Denix Stgw44!

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  1. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just wanted to let you know that Denix will be finally releasing a metal7 wooden replica of the famous Stgw44.

    I just saw pics of a sales-sample and while it´s not stripable and has no working safety, it´ll be ACE!

    Perfect base for a Hoth rebel rifle ;):thumbsup

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    Markus
     
  2. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    My favorite gun in Call of Duty World at War. :)
     
  3. kurtyboy

    kurtyboy Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Is it a direct casting of a real one? I mean, look at their broomhandle for example!

     
  4. KevVader

    KevVader Sr Member

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    Nice! My fave assault rifle!

    But I wish someone would make a clone of the Shoei Stg.44, working bolt and mag, field strippable and all. They're nearly impossible to find anymore and ridiculously expensive.
     
  5. Jodo

    Jodo Sr Member

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    Wow!

    Sort of OT..But is there any place that announces Denix's new products,etc?
     
  6. bothanspy

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    They did. AGM (china company) made a copy of the Shoei Stg44. It's all metal with real wood. It also shoots, as it is a AEG. I've got one for my Jin Roh setup :)

    AGM WWII MP44 Full Metal StG-44 Airsoft AEG Rifle - AGM-056

     
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  7. KevVader

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    Nah, the AGM while a cool piece, is nowhere near the quality of the Shoei model. I've had/have both and the AGM doesn't field strip or eject blowback cartridges like the Shoei, Marushin.
     
  8. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Nice!!! My interest in WW2 would tell me to keep it as is, but the SW fan would say convert it to the Hoth rifle. I think the decision would make my head explode. :lol
     
  9. bothanspy

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    True. You pay for what you get.

    I did not know Marushin made a stg44? Tell me more.

     
  10. Lichtbringer

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    Hmpf :confused..... you remember me saying that i don´t want to build a Hrr?

    I´m still on that point - but now it´s much harder to resist. :behave
     
  11. OdiWan72

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    *LOL*

    That´s the exact reaction I was hoping for ;)
    Making you guys heads explode because you can not decide whether to keep it "as is" or modify it into an A280 :lol

    The denix has a "working" bolt action...cocking and dry shooting is possible.

    Marcus:
    As far as I can tell it is a mixture of cast and retooled parts. But it definately is no match to a SHOEI.

    But it´ll be a nice -cost effective- alternative for all those, who want a metal Hoth rebel rifle :thumbsup

    I think I´ll buy one for sure, since I have (had actually) most incarnations of this rifle:
    - real deac. one (poor condition - SOLD)
    - SHOEI
    - AGM softair version
    - solid diecast
    - solid resin

    This one will make a nice addition, maybe it´ll be the base for my V.3 Hoth rifle ;)

    Markus
     
  12. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Some more pics:

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    Markus
     
  13. Lichtbringer

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    Stop teasing me.

    Otherwise i could be so distracted .... i could lost these MGC mag plate and holding pin i found today. :love
     
  14. OdiWan72

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    You found it????

    OMG, what great news :)
    I already prepared to make a mold of the mag-plate and cast it in alu-filled resin.

    You´re da man Michael :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  15. Michael Bergeron

    Michael Bergeron Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If only we could get those in Canada. :cry
     
  16. NormanF

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    If you want so see ridiculously expensive you should see the prices for the real thing.
     
  17. KevVader

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    Sorry, I should've been more clear. Marushin only makes a blowback MP40. Very cool replica!
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    Sorry for the derail Markus. I may have to figure out how to get me one of these Denixes!
     
  18. bothanspy

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    Yes, got myself one of those Mp40 :)

    Carry on.
     
  19. bothanspy

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  20. Nobby

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    and the UK :cry
     
  21. 101radioman

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  22. NormanF

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    Pricey for a 22lr, but very tempting anyway. Wonder what sort of accuracy we're talking here.

    Have we totally hijacked the thread yet?
     
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  23. OdiWan72

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    I just pre-ordered one :)
    Will receive it by mid/ end of february...hopefully it´s as good as the sample looks.

    Markus.
     
  24. Lichtbringer

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    Where? For what price? I´m waiting on your opinion regarding it. :)


    Oh, wait .... i don´t want to build a Hrr ..... please tell me it sucks. :confused:lol
     
  25. 101radioman

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    Where did you pre-order from if we may ask?
     
  26. PHArchivist

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    Looks like fun!

    Can some post a reminder pic opf the Hoth rifle?
     
