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06-27-2006, 11:53
Tools Needed

Ruler Steel is best
Craft Knife
Cutting Mat
DML/Other mag for sizing
Foamex 3mm thick

Step 1.

Measure the Mag , which is 10mm

Step 2.

Cut the foamex into strips

Step 3.

Cut them into 28mm chunks , Angle if required to give it realistic look

Step 4.

Look nice fit in a DML M16 !!!! They fit as good as real ones !!!!

Other steps .

Can be painted black for bits that are seen or added to pouches to give real look.

I'm using these i make to fill out pouches.

Before :sadshake

Filled with Fuzzy Nylon wool , looks crap yeh

After :clap

Solid Snake
06-27-2006, 21:12
This is certainly something i'll be trying! Where can i get the foamex?

06-27-2006, 22:03
I did a quick google search and came up with only UK suppliers.. Is the foamex available in the US as well?? Oh by the way.. Great idea!!!!!!!!!

06-28-2006, 07:54
Thanks to Bravop 2 Zero for the tutorial. If you need to find pieces think outside the 1/6th box. Try you're local Hobby shop. You know someplace that sells model kits or trains. We may not hang out there on a regular basis but most carry plastic sheet or strip or Foam board. This works well.

I have two other options.

You can also use this technique with wood strip. You need a harder wood than balsa though. Probably basswood is the best place to start. Since its just filler and won't be seen, wood works. Plus you can paint it.

What I've been doing lately is re-casting my own in resin. Simply making a copy of the original. It works the best. The hobby shops sell a resin casting kit that has everyting you need to make the mold and cast the pieces. A little more time consuming, but you can make 100 originals very easily.

Solid Snake
06-28-2006, 09:13
I'd go to a hobby shop but.. well.. we don't have -any- at all.

06-28-2006, 22:30
check art supply houses, Michaels, Joanns crafts, etc.. they sell a similar board as foamex, often used as a backdrop for science fair projects. two pieces of heavy duty paper with a foam core...

07-12-2006, 01:16
I think PVC foam will work as well. I've been meaning to try this for my TUS dragonov sniper. I lost the clip while outside one time.

07-12-2006, 16:07
Great ideas!