Aircraft Machine Guns
GasPatch, 1/72 scale
GasPatch Models is well known for their beautiful pair of injection moulded 1/48 scale Henschel Hs 123 kits, but they also produce a good-sized line of accessories.
These include a range of machine guns that are suitable for WWI, between-the-wars and WWII subjects.
GasPatch Models has sent a selection of their new 1/72 scale 3D printed guns for review. Tonight we examine five sets of Spandau machine guns.
All sets include one-piece guns plus ammunition feeds.
Each of the guns feature mind-bogglingly fine ring and bead sights. These almost look as fine as photo-etched parts, but with the benefit of a three-dimensional appearance.
Printing quality is to the highest standard, while detail is amazingly crisp. The guns really are very impressive indeed.
There will be very little cleanup required prior to assembly and painting. The grey resin guns are cast via fine strips that will be a snap to clean up - almost literally, I'm sure.
The guns being reviewed tonight are:
19-72198 – Spandau 08-15 (2 guns) €6.00
19-72199 - Spandau 08-15 Extended Loading Handle (2 guns) €6.00
19-72200 – Spandau 08 Early (2 guns) €6.00
19-72201 – Spandau 08-15 Fokker Version (2 guns) €6.00
19-72202 - Spandau 08-15 Extended Loading Handle Fokker Verion (2 guns) €6.00
Some of the parts are delicate, so care will be required when handling and painting.
Packaging is simple but effective. The parts are contained in a clear blister pack and immobilised by custom-cut foam to ensure the delicate parts are delivered in perfect condition. All of my samples are free from any damage.
Instructions are not included, nor are they really required. Assembly is pretty much self-explanatory.
This is only a selection of the guns on offer. I would encourage you to visit GasPatch Models' website to see the full range available.
GasPatch describe these guns as "Elite Accessories" and this is no exaggeration. They have delivered a truly exquisite line of beautifully detailed 3D printed machine guns.
The detail in the small scale of 1/72 really has to be seen to be believed. They are tiny jewels that will make your German WWI aircraft subjects sparkle.
Thanks to GasPatch Models for the samples.
Review Text and Images Copyright © 2020 by Brett Green
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