1/6th scale D-Day weaponry (added pics)
The only gripe I have with the manufacturer (Dragon), is the lack of directions. The “instruction sheet” is one piece of paper with a black & white photograph of the assembled model with part numbers and arrows pointed toward the general location.
No step-by-step method as to what goes exactly where and when it goes there. You’d best be pretty sure of yourself before applying any type of adhesive somewhere.
Unless you’re very familiar with the weapon, you’re on your own as far as assembly.
After review, the highlights and weathering applied with Doc O’Brien’s powders appear much more stark and ‘noticeable’ in the photos – not so in person….strange.
I’ve since replaced the bi-pod on the .30 with a tripod. Had to wait for a replacement part for months. My cat has since returned the “lost” piece.
I also have the water-cooled version of the .30 cal. but for some reason, I’m thinkin’ that was used only in the pacific theater (but I could be wrong – again).
The MG42 was (unfortunately) also a ‘player’ in the D-Day invasion(s). And was the most accurate of the Dragon offerings in my estimation.
6 additional images. Click to enlarge.