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Ulf Petersen (Bongolo67)
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Because size matters: German MG 42 with Tripod, Dragon 1:6

Dear fellow modelers,

it is my pleasure to present you a quite unusual model.

It is a german machine gun MG 42 wit a tripod in the so called "men's-barbie" scale 1:6.

The plastic kit comes with two telescope tubes in brass and an ammo belt out of flexible matter. Very sophisticated solution! Acrylic paint did not peel off so far.
Other extra parts are coil springs, metal lugs, and belts of imitation leather. One single decal for the strafing table at the backside of the tripod was also part of the kit.

The whole thing was quite easy to build. All the parts are almost undestructable - but a constrution manual was not there at all! Just a sheet with some views of the finished model and arrows with the part numbers, a desaster!
That's why I assembled the table of the carriage completely wrong at my first attempt. I was lucky that this error was able to be solved without further problems.

I painted the model like usual with Vallejo acrylics. For the burnished metal of the weapon I used black as base color. A

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Project

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1:6
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1:6 German MG42 w/Tripod (Dragon 75017)
 

Comments

21. August 2014, 09:24
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Mathias Carl
Hab´s ja schon live gesehen.
Ist ein echter Hammer und wirlich gut gelungen.
21. August 2014, 10:57
Holger Kranich
Absolut geiles Teil! (Ausser wenn man es schleppen muß...)
Darf ich Dich nur auf eines hinweisen? Das Stück Gurt das rechts aus dem Zuführerunter und Oberteil heraus ragt, hängt beim Original schlaff runter.
Ist der Kit noch im Handel? Hab mich sooo drin verguckt! Und mir gefällt Dein Finish echt super obwohl ich die Lafette noch nie in Dunkelgelb gesehen habe.

MG 42 auf Lafette, das Flenst! ;)
21. August 2014, 11:20
Calvin Gifford
Very nice!
21. August 2014, 11:23
Urban Gardini
Lovely build mate!
21. August 2014, 11:23
Ulf Petersen
Thank you very much, guys!

@Mathias: ich hätte zu gern noch die Barbie-Fotos dazu veröffentlicht, aber ich krieg das mit dem Text nicht hin. Allein mit den Bild-Unterschriften ist das nicht zu machen.

@Holger: Danke für den Hinweis, aber wie schon geschrieben: der Gurt ist elastisch, da kann ich bezüglich des Einführstücks nichts machen. Bei der Lafettenfarbe hab ich einfach mal angenommen, dass bei fast 500.000 im II.WK gefertigten MGs auch ein paar mit gelben Lafetten gegeben haben dürfte. Sieht einfach interessanter aus. Der Kit ist m.W. nicht mehr in Produktion, aber wenn Du in der eBucht Deine Netze auswirfst, wirst Du schon einen an Land ziehen.
21. August 2014, 12:15
Holger Kranich
Tach Ulf,

ja, wenns elastisch ist hilft ankleben wahrscheinlich auch nicht viel, wa? Und wegen der Farbe, vllt hat ja auch der ein oder andere Landser selbst den Pinsel geschwungen und hat selbst für Tarnung gesorgt? Könnte ich mir gut vorstellen! Wir haben unsere 36er ja auch mit Sandfarben angesprüht... ;)
21. August 2014, 12:25
Ulf Petersen
Na siehste!
21. August 2014, 12:55
Christian Meyerhoff
Sieht klasse aus!
21. August 2014, 13:04
H K
Sieht absolut spitze aus
21. August 2014, 13:31
Holger Kranich
Ich sehe gerade, der Sockelshop führt den Kit noch für knapp 16,00€!
21. August 2014, 13:47
Ulf Petersen
Zuschlagen!
Christian und H K, Danke!
21. August 2014, 14:43
Mike Kryza
Top - I have this one in my stash... :)
21. August 2014, 20:01
Erik Leijdens
Nice man!
21. August 2014, 20:32
Ulf Petersen
Thank you, guys! Mike, build it, it's fun!
21. August 2014, 20:58
Mohammad Adl
Really lovely build ! Well done Ulf!
23. August 2014, 07:37
Ulf Petersen
Thank you Mohammad, greetings to Iran!
23. August 2014, 14:10
Alan Rush
Beautiful build Ulf! Great inspiration for me to aim for. Could you describe how you finished the metal on the gun itself. I especially like the realistic chipping on the joints on the stand that would get the most wear. Thanks for posting.
23. August 2014, 15:04
Ulf Petersen
Dear Alan, thanks for the nice words! You find the description of my method in the last passage of the album-text.
23. August 2014, 17:25
Es-haq Khosravi
Great job! Looks really like the real thing! :)
23. August 2014, 18:18
Ulf Petersen
Thank you, Es-Haq! That's what it's supposed to be. :)
23. August 2014, 21:12
23. August 2014, 21:14
Ulf Petersen
Added some more pictures for fun... ;)
21. January 2015, 06:41
Soeren .
Haha Ulf :) Nice one :P
21. January 2015, 06:45
Choppa Nutta
nice that this kit actually folds up like the real deal :)

"" I'm a Barbie Girl,
in a Barbie world,
both my tits are plastic,
Ooh they're so fantastic ""

:D
21. January 2015, 12:11
21. January 2015, 12:15
Ulf Petersen
Errr...Choppa, I suppressed your comment by mistake! :#
I dont see any way to reactivate it... could you please repeat it? :# :# :#
21. January 2015, 12:19
Ulf Petersen
...and there it is again . . . strange!
21. January 2015, 12:21
Choppa Nutta
haha, it seems to have popped again for me tooo :)
21. January 2015, 12:30
Es-haq Khosravi
Great! Is she 1:6 too?
21. January 2015, 13:00
Hanno Kleinecke
Cool! Authentic looking " Buzz Saw".I like the chipping and light rust on the tripod . Superbly done !! And she seems to like too ! ;)
21. January 2015, 13:06
Ulf Petersen
Es-haq: more or less. I think it's more like 1:8, but I haven't had an occasion yet to compare Barbie and the Dragon toy soldiers.
Hanno: Thank you! She does, I know! ;)
21. January 2015, 13:27
Kerber
Haha...i like Barbie -gunner pictures! ;) And song from Choppa too....
Well done! Nice model. It remembers me on time when I was in army...
21. January 2015, 14:59
Choppa Nutta
rhymes and everything :D
21. January 2015, 15:59
Es-haq Khosravi
The MG and it tripod is amazing! Great job Ulf!
21. January 2015, 19:47
Ulf Petersen
Thank you for your kind words!
21. January 2015, 21:23
Burkhard D
Ulf, ich liebe Deinen Humor :D
22. January 2015, 06:42
Ulf Petersen
So was Schönes hat mir schon lange keiner mehr gesagt - Schnüff! ;) Danke!
22. January 2015, 06:46

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