U.S. MACHINE-GUNNERS M1917A1 BROWNING HEAVY MACHINE-GUN MASTERBOX 1/35

package box of U.S. Machine-gunners M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35

It is an American machine gun crew set. I think it was released relatively early in the master box kits. It is a familiar weapon of the Allied Army in various movies, dramas, battlefield photos, etc., for it has a characteristic shape of a machine gun which has a thick cylindrical shape water cooling device around the barrel.

all parts of U.S. Machine-gunners M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35

I can’t say the quality of the attached decal is good. However, I am thankful to include such a decal in the kit.

The figure's face mold is very good. M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35

The figure’s face mold is very good, but I will try to replace it with resin heads. I think it looks like a somewhat younger soldier than the original heads.

In order to give the stability of the figure, I cut the fishing weight to fit the empty space around the butt.

In order to give the stability of the figure, I cut the fishing weight to fit the empty space around the butt.

It is a cool pose, but the M1917A1 Browning machine does not have a water-cooled tank. building of the M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35

It is a cool pose, but the M1917A1 Browning machine does not have a water-cooled tank. In the box art, the tank was clearly drawn so I wanted this part to be attached. So I built a water tank from Tamiya’s accessory set. Making a water hose that connects to the barrel of the machine gun with a 0.5 mm brass wire and added the lid and chain from the stock parts. It is a little detail upgrade.

painting of the M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35 The master box painting instructions are hard to understand, anyway, I painted the uniform by referring to the TV drama, Combat or Band of Brothers.

The master box painting instructions are hard to understand, anyway, I painted the uniform by referring to the TV drama, Combat or Band of Brothers. Also, this box painting was helpful. When I painted with khaki, khaki drab, olive drab, flat earth, dark yellow, sandy yellow, it became like US uniform.

Bullet belt was partly painted metallic colors.

Bullet belt was partly painted metallic colors.

build and painting to finish, U.S. Machine-gunners M1917A1 Browning Master Box 1/35 M1917A1 Browning Heavy machine gun is an improved version of M1917 developed in 1917.

M1917A1 Browning Heavy machine gun is an improved version of M1917 developed in 1917. It is a long-standing weapon that it is being used until the Vietnam War. We have experience in using the Japan Ground Self Defense Force. Water-cooled machine guns have difficulty in securing water on the battlefield, affecting mobility as well.

WWII US machine-gunner plastic model building and painting of the WWII US machine-gunner plastic model I painted the wool watch cap on the figure replacing head in olive drab.

I painted the wool watch cap on the figure replacing head in olive drab.

Master Box Machine gunner figure painting painting military figure of M1917A1 Browning Heavy machine gun

I would like to be sure to attach insignia decals to every figure model like this machine-gun kit. Because it is rather troublesome as the data creation and coloring is not so good if I make the original decals.
(13-Apr-2017)

I am interested in models of tanks, airplanes, ships, military figures, I build it little by little when I feel like it. I am also interested in the history of war. My starting is Tamiya’s Military Miniature series in the elementary school.
From elementary school through university students repeatedly suspend and restart my modeling, it’s about 25 years of this hobby’s history.
Born in February 1970, I live in Tokyo. From February 2007 I was quietly doing a site called “Miniature-Arcadia”. It is being transferred to this blog with the same name from December 2016. My update pace is uneven, but please come to see here occasionally.

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