Little Armory M82A1

September 9, 2016 at 16:53 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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#For a brief intro about the Little Armory series, refer to this earlier post for the M4A1 assault rifle#

Little Armory M82A1 anti-materiel rifle

LA011_M82A1The M82A1 is one of the more ubiquitous sniper rifles in media out there, be it in video games or movies. One of the earliest Little Armory releases was the M82A2, a variant that had a bullpup design. I have no problems with bullpup designs, but the M82A2 just didn’t tickle my fancy. The M82A1 is just so much more sexy looking.
The Little Armory M82A1 has plenty of parts, but once everything is assembled, the only excess parts are some spare bullets. There’s no spare magazine this time.
Little Armory M82A1 partsThe scope lenses were made out of black, opaque plastic. So I drilled holes in the scope and inserted clear lenses from M.S.G. For painting, I just used a combination of black, german grey and gunmetal from spray cans. I handpainted the spare bullets with enamel gold. Here’s a comparison of the size in relation to other Little Armory kits:

Little Armory M82A1 size comparison

Now for some shots of just the rifle itself:

And now in the hands of the typical cast:

Final thoughts:
Overall, the Little Armory M82A1 is a very nice looking kit. In terms of size, it fits well with HGUC kits but it may not be too easy to pose with.
Although it feels generally solid, there are some flimsy and fragile parts. The muzzle brake connects to the barrel with a tiny peg so be careful not to drop it. The bipod can swivel sideways but as a consequence, it can easily be detached from the rifle with just a slight touch. Also, if you really care about details, the opaque scope lens may disappoint.
Despite its flaws, I still love this kit and have no regrets about getting it.

Little Armory M82A1 Revoltech Skeleton

 

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