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 RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #15 on: Oct 08, 2020, 06:35 PM »
And I'm back! Not 100% satisfied with this as-is (still a few evidences of printing on it), but it's passable for the time being. Check out my armor thread to see the holster I just printed for it and helmet updates



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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #16 on: Oct 08, 2020, 07:10 PM »
Beautiful! The wooden grips really work!

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #17 on: Oct 09, 2020, 11:37 AM »
im loving the wood grips on those westars!  :like:

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #18 on: Jul 18, 2021, 10:25 PM »
In an attempt to get myself moving again, I'm going to make the goal of:
  • Spending ~10 minutes every day on stuff for my kit, which at this point is going to look like sharpening up my CAD skills again and going at it with weapons and gauntlets
  • Making a post roughly once a week or so with updates on progress
So, in light of that, my current goal is to make a Westar Carbine variant that I'll be a bit happier with (because it's never too late to completely revise extraneous pieces of your kit), I think this will help get me back in the flow of things before I start on CADing up some new gauntletsMy goals for this Westar Carbine Variant are: (concept pics below)
  • WOOD GRIPS! WOOD GRIPS ON EVERYTHING! But specifically, designed in such a way that you can easily manufacture wood parts for it, or can use 3D printed parts
  • Design it to print in pieces that are easy to sand and have logical seam locations so that you can glue it all together with minimal work (this may be expedited by wood furniture, which would already have seam locations)
  • Add a stock and optics so that I can actually shoulder something, and place the optics farther down the barrel so I'm not bumping my visor on them all the time
This'll probably end up similar to the Rebels variant of the carbine but I think the stock on that one looks dorky and the scope looks too close to the action

And my concept art, brought to you by MS Paint 3D. I still haven't figured out how to make the stock not look dorky, but that's a work in progress, the taller DC-15 style stock would be fun but possibly difficult to shoulder with a helmet on


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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #19 on: Jul 19, 2021, 01:42 PM »
I am LOVING those wood grips!  So beautiful!  I'm hoping to do something similar.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #20 on: Jul 19, 2021, 02:12 PM »

And my concept art, brought to you by MS Paint 3D. I still haven't figured out how to make the stock not look dorky, but that's a work in progress, the taller DC-15 style stock would be fun but possibly difficult to shoulder with a helmet on


I like what you are doing with that file. I made my own carbine for fun a while back. This was a kitbash with a stock I found on thinigiverse.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #21 on: Jul 20, 2021, 09:30 PM »
Because there was some interest in how I do CAD, I'll post today with how I'm getting started on all of this with info to help newcomer's along. I'm thinking I'll use Solidworks for this project so I have access to the actual files, but Fusion 360 is free and a very similar experience

This is my starting concept, with cut lines added in for how I plan to split this up into pieces and areas denoted for wood work. I'll have to do some tracing and cutting

This is new ground for me in solidworks because I have to figure out how to make multiple bodies/1 assembly starting from scratch. Following some advice from a buddy, I'm going to start it as an Assembly (this isn't something Fusion users would have to deal with, you can just make new bodies in one fusion file however you like)
I don't have a good idea of how long this part should be overall, so that will also be the subject of some guesswork, but it looks like there aren't a ton of great reference images out there anyway so nobody will know if I get it wrong. It looks like the one that I printed before is about 17" long barrel crown to butt, so I'll roll with that as a starting number.Started throwing together some construction lines and other nonsense

And it's a start, ended up having to do some planning and talking with people during my time I planned to work on this

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #22 on: Jul 21, 2021, 02:42 AM »
Want to compare notes? I 'm learning too and was also working on a carbine from scratch. Mine is shorter, but I think 17" is about right. Making it longer will be an easy fix. Honestly, looking at the screen and getting an accurate idea of the size isn't easy for me. I keep comparing it to things I have printed before so I can see it in my hand.


I also put a space in the top for a rare earth magnet so I can swap scopes out. I have scopes I like from previous builds and might as well use them.


I made a stock for it and a little forward grip. Not totally happy with it so I think I am going to make some adjustments to it. But it is a learning process.


Hit me up if you want to.

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Re: RC-3141's Weapon WIP Thread
« Reply #23 on: Jul 21, 2021, 09:33 PM »
I was personally considering doing rails for scopes (because I hate myself and want to sand more) but I'll have to look into swarzy rail designs. I'll see if I can't find a good way to do two scopes as well  :P
Now, this is the fun part:when you start chucking dimensions on things they get angryKinda wishing there was an option to say "this line will always be to the right of this line" but I guess that's not how Solidworks likes to do things

Lesson learned from today: don't define too many things using angles, sometimes it is really better just to manually set things to dimensions
this leaves me with quite a bit to figure out about the handle, but I'm happy so far, I'll have to do LOTS of prototyping and breaking things though, I think.

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