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Dragon's "Allied Infantry Weapons"
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 11:19 AM UTC



Darren Baker reviews DML''s WW2 Allied Infantry Weapons."

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 12:36 PM UTC
Darren, thanks for the review. It looks very handy. How is the quality of the molding?
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 01:03 PM UTC

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Darren, thanks for the review. It looks very handy. How is the quality of the molding?



Back in the 90's when they were first released, I picked up this set and the two German/Axis weapons sets.
While not up to Gen2 standards, the molding is better than the old Tamiya sets,
As Darren mentions, there are some very delicate gun barrels being the main drawback.
You must use extreme caution on the Johnson MG when you remove it from the sprue or you'll break it.
Cheers

jjumbo
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 01:26 PM UTC
As John said they are very good for the time they were released, the pictures I have provided should tell you everything else. Please note that some of the weapons as stated do appear a little soft on detail, while others are very good with some very finely moulded parts. Something else I should have added is that there are weapons there that I have not seen before in injection moulded plastic.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 03:51 PM UTC
Thank you both for the info. The LHS had this once and I didn't get it soon enough. They tell me the might be getting a couple more.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 08:22 PM UTC
Wot? No Reisings M60s?

It IS a very useful set although, it should be REWORKED by DML to reflect the advances they've made in their Gen II sets..
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 08:24 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Darren
They are a good investment and come up as rereleases every few years on HLJ and HobbySearch websites but they don't last very long online
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 09:06 PM UTC

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It IS a very useful set although, it should be REWORKED by DML to reflect the advances they've made in their Gen II sets..



Jim I could not agree with you more on this and provided the price is kept reasonable (as this set was/is) would be a very very good seller I Believe. I also believe that if a company took the time to sell packaged sets of time period specific small arms they would also sell well.

Thank you Pat I am pleased my assessment is being echoed all round.
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Posted: Monday, March 22, 2010 - 09:23 PM UTC

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Wot? No Reisings M60s?



Well Jim, it is labelled Allied WEAPONS - Not allied failures

I'm just happy that they re released this set and hope they do the same withthe Vietnam Small Arms set
Cheers
Al
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 02:17 AM UTC
Why I never picked up this set before, still kicking myself in the butt. Another cool idea is that each weapon is seperate and titled so no mistakes are made. Jim, the reising could be used by a marine throwing it back in the ocean or trying to crack open a coconut.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 06:00 AM UTC
Bob they to seem to be available in fits and starts, I bought mine from Halifax Modellors World in the UK.
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Posted: Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 09:29 PM UTC

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Why I never picked up this set before, still kicking myself in the butt. Another cool idea is that each weapon is seperate and titled so no mistakes are made. Jim, the reising could be used by a marine throwing it back in the ocean or trying to crack open a coconut.



ha ha ha!
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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 08:08 AM UTC
Quite a few people PMed me requesting information on where they could get this item, I spoke to Halifax Modellers World today and this item is in stock for Ģ6. The website lists the item as out of stock however the owner says that is not the case and it will be corrected.
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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 08:57 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Darren.
The chances of me buying this particular kit is almost nil though. Canīt understand why they are releasing a kit almost 20 years old, when they have the Gen II sets available. That I would buy in heartbeat ... even a few of them.
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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 09:09 AM UTC
I fully understand your comment Frank and I agree with you but this is all we have at the moment.
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Posted: Saturday, June 19, 2010 - 10:48 PM UTC
Nice set sadly missing the smle no 3 rifle, seems a bit strange to add something as diverse as two Johnsons and leave out the enfield !
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Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 05:29 AM UTC
Phil I understand that and agree but an oddity sometimes catches the idle eye. I do think there is room and a need for country and time specific weapon sets such as;
British modern say 1970 to current day
British WW2
American WW2
American Vietnam
American current
Russian WW2
Russian modern
and so on.
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Posted: Sunday, June 20, 2010 - 05:43 AM UTC
Yep I agree Darren, I've got the DML Vietnam and M16 sets,and also trumps M4 set in my stash,just find it strange that the smle no 3 the personal weapon for WW1 the first years of WW2 isn't very prolific in plastic.
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Posted: Monday, July 05, 2010 - 05:08 PM UTC
Need to pick up at least one set.