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jba
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 11:03 PM UTC
dear all,
does anybody knows where (and if) i could find some 1/35 world war one guns, like for instance lee enfield early model, springfield, Mannlicher, lebel etc..
so tedious to scratchbuild..
jb
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Dublin, Ireland
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 11:39 PM UTC
Mausers and Lee Enfields come with the ICM WW1 figure kits. 6 mausers with the ICM German assault troops- 3 carbines and 3 with the long barrel. Early Lee Enfields can also be bought from Hornet at
http://www.greenwichgateway.com/hornetandwolf/hornet_lists/access_list.htm
ICM also do Franco Prussian war figures, I realise the weapons are not what you mentioned but they may be something you could work with
http://www.icm.com.ua/en/model/35061
http://www.icm.com.ua/en/model/35012
There's a French company called Propaganda Kompany which used to do a full set of French WW2 weapons but they seem to be discontinued.http://propaganda.kompany.free.fr/
JohnLong
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Missouri, United States
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Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 11:58 PM UTC
Not so much in 1/35, but if you wanted to go larger you could check out HR Products line. They make all kinds of weapons in 1/32 scale. Scale Link is another option if you decide to go a bit larger.
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jba
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Rhone, France
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 01:35 AM UTC
thanks a lot for advises and links pals!
jabo6
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Texas, United States
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 07:12 PM UTC
Hi There, Italeri set #407 has some early enfields and set #420 has springfields not that great but worth looking at.
MarkusE
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Posted: Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 07:32 PM UTC
Hi JB,

as I know Sparta-Modellbau has a collection of excellent WWI waepons. They don`t show them in their webshop until today, but I think you can mail them and ask for pictures and the prieces.

http://www.sparta-modellbau.de

I hope that helps a little bit.

Ciao,
Markus
jba
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Posted: Sunday, July 16, 2006 - 03:43 PM UTC
deep thanks for the new tips -I never realized that there could be some Springfields in those old italeri sets!
As for sparta-modelbau, the answer came swiftly, and they have indeed some fantastic looking machine guns like the Lewis and Chauchat, but sadly no Mannlicher or early Mauser types.
This is a bit odd that nobody thought about doing those in 1/35 as i'm pretty sure "they" gave everything they could grab to the Volksturm in 1945, including those.
Anyway deep thanks again!
jb