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    Newbie Customz

    Hi check out this custom M4 of mine, first pic the M4 is not weathered.
    2nd pic i weathered. comment about what you think of my work. thanks osw!

    [/IMG]www.onesixthwarriors.com/[/IMG]

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    Re: Newbie Customz

    Looks great! Did you dry-brush on the metal highlights? Really nice work, man, keep it up!

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    Thanks

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    Re: Newbie Customz

    No More? I need to hear what you think.

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    Re: Newbie Customz

    Want a cookie? Lol

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    Re: Newbie Customz

    haha. so what do you think?

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    a great start.

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    Looks great to me!
    "I need your clothes, your boots, and your motorcycle."
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    Re: Newbie Customz

    Quote Originally Posted by Ireallyliketohaveone View Post
    haha. so what do you think?
    Looks a bit too weathered to me. Firearms that are well cared for will show signs of wear but that one looks like it was dropped in gravel and swished around a bit.

    The kinds of "normal" wear you should see are that the sharp corners are shiny or maybe down to bare metal. The high spots may get a little worn down.

    On the AR-15 types, I would expect to see wear around the edges of the ejection port cover, around the fence surrounding the magazine release, on the high spots of the forward assist, the sides of the operating handle, top of the selector switch, etc.

    There should be no wear around the inside of the ejection port cover because nothing touches it. The center raised portion is hit by the bolt carrier to open it, but other than that, it just gets covered by combustion gas which tends to make things look sooty.

    There is a shiny mark on the scope rail which would be difficult to duplicate on the real gun. Same applies to the trigger guard. It isn't a high part of the gun and should never contact anything. Also, there is a good chance it is made of plastic on some guns.

    The triangular ring in front of the receiver which holds on the front handguards also tends to show wear because it is a high spot on the gun. Sometimes they are also plastic, but usually they are aluminum with a manganese phosphate (matte black) finish to start.

    I would not expect to see shiny metallic looking wear on the pistol grip because it is plastic. Same applies to the front handguards. At the most, the edges might be a touch shiny as in reflective as the matte / pebbled plastic is smoothed a bit.

    The modern magazines start off as a matte medium gray. When that paint wears away, it will tend to look a slight golden / olive colour because that is what the anodizing looks like underneath. Down to shiny aluminum means you scraped it.

    The bolt carrier showing through the open ejection port should also be a silver colour because the military ones tend to be chrome plated for corrosion resistance.

    Hope this helps someone.
    - Ivan.

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    Ivan, hey I already quit this hobby. so yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ireallyliketohaveone View Post
    Ivan, hey I already quit this hobby. so yeah
    Well........bye.
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    Re: Newbie Customz

    He asked for a critique. I gave him an honest critique which I thought was on the mark. I believe I am quite familiar with the AR-15 / M16 types.

    I think what he really wanted was "congratulations, great job" and a pat on the back.

    - Ivan.

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    Hey.

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