Little Armory AT4

June 7, 2016 at 17:42 | 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 AT4 anti-tank weapon

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Detachable option parts included a carrying sling (didn’t bother to attach it), front and rear muzzles, a grip, shoulder rest, and some targeting sights. I glued those parts to the launcher to prevent them from falling off.

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In terms of length, the AT4 is slightly shorter than the M240 machineguns.

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And now a closer look at the whole thing:

Some action poses:

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Final word: The AT4 provides some diversity to the Little Armory line, but frankly I feel there’s little to admire in this kit. It has excellent amount of details, but once you get past that, it’s basically just a tube. There’s not many poses you can get with it either. On the GM Ground Type, the AT4 doesn’t look out of place at all. The RG hands definitely helped with posing.

However, handling the AT4 on Mr. Skeleton was be a bit tricky, even with the Little Armory Tactical Gloves. At least I managed to replicate the pose on the boxart:

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Little Armory M240G

May 8, 2016 at 18:38 | 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 M240G machine gun

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This is another variation of the M240 heavy machine gun. It’s very similar to the earlier M240B version; the only obvious difference is the barrel design. However, the M240G comes with a few extras that were absent in the M240B kit, namely the ammo belts. There’s 3 different ammo belts: a long, medium, and very short length. The very short one is meant to fit inside the ammo pouch. Other than that, parts are the same with the M240B version.

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In terms of size, it’s very similar to the M240B but it feels less stocky due to the simple barrel design. Here it is compared to the GM machine gun, the Little Armory M4A1 and M240B.

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Like most Little Armory kits, this one comes as black plastic. After spraying a layer of surfacer, I painted the kit using gunmetal, light gunmetal and german gray from spray cans (Tamiya & Mr. Color). No decals this time, just some panel lining and dry brushing before the flat topcoat layer. Here’s some closeup shots:

Now some action photos with the usual models.

Like the previous post, I tried to replicate the pose on the box art using the Skeleton warrior:

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Final word: While this M240G machine gun feels very similar to the previous M240B version, the inclusion of magazine belts and ammo pouch makes this release feel more complete.

Little Armory SCAR-H

February 1, 2016 at 21:44 | Posted in Little Armory | 1 Comment
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#For a brief intro about the Little Armory series, refer to this earlier post for the M4A1 assault rifle#

SCAR-H assault rifle

I bought two versions of the Little Armory SCAR-H assault rifle. The one you see on the left is the standard version. The one on the right is a limited version, sold at hobby events. They are essentially identical, save for the color of the plastic and some variation in the box art.

The standard version came in two shades of plastic: desert brown and black. I painted it with a combination of sand brown, yellow brown, and gunmetal. Added some decals and sprayed a layer of flat topcoat.

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It comes with a few optional parts: a scope, iron sights, a long and short stock, extra magazine,  and a suppressor. There’s 3 types of barrels (CQC, standard and long), but only one muzzle is supplied. For your reference, the long stock is unpainted, showing the original color of the plastic.

The limited version comes on totally black plastic runners. To make it look more presentable, I painted it with black, german gray and gun metal. As with the standard version, I added some decals and flat topcoat.

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As I mentioned previously, the parts are totally identical with the standard version. I decided not to attach the scope on this one and just use the CQC barrel. However, it did come with an extra sheet of paper as you can see below:

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I’m not really sure of it’s purpose, but there’s a section for you to arrange the SCAR-H parts like this:

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Here’s what it looks compared to the RX-78 beam rifle, the Kotobukiya HK416, and the Little Armory M4A1. The SCAR-H generally looks more hefty compared to the M4A1.  And you can really stretch out its length by using the long stock + long barrel + suppressor.

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And here’s some additional shots of the SCAR-H. Oh, and did I mention that you can fold the stock, just like the real thing? Also the sight near the barrel is actually fold able, but it didn’t feel secure so glued them in position: folded in the standard version and upright in the limited version.

So now it’s time to put it in the arms of Skelly-san. Since there’s two items this time, I thought he might need a little help. So I bought the Figma Archetype figure: the transparent female version. She does look a bit invisible on white backing paper.

And finally here’s how it looks in the hands of my GM Ground Type:

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The SCAR-H has plenty of optional parts for you to play around with. The parts are well separated, making it easy to paint, should you wish to. Like the M4A1, it has plenty of small parts so extra care should be taken when assembling and handling it. I quite like how it looks on the GM, and personally I prefer the black version.

I actually finished the standard SCAR-H along with my HGUC Zaku Sniper. I waited until I finished building & painting the limited version before taking some photos. It only took a weekend to finish, using just some spray cans. That’s how easy & fun it was.

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