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1/3 Metal gun models - Anyone got these?

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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 !
In the early 1970s I was given a No 1 MkIII SMLE which was pretty much full size but made of plastic - and would chamber a NATO 7.62 case.
 

Chef

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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?


No although those are a good read and the paperbacks were written by the likes of Ian V Hogg and John Keegan.

These are the ones I was thinking of:



Sometimes featuring 'Battler' Britton Geddit?
 

Spacehopper383

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In the early 1970s I was given a No 1 MkIII SMLE which was pretty much full size but made of plastic - and would chamber a NATO 7.62 case.

I remember having one of those when we lived in Hertfordshire so that would have been before 1975. I think the plastic was very brittle as I remember mine being broken in half. If I remember rightly, the bolt worked and you could chamber plastic rounds. I can't remember if they were fed via the magazine or just a single round was manually put in and chambered. I have searched the Internet for years to find one but with no success.


Edited as I have just gone online and I am sure this was the beast, the box has triggered a memory. The screen capture is crap as it looks like the photo was held with Photobucket.
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Anyone remember these from the BBC in 1972?

brit emp.jpg


I've got all 98 somewhere.

I watched the programme on the box without fail. The only thing I recall now is when they tied the Indian mutineer to the front of the cannon, and blew him to atoms.


Made me the Imperialist bastard I am today.
 
Anyone remember these from the BBC in 1972?

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I've got all 98 somewhere.

I watched the programme on the box without fail. The only thing I recall now is when they tied the Indian mutineer to the front of the cannon, and blew him to atoms.


Made me the Imperialist bastard I am today.


Yes, saw that as a nipper. You must had remembered what the disgusting pricks did to the British women and kids at Cawnpore and other places, that earned them the awarding of being blown from the guns?

The Bibighar Massacre: The Darkest Days of the Indian Rebellion of 1857 | Author Mimi Matthews

Followed by a semi snowflake version.

Massacre and Brutal Retaliation: The Siege of Cawnpore
 
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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.
Tamiya. The Broom-handled Mauser was quite impressive as I recall.
 
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I remember having one of those when we lived in Hertfordshire so that would have been before 1975. I think the plastic was very brittle as I remember mine being broken in half. If I remember rightly, the bolt worked and you could chamber plastic rounds. I can't remember if they were fed via the magazine or just a single round was manually put in and chambered. I have searched the Internet for years to find one but with no success.


Edited as I have just gone online and I am sure this was the beast, the box has triggered a memory. The screen capture is crap as it looks like the photo was held with Photobucket.View attachment 301356
That's the badger. It came with brass-coloured plastic rounds; but was single 'shot' in operation as the magazine was purely decorative. A Pattern 07 bayonet was also available. My rifle got knicked after a particularly vigorous game of 'war' at home, where I learned the limitations of fixed defences, having set up a firing position behind a garden wall that was was perforated with 'decorative' concrete blocks that served as loop holes. Unfortunately, my more agile enemy (friends from school) rapidly out-flanked me.

Do kids still play 'war' these days?
 

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I remember having one of those when we lived in Hertfordshire so that would have been before 1975. I think the plastic was very brittle as I remember mine being broken in half. If I remember rightly, the bolt worked and you could chamber plastic rounds. I can't remember if they were fed via the magazine or just a single round was manually put in and chambered. I have searched the Internet for years to find one but with no success.


Edited as I have just gone online and I am sure this was the beast, the box has triggered a memory. The screen capture is crap as it looks like the photo was held with Photobucket.View attachment 301356

My word, i'd kill for one of those now. *sigh*.
My first adult sized rounds were fired through one of those badgers.


Confession time: I bought an airsoft SLR a while ago, just cos i could & they made one. Its lush. Placcy furniture too.
 
A bit of a late post... but HobbyBoss (I'd never heard of them either) produce a 1/3rd scale "glue it together yourself" model of the M 252 81 mm mortar.

M252 Mortar 81012-1:3-HobbyBoss

I'm just finishing one off, I rate it a 6/10 as a kit.
 

JoeCivvie

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RIP
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?

Have a look at OSW: One Sixth Warriors - there is a list of 1/6th shops on the left.

Some 1/6th kit is metal, and some plastic but overall quality and accuracy are good.

(BTW, if you come across a shop called 'Metalcraft by Blair' avoid. He mainly re-sells plastic weapons for a huge mark-up).
 
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I remember having one of those when we lived in Hertfordshire so that would have been before 1975. I think the plastic was very brittle as I remember mine being broken in half. If I remember rightly, the bolt worked and you could chamber plastic rounds. I can't remember if they were fed via the magazine or just a single round was manually put in and chambered. I have searched the Internet for years to find one but with no success.


Edited as I have just gone online and I am sure this was the beast, the box has triggered a memory. The screen capture is crap as it looks like the photo was held with Photobucket.View attachment 301356
I had one in the early 70's. My uncle had a load of de act 7.62 rounds as ornaments until I found the rifle would chamber them.
 
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.

Especially if you used the polishable metal paint being sold by Tamiya at the time - good for showing wear etc.
 

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skip to 1.10


and check out the round tumbling at 2.41
 

JoeCivvie

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RIP
Especially if you used the polishable metal paint being sold by Tamiya at the time - good for showing wear etc.

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These are 1/6th metal MG42s (I think by DiD). I gave the the top one a a coat of Tamiya Dark Iron and buffed. It's great stuff.

CORRECTION - I do use Tamiya acrylics, but the metal stuff is Mr. Metal. Paint it on and buff it off - it works well. I used it on this helmet made from FIMO.

 
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A bit of a late post... but HobbyBoss (I'd never heard of them either) produce a 1/3rd scale "glue it together yourself" model of the M 252 81 mm mortar.

M252 Mortar 81012-1:3-HobbyBoss

I'm just finishing one off, I rate it a 6/10 as a kit.
Completed item, quite a few things can be done to improve the basic kit, most notably the throwing away of the supplied copper pipe fittings and replacing with aluminium (10mm dia x 1mm).

Unknown to me, my brother (ex RGJ) had done the mortar course and he said base plate was painted " Too light".... So my next one will be painted more "Charlie G". But he wants me to build one for him..... That's 3 now, start my own section at this rate!
 

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