Sunday, 29 July 2012

A Blast from the Past (2)

LS 1/1 Walther P.38 - Secret Agent type

The Walther P.38 9mm semi-automatic pistol replaced the Luger P.08 as the standard sidearm of the German army.

This is the Secret Agent Type  presumably because of the addition of a silencer - although the emblem inlaid into the grips may have been a give away of what kind of 'secret agent'.

Produced again in pre-coloured hard plastic with various metal parts and some slight painting to try and show a bit of wear.

It's such a shame that LS folded and these kits are no longer available although unbuilt ones occasionally appear on ebay and sell in excess of £50 - often over £100 - depending on the model.

How it would have been packaged ...


The model ...
 







 
Some close ups ...






The instructions ...




 

5 comments:

  1. I had the mauser and a 44 Magnum (If my memory is right) my brother the P.38..cracking little models and yep, it´s a pity they stopped making them.
    Cheers
    Paul

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    1. PS..I´ve just noticed that Remco is following..:-D
      Cheers
      Paul

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    2. Cheers, Paul!

      Yes, that's great. I had a look at Remco's Asterix figures and loved his little 'A Christmas Carol' dio!

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    3. Yes, they were fantastic models, Paul. It's such a shame that when LS folded that someone else didn't continue producing the range. I believe Academy bought the molds, but I haven't seen much evidence of them producing all these great kits. I do have an Academy S&W .44 Magnum to build that is very similar to these models, but that one builds into a BB gun. The only problem is that all the instructions are in Korean!!! ... And I can't find English instructions. Perhaps I need to contact Academy.

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  2. I am looking for one of these, because I plan to modify it into a "Man From U.N.C.L.E." Special pistol and Carbine. What I did years ago when We could get these was to dremel out an initial cut out of the proper shape and fill in the sides of the original cut out. I then cut the Barrel down and built a copy of the flash hider. I'd like to be able to do it again as part of my bucket list.

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