Post by mentosfreshmaker on Jul 11, 2014 14:57:09 GMT -5
I'm finishing up my Browning M1919A4 build, and was on the fence whether or not to buy the Duracoat Parker ready-spray kit for $40. A fellow at work (I work for a limousine company) suggested I visit a local auto paint dealer instead, and take one of my original parts for comparison, because they can custom make shades of spray paint.
So, off to Ithaca Auto Paint I go, and meet a nice fellow named Kevin. I hand him the receiver cover for my replica, a 1943-production real-deal with original finish. He pokes it with a little scanner-doohickey, and says, "Oh, we have that pre-made."
Yes, the finish for the .30 Browning is a 100% perfect match for a shade of SEM Bumper Coater, #39263, "Dark Titanium Metallic". It's maybe half a shade shinier than the original, but like any spray-job, hit it with Testors Dullcoat afterwards to protect the paint job, and it's bang-on perfect.
Thought you fellows might like to take a peek, since you do a lot of the '40s custom builds.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5