from DML
Load bearing vest from DML
Ammo pouch + US army issue bayonet from DML
Wristwatch from DML
Black wool head cover from DML
Afghan shemagh from HotToys
Baretta M9 pistol & holster from HotToys
Gas mask & carrier pouch from HotToys

As usual you can view the full pics gallery in my Flickr page here. Enjoy!!!
ps: thanks to my niece for the orange manila card served as a proper backdrop ;p

Friday, May 1, 2009

My HotToys US Army 1st Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment.

Another one of my HotToys 1/6 special forces figures I've had for years completely stripped down & kit bashed for a more practical real world look, the cqb M4 carbine is from another figure set as well as the tactical goggles and MICH helmet,check it out on my Flickr here.