Maxim 08/15 Machine Gun WWI WIP

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by BornKilr, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    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.
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  2. BornKilr

    BornKilr Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A few more a little further along
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    And finished, basically. I'm probably going to do some weathering to it eventually.
    Still have to make the bipod and cloth ammo belt with better dummy rounds.
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    And, as with most of my Con props, this one also doubles as a beer holder. Only holds 3,
    but better than none, I guess!
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  3. roblenzz

    roblenzz Active Member

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    This project is right up my alley. That looks sweet!! And I like its alternate use!!! :thumbsup Now make the water cooled version and pipe ice water through it to keep the beer cold!! ;) Nice work, super clean lines with excellent craftsmanship.
     
  4. Theww1guy

    Theww1guy New Member

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    If you don't mind me asking, what materials did you use because this is stunning
     
  5. made007

    made007 Sr Member

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    Great progress, nice gun, im building an ak47
     
  6. Nick K

    Nick K Well-Known Member

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    Very nice work and inspiring. I'm doing a WWI Jager Pistol .32ACP at the moment.
     

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