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Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:36 am

I'm looking into getting a kit to build an MG-34 to go with my Biker Scout costume.

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If I go through with this, I assume I can count on my GLG brothers and sisters to help with advise on the assembly and such??
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Mowskwoz » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:43 pm

That gun in the DLT-19 configuration(same as MG-34 but with a few small added details) is on my wish list.
Are you looking to buy one or make a scratchbuilt one?
Sci-Fire made a great hyperfirm MG-34 but it's kind of pricey. I am currently looking for a good scratch built tutorial. I found one a while back but can't remember where. If I find it again, I'll post it for you. :thumbs:
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:50 pm

There is a post on the Legion board of someone selling kits (and made ones but I'm not made of money!!).
I sent him an email asking for info.

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by DarthFOO » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:40 pm

Check with Cushman in Detroit, He is all about WWII replicas, and this is a German machine gun.
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Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:52 pm

Very cool!! Thanks, FOO.
I figure I could get away with just not adding the "paintball parts"??

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Wags » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:36 pm

I just bought a 1/6th scale replica of the MG-34. Can u figure out what I did that for?????? :evil:

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Mowskwoz » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:59 pm

He has the non-paintball replicas on this page.

http://home.comcast.net/~roja/Replicas_Star_Wars.html

I've heard that the Cushman guns are not very durable and lack detail. The big guns on the site look good but the E-11 looks bad, in my opinion. Has anyone here had any experience with them? ~Mow
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Mowskwoz » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:01 pm

Wags wrote:I just bought a 1/6th scale replica of the MG-34. Can u figure out what I did that for?????? :evil:
Something awesome and for me I hope. :lol:
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Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:55 pm

According to the site, the non-paintball Cushman's are made of .060 plastic and weighs between 3 and 4 pounds. The kit I found on the 501st site weighs 11 pounds and are made from what he calls "Rubber resin" which they claim is not brittle.
The Cushman's is $165 assembled and painted.
I'm still waiting on a price with postage from the other guy, but the price listed in the post is $220 for the kit that I would have to trim, assemble and paint.

I did find a guy in the post who says he has a Cushmans that "died a slow death" (whatever that means). I think I'll send him a PM and ask his opinion of the Cushmans. Since I got approved with Vader, I don't troop my TB a ton, so if the Cushman's is OK, I might just go with that.

I would still love to hear people's opinions on the subject.

Thanks!!! :thumbs:

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Kal » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:18 pm

jaster has a cushman for his RC . may want to ask him
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Hyper » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:58 pm

Here is another,....I have one of his E-11 resin kits
http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php?showtopic=3609

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Ducktrooper » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:20 pm

If you get a cushman buy the kit form and then give it to me and Wags we will trick it out. Dont spend the money to have them build them. we can drill out the barrel holes add an inner barrel and paint it up as they come they are weak on detail and look like a vacuformed toy. They can be made to look nice with a lot of work, skill and time.
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:23 pm

Sweet!!
Thanks Duck!!

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Kal » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:39 pm

CBlack wrote:Sweet!!
Thanks Duck!!
Thank god we got him back from CA :cheers:
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Wags » Fri Apr 24, 2009 7:43 pm

Amen to that!!!!!!!!!!!! :cheers:

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Post by Lumpy » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:10 pm

hear, hear!! :cheers: :cheers:

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Zachg56 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 9:38 pm

http://www.ima-usa.com/index.php

That website has a demilled MG if you want to go all out....but they tend to be sort of heavy...

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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Jaster » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:14 pm

Cushman guns are extremely soft in the detail department and require lots of work to make them look realistic. You'd be better off talking to a certain member of our garrison who makes these guns the last time I checked.
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Post by Ripcode » Fri Apr 24, 2009 10:56 pm

Due to the lack of details and for what little you get for the money, I personally would not buy any Cushman products.

I've seen time and time again people who buy them and sell them later to "upgrade" to something different.
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Re: Time for a big gun, but I'll need help

Post by Lumpy » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:02 am

That's kind of the general consensus I've gotten. I heard back from a trooper in Australia who had a Cushman's and never even finished it before selling it to get something better.

Maybe that "certain member" will read this and contact me and see if we can work something out (if he still makes them that is).

Thanks for all the info!!!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs:

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