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LionRoar US Army .50cal Rounds
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 07:40 AM UTC
Jon Hayward provides an in-depth Review of LionRoar's WWII US Army 12.7mm Machine Gun Ammo in 1/35.

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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 11:12 AM UTC
James,

Do you know if they come with a set of modern style liners (ammunition boxes)?
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 11:18 AM UTC
Amazing quality, but the scale issue....

Jon refers to other manufacturers without the scale problems. Anyone know which one(s) he means?
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 11:31 AM UTC
I have the set from Mission Models but have not scaled them out. They do appear to be a tad long when held up to an academy .50 cal.There are 25 links in the fret, and 24 rounds. No ammo box is included.
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 12:14 PM UTC
Looks like a must have item to me!!!
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Posted: Sunday, February 08, 2009 - 12:49 PM UTC

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James,

Do you know if they come with a set of modern style liners (ammunition boxes)?



Jon should be able to answer that for you, Wayne.

These do look good though, unfortunate about the scale if you plan on using them where that will come into play.
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Posted: Monday, February 09, 2009 - 01:09 AM UTC
Hi guys

the ammo cans do not come with any modern gubbins, as they are a specific WWII set. The cans themselves are very nice, but they build into a plain box and that's your lot.

As for the scale issue... the Mission set actually appears more to scale. I have a set somewhere but unfortunately due to moving house shortly they're packed up and will probably require an archeological effort to dig up in future shame as I would have liked to do a photo-comparison.

Shame about the scale really... either way I used the set to satisfactory effect after building a new ammo cradle for the gun and doing some surgery on the gun's entry port. It wasn't as straightforward as I would have liked but what is in this damned hobby
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Posted: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 10:44 PM UTC
Nice useful review and thanks for flagging up the scale issue. I've used the mission ones with a Dragon Sherman and they seemed to just about fit in the .50 cal.

Cheers
Paul
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 08:05 AM UTC
Very good review Jon of a product that looks and goes together well, but that is to damn big for the intended purpose.
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Posted: Sunday, March 15, 2009 - 09:29 AM UTC
having built these you will need a degree in pure patience to put the rounds and connectors together with out feeling the need to commit murder. The ammo cases go together all right but the rounds dear god never again.

They are the most stressful thing I have ever tried to do

cheers

Keith
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 08:20 AM UTC
Hello guys!!!

Excuse my question, but Iím looking for some .50 call ammo in 1/32 scale for a p-51 and Iím not able to find any.

So, if this bullets are big and closer to the 1/32 scale, maybe I can use them but I would like if any of you can give me the measure of a bullet so I can decide.

Many thanks in advance!!!
Charly
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Posted: Friday, March 16, 2012 - 04:45 PM UTC

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Hello guys!!!

Excuse my question, but Iím looking for some .50 call ammo in 1/32 scale for a p-51 and Iím not able to find any.

So, if this bullets are big and closer to the 1/32 scale, maybe I can use them but I would like if any of you can give me the measure of a bullet so I can decide.

Many thanks in advance!!!
Charly



I'm with you Charly, looks like I'll be buying a pack or 3 for my 1/32 scale Tamiya Mustang.

Goes to show that sometimes a bad effort can turn into a great result!

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Posted: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 03:53 AM UTC

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dear god never again.



Keith, you had me rolling out of my chair when I read this! The frustration was more than evident.

They do look really cool though
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 01:41 AM UTC
Hello guys!!

Sorry to bother but anyone can give the long of the bullets? I wanna know the actual size of the bullets to see if they fit for a 1/32 scale mustang.

Thanks in advance

Charly
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Posted: Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 02:32 AM UTC
I've got some ball ammo at home, when I get home I'll measure it unless someone beats me to it.
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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 05:09 AM UTC

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I've got some ball ammo at home, when I get home I'll measure it unless someone beats me to it.



Sorry for the delay, got caught up with some other stuff.



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Posted: Saturday, March 24, 2012 - 05:44 AM UTC
From what an english modeller told me the LionRoar cal.50 bullets indeed fit for 1/32 scale better than for 1/35. Can't tell if he's right because i've only used the set from Voyager so far (which is nice, by the way).
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Posted: Monday, March 26, 2012 - 05:15 AM UTC
Thanks very much guys!!!!

As soon I got some pictures of my Mustang I'll upload them!!