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Title: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 06, 2019, 08:37 PM
So finally getting around to building a kit. Been tinkering with my rifle the most and could use some other thoughts please.

I took a G36 airsoft I snagged dirt cheap, swapped the stock out for a AK stock I ordered, removed the rail from the handguard, added barrel, coolant tube, rangefinder via PVC. Currently most parts are just taped on until I'm done tinkering and checking out different ideas.

(https://i.imgur.com/1QndPFv.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/kQqfHXd.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/b9eyG1f.jpg)

Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 07, 2019, 09:27 PM
Found and ordered a new handguard as what I have above just isn't doing it for me.

(https://www.apexgunparts.com/pub/media/catalog/product/cache/c0c0d8fd913b540e06077a15de22ad66/2/0/20jul17_cetc-handguard-cracked_mid01.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 12, 2019, 06:09 PM
New guard came in.
(https://i.imgur.com/kQnBUwy.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4wjMdKm.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/nA9pdlX.jpg)

Got a lot more to do but happy how it's coming along!
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: Tor Johaair on Jun 12, 2019, 10:43 PM
Is there a specific Star Wars blaster rifle you are using as a model?

I know when I was building my first weapon, my Ruus'alor tried to steer me to pattern it after a Canon weapon so there would be less chance of being denied.
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 13, 2019, 08:15 AM
Is there a specific Star Wars blaster rifle you are using as a model?

I know when I was building my first weapon, my Ruus'alor tried to steer me to pattern it after a Canon weapon so there would be less chance of being denied.

No I'm trying for something unique. Mostly because when I began I found the G36 airsoft on eBay for $15 and just went with it.

The few canon weapons built off the G36 don't appeal to me and figured most canon Mandos are either carrying weapons not seen on others before or westar varients, so why not try for something that would be "mine". 
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: Ori Dart on Jun 13, 2019, 10:39 AM
The EL-16 blaster is based off the G-36. If you want some ideas, you can always use it as reference, mostly for little details. Yours can be a Tibanna-jacked variant, or something.
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 13, 2019, 11:02 AM
I'll look into it.  Thanks!

got some Steel tubing from Depot, as the PVC sizes were either too small or too large for this guard.

(http://[img]https://i.imgur.com/aQ9VxQV.jpg)[/img]

Cut more of the main weapon away and used 1" PVC tube to attach guard. Will need to epoxy/bolt it into place.
(https://i.imgur.com/yHQBL2U.jpg)

Rain delay on more work tonight, but hope to get assembled tomorrow/this weekend and start working on some greeblies.
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Sep 17, 2019, 07:18 PM
Still working on my G36 base as well. Decided to nix the rifle scope of the top. Going to look for a more Star Warzy scope/upper attachment. Leaning towards a M38 replica (cheaper resin cast ).

Still fighting with how to mount the stock securely. It's butting up against the trigger mechanism which I'd like to keep just to have a 'working' trigger.

Finally got the handguard worked out. Bolted a bit if pipe into the body and the hand guard securely slides on to. Have that setting with some JB weld to lock it down hopefully and can remove the screws to replace with something more fitting.

Also thinking of snagging a few E11 grebblies to mount on here. Power cyclinders and counter at least. Perhaps the magazine too


(https://i.ibb.co/vHGgP3d/IMG-20190917-184719261.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/MC0GmvJ/IMG-20190917-184725621.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/TKMCxgF/IMG-20190917-184730746.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/Ss5nK9D/IMG-20190917-184750152.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/ZH9Wk7T/IMG-20190917-184753296.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Sep 21, 2019, 08:52 PM
Latest acquisition to convert, airsoft Beretta ARX base.

(https://i.ibb.co/7JL3NCq/IMG-20190921-180011844.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/fCXdvKM/IMG-20190921-180057665.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/nksg50P/IMG-20190921-180137087.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/b2LB6RW/IMG-20190921-180200007.jpg)

Thinking heavy blaster rifle with wide vented barrel, maybe a M19/38 scope or pair of thin scopes. Still in planning stages and looking for ideas.
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Sep 25, 2019, 06:57 PM
Different barrel option and greeblie I'm thinking of adding to both sides


(https://i.ibb.co/bRJZ9S4/IMG-20190925-183423038.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/8YyWYfw/IMG-20190925-183431177.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/mJrKsj2/IMG-20190925-183434602.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: othasycho on Sep 26, 2019, 01:58 PM
did you take out all the firing mechanisms?  :porg2:
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Sep 26, 2019, 05:34 PM
did you take out all the firing mechanisms?  :porg2:

The G36 is inoperable yes, the only componant remaining is the trigger/safety mechanicism solely to maintain position and movement of the trigger.
 The ARX I haven't opened up yet but I intend to do the same.

