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Mandalorian Armor => Equipment & Accessories => Weapons Armory => Topic started by: Redness on Dec 10, 2016, 10:53 AM

Title: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Dec 10, 2016, 10:53 AM
After watching Raygne's post (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=92234.0) for a hundredth time, I've finally decided to make myself a verpine rifle.

Here's what I got so far:

(http://i67.tinypic.com/2ni1ifb.jpg)
Main design

(http://i66.tinypic.com/6zxxzd.jpg)
First I had the main body machine cut and after a bit of work, mainly with trigger mechanism, it looks like that :)

(http://i64.tinypic.com/nn1ksm.jpg)
Trigger taken from some cheap Chinese M1911 knockoff. It has a spring inside, so it moves back and forth. As you can see I milled too far and had to use a bit of pcv to make the trigger stay in desired position.


I wasn't sure how thick it's supposed to be so I've decided to go with 2x ca. 19mm (3/4") blocks. At first it felt pretty thick but it was way better after I rounded  the grip up.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Straka Zulu on Dec 10, 2016, 01:20 PM
My main body was made from a 1"x6" of oak, so a 3/4" thickness sounds about right. Looking forward to seeing this get built, LOVE me some Verpine rifles!
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Dec 21, 2016, 10:13 AM
Got to work on my newest baby lately:

(http://i64.tinypic.com/2md3yx5.jpg)
New edges
(http://i68.tinypic.com/2gwuqeh.jpg)
New favourite tool - Dremel Trio / Model 6800
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2le5lwo.jpg)
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2vvq7up.jpg)
Some close-up shots

And most importantly - today I got rest of the parts so it was time for first test fitting:
(http://i66.tinypic.com/282eujb.jpg)

That's all for now - I lent my other Dremel tool to my brother so I can't do much without it at the moment
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Dar'manda on Dec 21, 2016, 01:28 PM
That is looking killer so far! I love MDF when it comes to making guns. Cheap/easy to work with.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Raygne on Dec 21, 2016, 08:51 PM
The secret to mine was I swore alot.  Good luck. 

P.S.
I need to swear more so I am working on V2.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Dec 22, 2016, 10:16 AM
The secret to mine was I swore alot.  Good luck. 

P.S.
I need to swear more so I am working on V2.
Raygne aka Sir Swears-a-lot :P I had a minor screw-up today but it's been taken care of ;) Be sure to show us your new baby :)

New pics:
(http://i63.tinypic.com/2ewihps.jpg)
Shoo you screws! Off you go!
(http://i65.tinypic.com/2efqejt.jpg)
I. Just. Love Dremel circle cutter!
(http://i67.tinypic.com/5zmqro.jpg)
Tools of the trade
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Jan 15, 2017, 03:43 AM
Slow progress at the moment, as I got fixed on Jodo Kast helmet ;)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/ivwako.jpg)
Overall look

(http://i65.tinypic.com/21x2kk.jpg)
Stock details. Still need to do engravings on the grip.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jan 15, 2017, 09:25 AM
Duuuuuuuuude....  :o 8)
Looking real good!
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Jan 15, 2017, 11:33 AM
Duuuuuuuuude....  :o 8)
Looking real good!

Thank you kind sir 8) How's your bullpup coming along?
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Straka Zulu on Jan 15, 2017, 01:15 PM
Needs a scope, greeblies, and... Something... Doesn't quite feel right, yet.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Jan 30, 2017, 02:20 PM
Update time!

(http://i66.tinypic.com/1237i2o.jpg)
Shiny thing - Montana Silverchrome

(http://i63.tinypic.com/htxq2x.jpg)
+Montana Coke

(http://i66.tinypic.com/2z7om0p.jpg)
It took me well over 30 minutes to cover it all up!

(http://i67.tinypic.com/143zu3t.jpg)
+ Montana Ant and we have a current-ish look ;) It needs some greebles on that middle part - it looks kinda naked right now
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Adenn Ray on Jan 30, 2017, 05:15 PM
Looks really cool
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Feb 05, 2017, 04:25 AM
So... it's safe to say my Verpine is... DONE! :D

One indoor morning pic
(http://i66.tinypic.com/2dcb9xy.jpg)
The scope is magnetically attached - neodymium magnets work wonders.


Some outdoor morning pics:
(http://i63.tinypic.com/mlkozl.jpg)
^Somehow it looks darker than it is in reality :/
(http://i65.tinypic.com/15f3f54.jpg)
^Sprite bottle came in handy once again - makes a nice scope lens ;)

(http://i67.tinypic.com/jkwv2s.jpg)
(http://i64.tinypic.com/5fn71z.jpg)
^couple more

Sorry for the urban setting - I took these outside my apartment building and had to make it fast. Didn't feel like being accused of gun smuggling :P
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Torolf Goran on Feb 05, 2017, 10:43 AM
Nice work, it turned out great.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Feb 05, 2017, 08:44 PM
Body could use a few greebs... but yeah, looks sharp, vod!
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Feb 06, 2017, 10:05 AM
Thanks for kind words, vode.
I know that body could use some more greebling but at the moment I don't have anything decent. Once I find something that I like, it'll be painted and mounted ;)
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Cin Vhe'rang on Feb 06, 2017, 02:23 PM
Thanks for kind words, vode.
I know that body could use some more greebling but at the moment I don't have anything decent. Once I find something that I like, it'll be painted and mounted ;)
I dig.  Finding good greeblies can be a challenge sometimes.
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Kalib Vallogo on Feb 10, 2017, 01:53 AM
Was searching for an idea for my next weapon of choice. Your thread and skills on your build just helped my decision. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing the final product. ;D
Title: Re: Red's verpine shatter rifle build
Post by: Redness on Feb 10, 2017, 10:59 AM
Was searching for an idea for my next weapon of choice. Your thread and skills on your build just helped my decision. Thanks. Looking forward to seeing the final product. ;D

Wow, just wow. Thank you so much for the kind words. I never expected to inspire anyone :)