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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
Hosted by Darren Baker
Watch those Small Arms
Indiana, United States
Joined: November 14, 2002
KitMaker: 78 posts
AeroScale: 0 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 06:01 AM UTC
Did not know where to place this so please no blasts. I have done some looking at the great projects on this site and others, and there is one thing that jumps out at me and that is the small arms....... BAR, M1 Carbines, etc. Most if not all the kits I have seen in plastic and resin show these items in Korean War configuration, even though they look the same there were changes made and they can be seen. NOW some of you are thinking no big deal but when you see a great 6x6 with soldiers jumping out of it or tank riders and the paint and weathering is pefect why not go the extra step and fix there fire arms.
AND yes before I get slapped on the hands some changes were made during WW 2 but they seen very little or no use in the ETO.
My 2 cents worth
New York, United States
Joined: May 07, 2002
KitMaker: 1,065 posts
AeroScale: 16 posts
Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 - 06:46 AM UTC
Good point.

People should not only research the vehicles, but also the small arms.

Plus, I think it's fun stuff to learn about!

One basic but inclusive reference is Hogg's Military Small Arms of the 20th Century. It's a book I'm never without. Like I said, it's inclusive though it won't have all the varients and photos of each. It is a good starting point though...