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Japanese Type 92 Heavy Machine Gun
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Japanese Type 92 HMG
 
Ok, I confess.  I'm not really a big Japanese army fan, but I am a big USMC fan and my Marines really needed some Japanese forces to defeat.  Unfortunately there were only token offerings of Japanese figures for the 1/6th scale world so I had to make do.  This is my custom built machine gun.  The Type 92 was one of the most widely used Japanese Heavy Machine Guns used in WWII.
 
 

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The biggest obstacle to making this weapon was the finned barrel.  I used a Hasbro Mortar tube and that gave me the 'finned' look I wanted.  The gas return tube is a nylon threaded screw that I glued onto the bottom of the barrel jacket.  Another problem is the paint I used for the ammo strip and rounds never set properly.  Over time this has resulted in this becoming a 'hair/dust magnet'.  With a Husky/wolf mix canine in the house, this has been a pretty big problem!  I think that dog explodes hair every time I look at her crooked.
 
The tripod was built using styrene tubing and scraps.  I made wood carry handles for it as well, but I cannot recall where I put those at this time. 
 
I have really good detailed pictures of the ammo crate for this weapon as well and will try to build a couple of those when time permits.