Little Armory M24SWS

December 2, 2017 at 21:06 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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Little Armory M24 Sniper Weapon System

The M24 SWS is only the second sniper rifle kit by Little Armory after the M82 series. The kit comes as all black plastic, which looks boring. So I decided to give it a camo paintjob.

The base layer was dark green. Then I applied some camo patterns using blu-tack. That was followed by a layer of light olive green. The final layer was just simply enamel sand brown that I painted using a paint brush.

The kit comes with a separate spotting scope, two bipods and two rifle bolts. The bolts can still be moved back and forth after assembly. The scope lenses were also unfortunately black, opaque plastic. I attached some clear lenses from Wave option parts to the spotting scope, but I ran out of lenses for the rifle scope.

And you can see the size of the M24 compared to the M82A1 below:

Here’s some closeup shots:

And action poses:

Final thoughts:
In terms of design, the M24 SWS looks as basic as you can get. That’s largely the reason why I went for a camo paintjob. With the appropriate hands, it looks nice on Mr Skeleton. But as expected, it was a bit more difficult to get a good pose on the GM. Rifle grips don’t really go well with HG kits.
Overall, it was quite fun painting the camo patterns on this M24 SWS kit. But otherwise, I felt like it’s just another mediocre release.

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Little Armory Type 89 Rifle

November 26, 2017 at 17:13 | Posted in Little Armory | Leave a comment
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Little Armory Howa Type 89 Assault Rifle

The Howa type 89 is an updated battle rifle for the JSDF, replacing the type 64. Like the type 64, this kit comes with a bayonet, two magazines and bipods.

Unlike the type 64, the type 89 is all black plastic. So I painted it with black, german gray and steel.

The type 89 is about the same size with the type 64.

Here’s the rest of the photos:

Final thoughts:
Nothing much to complain about this kit, and nothing to shout home about either. Personally I think it looks better than the type 64, but that’s not saying much. It just looks like a generic assault rifle to me. At least it looks pretty decent when posed with the skeleton & GM.

Little Armory M870MCS

November 8, 2017 at 21:09 | Posted in Little Armory | 1 Comment
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Little Armory M870 shotgun

The M870MCS is the second shotgun kit for Little Armory, after the AA-12. What’s unique about this kit is that you can build 3 variations of the shotgun. Each has different barrel lengths and buttstocks. The MCS stands for Modular Combat Shotgun and as the name implies, you can more or less mix and match the parts.

As you can see, the kit doesn’t come with any extras once everything is assembled.

All the parts came on black plastic runners and so to avoid them arr rook same, I painted them differently using variations of olive green, german gray and steel.

Here’s a size comparison:

And closeup shots:

And action shots:

Final thoughts:
Design-wise there’s nothing much to say. The M870 is the quintessential image of what a shotgun looks like.
I have a mostly positive impression about this kit. First of all, you can build 3 complete shotguns in a single kit. The pistol grips are a nice touch, making them easy to hold in both Mr Skeleton & the GM.
And the M870 looks much better on HG kits than Kotobukiya MSG’s oversized shotgun. Probably the only downside is the lack of extras.

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