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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 14:02 pm 
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Guys, what's the general consensus on these carbines. ??

Worth a punt or not ?

Can they be adapted, aged to look more realistic or do they just fall short on everything ??

I had a Denix Garand some years ago and i did manage to get it looking reasonabled.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 14:12 pm 
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Which model are you thinking about Jonny? Standard (early model), or M1A1?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2013 14:17 pm 
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Hi matey, M1A1 para carbine, folding stock variant.

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I haven't had a look at one of those yet, so I've no idea how robust they are. I've been considering one of the carbines myself though as I don't think they look too bad.

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I've had a look at them and to be fair chap they don't look 3 bad.!!

I've seen a chap at an event who had one which he'd managed to age and it looked pretty bob on.

They're never going to be real ones but for the price, and as just a display item they look half decent if you do the right jiggery pokery to em.

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Old post but I have recently purchased a Denix early version M1 Carbine and improved it a bit


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how did you do it?

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PostPosted: Sat May 25, 2019 17:05 pm 
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faramir180473 wrote:
how did you do it?


Not a carbine but I aged a Denix SMLE.

I only aged it a small amount because I wanted it to look as if it was a used WW2 rifle rather than a deac with another 75 years of patina.

To improve the colour of the wood, I used CarPlan (other brands are available) black trim wax. Only applying a small amount at a time until I liked the colour. Using very fine steel wool (you could use other abrasives) I lightly rubbed the safety catch and a small around it, front and side of the trigger, the edge of the trigger guard, the bolt, the breach and edges of the magazine. It is really just ageing where you think it looks right.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 13:54 pm 
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has anyone tried to use a a wood stock from a real gun on the denix guns.Does it work?

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