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Special Forces GMV

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About Thomas Stefanus (BRAVO3)
FROM: NIEDERSACHSEN, GERMANY

Back in 1986 I began modelbuilding in 1:35 scale. In the same year I became soldier in german bundeswehr. Since 1988 I was tank commander on the Leopard 2A4. In 1991 I became sergeant and was in service as platoon leader. In 1999 I have left german army with the rank Staff Sergeant. While more the...


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hi, The upper pic on Grenadier37's post is an M240 (7.62 mm) ,the lower pic's appear to be M249's (5.56mm).The 249 will accept M16 mags,but in my experence do not work very well.(13 yrs USAF CATM instructor).Others may have different experiences with them. We used the plastic boxes mounted on the weapons rails and had no problems. just my 2 cents worth... Jake
DEC 30, 2009 - 03:19 PM
@Robert Skipper: Yes, I know the figure is not really looking like a Special Forces... This guy comes from BLAST. Long time I have been looking for a figure looks more like SF, but nothing was available... NOW, there is a nice Special Forces from MIG Productions ( MP35-313) available. Too late for this project, but if I ever will build a second SF-GMV.... This figure will be added, for sure!!!
DEC 30, 2009 - 10:27 PM
it's actualy not an 240 but an M249 the box is as i can see attached to the mount, we use a similar mount on our Buma and the M249 is attached with a quick release bolt
DEC 30, 2009 - 11:20 PM
John, thanks for the clarification Gijs Can you post a picture of your Buma configuration or a link that may show how it is configured please? A quick release bolt, is it similar to a quick release camera mount? Regards Bill
DEC 31, 2009 - 02:02 AM
Can you post a picture of your Buma configuration or a link that may show how it is configured please? A quick release bolt, is it similar to a quick release camera mount? Regards Bill [/quote] i dont have a picture of it (primeportal is offline) but the 249 is attached to the mount with a bolt like the second from above this is actualy the mount we use for our bushmaster but an 249 also fits in there so when you need to leave the vehicle somehow you can quickly take the gun with you so no screwing is needed
DEC 31, 2009 - 05:55 AM
Gijs Thanks for the examples. I don't want to jack Thomas' thread, he deserves all the kudos for his excellent HMMWV. Perhaps we could start another thread to discuss gun mounts. Regards Bill
DEC 31, 2009 - 07:41 AM
The best SF figures will probably be from OOP Infinity Shape of Korea. One can find them sometimes on foreign eBays such as eBay.UK.
DEC 31, 2009 - 08:14 AM
OOPS! Right thought (sort of), wrong photos. Here, a US Army Ranger engages the enemy with a MK 48 Mod 0 7.62mmx51mm belt-fed machine gun. Think of it as the 240's, skinny, good looking, little sister
DEC 31, 2009 - 11:09 AM
hi, Sorry Thomas,got wrapped up about the 240/249 thing and clean forgot to express what a great model you built. Hope mine comes out half as good. Really good work! Jake
JAN 01, 2010 - 04:00 PM
Great build Thomas: looks stunning. Now, please excuse me for taking this slightly off-topic again! Gijs or anyone, can you tell me where I can get this mount? It looks like a resin set: is it available to buy somewhere or as part of a bigger set? Thanks, Sean
JUN 02, 2010 - 01:40 AM