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Mark I Bren Gun Mount
Bren Guns with Tripods and Accessories
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

Whilst there are many after-market producers who provide those all essential missing bits for our kits and dioramas, I donít know of anyone but Resicast who cater for the British/Commonwealth modeller in such depth of accessory sets for infantry troops. Iíve reviewed many of the items they provide and here is a look at another useful set of accessories for you to ponder.

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The set is the Mk I Bren Gun mount, and was mastered by George Moore.

The Set

The parts come packaged in the standard professional small box format used by Resicast. The items are zip bagged and packed in bubble wrap for extra protection Ė no rattles here. The top cover of the box shows the product details and manufacturers detail and has a picture of the built items for reference.

Inside the box is an A4 sheet of instructions folded into a 4 page A5 format. The instructions are picture driven with the parts used in each stage of the 3 option build clearly marked . The parts are contained in 5 separate zip bags. All the parts are cast excellent and have fine detail.

The set contains enough parts to model 3 versions of the Mk I stand and Bren Gun. You can model the stand in a closed position, a fixed firing position or in the anti-aircraft...or any three combinations you choose.

As well as the stand you get 3 Bren Guns to go with them and 8 Bren Ammo boxes, plus 3 Bren Tool kits and 3 Bren Wallets.

Also contained within the set is a small PE fret needed for the build.

The parts are small and some are fragile so you will need to take a bit of care with this. A sharp X-Acto Blade and a razor saw will be needed, but clean up should be minimal. Remember normal precautions apply when working with resin.

Conclusion

A very detailed and useful set for the model builder. Whether you want to build a representation of the gun and stand alone, or need that additional piece of detailed and unusual equipment for a larger scene, this is a very useful set of accessories for the British/Commonwealth builder.

In this hobby the devil is in the details and this set will certainly add that something extra.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent detail and casting.
Lows: None noted.
Verdict: Highly recommended.
Percentage Rating
87%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2272
  PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2011
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Comments

Interesting piece Alan. I don't think I've ever seen photos of brens mounted on tripods.
DEC 19, 2011 - 11:47 AM
Hi Pat, Used in the early days for fixed line of fire in static defences and pill boxes.. Probably not that popular but I think I have a couple of pictures of the AA mount somewhere, if I can find them Here's a short snippet http://www.pillbox.org.uk/armoury/bren_gun.asp Some history http://world.guns.ru/machine/brit/bren-e.html Lots of pics here: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=bren+gun+tripod&hl=en&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=MLfwTrf2F9Lm8QPm_r2lAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CFMQsAQ&biw=1144&bih=635 Some AA pics here; http://www.killifish.f9.co.uk/Malta%20WWII/Anti-aircraft.htm Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 04:29 AM
Thanks Al. I remember training with the GPMG each team was handed one of these, or something similar, folded up, and told to figure it out. As I recall we all failed miserably
DEC 20, 2011 - 05:04 AM
Hi Pat, the GPMG in sustained fire mode is an awesome weapon, just like the Vickers you can drop the rounds right into a trench system, although you need the SF barrel, otherwise things might fuse together!!! lol, lol. Al
DEC 20, 2011 - 05:17 AM
   

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