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PemGreene
10-04-2010, 18:18
Hey I thought that I would share my latest custom weapon mod. I am planing to make a marine sniper and finished up the weapon. Any comments are welcome.

Here is what you will start with a standard HT M40a3

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/ht-arms2-2.jpg

Here is what I changed:
1. Cut the barrel and add a new extended barrel or suppresser
2. Add forward rails, there are several styles that will work. I have used the two most common that I have found.
3. Add a Night Vision Scope just to look cool
4. Add a rail for the bipod, I have seen them with and without the rail here so either way is probably fine.
5. Cut out a slot for the magazine and add a magazine
6. Add a magazine release tab (I think that is what it is)
7. Give the bolt a more round egg shape
8. Turn the bolt around so it tilts to the rear of the gun instead of to the front. You may need to shave off a little of the bolt to get it to fit.

If I forgot anything please let me know as I would like to get this a accurate as possible.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/M40a5_Change.jpg

Here are the two I have made.

https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/medium/IMG_8630.JPG


https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/M40a5_00.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/M40a5_01.jpg
https://www.onesixthwarriors.com/photo/data/570/M40a5_02.jpg

DJCummings
10-22-2010, 13:09
Semper Fi

pukingdog
10-22-2010, 18:18
Beautimous

Big_Dave
10-23-2010, 19:09
That's really cool.

pukingdog
10-24-2010, 11:23
It just occured to me, I didn't ask what magazine you used.

PemGreene
10-24-2010, 11:48
I used a cut down magazine from a BS L1A1 for the tan one and a modified Dragon L96A1 magazine for the green one.

pukingdog
10-24-2010, 16:02
That alone is pretty impressive. You've outstripped HotToys' originals by far. This is a really handsome firearm, in both 1/1 and 1/6.

uramegak
12-19-2010, 09:03
Amazing work!

brandnew11980
01-07-2011, 20:37
Can we see more shots of the dio's behind the guns? I'm more interested in those they look awesome.

PemGreene
01-07-2011, 20:42
just check out my gallery. I use it for all my figures.

rokmunky
04-30-2012, 12:13
You're very talented. Great work.