Little Armory M32

May 1, 2017 at 14:18 | Posted in Little Armory | 2 Comments
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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 M32 grenade launcher

The M32 is a modern update of the M79 grenade launcher, with its rapid fire capability. In addition to the regular release, I managed to get my hands on a limited version that came together with the Little Armory box cover artbook.

The regular M32 comes as olive drab & black plastic, whereas the limited version (I’ll call it M32A1 from here on) is all black plastic. Both kits include the same set of 4×6 grenades like the M79 kit.

For some reason the barrels were not hollow, so I drilled the holes myself. Also did the same for the sights, allowing me to insert some clear lens from Wave option parts. The M32 was painted with a mix of sand brown & german gray; the M32A1 was painted black & german gray. I didn’t feel like painting the grenades again, so I just reused the ones from M79.

The main differences between the M32 and M32A1 are the buttstocks and barrels, with the M32 having a longer barrel.

So here’s some closeup photos:

And now with some poses:

Final thoughts:

This build is as straight forward as it gets. Not so many gimmicks either. But it does look good, waaay better than my attempt at making one for my HGUC Jesta Cannon build. And it fits nicely in the hands of Revoletech Skeleton & my HGUC GMs, thanks to the standard grip. The only major complaint is that the barrel is not hollow. So I leave you with the now mandatory box art pose:

Little Armory M79

March 22, 2017 at 22:17 | 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 M79 grenade launcher

The M79 is the first grenade launcher of the Little Armory series. The kit comes with a standard M79 and a sawed off ‘Pirate Gun’ version. Also included are a total of 24 grenades, (6 x 4 types).

I painted the M79 with german gray and the buttstock with dark brown. For the Pirate gun, I sprayed it with sand brown. I also took the liberty of painting all the grenades with different color schemes.

The standard M79 is about the same length with the M4A1, while the Pirate Gun is half the length.

The standard M79 has a flip-up leaf-type sight whereas the Pirate Gun has a reflex sight. Both M79s can break open for reloading, but the grenades can’t actually fit inside the barrel.

I didn’t take too many photos of the M79 with the revoltech Skeleton and HGUC GM, as I’ll discuss later.

Final thoughts:
The M79 looks quite nice, if not a little too basic. It has some nice gimmicks as well, plus you get to build two of them. The problem is that I find it difficult to get good poses with the Skeleton and GM. The problem stems from the lack of a gun grip. The Pirate Gun was slightly better in this regard.
Overall, this might be my least favorite Little Armory release to date. At least it looks good enough on displayed on my Gun Rack.
On the plus side, I managed to nail the box art pose:

 

 

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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