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Johnson LMG

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by John Long, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Here's a scratchbuilt Johnson LMG partially complete. It is truly multi-media. It needs some refinement, and I still need to make the magazine, and mag well.

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  2. JCOX Active Member

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    Wow! Looks great John! What scale is it? Are those holes drilled into brass on the barrel? Incredible detail.

    -jim cox
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    Hell yeah John! Thats looking awesome. Looking forward to see it tomorrow :)
  4. Jason W. Active Member

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    Whoa! Looks great John! Yeah, are those holes drilled in? And how about that front site. Meticulous detail.
  5. Pete_H New Member

    Looking really good, amigo! Please tell me you're going to have this piece cast. I could use one.
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

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    (y)

    awesome!

    fill us in!!
  7. LCoote New Member

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    Australia
    Yeah John, a great looking piece of work (y) more info ?
  8. yeo_64 Active Member

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    Singapore
    Awesome piece of work,John Like Leigh said,more info please
    Kenneth
  9. vince wai Active Member

    John,

    Looks great! What's the scale of the piece?

    vince
  10. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Thanks all. I appreciate it. The weapon is built for 75mm figure, so 1/24 scale. I used rolled out putty and a template from a DML weapons box scaled to fit. I then used a homemade gouge to form many of the grooves. From there, it was shaping and carving, constsntly checking references. The vent is from a 1/35 scale machine gun detail set. It doesn't match exactly, but it looks convincing. The barrel is a brass rod chucked in a drill and taper with a file. The front sight :angry: was not fun. It's a piece of foil cut butterfly style, attached with super glue. It wraps around the barrel. It was refined with some fine sand paper. I would like to have taken IP pictures of it, but I got in the zone and couldn't stop.
  11. Jason W. Active Member

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    United-States
    I know exactly how that feels my friend ;)
  12. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

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    I saw this piece in person tonight, and it sure is a beauty! It is a fine piece of work for sure.
  13. LCoote New Member

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    Australia
    John, what about the figure to go with this little beauty, got any pictures ?
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  15. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Leigh,

    I'm making a 1st SSF trooper. I have a head sculpted. I took pictures, but they didn't turn out. I have yet to decide on the final pose. I know he will wear the anorak, so period will be late 43, or early 44 in the Italian mountains.

    Thanks for all the compliments.
  16. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    John, Very nice job on the weapon. They are not easy to do, and given the scale this one is in you're due to pat yourself on the back.~Gary (y)
  17. John Long Active Member

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    United-States
    Here are more views.

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    Magazine closeup;

    [IMG]

    Just the bipod left to build.
  18. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    very ,very nice!

    (y)

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