I haven't taken a big interest in weathering, I've had mixed results in the past and ended up scrapping uniforms. Fortunately those were 21C parts, but I'm a bit more hesitant with Dragon, DiD and BBi stuff.gaiagear said:Cool stuff, Drake. Now a little more weathering here & there would make them look even better. Keep them coming nonetheless.
I'd be interested in any reference photos you have, as those are the only pieces of gear that currently bother me. The factory-fresh appearance just seems so out of place with the burlap wrapped rifles.pukingdog said:They take a lot of work to get them to look right, I'm still roughing mine up and trying to get them to have the relaxed look one sees in pics.
I haven't fired one myself, but I've had the opportunity to check out two of them. The action is quite a bit simpler than the Garand, and the quick reloading is a definite plus. Some reports I've read said it the testing proved it was inferior to the Garand, but quite a few more say that it wasn't better enough to justify the time and cost to retool for a new rifle on the eve of WWII.pukingdog said:The Johnson rifle might have come into possession of an infantryman thru dubious means, i.e., he might've swapped for it with a Marine who'd been issued a replacement M-1. They were good rifles, if a bit more fragile than the Garand.