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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2023, 04:59:39 AM »
Canada Testing Big TOW Missile System On Little MRZR Buggies

Anyone know if DND ever applied its own designation to the Polaris MRZR-D? Or did the 36 x MRZR-D remain undesignation trial vehicles?

BTW, that C16 translated from Canuckian is the Heckler & Koch GMG (aka CASW, Close Area Suppression Weapon).

If Canada procured that Polaris rocket-armed variant, the weapons fit would be C9A1 (for M240B Minimi) and CVR7-PG (for 70mm laser-guided rockets).
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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2023, 02:15:25 AM »

 (aka CASW, Close Area Suppression Weapon).



I wonder when it was changed from Company Area SW to Close Area? When I first heard about it in 2002-ish, it was definitely Company.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #27 on: September 07, 2023, 09:34:35 AM »
I wonder when it was changed from Company Area SW to Close Area? When I first heard about it in 2002-ish, it was definitely Company.

Graeme: The CASW acronym changed early in 2008 when plans shifted away from issuing these AGLs at the Company level. So, I guess NDHQ decided to keep the acronym while changing the name. And 'Close' was close enough ... sorry  :P
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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2023, 03:19:46 AM »
Boo!

Also, I think if CASW as still very new, and realize that 2002 was 21 years ago.  :o

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #29 on: September 30, 2023, 01:05:06 AM »
1/48 Douglas A-4M Skyhawk coming:



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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #30 on: October 19, 2023, 10:08:30 PM »
Marines (USMC) for your MRZRs! 



I'll be getting a couple sets, seems like they'd be good for other vehicles in my USMC inventory.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #31 on: December 06, 2023, 01:05:23 AM »

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #32 on: December 29, 2023, 01:13:00 AM »
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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #33 on: January 29, 2024, 10:40:31 PM »
Spotted over at Armorama, the M10 Booker

https://armorama.com/news/m10-booker-from-magic-factory


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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2024, 02:51:41 AM »
Another new announcement first spotted at Armorama:

US Army Next Generation Infantry Combat Equipment Set



Not quite Starship Troopers, but getting closer...

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2024, 12:54:27 PM »
The figures look very well detailed and so do the weapons, but their stances look... off? Can't pin it down.

The Booker looks like a BTS whiff...

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #36 on: March 09, 2024, 02:19:45 PM »
The figures look very well detailed and so do the weapons, but their stances look... off? Can't pin it down.

They are not leaning into the weapon and the weapons are not perfectly seated in their shoulders.  Typical new recruit failings.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #37 on: March 10, 2024, 04:02:41 AM »
That's it. It's their first date with a bang bang.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2024, 01:13:51 AM »
They are not leaning into the weapon and the weapons are not perfectly seated in their shoulders.  Typical new recruit failings.

Yes. And the kneeling guy looks like a designated marksman, but is shooting (?) unsupported. Maybe display with the bipod down and resting on a berm of some kind.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #39 on: March 13, 2024, 04:07:12 AM »
I have a feeling some of the 3D-printed figures suffer from a kind of 'action figure syndrome'. As in limited number of points of articulation leading to unnatural poses. Bodies and clothes are flexible and squishy to a degree that simple modular 3D model bodies can't accommodate. And while you can model wonderfully detailed gear and clothes, when the underlying anatomical model is off, the whole figure will look off.
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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #40 on: March 15, 2024, 10:09:15 PM »
Spotted on Armorama: 1/35 Russian Infantry Support Weapons Set




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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2024, 08:21:54 PM »
Two more sets of Russian weapons announced:

Infantry Anti-tank Weapons


and Infantry Individual Weapons

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2024, 01:16:36 AM »
I presume an April Fools prank...pity as I like the idea of a 105mm armed Bradley.

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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2024, 02:23:55 AM »
Mind you, combine parts from a 1/35 AFV Club Stryker M1128 MGS kit and a M2 Bradley kit and you could get there...just saying. ;)
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Re: Magic Factory
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2024, 10:41:10 AM »
Mind you, combine parts from a 1/35 AFV Club Stryker M1128 MGS kit and a M2 Bradley kit and you could get there...just saying. ;)

Indeed. And to see how well the Bradley lower hull and Stryker upper go together, check out Graeme's start:
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