by: Alan McNeilly [ ]
Although having itís origins in World War I, the Lewis Gun saw service throughout the 2nd World War. It was used by the LRDG, Home Defence Forces, and the Royal Navy.
This is a brief look at set 25.2332, Lewis Guns and Ammunition Boxes, just released by Resicast.
The weapons were mastered by S Dunnage and this is a most welcome addition to the companies fine range of weapons and accessories.
The set comes in the standard Resicast packaging, the guns and ammo boxes being contained within separate zip bags within a large bag, which also contains a card insert showing the product and manufactures details. On the card is a colour picture showing the painted and completed guns for reference.
The set contains 4 x Lewis Guns, 4 x drum magazines for same, 2 x open ammo boxes and lids and 4 x closed ammo boxes.
Cast in a light grey resin the guns and boxes were free from any damage or air bubbles, and only the pour stubs will need to be removed.
The guns look beautifully done and show the weapon with the cooling jacket in place. The detail is sharp and clear and the ends of the guns are pre drilled. The small drum magazines to attach to the guns look equally well done. There are no bi-pods for the guns as these, I assume, were designed to be used as vehicle mounted weapons.
The ammo boxes are also well done, four being provided with closed lids and two with separate open lids displaying the drum magazines within.
I have also included a photograph form Resicast of the built and painted kit for further reference.
Normal precautions apply when working with resin.
A very welcome and useable set of weapons, highly detailed and expertly cast. These weapons will have many uses for modellers, either on the LDRG truck or Rolls Royce Armoured Car, or as crew mounted weapons on other trucks/vehicles. The weapons can also be used on land as Anti Aircraft defences and they were also widely used by the Royal Navy.
So if you need some additional armament on your vehicles, or have a more imaginative use for them, these should prove a popular set of weapons and ammunition stores.