  27. Mara Jade's Father

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    Here is info on the Hoth Rifle:
    BlasTech* A280 (Hoth Rebel Trooper Blaster Rifle)

    The new weapon has inspired me to push to do an "active project" like the old days. An active project is what we used to call a group project, sort of an organized individual build of a selected prop. Member(s) would provide key componets, like the base item, and cast/machined parts.

    Right now I am in talks with a member (not sure if he wants to give out his identity yet) who has the ability to purchase these STG 44s at wholesale costs and help provide machined or cast componets needed to complete the build.

    This is still in the early planning stages but if it happens, an interest thread will start in the Junkyard. Once the project starts, a new thread would start in this forum with a step to step guide to help out builders. The thread also provided others to share ideas and techniques and provide guidance for locating other items that are found or easily modified and also to show off your completed rifle replica.
     
  28. OdiWan72

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    From a retailer in germany...I expect these to be much cheaper in the states, as always :lol

    Michael:
    It´ll suck for sure...in a VERY good way :lol
    Can´t say that I´m ready to build my THIRD A280, but I think I will be once the active projects starts ;)

    MJF:
    An active project is a great idea...ahhh, the good old days :cool


    Attached is a pic of my lastest incarnation, built on a resin STGW44 I molded/ cast from my SHOEI/real STGW44 hybrid:

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    Markus
     
  29. Mara Jade's Father

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    I am quite excited about the active project starting. Right now it appears these will be released in March. We probably should hold off starting anything till they are actually released in the event that these get pushed till later or cancelled. For the active project, it looks like the member who would purchase them at the wholesale price can get these to members at $225 shipped in the US (don't quote me on that as prices and/or shipping costs may change).

    At this point, we estimate the AP would need 25-50 members involved in order to justify casting/machining of the additional parts members would need. This is where I can see a possible problem as some members might want to fabricate their own parts or use something different (such as instead of a replica single point, they may be able to locate a real one). So what extra parts that would be made available to those who have limited resources to fabricate (like myself) may be in question.
     
  30. OdiWan72

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    Should arrive within the next few days :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  31. OdiWan72

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    Update!!!

    I finally received one of the first STGW44 replicas by Denix.
    Overall it´s a nice piece...
    - The details are a bit softer than on the original
    - It has the Denix-typical "surface marks", which are present on all Zamac-cast items I´ve seen in the past
    - It has a nice heft and feel

    BUT at least my rifle shows a slight curvature to the right, looking down the barrel from the rear sight :unsure

    I don´t have an idea, if that can be fixed or not....I´ll give it a try asap.
    I´d still recommend to go for it. I paid 209 Euro for mine incl. s&h but I´m sure the prices will go down once the price-competition starts :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  32. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    Are you sure it's not that version that fires around corners? :lol ;)

    If you have a vice with soft jaws on it you could try sticking the barrel in that and gently bending it.
     
  33. OdiWan72

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    *!!!!...I ordered the wrong one :lol

    It´s not just the barrel IMHO, the whole front section (Gas tube cover, handguard and barrel) is slightly curved to the right.

    I´ll take a pic later tonight.

    Markus
     
  34. Stormy320

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  35. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Just curious...how many of you guys got themself a Denix STGW44!?

    Markus
     
  36. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Denix = Look good from a distance. :lol Still nothing beats the feel of a metal weapon.
     
  37. Lichtbringer

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    I assume not many would pay 4000-5000$ for a good real StGw44, rip it apart, and build a prop from it.
     
  38. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I'm going to get one eventually. How'd the issue with the bent barrel work out?
     
  39. Mara Jade's Father

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    What I was wondering is which is a better choice; the denix or a metal and wood air soft because they each run around the same price.
     
  40. OdiWan72

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    The barrel issue could be resolved!

    I disassembled the front section and took off the covers...then I "gently" bent the curved barrel until it was straight.

    Wait...BULL****!

    I actually hammered the crap out of it with a hard rubber hammer until it got somewhat straight. BUT hey, result counts riiight!? :lol

    As far as comparing it to a BB stgw44...
    I own both incarnations and for a possible blaster conversion I´d prefer the Denix as it features the correct left side grip and safety switch, which is not present on the airsoft. If that´s NO problem for you, go with this one :thumbsup

    Maybe I´ll be able to post a straight comparsion of both rifles.
    Currently I own the following STGW44´s:

    - real/ SHOEI hybrid
    - Airsoft
    - Denix
    - Diecast

    Markus

    btw: Prices are down to 180 Euro here in Germany :)
     
  41. Clutch

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    He beat it into submission! :lol
     

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