Long Range Desert Group

Cool. You should all be set then.
Do you have a barrel for the Browning? The British 303 Browning had a different jacket with rectangular cooling holes instead of the circular on the US built guns. Usually conical flash suppressors too.
Not sure how noticeable this will be in 1/35 though.

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I know all this. I have searched for for a British Browning in.303 British, but it seems like no company makes one in 1/35 scale. I will make do with the one I have. I think it will look «good enough» with a spade grip. Not many people will notice the difference in the barrel jacket.

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Academy do a .50 with a different jacket:

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Heh, missed that picture…

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I have the correct .50 cal from the Dragon SAS desert raider kit. It is the barrel jacket on the .30 that is in question. The barrel jacket looks lik this.

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I found this:
Resicast 1/35 Double and Single .30 cal Browning & Vickers K Machine Guns 352370 | eBay
It should do the job for you.
Ken

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I have actually read a couple of books regarding the subject myself, and there is no doubt jeeps were used in LRDG. However, they got their jeeps after SAS, and also brought in some vehicles abanded by SAS. In most books I have read there is a lot of speculation and assumptions (as it should be for a proper SF unit…) from the authors regarding stowage, armament and colors , and I have still yet to see some proper evidence on how a LRDG jeep was set up. I totalt agree that they were lighter armed than SAS jeeps, but mine will have two weapons. There are not that many LRDG jeep pictures so i choose to make my own assumtions on stuff like weapons and stowage based on the few pictures available.

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Thank you, but there is no way in Hell I´m paying almost 60 $ for a couple of machineguns in 1/35 scale :wink:

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No matter how interesting it is to discuss machine guns (I actually ordered a couple at work today, true story) the build must go on. I glued on the rear stowage rack, and I´m pretty happy how it turned out. As earlier mentioned this is an assumption on my part. The rear stowage rack is mentioned both online and in books, but finding a proper picture has been difficult, hence my assumption.
It starts to look like a proper jeep now, but everything is just tacked together. Never mind the wheels, I know what goes on the front- and rear axel. :wink:



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Your Jeep is shaping up nicely Erik. Nice job on the rear rack and the addition of the extra gear.

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I agree! But knowing the manufacturer and item number, you may find a better deal from a dealer in Europe.
There are also lots to choose from in 1/32 scale, including some nice brass barrels, if you don’t mind the slight difference in size.
Ken

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I will stick to the machine guns I allready have. I built them earlier this afternoon and they will do the job. But thank you for finding them.

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This is the current state of the armament. Some adjustments will be needed, but overall I´m happy.


And before anyone starts a discussion about the slide handle being on the wrong side of the .50…

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These are aircraft mount guns, the location of the charging handle varied depending on where they were mounted in the plane. Same with the ammo feed belt.
Ken

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I had totally forgotten I had this kit in my stash
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It has two sprues of machine guns, giving you three spare Vickers-K. So the Browning m1919 has been swapped out with a proper Vickers :hugs:

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As mentioned I swapped the M1919 with a Vickers K. The jeep is allmost ready for some paint. There are some PE missing and some Jerry cans which will be painted off the vehicle. A little stowage in the bumper rack and we are there. The jeep is just tacked together since I will paint it in parts (frame, engine, body, etc.)



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I posted the below question in a LRDG FB group and by some reason it was deleted by an admin. Hopefully someone here has a suggestion/answer.

I´m currently working on a LDGR jeep for a diorama and I´m coming close to the painting stage. Since I have done a lot of sand colored vehicles lately, I would like to paint something more challenging. And here comes the problem. Searching through books and web sides one find a lot of contradicting information regarding colors of the LRDG jeeps. Some say Light Stone (which I assume is a safe bet), but there is also Theatre brown over Light Stone, Silver Grey over Light Stone, Desert Pink over Light Stone and so one… I have not been able to find any definitive answeres when it comes to color combinations for camoflage patterns, and most suggestions seems to be mostly assumptions. I have no problem painting my jeep in an assumed pattern, but it should be at least somewhat plausible. Any help from the group members are much appriciated regarding this.

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A little late for your build, but LZ Models is releasing another LRDG weapons set shortly that includes the .303 Browning aircraft MG you posted a while back.

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Never mind my question, I got a good answer. Turns out that discussing LRDG jeeps are serious business… a bit like dünkelgelb…
Luckily I have a thick skin, so I will paint it what I think it may have looked like :wink:

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Allmost ready for some primer. I noticed I have forgotten a strap on the Vickers magazine, otherwise most thing should be ready.

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