1/3 Metal gun models - Anyone got these?

#1
Looking around for Xmas pressies for the kids and I cam across these on Aliexpress:

AK74 -



Some kind of sniper rifle -


There are also several other types (which, typically I can't find this morning), but what makes these funky is that they have 'functioning' parts and ae assembled just like the real thing. My son, who is into first person shooters would like one of these simply as a funky room ornament as you can't really play with them as they are only about a foot long.
At less than £20 I'm very tempted.
There are some vids which give a good look at them such as this one:


What is also worth looking for on Aliexpress are the 1/6 metal weapons such as this Bren:



Has anyone had any experience of the 1/6 weapons, or are they dog toffee?
And will anyone get excited if I try to import it into the UK?
 
#2
Good grief! [pedant_mode] That young Sir is an AK74 not a Ak47. I'm surprised it is not labled Type 56 to be honest. [/pedant_mode]

If you're going to import get them to change the name and bin the Chinese text, looks cheap and shyte. Depends on price though.

Edit - just read the price.
 
#3
My wife will go batshit when these arrive.

I still need an SMG though
 
#5
Forty odd years ago there used to be similar items for sale in toy shops.

I can remember when 1:1 metal scale guns were available, (a Mauser broom handle was about £60) and a Japanese model company made plastic kits which weren't bad at all.
 
#7
Wait 'til I find rust on the barrel. There will be hell to pay and extras given out!
 
#8
They're not realistic models unless you can get a scale pull-through jammed in the barrel!!
 
#9
Forty odd years ago there used to be similar items for sale in toy shops.

I can remember when 1:1 metal scale guns were available, (a Mauser broom handle was about £60) and a Japanese model company made plastic kits which weren't bad at all.
The company was LS. In the '70s I constructed their Colt 1911, P38, P08 Artillery, S&W Combat Magnum and Broomstick Mauser. All 'functioned' as per the real thing and looked reasonably realistic.

Looks like you can still get them, if you want to pay stoopid money.
Items in LotsofModels store on eBay !
 
#10
That's the badger, I had the Mauser the Luger and the P38. Quality kits.

There was an American company that did flintlocks and the like. Pyro I think, advertised in early 'War' and 'Air Ace' comic/magazines.
 
#11
That's the badger, I had the Mauser the Luger and the P38. Quality kits.

There was an American company that did flintlocks and the like. Pyro I think, advertised in early 'War' and 'Air Ace' comic/magazines.
In the '60s a family friend bought me one of their 'Kentucky' muskets or rifles to build. It was taller than me, but the (6 or 8 sided?) barrel suffered from the marbling ABS plastic often had at the time.

When my mother carked in 2007,I must have binned 300+ Airfix and other models that had been in her loft 30 odd years.
 
#12
I've got that Bren, and there's a few things incorrect about it (e.g. barrel latch on the wrong side), but it's quite good for the money.

The MG42 also has a pivoting top cover and barrel latch that works (and the barrel comes out, too!). Which is nice.
 
#13
That's the badger, I had the Mauser the Luger and the P38. Quality kits.

There was an American company that did flintlocks and the like. Pyro I think, advertised in early 'War' and 'Air Ace' comic/magazines.

I read that as 'War is Ace'....a 'specialist publication' showing piles of hideously disfigured bodies from WW2 rotting on barbed wire, festering in shell holes, brewed up tanks , etc.

.......or was that Parnell's History of the Second World War?

 
#14
In the '60s a family friend bought me one of their 'Kentucky' muskets or rifles to build. It was taller than me, but the (6 or 8 sided?) barrel suffered from the marbling ABS plastic often had at the time.

When my mother carked in 2007,I must have binned 300+ Airfix and other models that had been in her loft 30 odd years.
Were the Airfix kits made up or some in kit form? Unmade ones are worth money it seems.
 
#15
Were the Airfix kits made up or some in kit form? Unmade ones are worth money it seems.
All made up.
When I told one of my friends (a collector of just about anything hoarder) what I'd done he nearly cried. It seems even build up kits are worth money to some people.
 

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#17
I read that as 'War is Ace'....a 'specialist publication' showing piles of hideously disfigured bodies from WW2 rotting on barbed wire, festering in shell holes, brewed up tanks , etc.

.......or was that Parnell's History of the Second World War?

My grandad had the entire collection, must see if my nan still has it.
My dad collected the whole set, great read when you're a kid. Mum ditched the f'kin lot when the old man got himself a newer model!
 
#18
My dad collected the whole set, great read when you're a kid. Mum ditched the f'kin lot when the old man got himself a newer model!
Yep, seems that us of a certain age had this magazine, Sven Hassle, the BBC News and Panorama/World in Action, etc. showing nothing but the gory results of conflicts from Biafra, Ulster, Vietnam, Arab Israeli wars, Indo Pako bloodshed and various other death and destruction, when we were kids..... add Scooby Doo, sexy chicks from Magpie, Black Beauty, plus the Clangers, and then add Potty time to the mix.

No wonder we're fecked up now ;-)
 

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