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Open Book 1/9th Weapons - Reedees Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    1/9th scale weapons / 200mm
    Reedees Miniatures

    Weapon 01.JPG

    A couple of weeks ago, Steve Readdie sent me an assortment of his available weapons for review. As there were so many I decided to break them down by scale and review some of the weapons he has available for each scale. I chose 1/9th as the first scale to review. Reedees Miniatures does have several more weapons in his 1/9th scale size but are not reviewed this time.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    pkg 02.JPG

    pkg 03.JPG


    Arriving in two sizes of clear hard plastic blister packs with the larger rifles also wrapped in bubble wrap and taped into the blister pack to prevent the rifle from moving. The smaller weapons were loosely packaged inside the respective blister packs.

    1/9th B.A.R.

    Weapon 2a.JPG

    Weapon 03.jpg

    Above you see how the weapon arrived and also a photos showing the two parts that make up the kit.

    Weapon 04.jpg Weapon 05.jpg

    Weapon 06.jpg Weapon 07.jpg

    Weapon 08.jpg

    To get a better idea of the sculpting detail I decided to divide the weapon in two showing the top and bottom of each side. The bottom photo above shows the tripod that attaches to the underside of the rifle.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

    1/9th Lewis Gun

    Weapon 09.JPG

    Weapon 10.JPG

    The Lewis Gun is a little bit more involved as a kit consisting of 8 resin parts as shown above. Above you see the weapon's parts for the kit.

    Weapon 11.JPG Weapon 12.JPG

    Above you see the main part in its entirety with the photographs below showing closer details for the top and bottom of each side of the rifle.

    Weapon 13.JPG Weapon 14.JPG

    Weapon 15.JPG Weapon 16.JPG

    Below you see the additional parts to the Lewis Gun to make up the kit.

    Weapon 17.JPG Weapon 18.JPG

    Weapon 19.JPG Weapon 20.JPG

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    L85a2 with L17a2
    Underslung Grenade Launcher

    Weapon 21.JPG

    Weapon 22.JPG

    Arriving in a smaller clear plastic blister this rifle consists of 3 resin parts.

    Weapon 23.JPG Weapon 24.JPG

    Weapon 25.JPG Weapon 26.JPG

    Weapon 27.JPG Weapon 28.JPG

    L85A2 (SA80)

    Weapon 29.JPG

    Weapon 30.JPG

    Weapon 31.JPG Weapon 32.JPG

    Weapon 33.JPG

    Above you see the the SA80 kit which comes in 4 separate cast resin parts.

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  5. Guy A Fixture

    1/9th scale Hand Guns

    Mauser C96

    Weapon 34.JPG

    Weapon 35.JPG

    Weapon 36.JPG Weapon 37.JPG

    Above you have the Mauser C96 with 2 different holsters.

    Smith & Wesson

    Weapon 38.JPG

    Weapon 39.JPG

    Weapon 40.JPG Weapon 41.JPG

    Above is the famous Smith & Wesson. Both the Mauser and the Smith come in their respective blister packs with a Label identifying each. The Smith & Wesson kit comes with 2 separate pistols.

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  6. Guy A Fixture


    1860 Colt Revolver

    Weapon 42.JPG

    Weapon 43.JPG

    Weapon 44.JPG Weapon 45.JPG

    1873 Colt Revolver

    Weapon 46.JPG

    Weapon 47.JPG

    Weapon 48.JPG Weapon 49.JPG

    Once again the above 1860 and 1873 Colt revolver kits come with 2 guns in each kit.

    Remarkable weapons with excellent detail and sculpting. Minimal flashing and casting blocks to be removed. Highly recommended to personalize a 1/9th scale bust of 200mm figure.

    Reedees Miniature web-site
    click here

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  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Awesome sculpting, great pics and fasntastic review. Thanks Steve and Guy
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks Tony. These are much needed acessories and weapons that haven't been available before. I am anxious to see how they will be added to a bust to personalize it more. I am glad to see Steve produce them.
  9. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Wow, these weapons are incredible, the detail and the excellence in the
    castings. And I understand from Steve, that he is going to offer equipment
    in various scales, as well as helmets.

    Thanks Guy for the fine review,

    Ricardo Jayhawker
  10. 1969 A Fixture

    Guy.. thanks for the review.

    Tony..thanks mate

    Rick.. you are quite correct mate, equipment should be coming soon.

  11. Gellso A Fixture

    Fills a noticable gap in the market. Good work Fella (y)
  12. housecarl A Fixture

    Indeed, keep them coming Steve.
  13. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Stunningly good Steve and thanks to Guy for the review :)
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Grant, Carl and Mark,

    many thanks, hope to have some more new releases very soon.

  15. jakbwrhr Active Member

    Have just received one of the SA80's with UGL fitted.

    A fantastic piece of casting and wonderfully fast shipping - will definately be back for more!
  16. 1969 A Fixture

    Many thanks James, glad you liked your are happy with your purchase.

    All the best

  17. ryall Active Member

    Would love to see a 240B machine gun done and a SAW in 1/16 scale
    I just ordered a 1/9 Bar, so looking forward to it after this review.
  18. 1969 A Fixture

    Hi Paul,

    Just posted your parcel this afternoon so should be with you soon.

    As for the 240b and m249SAW they are both good options for the 1/16 range of weapons, it is something I will look into for future releases.

    All the best

  19. mil-mart A Fixture

    Steve amazing detail work, I wouldn't be the first to say these would look great as individual pieces on a base (y)
    Although in fact I might be second as I pinched the idea off Dennis.:lol:
    Good luck with these mate.

    Cheers Ken
  20. Richie A Fixture

    Hi Guy,
    Thanks for the review, the weapons look superb. Steve mate as usual outstanding sculpts.

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