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Soviet AKM, Assault rifle

by: Harald Haensel [ DUKW ]


Originally published on:
Historicus Forma

The kit comes in a sealed plastic bag and consists of two pieces cast in while metal. The stock, receiver and barrel are molded as one piece while the magazine is the only other part in the kit.
I am not familiar with the AK-47 assault rifle family, but compared to pictures, the details and molding look good with only a minimum amount of clean up needed. Some builders may want to think about opening the holes in the fore grip.

A simple kit, modelers should be able to find many uses for it on 120mm figures representing soldiers in the middle east, Russia and Afghanistan. One possible use may be to change out the M-4 from Verlinden’s “Special Ops Afghanistan /Iraq” or “Special Operations Ranger” figures to one of these AKMs. As I understand, the Kalashnikovs are often used by US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq in special ops roles to avoid detection and could be a nice modification to the Verlinden (or other) figures.

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SUMMARY
OA-Models out of Russia has released several versions of the AK-47 in 120MM. This review takes a brief look at the white metal kit of the AKM (other AKs produced by OA include the AK-47, AK-74, and AKC-74) .
Percentage Rating
70%
  Scale: 1:16
  Mfg. ID: OA1204
  Suggested Retail: $3 (USD)
  Related Link: OA-Models
  PUBLISHED: Apr 04, 2005
  NATIONALITY: Russia
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 73.00%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 81.11%

About Harald Haensel (dukw)
FROM: NORDRHEIN-WESTFALEN, GERMANY

I live in Germany east of Cologne. Models I already build since my childhood. Thus approximately 35 years. My emphasis are armored and wheeled revocery vehicles, engineer stuff as well as soft skinned trucks. But I even like to build things of mainstream.

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    OA AKM in 120MM
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    OA AKM in 120MM