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02-15-2005, 00:41
This how to was brought about by several different threads . Primarily PbrStreetgands thread asking about custon Brit sniper rifles and Arch13 request for images .
Secondly , MVSpartans request for some 1/6 gunsmithing tutorials .

This is one I am presently putting together for PBRstreetgang .

It still needs ome paint and a little sanding here and there .

Enfield L42A1.

Oh yeah ... One more thing . I was on AIM with PD this afternoon and he reminded me that our own Writtenman has made one of these quite some time ago . I do remember seeing the photos and marveling at his brilliant work . In short . This is not the first .

That being said . Here is a list of tools you will need:

Hobby Saw

Sandpaper and emory boards of varying grits (Rough to fine )

Plastic / Styrene solvent


Styrene tube .

Below is a picture of the 1/1 rifle

02-15-2005, 00:51

I noticed that the modified 1/1 rifles stock was a bit shorter , so I made marks on it as initial cutting guides .

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5. Here , I sanded the front end of the stock down so it would match up the the "band" .

02-15-2005, 00:55
6. Here , I have joined the front bit to the main stock with ProWeld solvent .
Also shown is the front sight that will be used later.

02-15-2005, 00:56
7. Here , I have drilled a hole to accommodate the styrene " barrell" .

02-15-2005, 00:57
8. Carefully , bore out the front sight do the same diameter of the styrene tube .

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10. Barrell is fitted to the stock with solvent .

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12. The cheek rest was made out of left over bits of the front stock . I had to dremmel out the contour to fit it to the stock .

02-15-2005, 01:03
13. This is as far as I have gotten .
Unfortunately , it is Valentines day and I am presently trying to feverishly write this post before my girlfriend gets home .
She WILL Kick my ass !

I will go back and write more discriptions in the morning . and hopefully have some initial painting pics too .

Just Clay
02-15-2005, 01:20
That is an outstanding "how to" Aly. I just want to say thanks for taking the time and making the effort to set this up.

02-15-2005, 01:28
WOW!!!!! HOLY S---- !!!! you are the man !!! i'm sure glad i posted this question, will someone please archive this when aly is finished !

02-15-2005, 01:40
God that was quick! Awsome work mate, no more excuses for me :(

02-15-2005, 01:52
damned nice Alyasha, than you. :thumb

02-15-2005, 02:24
Aly, another amazing weapons mod!!!!!

02-15-2005, 02:35
Another excellent tutorial, sifu!:thumb

Rebel Ape
02-15-2005, 06:50
Always amazed by your customizing prowess man. ....Always.


02-15-2005, 07:56
Righteous work Aly!!

You have given me the inspiration to take on the sniper rifle mod a friend used in the Seals. Your work is always awesome and a pleasure to see. Keep up the good work!!

02-15-2005, 08:43
Awesome :thumb :thumb

Thanks for the tutorial.:)

02-15-2005, 11:55
Pure magic Aly, and in your case lightning quick.

02-15-2005, 11:58
Phenomenal work- I've had one of these in the works for awhile (on hold while I'm at school- a summer and holiday project for when I'm home)- I need to find a hobby drill (is that the same as a pin vice?) to clean up the hole I have for the barrel and to get teh front sight free. Nice idea on the cheek piece- hadn't even thought of using a piece from the front stock.

I'll be interested to see what you work out for the scope and mount- looking around I considered frankensteining together a scope from teh DML Alan springfield and the DML Kar 98 sniper rifle that came with their gebirsjager (sp?) anniversary figure- as for the mount I had no idea how to work that out.

Thanks for undertaking this project- your expertice on weapons mods makes it easier for you, and provides a guide for me to work from.


EDIT: Oops- didn't notice, it looks like you have a sight there already in the last photo- any chance for info on its source and the work you've done to it?

02-15-2005, 12:23
GREAT work Aly! :D
Thanks for doing this tutorial. It sure will come in handy for us all. :thumb :thumb

02-15-2005, 12:35
Cheers guys ! I really appreciate the comments .

pbrstreetgang ... Glad you like it man . Should be finished by Wed-Thurs. Will email you and let you know the status .

54thCuda2 ... Being that that inspiration and sharing is what this board means to me , the least I can do is reciprocate . Can't wait to see your SEAL weapon . Sounds like a fun project .

