John over at Marauder Inc. just e-mailed me pics of the prototypes for the second wave of all new weapons from his great company!
While most of these weapons will not be of great use to me as I'm a Star Wars/sci-fi customizer, I have to hand it to Marauder Inc for putting out another great wave of accessories
Plus, there are at least 4 weapons here that I think will be HUGE
hits and essential customizing needs for this crowd (even more if you're a straight out military customizer)
M249 SAW and M60-E3 (both will have removable ammo cases)
The bottom one would be great for certain heavily armed 'gate crashers M249 SAW
: near perfect execution of this great weapon. I can see most everyone ditching their oversized Joe heavy machineguns for this sleeker, more realistic model. The removable ammo box is always a plus!M60 E3
: A weapon in high demand by customizers of a certain Sci-Fi Channel show. Great execution of another awsome heavy weapon with another great removable ammo supply.
M4 w/ "under" shotgun and M16 w/ grenade launcher M4 w/"under" shotgun
: Much better scaled and detailed than the ones Hasbro has given us of late. A welcome addition to anyone's S.W.A.T. arsenal as well as military arsenal.M-16/M203
: While reminiscent of the old rifle/grenade combo that came with that mustached Marine from years ago, there are enough differences and improvements (more accurat;y sized clip springs to mind instantly
) that you could toss out all of the older Hasbro ones!
SIG 550 with scope & "double" clip and AK-74 w/ grenade launcher & tactical gripsSIG 550
: A great weapon that I believe has never been offered in this scale. Definately a must for arming blueshirted squads!AK-74 w/grenade laucher
: This first variant of the AK-74 offered in the last wave gives new life to this already impressive weapon!
British L85 and MP5 full stock w/ tactical flashlight & "double" clip British L85
: Another great new weapon that I do not believe has ever been offered in this scale. Plus, the more foreign weapons we can get, the better MP5A4
: Another great addition to anyone's S.W.A.T. and military arsenals. You can never have enough variants of this versatile little weapon.
AUG 77 and "mini" MP5 with front grip & no stockMP5K
: Same as above!AUG 77
: Another great, little seen in this scale foreign weapon!
Tommy gun with front grip & removable drum magazine, Mac 10 w/ silencer and Glock style pistol with silencer & tactical flashlight Tommy gun
: This gun is so cool that I really wish I had a use for them! The removable drum is just another great feature for this awsome weapon. Like the MP5, there are also alot of variants that could be produced.MAC 10
: A vast improvement over old dog handler's teeny tiny little version of this cool weapon. Very nicely detailed for such a small piece.SOCOM MK23
(Glock style pistol): A great little pistol with several cool attatchments! You can never have enough different types of pistols, especially since Hasbro seems to like giving us the same 3 or 4 over and over again.
RPG modern version RPG
: A severely overlooked group of weapons in 1/18 scale! I can only think of 3 different releases of 1/18 scale RPG-type weapons since the early eighties.
The "NVR" Rifle (a modern & realistic "twist" of an imaginary favorite)NVR Rifle
: Nice update of a much loved weapon. Looks a bit more American in design than what is usual, but it still works.
P90 with silencer (had to get a little "creative" with the handle to be sure it would fit in the figures hands, stay in scale AND still look like a P90 when reduced. For those that don't want a silencer, it can be "cut off" very easily and still leave the "regular" barrel)
How many of THESE
are you going to order straight out of the 'gate?
I'm down for a dozen myself P90
: I love this gun and it will only take a slight bit of modification to use it as a blaster-type weapon as it's already futuristic looking. Plus, they'll be bought by the ton by several sci-fi customizers I know!
"Sci-Fi" Blaster (for all you "Space fantasy fans") and 9mm Beretta
I can tell you that I, personally, will be ordering at least
2 dozen of the bottom weapon!9mm Beretta
: Again, you can never have too many different types of small pistols!Sci-Fi Blaster
: I cannot say enough about how cool looking this weapon is! I'm also VERY
flattered to have just found out a day or so ago that Marauderjohn designed this weapon for me in response to my praise of his Wave I Colonial Marines Gun and my general enthusiasm for his expanding into more sci-fi areas. Thanks Marauderjohn!
P38 Walther with rifle stock, extended barrel & scope. Kept the trigger & trigger guard on this item (didn't look "right" without it...but won't have as good a fit in most figure's hands). P38
: I really like this weapon and was actually planning on making one myself to put into Comic Book Guy's store in my diorama as one of the toys in his display case (I'm sure everyone knows what this is, if not, shame on you!
). Marauderjohn just saved me several hours of fabrication and painting time!
Samurai Sword (can't see in the photo, but the detail on the handle is amazing)
I could see some on this board wanting to take the highland with this sword Samurai sword
: I'm not much of a martial arts fan, but I'd like to see the detail work on the handle.
I saved the best one (in my opinion anyway
) for last!:
NCMPR Pulse Rifle (again, for all you "Space fantasy fans!")
I'm sure everyone will want a dozen or so of these for their own personal bug hunts!
I plan on stocking up on LOTS
of these guys!M41A Pulse Rifle
: I plan on getting at least 3 dozen of these as I have always wanted a 1/18 scale Pulse Rifle! I may actually make these rifles the official
armament for my "Brotherhood Of The Serpent" basic troopers if they come out before I finish painting my Troopers!
There's also a "secret" weapon that will be available but it won't be shown until these guys are available for order. Based on the great sculpting seen here I bet it'll be GREAT
If all goes as planned, these weapons will be available on Marauder Inc's site come late November. They will be available both singly or in various sets.