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Lewis Guns and Ammo Boxes
Resicast Lewis Guns and Ammo Boxes
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]

Introduction

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

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.

Conclusion

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.
SUMMARY
Highs: Excellent detail and beautifully cast.
Lows: A set of Bi-pods might have been useful.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Percentage Rating
94%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.2332
  Suggested Retail: 7.25 euro
  PUBLISHED: Sep 13, 2010
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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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

This is not something I was expecting, looks to be a very welcome surprise. Thanks for sharing Alan
SEP 12, 2010 - 09:01 PM
I sense a bunch of WWI tank upgrade projects coming on... Tom
SEP 12, 2010 - 10:47 PM
I'd like to make a pair of these in the twin Lewis gun configuration as AA defence or if Italeri every do their British MTB/MGB, they could prove vey useful, apart from the other obvious uses. Al
SEP 13, 2010 - 05:45 AM
Useful for Early Pacific war also. Besides the Japanese made version (Type 92) the 4th Marines had Lewis guns on Bataan & Corregidor
SEP 24, 2010 - 12:12 PM
Good point. Al
SEP 25, 2010 - 10:06 PM
Also with the forth coming release by Italeri of the Vosper MTB, twin Lewis guns feature on the boat so these may prove very handy indeed. Al
OCT 01, 2010 - 01:53 AM
   

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