Both were purchased as "for parts only/not working".
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Sep 29, 2019, 03:27 PM
Got the sights removed, and lower rails sanded/cut off. Will tackle the upper rails later.  Drilled out for a barrel. Still under decided on if I wanna use this alluminum bit with or with out the tip, or make a vented shroud from PVC.

(https://i.ibb.co/NCdgsCm/IMG-20190929-151027195-HDR.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/XpGx7j2/IMG-20190929-151836805.jpg)

*EDIT* Another barrel option
(https://i.ibb.co/kq2jMKh/IMG-20190929-161528863-HDR.jpg)
Title: Re: Custom Rifle --G36 base
Post by: WarlockHCP on Nov 19, 2019, 06:14 PM
Still working on making this ARX a bit Star Warzy:

(https://i.ibb.co/cLPxChQ/76611053-10215366804105079-3185751662065090560-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/XVpg4DH/77299344-10215366803905074-3130856460989235200-n.jpg)

Any suggestions welcome. Had other groups suggest removing the grip and buttstock for a thumbhole style stock

Also suggestions on greeblies would be great!
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Nov 19, 2019, 06:30 PM
I am really digging what you have done with that G36 base. That ARX needs a little bit of work still bit I like the direction it's heading. I would suggest perhaps using the A300 for inspiration  :like:
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Nov 19, 2019, 06:41 PM
Thanks! The G36 base is my tough one currently.  I've got the basics I want down with it,...but getting it all securely connected and clean looking is giving me some grief.

The stock is secure, locked in fairly well, but I need to  clean up and fill the joint to the base. Hoping to get some bondo layered and shaped to taper it right.

The foregrip and barrel on the other hand wants to fight me every step. I had a bit of PVC epoxied in that the foregrip pressure fit onto, but then i noticed that top bit of trim i left from the G36 rail was pushing it down juuuuuust enough to make it angled and when tweaking with in that bit broke off,....so guess that kinna solved that lol
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Nov 24, 2019, 05:15 PM
Little progress made this weekend.

(https://i.ibb.co/GtdHpqm/76705090-10215422886187096-8949747281108664320-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/hKnKMq2/76751468-10215422885507079-2178734852247912448-o.jpg)

Got the greeblies painted, made a side mag with some ice cube relays, moved the lens to the side. Going to mod a barrel shroud from a length of 1.25" PVC and get a 4x20 or so scope
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Kurz on Nov 24, 2019, 05:49 PM
This is awesome! Love your mods! Even though I personally find that arx features are pretty unique and make your blaster pretty recognizable. But probably because I had this rifle while in the Army (standard issue) and seeing your post I was like "omg omg omg, an arx!".
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Dec 07, 2019, 06:23 PM
And for a side arm base:

(https://i.ibb.co/KXBf0tT/78317054-10215508904457499-6134896260148101120-o.jpg)

Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Dec 07, 2019, 06:24 PM
This is awesome! Love your mods! Even though I personally find that arx features are pretty unique and make your blaster pretty recognizable. But probably because I had this rifle while in the Army (standard issue) and seeing your post I was like "omg omg omg, an arx!".

