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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #15 on: June 01, 2017, 02:10:49 AM »
Another very interesting release coming - looking forward to this:


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #16 on: June 01, 2017, 03:25:58 AM »
Just a small technical question; can a human actually hold and fire a minigun ?

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2017, 04:15:08 AM »
I think the seminal 1987 motion picture "Predator" has answered that question adequately.

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 05:31:40 AM »
I think the seminal 1987 motion picture "Predator" has answered that question adequately.

That is a very nice-looking kit!

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 07:34:44 AM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2017, 11:25:02 AM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).   

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2017, 05:34:51 PM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).

I was just wondering if a person could hold and fire the gun Brian, I realize there's all the other stuff that would need to go along with it. It just seemed to me there would be a tremendous amount of 'kick-back' when fired that a person couldn't counter it, other videos of a slightly bigger one being fired on a stand would support that thought, people had a hard job just stopping the thing from moving side to side.

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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #22 on: June 01, 2017, 07:29:07 PM »
To find an answer myself I went looking on YouTube. There's one of a nice looking blonde firing one    :icon_surprised:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMJQDkNjuo

OK so is this real  ???

Looks like one of the rare XM214  5.56x45mm miniguns to me.  What you don't see is the batteries required to spin the barrels (which Arnie hid by having the cable run up inside his trouser leg IIRC in Predator II), nor do you see how many rounds there are in the ammunition box on the ground.  The Miniguns were prodigious users of ammunition (2-6,000 RPM).

I was just wondering if a person could hold and fire the gun Brian, I realize there's all the other stuff that would need to go along with it. It just seemed to me there would be a tremendous amount of 'kick-back' when fired that a person couldn't counter it, other videos of a slightly bigger one being fired on a stand would support that thought, people had a hard job just stopping the thing from moving side to side.

I think it can be done, as long as you don't try long bursts or get a "runaway gun" situation.   In the movies (Predator/Terminator) they have a strong man carrying the gun and firing it.   That lady is a little on the light side to use it properly IMHO.   As long as they keep it pointed down range, it should be safe enough.


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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2017, 04:34:00 AM »
Came across this on Armorama:



Just the thing to give your lighter vehicles or foot-mobile troops a little more punch.
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2017, 04:50:04 AM »
Very interesting.
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2017, 05:56:33 AM »
Aboot time the Javelin and Carl Gustav were available! 
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2017, 04:32:50 PM »
Came across this on Armorama:



Just the thing to give your lighter vehicles or foot-mobile troops a little more punch.


YES! ;D


Now I can finish-finish this;



by chucking a Javelin next to the commander. :smiley:




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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2017, 04:03:48 AM »
Some new 1/72 aviation bits. Not yet posted on their website.

Black Dog has announced some 1/72 scale accessories in resin. The first is a detail set for the Chinook helicopter with a some details for the nose and the ability to show off the drive shaft on the roof. The second is a set of winter skis for the Chinook. Also included in the release are two version of the World War 2 atom bombs.

A72001 CH-47 Chinook accessories set for Italeri
A72002 CH-47 Chinook ski accessories set for Italeri
A72003 Atom bomb Little Boy
A72004 Atom bomb Fat Man




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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2017, 04:10:20 PM »
Ooh, those "snow shoes" do look interesting.  8)
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Re: Black Dog
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2018, 08:02:49 AM »
Something new that I may just have to get: