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:

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:

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