PD ... Arrigatto sensei . I just got really psyched . :p

WAF07 ... Thanks ! I would suggest investing in a dremmel . Even a battery powered one (even though the battery op ones only have 2 speeds ).
It should run you about $60 USD . I find it an invaluable tool with many household as well as hobby uses . Mostly drilling , cutting and grinding away plastic . Well worth the investment , besides the fact that you wont be pulling your hair out trying to use a screwdriver to drill hioles in tiny pieces of plastic .

The scope has been the biggest headace so far .
As you mentioned the mounting funiture will need to be "Frankensteined" together somehow .
I've found that the scope that came with DML's "Winiona"'s rifle (seen in pic) might be able to be doctored up .
Not sure how this is going to turn out . Basically a matter of cutting it into 3 parts and re-arranging them a bit .
There should be some pics of the scope in works posted a little later .

Can't wait to see how your mod comes out .. The more the merrier .

Doctor T
02-15-2005, 14:12
Arrgh! Too much to learn to in this hobby!! Thanks so much for sharing sifu Aly! Your completeness as a customizer has me awestruck.

Unfortunately , it is Valentines day and I am presently trying to feverishly write this post before my girlfriend gets home .
She WILL Kick my ass !

Heh, maybe your girlfriend could do a "How to kick Aly's ass tutorial (with pictures)"?...

02-18-2005, 22:56
Here is a reference image of the weapon in action.
pbrstreetgang ... Is this the SAS image you were talking about ?

I seem to recal Ali posting this some time ago .

02-19-2005, 01:43
that's the one !just a boy out for a" walk" w/ his sniper rifle and a m-79 !!!!!

Lightning Sword
02-19-2005, 02:03
That is a awesome mod Aly!

03-04-2005, 22:15

Finally made some strides in PBRStreetgang's Enfield .
Thanks to PD's closeup fererence photo of the scope furnature , I think I've finally got it looking right .

Got the basecoat of black down .
Paintup next ...

Whaddyathink ?

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03-05-2005, 04:14
great work.

If you don't mind my asking, how'd you go about fabricating the scope mount- I've got enough pieces that I can work out a scope, but the mount was a mystery to me- you seem to have done a great job on this one.


03-05-2005, 12:22
kickin some ass aly!

03-05-2005, 13:11
Thanks Matt ! Now if I can only paint this thing up a killer as Mountain Troopers "Bob Dole" Rifle . :rolleyes

WAF07 / Allen ... Thank you .
After I had thought I'd had the scope mount beat , PD posted an actual reference photo .
I had to tear the whole thing apart and start over .

Here is a rough illustration of how I went about making the mount .
I hope it is of some help .

03-05-2005, 15:48

Thanks for the help- my scratch building skills from Styrene are improving, but still a bit lacking, so your "lazy" method looks like it'll work fine.


03-06-2005, 01:54
No worries WAF07. Glad to be of some help .

Here are some pics of the finished project .
Unfortunately , my lighting is not too good for some reason this evening .

03-06-2005, 01:56
A little better lighting .

I am really pleased with the way this mod came out .
PBR ... I'll put it in the mail on Monday .

03-06-2005, 01:57
Dark ass scope photo . :rolleyes

03-06-2005, 12:13
Looks Fantastic Aly!

Now.... I'm really curious what that fig in the background is....

03-07-2005, 16:12
MVSpartan117 ... Thanks Matt . Not as goot as Boot or Mountaintrooper in the weathering dept. , but I like the way it came out .

The guy in the back is a Spetznas figure I'm working on .Will post it later .

03-08-2005, 00:22

Mountain Trooper
04-03-2005, 01:14
what colors/brand did you use for the Metal work on the rifle..?

AMAZING Customization !

04-03-2005, 06:46
Glad you arte happy with it PBR .
Did you get my last PM ?

Thanks MT !
Have not figured oout the wood weathering thing as of yet , but been re-reading some of your posts .
Gonna give it a whirl soon .
The Metal parts anre all painted first with Citidel (Warhammer) "Chaos Black" Primer, then drybrushed with Citidel "Boltgun Metal" . Later another bit of drybrushing with "Mithryl Silver" .