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 Gav’s rifle

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Gav’s rifle
« on: May 14, 2019, 12:45 AM »
Hi guys,
I’d like some feedback please. YES, it was a nerf gun.
I’ve cut a ton of plastic off this thing, and added a bit. It’s completely gutted.

It’s not finished yet, either.
Since taking these pics, I’ve cut the bottom of the magazine of at an angle (front side shorter than back side). Waiting for glue to dry.

I really should have posted a wip on this, but got a bit carried away. You live and learn.







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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 12:54 AM »
It does look VERY well done but, with respect and in my personal opinion, it has an aesthetic more at home in Halo or Destiny than Star Wars. Maybe it's the stock? A more tapered one, even like an M-16 stock or a post/buttplate set up would make it more "Swarzy". Everything forward of the grip is absolutely great, though.

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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2019, 01:03 AM »
It does look VERY well done but, with respect and in my personal opinion, it has an aesthetic more at home in Halo or Destiny than Star Wars. Maybe it's the stock? A more tapered one, even like an M-16 stock or a post/buttplate set up would make it more "Swarzy". Everything forward of the grip is absolutely great, though.

Thanks Anansi,
Iím seriously considering changing it to a drum mag (think Westar M5), and am adding a fore grip on that end flat area before the barrel.
The fore grip is a definite, so weíll see if that addition changes the overall look much.  :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2019, 03:34 PM »
Another thing to consider is that most weapons in the Star Wars universe have a worn and weathered look to them. Depending on the look of your kit, grunging it up a bit might really help shake the "Halo/Destiny" vibe Anansi mentioned.

I do have to agree though, in terms of craftsmanship, this thing is a beauty.

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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2019, 04:52 PM »
Another thing to consider is that most weapons in the Star Wars universe have a worn and weathered look to them
Totally. It will receive a good black wash and a lot of weathering before itís done.

Thanks for the kind words.  :)

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« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 11:16 PM »
Ok, Iím modifying it further.
Will add a swarzy stock, and a drum mag.

Just have to decide on the look of the stock.

Fore grip is in the process.




Two 100mm PVC  caps glued together for the drum mag.


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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 12:35 AM »
Nice!

As for the stock, can I suggest a wood stock?

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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 01:39 AM »
[quote As for the stock, can I suggest a wood stock?
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I think you just did.  :D

Iíll see about making it hollow to keep the back end weight down.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 12:13 PM »
Be careful not to take out too much.  You could also try poplar wood.  It's relatively strong, and light.

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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 05:30 PM »
  You could also try poplar wood.
I couldnít find poplar around my local area, so Iíve gone with pine.

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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 04:54 AM »
Alrighty,
Sheís progressing nicely.



Loosely fitted together.


I forgot the scope for these quick pics.

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« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 08:33 AM »
That is looking *very* nice!

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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 05:21 PM »
The wood stock was a great addition.   :like:

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Re: Gavís rifle
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2019, 08:01 AM »
THIS is how you do a Nerf mod!    :like: :like:
Keep up the good work!

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« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 06:15 PM »
 :like:
;D

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