MG42 “Hitler’s Buzzsaw”…
Unfortunately, this was also a big part of the D-Day invasion on the Normandy beaches. Capable of firing at an almost astounding rate, the firing pin was manufactured with a set of roller cams on each side of the bolt carrier, enabling the gun to achieve the rate of fire which gave it the nickname. This 1/6th scale Dragon kit is effectively realistic in nature – as are their other kits of this genre.
The only gripe I have with the manufacturer 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.
I hesitated to post, rather re-post, a kit previously appearing on iModeler, but it WAS one of my first postings and some of you may have missed it – so forgive me. Besides, it fits with the current theme.
4 additional images. Click to enlarge.