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Could decide where to post this on here...I suppose you could consider it as artillery... 😉

It's an old L&S 1:1 scale kit that I've had for some time now, but badly finished in the past with car spray paint. I'm sort of between builds at the moment, so I thought I'd refurb this while I'm waiting for a kit to arrive in the post. I started by soaking the parts overnight in Mr Muscle oven cleaner, which did precisely zip to the paint. I got hold of some brake fluid, soaked the parts again, and within an hour they were bare plastic. Useful to remember...

The parts were pretty poorly moulded, and the barrel and frame had a crinkly finish to the moulding, almost as if they'd designed it not to look too real. A lot of primer and sanding later, and it was just about acceptable. I used Alclad Gun Metal for the blued finish, as it seems to replicate it well...it's a sort of purply black colour, and when glossed over it looks about right. The sights and the top of the barrel were done in matt black as per the real thing, and the trigger and hammer were done in Alclad Steel with case hardening effects painted on using clear red, blue and smoke, although it's hardly visible in the photos.

I simulated the wood grain of the grips by using oil paint, and glossed over it to look like polished walnut. All in all, I think it worked ok.

And before anybody pipes up about the VCRA, yes I do have a valid defence for owning a RIF. Here it is:

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Cheers,

Dean

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most excellent

i can remember back in the day before we had all the BS i had quite a few LS guns......i do remember this and a model 29, a Luger, 1911A1 and a Walther PPK (one of my fave guns ever, i had a PP Sport in 22LR, broke my heart to surrender that after they fecked up the laws after Dunblaine)

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50 minutes ago, beowulf said:

most excellent

i can remember back in the day before we had all the BS i had quite a few LS guns......i do remember this and a model 29, a Luger, 1911A1 and a Walther PPK (one of my fave guns ever, i had a PP Sport in 22LR, broke my heart to surrender that after they fecked up the laws after Dunblaine)

Here's a nostalgic treat for you, then:

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I had to surrender my S&W Model 19 and 29 revolvers then too, so I know how you feel.

Dean

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11 hours ago, Deanflyer said:

Here's a nostalgic treat for you, then:

 

 

trying to remember what else i had.........a Colt Single Action, a Colt cap and ball, ........and a blunderbus!

i do have a Pirates Flintlock in the stash somewhere

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Combat Magnum makes me think of dualling with chocolate ice creams

If people carried ice creams instead of guns and knives the world would be a much nicer, though slightly stickier, place.

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