Thanks! Stiull working on greebs and profile hiding ;) Hope to get a bit more work tomorrow
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: 3ddyb on Dec 07, 2019, 07:24 PM
And for a side arm base:

(https://i.ibb.co/KXBf0tT/78317054-10215508904457499-6134896260148101120-o.jpg)

That is going to be amazing, love a good revolver :8):
"Feeling lucky?"
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Bel Tay'haai on Dec 08, 2019, 03:11 PM
That revolver is sweet! Are you going to consider taking inspiration from The Mandalorian's disrupter rifle, since that's (iirc) the only weapon we've seen using cartridges rather than battery-pack magazines? A disrupter pistol would be pretty cool!
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Dec 08, 2019, 05:20 PM
Currently was just thinking a nice slug thrower, thou a disrupter isnt a bad idea ;)

(https://i.ibb.co/5WqxrZD/12324132.jpg)

Ordered a set of 45 degree scope rings for the top rail, added some classic T Track to the sides of the barrel, thinking a Molex on the top or perhaps bottom of the barrel. Got another greeblie for underneath as well that will cover the rail.
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Dec 29, 2019, 07:49 PM
Little update on pistol:

(https://i.ibb.co/MsNwJQR/80825127-10215692172719091-2256661123958833152-o.jpg)

More of a heavily modded EE3 style now.   Still waiting on my 45 degree scope mounts -_- Blasted China orders on ebay  ETA wsa yesterday to near March -_-
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jan 01, 2020, 04:26 PM
More progress on my original G36 rifle base, plus some greebs I plan to make use of:


(https://i.ibb.co/myjRFsk/81277092-10215724432725571-5472366510716485632-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/z4vqHyx/81486958-10215724431445539-6648082239986860032-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/w4f3N3m/81795965-10215724431085530-8087993772845039616-o.jpg)

Thinking for using this asa sort of side mounted rangefinder.
(https://i.ibb.co/Ry0tBsQ/81038607-10215724530848024-1154828444316467200-o.jpg)

Greeb that I will mount to the side of the stock
(https://i.ibb.co/vZx7jGV/82394523-10215724522247809-9054157321894100992-o.jpg)

Power cells, not sure which or both will be used.
(https://i.ibb.co/wc7zTy9/82410993-10215724527847949-6678723520224034816-o.jpg)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jan 05, 2020, 06:00 PM
Trying to clean up the buttstock connection to the main frame.  Used some scrap PVC board I had. Not sure if I like it or not 

(https://i.ibb.co/BCxzNnB/81668029-10215757402149786-6660369110628564992-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/HYQBMbh/82063743-10215757402629798-4593579888006397952-o.jpg)

Suggestions welcome ;)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 14, 2020, 01:44 PM
Trying to clean up the buttstock connection to the main frame.  Used some scrap PVC board I had. Not sure if I like it or not 

(https://i.ibb.co/BCxzNnB/81668029-10215757402149786-6660369110628564992-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/HYQBMbh/82063743-10215757402629798-4593579888006397952-o.jpg)

Suggestions welcome ;)
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Trying to clean up the buttstock connection to the main frame.  Used some scrap PVC board I had. Not sure if I like it or not 

(https://i.ibb.co/BCxzNnB/81668029-10215757402149786-6660369110628564992-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/HYQBMbh/82063743-10215757402629798-4593579888006397952-o.jpg)

Suggestions welcome ;)

Just fill in the gaps with some bondo spot/glazing putty and then sand the edges flush with the main body and you should be good to go  :like:
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jan 14, 2020, 07:32 PM
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Just fill in the gaps with some bondo spot/glazing putty and then sand the edges flush with the main body and you should be good to go  :like:

Started that this very weekend actually ;) Also found a greeblie that works well for the barrel tip

(https://i.ibb.co/71qk012/IMG-20200112-113456229.jpg)

Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jan 15, 2020, 10:39 AM
Great minds think a like  :laugh: Awesome stuff. Digging this build for sure
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jan 19, 2020, 11:56 AM
(https://i.ibb.co/z4V3fN2/IMG-20200118-141744830.jpg)

Finished up painting on my Westar 35
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Mar 28, 2020, 09:17 PM
Been awhile ...figured I should update.

Finally got my DL44 together. Also think I'll use another DL44 flash hider on my rifle.....just adds the right look.

(https://i.ibb.co/6Yd2SXQ/IMG-20200328-194105328.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/h1TXF8L/IMG-20200328-194155588.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/MMV7jr3/IMG-20200328-194204445.jpg)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Mar 29, 2020, 12:27 PM
Weathering, graphite brush, gold rub n buff highlights completed.

