Legend Productions has dipped their toes and now jumped in the deep end when it comes to 1/35th scale small arms weapons systems. These small arms offerings are 3D scanned and then cast in resin in order to provide highly accurate representations for the modeller to satisfy their need for accurate and well detailed elements on their models or with their figures. The item I am looking at here from Legend Productions is the Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launchers on Bearing Sleeve Mount set.
This offering from Legend Productions and titled ‘Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launchers on Bearing Sleeve Mount set’. This offering from Legend Productions is packaged in one of the end opening card boxes; in my case this is further protected by a stiff plastic that is shrink wrapped on the box making it stiff and improving its strength overall. Inside is a single sheet of glossy paper that covers the contents and construction of the elements of this model. There are two separate Ziploc bags containing the resin parts in one and the clear parts in the other for the model. An examination of the parts did not reveal any major issues with the mouldings other than the light flash from the moulding process which is expected with resin products. If you have any issue with a Legend Productions contact them as they have always been very good about replacing damaged or missing parts as they rate customer satisfaction highly.
This offering from Legend Productions provides the modeller with two Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launchers on Bearing Sleeve Mounts, but the weapons cannot be modelled with the same sight set up. The sights provided are both of a thermal type, of course if you scratch the iron sight you could also assemble them clean. Legend Productions has decided to provide three barrels which all look to be different; I have been told that the flash guard is more to protect the eyesight of the person using the gun as its position will be seen either way.
Legend Productions has provided to sizes of ammunition box and the cradles while the same are orientated differently depending on which is used. We are also supplied with two belts of ammunition; a good look over them and I am very pleased with what is offered in this respect. The cradle has a good level of detail that cannot really be seen on the finished article. The mount has been tackled to the usual high standard I have come to expect from Legend Productions. The sleeve lock is present and the locking handle could easily be lost so take care with it. The weapons height adjuster is a common feature of the mounts and Legend Productions has got this detail down pat now, having every element seen replicated in scale.
I like this offering from Legend Productions but as the sets get more complicated they could really do with a better explained construction guide; I feel this would encourage more people to utilise this sort of product in resin. Other than the instructions being busy I cannot fault what is offered here from Legend Productions covering the Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher. One of the beauties of the Mk 19 Grenade launcher is that it has been in service with the US Military since being used on river patrol boats during the Vietnam War.
Darren Baker takes a look at a Legend Productions release covering the Mk 19 Automatic Grenade Launchers on Bearing Sleeve Mount set in 1/35th scale.
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About Darren Baker (CMOT) FROM: ENGLAND - SOUTH WEST, UNITED KINGDOM
I have been building model kits since the early 70’s starting with Airfix kits of mostly aircraft, then progressing to the point I am at now building predominantly armour kits from all countries and time periods. Living in the middle of Salisbury plain since the 70’s, I have had lots of opportunitie...