Continuing my trend of building classic gun props, I decided on a German Maxim gun from WWI and early WW2. I started this at the same time as the M76 SMG (http://www.therpf.com/f9/s-w-m76-machine-gun-scratchbuild-139054/) so when I got stuck on one, I could jump off to the other. This one is actually going to be part of a costume I'm working on for DragonCon. I'm working on a WWI era German vampire character inspired by the graphic novel, "Baltimore: The Plague Years" about a British soldier turned vampire hunter. As for the gun, it is actually a combination Maxim and Spandau, the airplane mounted version. I just thought the air-cooled shroud of the Spandau gave it a little more character. Well, so much for backstory, heres the WIP pics.