(https://i.ibb.co/hVX4HCw/91295366-10216444608569517-8960453706864656384-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/YLscnyX/91362005-10216444609569542-6677659781378867200-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/sRhbmX1/91432494-10216444608929526-9170916256943964160-n.jpg)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 30, 2020, 12:06 PM
What do you mean by graphite brush - as in your brushed in graphite or is there some super special handy dandy brush with that built in? lol
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Mar 30, 2020, 03:11 PM
What do you mean by graphite brush - as in your brushed in graphite or is there some super special handy dandy brush with that built in? lol

I literally took a tube of powdered graphite and a toothbrush and went nuts on it. 

Hit a few spots with steel wool to give it some wear and marks for the graphite to settle into a bit more
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Mar 31, 2020, 09:41 AM
Perfect!!! I still need to try that graphite powder weathering on my stuff. The end product just looks so good
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Mar 31, 2020, 07:37 PM
Just remember, a little can go along way. I started by putting some on the weapon and brushing, but within a few minutes just put a bit on my work mat and rubbed the brush over it then the weapon then repeated that. 

Also the graphite I used was one of the small tubes of powered graphite from Micheals/AC Moore/ Joannes were you find the pine wood derby kits. It's a like $2 tube meant for friction lube for those racers.    Made for a great test before buying a $20 bottle on amazon.   Also used on my bucket a little for some nice effects ;)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Apr 03, 2020, 12:10 PM
Awesome! Good to know and I appreciate the info  :like:
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Apr 04, 2020, 09:23 AM
Happy to help Vod!
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Apr 20, 2020, 05:10 PM
My rifle's about 90% complete now. Came up with a few nice greeblies, power cores, redid the scope, made a single point and added it, now I'm looking for the correct buttplate for the stock and sling mounts.   I practically regret not planning this for electronics from the start lol

Here she is:

(https://i.ibb.co/6BXg7Sy/82394523-10215724522247809-9054157321894100992-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/k9TD3Qn/IMG-20200420-164308847.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/MpZpyK0/IMG-20200420-164316334-HDR.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/Fm4XyM3/IMG-20200420-164318846-HDR.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/XbHWy64/IMG-20200420-164329255-HDR.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/GVJKgNw/IMG-20200420-164337066-HDR.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/vsL3fqF/IMG-20200420-164346523-HDR.jpg)

Let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions!   
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on May 23, 2020, 06:00 PM
More rifle greebs:

(https://i.ibb.co/1JnS1zk/IMG-20200523-174824112.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/QDwhTYG/IMG-20200523-174837168.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/S7H90S7/IMG-20200523-174847853.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/d7YXcY9/IMG-20200523-174921947.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/B3xLFTN/IMG-20200523-174925655.jpg)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on May 28, 2020, 09:56 AM
Looking absolutely fantastic! Keep it up  :like:
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 20, 2020, 09:37 PM
Got a KR-2 from Kaz Rider on Etsy:

Final weathering, once I confirm in the morning in sunlight :

(https://i.ibb.co/N3Fg11Z/104607450-10217195758147787-8836654387622532122-o.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/C0CgpL1/104645422-10217195760707851-3664251716008945572-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/KzGyf6x/104669378-10217195758987808-3740808723053501759-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/k0YNqZx/104753299-10217195759307816-2261438017772945898-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/Jm6GDD2/104806017-10217195760427844-2480830757621952071-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/6nRhYR3/104857107-10217195760147837-3897428847563745936-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/dBxBhRS/104943775-10217195759587823-7329956996762289155-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/L06gJd8/105022218-10217195758427794-6182423784159820468-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/bvS4pX4/105033888-10217195758667800-7357558377167686763-n.jpg)
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: GraniteDad on Jun 21, 2020, 09:58 AM
This looks great. The perfect sort of utilitarian grime without looking dirty. Love this!
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: Fenn Beviin on Jun 21, 2020, 08:54 PM
that blastsr pistol reminds me of Trigun haha but I dig it!!!
Title: Re: Warlock's Weapon WIP Thread
Post by: WarlockHCP on Jun 27, 2020, 07:49 PM
Finally got my EE-3 ESB together. Got some grebs to go still, but the hard parts done finally .

(https://i.ibb.co/gvft6S7/106130670-10217252584408408-8225939454102786765-n.jpg)
(https://i.ibb.co/vJXbX68/80280212-10217252584128401-5035865054609918436-n.jpg)