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.30 Cal Machine guns
Henk
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 09:58 AM UTC
Dave OMeara (Grumpyoldman) shows us how to build the beautiful little .30 Cal machine guns from Voyager Models. Thanks Dave.




.30 Cal Machine Guns

If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=2712
Murdo
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 10:18 AM UTC
Hi Henk, that MG looks amazing!

There doesn't seem to be anything at the other end of the link though.
TacFireGuru
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 10:50 AM UTC

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You might want to fix the link. Everytime I click on it, I get a message that says "Not allowed to edit reviews".



Same here Henk....it's in "modload" if that matters. Looks like the link was pulled from the editing (?) "area."

The pic looks great tho!

Mike
wbill76
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 03:30 PM UTC
Link fixed, should work ok now.
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 09:58 PM UTC
Thanks Gary, didn't know that, we didn't have too many .30 cals in the engine room. Something about mutiny and all that stuff.
trahe
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 10:39 PM UTC
Dave,

Awesome! Thanks for the info. Great looking work there. Unfortunately I think my photo-etch skill are not up to par to deal with such small parts... Someday...
Grumpyoldman
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Posted: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 - 10:50 PM UTC

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Well, Dave, we didn't have anchors on our tanks, something about we carried too much crap anyway. Hope it helped.



thanks for the morning laugh Gary, and it did help.

Now for two really dumb grumpy questions, since the Navy in all it's wizdom didn't allow engineers to run about below decks in confined spaces carrying large weapons.

1. I know you could change the cam on a .50 to feed from left or right, could you do this with a .30?
2. I take that the notch on the end of the barrel is for a wrench to change the barrel? When you did this, I take it that the cooling jacket or sleeve stayed attached to the receiver? Got a picture of this wrench?
OK I slipped in a few extra questions.....
NebLWeffah
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Posted: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 10:54 AM UTC
Anchors on tanks and large calibre weapons in the engine room.... you two made me laugh out loud!! You must both work for government procurement....hahahaha!!!! Nice review by the way Dave, thanks for doing it. Would be nice if they came out with a .50 cal now, wouldn't it.

cheers

Bob

ps - never saw a .30 cal in the engine room either.....
gawrycht
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 05:25 AM UTC
Dave,
Was just wondering what technique you used to roll the cooling sleeve on this? I am sitting here with a 1/72 PBY Catalina photoetch set that includes barrels for the machine guns on the fret ... but can't figure out how to roll something so tiny and have it end up round and not flat!
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Posted: Friday, December 03, 2010 - 07:41 AM UTC
Wow, forgot about this one.

I used a drill to roll the PE part round, rolling on a piece of hard rubber gasket material. Roll with light pressure, and using smaller drills each time, eventually she come up round.