Little Armory MG3

September 24, 2018 at 10:57 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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Little Armory MG3 machine gun

The MG3 is a descendant of the MG42 machine gun from WWII. In fact, they’re essentially identical in appearance. This Little Armory MG3 kit comes with two bipods, a drum magazine, and two ammo belts.


The whole thing was black plastic, so I painted it mostly with Burnt Iron and some German Gray. Length-wise, it’s about the same with the M240 machine guns, but the MG3 looks more slim.

First off, some detail pictures:

So now might be a good time to introduce a new addition to my list of figures: the 1/12 scale Synthetic Human by 1000toys. It has a swappable human face, but I prefer the skeleton face.
It has very nice articulation and is very stable. The right hand can hold any weapons very nicely, but the left hand doesn’t have that nice gripping pose. Unfortunately, the Little Armory hands don’t fit.

Anyway, here’s some action poses with the MG3:

Final word:
The Little Armory MG3 has nice details and was fun to put together. The only gimmick is that the top cover can open but that doesn’t matter too much because I just really like how it looks. If you’re a fan of WWII era weapons like me, then this Little Armory MG3 is a solid choice.

 

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Little Armory MP5SD6

September 18, 2018 at 21:22 | Posted in Little Armory | 3 Comments
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Little Armory MP5SD6 submachine gun

As far as submachine guns go, I think there’s nothing more recognizable than the MP5. It took a while, but finally there’s a Little Armory release of this iconic firearm. There’s several MP5 variants out there, and this kit is the MP5SD6, which is a suppressed variant.
The suppressor itself is not detachable and the stock is not collapsible; you just need to swap between collapsed and extended parts. It comes with a spare magazine and a scope. That’s about it for spare parts.

The plastic is all black, so I painted it with german gray, some metallic paint, and black. To add more detail, I painted the fire selector indicators (white for safe, red for different firing rates) using enamel paints.
I also attached an aurora sticker on the scope. Finally I added some subtle dry brushing using silver enamel.

With the stock extended, the MP5SD6 is about as long as the M4A1.

Here’s some detailed photos:

I recently purchased another Revoltech Skeleton, this time the Takeya series Rusted iron skeleton. That turned out to be a mistake. That’s because the rusted iron color of the skeleton doesn’t contrast well with the various Little Armory weapons that are almost the same color. But anyway I might as well just use it.

Final word:
This is a pretty straight forward, no-frills build. There’s no gimmicks and the only extras are the spare magazine and stock. But the amount of details made up for it. Even the fire selector labels (safe/semi/auto) are indented on the plastic surface.
It looks great on Mr. Skeleton and the HGUC GM, so overall, the Little Armory MP5SD6 is a solid kit.

Little Armory M4A1 & M203

June 10, 2018 at 15:56 | Posted in Little Armory | 1 Comment
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Little Armory M4A1 & M203 grenade launcher

As the box label implies, this is an M4A1-M203 combo, which is an under-barrel grenade launcher attachment.  The M203 can be attached to the M4A1, or be built as a standalone grenade launcher. Unfortunately there’s not enough parts to build both configurations. It also comes with one grenade.

All the parts come in black. I painted it with german gray, black and some gun metal. The M4A1 is basically identical to the plain version, but you only have the carry handle instead of a proper scope.

So here’s some detail shots:

And action shots:

Final thoughts:

The positive thing I can say about the M203 is that it adds more ‘volume’ to the puny-looking M4A1. The M203 barrel can also slide in and out, but you can’t actually fit the grenade inside.

I’m just disappointed that they didn’t include  another barrel so that we can have both the standalone version and the attached version. Also, the M203 barrel is not hollow, so that’s a bummer. Finally, I kinda wished they made some kind of M-16 variant instead of reusing the M4A1. But I guess you gotta milk that M4A1 mold for all it’s worth.

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