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Grahamneall January 10, 2020 10:16

Rhodie L1A1
 
Anyone building Brit/Aussie Rhodie Clones, or not bothering due to lack of Receivers?
Graham.

Invictus77 January 10, 2020 10:46

https://i.imgur.com/LS0OphC.jpg

Grahamneall January 11, 2020 12:59

I was on Ebay looking at FAL items and found a pic of about 8 Rhodies in a truck and every FAL they carried was painted identical to the photo posted by Invictus, above.
Graham

jam762 January 12, 2020 13:11

For a little more inspiration...

https://i.imgur.com/Wf5jhNml.jpg

Grahamneall January 12, 2020 17:39

Good paint !!

Tattered January 13, 2020 12:43

<img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49380258751_ab856075ac_k.jpg" height="500" width="700">
<img src="https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49379800708_bba2098193_k.jpg" height="500" width="700">

The wood pieces and magazine have original paint.

pl521 January 13, 2020 12:49

Nice L1A1 Rhodie builds! Thanks for sharing photos. Are lowers and BCGs RA marked?

Tattered January 13, 2020 13:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by pl521 (Post 4828872)
Nice L1A1 Rhodie builds! Thanks for sharing photos. Are lowers and BCGs RA marked?

None of my parts have an RA number, but this was received as a kit in the early 2000s. All parts are 60s dated except for the barrel, which is 61 dated. The lower had an electro-penciled A for the FA position and the selector had been converted to an L2 style. I thought maybe bubba had done it at first, but this was filled with dirt and grime (still in there), so I don't really see why bubba would go to the effort to convert the selector and put an A for a selector position and not put some effort into cleaning to some degree.

Here's a thread I created about the lower/selector:
https://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410567

Grahamneall January 13, 2020 18:22

Excellent paint.

pl521 January 13, 2020 18:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tattered (Post 4828887)
None of my parts have an RA number, but this was received as a kit in the early 2000s. All parts are 60s dated except for the barrel, which is 61 dated. The lower had an electro-penciled A for the FA position and the selector had been converted to an L2 style. I thought maybe bubba had done it at first, but this was filled with dirt and grime (still in there), so I don't really see why bubba would go to the effort to convert the selector and put an A for a selector position and not put some effort into cleaning to some degree.

Here's a thread I created about the lower/selector:
https://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=410567

Thanks for your response. Thatís a very nice build. Good reference for future L1A1 Rhodie builds.

jam762 January 13, 2020 22:42

Very nice Tattered! :bow:

Tattered January 14, 2020 10:15

Quote:

Originally Posted by jam762 (Post 4829053)
Very nice Tattered! :bow:

Thank you. My buddy, who's a prosthetic makeup artist, actually did the paint work on the metal.


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