Little Armory M202A1

September 8, 2017 at 01:20 | Posted in Little Armory | 3 Comments
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Little Armory M202 Flash Rocket Launcher

The M202 rocket launcher was arguably made iconic by John Matrix in the movie Commando. This is the second Little Armory rocket launcher kit after the AT4. The plastic comes in olive drab and light brown. Also included is a strap, a rocket and some stickers.

I painted the green parts with my own mix of dark green paint, and the extended rocket barrels with copper. As usual, I opted to use my own waterslide decals instead of the included stickers.

There’s two types of configurations to choose from: the compact version, and the extended, ready-to-shoot configuration. You change between the two by swapping parts. Fully extended, the M202 is just a bit longer than the AT4.

Detail shots:

And with the skeleton & GM:

Final thoughts:

The M202 is essentially a square tube that shoots rockets. Design-wise it’s not the most pretty thing you’ll ever see but it does have its own unique looks.

As for the kit itself, I’d put it in the lower tier of all the Little Armory kits I’ve built. For one, the barrels are not hollowed out, making them look invariably toyish. Some of the swapable parts like the front & back covers didn’t fit too well either.

There’s not many poses I can make with the M202 other than the shoulder mounted, shooting pose. Even that pose was a bit difficult to setup on Mr Skeleton. The GM was slightly more forgiving. Speaking of which, the M202 seems like a nice match for the Ground Type GM.

So overall, I feel the M202 somewhat disappoints in terms of build quality and playability.

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Little Armory RPK

August 11, 2017 at 10:41 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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Little Armory RPK Light Machinegun

The RPK is a Russian version of the light machine gun. It looks very similar to the AKM, save for the longer barrel.

The kit comes with two box magazines and two drum magazines. There’s two types of buttstocks to choose from and two detachable bipods (folded and extended).

The plactic is molded in two colors: black and orange-brown. I didn’t paint the orange-brown parts; instead I brushed enamel dark brown paint randomly on them to recreate the wood lines effect. Then I dabbed black weathering pastel on them. The black parts were painted with steel paint.

As mentioned earlier, the RPK sports a longer barrel compared to the AKM, but overall it’s much shorter than the M240 machine guns.

Here’s some closeup shots:

And some poses:

Final thoughts:
While the RPK looks good in the hands of Mr Skeleton, it looks a bit small on the HGUC kits. It just doesn’t convey that sense of heftiness other machine guns have.
On the bright side, it comes with several spare magazines and they’re interchangeable with the AKM kit. With that, I leave you with the boxart pose:

Little Armory Type 64 Rifle

June 24, 2017 at 12:26 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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Little Armory Howa Type 64 Battle Rifle

The Type 64 is a Japanese designed battle rifle for use by the JSDF. The kit itself is pretty simple; it comes with 2 bipods, 2 magazines and a bayonet.

I painted the body with german grey and the magazines with gunmetal. The buttstock and grip were painted with dark brown. I drew some wood lines on the buttstock using my brown finetip Gundam marker.

Fully assembled, the Type 64 is quite long, as you can see below.

Here’s some closeup shots:

And some action shots:

 

Final thoughts:

Although the design of the type 64 looks a bit plain, the kit itself is well detailed. But overall, it feels pretty much unspectacular.

However it does come with a bayonet that you can actually mount at the barrel. I also have no problems posing it with the skeleton & the GM.

Speaking of poses:

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