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07-24-2007, 12:36
Next is the stock. This is the most time consuming part of the build and maybe the most frustrating. If you do not want a folding or telescoping stock it will be much easier to do. Just glue all the parts together and there you go.

The first thing we need to make the male part of the stock. Take two pieces of 5/32 inch styrene tube and cut it to length of the picture. You may want to cut it longer than the picture to make a little extra for the final measurement. Also cut a piece of 1 mm styrene sheet a little bigger than the width of the tubes.
Next file a flat side on both pieces and super glue them together with a piece of 1 mm styrene
sheet between them.
Next we file down the sides until they are flush and glue another piece of 1 mm styrene sheet on both sides. When it is dry file the sides again until it is flat.
Cut the side strips to length and file one side flat. Next, glue three pieces of 5x5 mm styrene square rod together.
File with a round file the top of the three glued pieces so it will fit snuggly on the male part of the stock. Also file one end smooth and the other to the angle in the picture.
Glue it to the end of the male part of the stock. File the stock so that it is the same width from top to the bottom.
Now take another piece of the 5x5 and glue it to the back end of the stock. File it in to shape as shown in the picture. Next we will want to file down the end of the stock to allow for the sling hole. The hole should be about 2 mm in depth.
Make two notches on either side of the hole about 1 mm in depth. Glue a piece of 1 mm sheet going from one notch to the other. If you want you can add the bumps on the pad of the stock. I use half round and a lot of glue.
Next we want to measure the length of the male part of the stock’s total length and cut to size. Then drill a hole to drop a metal wire in on the opposite side as the sling hole. Make sure not to drill all the way through. I drill through the middle and then stop there.
File the top of the sling hole round and we are done with the male part of the stock.
(never mind the chunk hanging out at the top, I got a little carried away with the filing)
Next we will tackle the female part of the stock. Take a piece of 7/32 inch styrene tube and cut it in half.
This next part is tricky. It always takes me a few tries to get it right. You want to take two strips of 1 mm styrene sheet and glue the two hales of the tube back together making a oval shape.
If you have some u-bar I find it a little easier to use than just plain sheet, but I have done it both ways. You need the male part of the stock to slide in this opening so make sure it fits before moving on. File the sides until flat.
Now measure with the picture where and what angle to cut the end of the female part. Make the other end flat.
Now we will want to cut a slit in the top of the female part of the stock. Depending on the gauge of wire you use will determent the size of the slit.
Make sure that there is enough room at the closed end of the slit so it not very weak. Now glue the straight edge of the female part to a 1 mm sheet and cut and file round.
Next is the hinge. I start by taking five pieces of 1 mm sheet and glue two pairs together and leaving one by it self. Also cut two pieces of 4x4 square rod.
Drill a 1/32 inch hole in each piece at one end.
File the tops round.
Put them on a 1/32 rod with the 1 mm thick piece in the middle, then the 4 mm thick pieces next, and the 2 mm thick pieces on the top and bottom. File down the 4 mm thick pieces until the end is about 2 mm above the hole that the rod is through.
Glue the bottom of the 4 mm thick pieces to the straight end of the female part of the stock. Be careful not to glue the hinge so it will continue to rotate.
Now we will take two pieces of 1 mm thick sheet and glue them together. Then measure the pattern on them that the remaining three hinge pieces make and cut out a notch for each.
Position this piece flat on the straight end of the female part of the stock with the hinge pieces in the notches. Glue the hinge pieces to the notched piece. After it dries you should have a working hinge.
Cut and file off the extra styrene.
The last step with the female part of the stock is to glue a piece of 1 mm sheet to the edge of the flat 2 mm thick piece that is connected to the hinge.
Now we will make the cover to the female part of the stock. Take a piece of 9/32 inch styrene tube and cut it in half. Take the straighter half and glue two strips of 1 mm styrene sheet on both sides making a u shape.
Next, using the picture as a guide, we will trim the sides of the U shape to match the picture.
As we did with the female part of the stock, we need to measure where and at what angle to cut the end of the cover. Make the other end flat. Also we need to glue a small section of the other half of the 9/32 inch styrene tube to the top of the flat end of the cover.
File the extra styrene off and make a over hang below the upper half tube as shown in the picture below.
Now we are ready to assemble the stock (you may want to use body filler before assembly). Put he male end into the female end and slide a metal rod in to the male part of the stock. Then glue the cover over the slot in the female part of the stock.
Now glue the back of the hinge to back of the receivers and we are ready to prep for paint. I use body filler to get the weapon as smooth as possible and tubes and half round to do the details. For the screw holes I drill a shallow 1/32 inch hole with a hand drill. I think this works well. It is the easies method I have found to make them.
Now add any accessories you want, paint, and post your finished SCAR on the board.
Please if you have any suggestions or questions feel free to let me know. If you find a better way to do one of the steps I would really like to know.

08-14-2007, 06:13
breathless........i was literally on the floor with an excess of drool and my office mates were screaming at the top of their lung trying to convince me to concentrate on the weekly meeting.....instead i'm gawking away at another fine piece of human creativity and ingenuity with my very eyes ....dude u are aweinspiring...



curtis reed
08-14-2007, 07:38
Oh sweet Jeezy.

Aki i tschi
08-25-2007, 19:47
:jawdrop ..... HOT! Brilliant work.

09-11-2007, 10:49
:jawdrop Excellent tutorial!

01-24-2008, 15:04
WOW, I just stumbled across your stuff in the gallery. Amazing work!

Doktor Von Evil
01-24-2008, 20:57
Most informative, I appreciate you taking the time to go over each step.

Dale Cooper
02-04-2008, 10:13
tried "search" for parts 1+2 but that didn't work so links...
Part One (
Part Two (

("a thing that is on the end of the barrel " )("Flash Suppressor".)

02-04-2008, 22:46
thanks dale, that was killing me when I wrote it up.

12-29-2008, 21:59
(SNL Joke) Holy crap! I just jizzed my pants!

01-09-2009, 13:12
That is simply awesome! :wideyes

I see SCAR fever is sweeping the 1/6th world as well as the real world. I saw one on for over 6 grand(ridiculously overpriced in my opinion, but there you go.)

06-05-2009, 21:03
Pem, do you have a webpage? It'd be really good if you could put up pics for this as well as instructions; I read the intstructions OK, but it'some bits would probably be better with photos.

Also, I'm reading through the instructions and hoping I have the proper styrene bits (I normally use them for other model work), but I'm not sure if I can make do with a couple of cheap M4 knockoffs instead of DML or other M4s...

06-05-2009, 21:18
Hey wavehawk,

Glad to see someone is interested in some 1/6th weapon smithing. I do not have a web site. Also did you see the other two threads.

I had the photos up but they must of been Deleted. If you send me your email I can send it in a Word file to you.

06-17-2009, 02:27
Hi bro, please send them to me, too: [email protected] :) I already have Hot Toy's SCAR (2 versions). I'm thinking of trying my hand in modding a Magpul Masada, which seems to have similarities to the SCAR in terms of aesthetics :)TIA :)

07-09-2009, 12:41
Hi PemGreene,

I saw this post too late... the pictures had been deleted... is it possible to send me the pics to this email add, [email protected]? I would really appreciate it.

Thanks in advance.:clap

11-18-2010, 19:32
Bumping this thread. This is a very helpful tute but the pics are gone.

♪Where have all the photos gone, long time passing
Where have all the photos gone, long time ago...♫

Is there any chance that the pics will be re-uploaded???

11-18-2010, 22:25
I will see if I can find them.