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    Making a Diemaco - a question

    I want to make a couple of Diemaco variants. How much would it take to make one from a stock M4?

    The major difference as far as I can see is the barrel - most other detail would be lost at this scale. Anyone got any hints/ tips/ ideas?

    Also which would be the best donor, DML or BBI etc and which version (there's a lot out there)

    Thanks.

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    Which variant are you trying to built? C8 Carbine? Id use a DML XM177, cut off the barrel, and add a DML M16A2 barrel.
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    http://www.diemaco.com/sfw-page.htm is what I'm after.

    I'm thinking BBI M4 and some inventiveness as regards the barrel...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scaley
    http://www.diemaco.com/sfw-page.htm is what I'm after.

    I'm thinking BBI M4 and some inventiveness as regards the barrel...
    All it is is a mod M4 and the barrel would be easy to change/mod.
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    Something like this????

    C7A1 Short Barrel.

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    Very nice that, what did you use as the donor weapon?

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    Pretty much I took a old Plastic version <not the metal> M16A4 from BBI, Shorten down the barrel using a X-Acto Saw. Then use a small piece metal rod piece between the Flashhider and Barrel. Zap them tow piece together. Next, I took the the old stock from 21st Century Mk48 SEAL LMG. Cut off the old Soild stock and attached the Slither Stock. Did the same thing, made a small pin then glue the stock to the receiver.

    The Mag is made with Styrene. Kinda forgotten What I used to make it.

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    Many thanks for the tips matey.

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    No problem, I wish I had another M16 laying around and I can show you a step to step photo of the project.

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    Note the features listed on the Diemaco site for the SFW - as far as I can tell these are the major ones that differ from the M4:

    1. 16" heavy barrel
    5. Rail on left side of sight block
    10. Sling loop at rear of receiver
    11. Rubber butt pad on stock

    Here's what I have thought up as possible methods(just some ideas, I haven't tried them yet!):

    1. Replace barrel with 16" custom one - either cut up another rifle barrel or use styrene tubing - then use a couple of sections of heat-shrink tube to get the different thickness profile.

    5. Use a DML side sling mount(came on some of their M4s) - cut off the sling swivel and glue on a piece of rail.

    10. Styrene sheet trimmed to shape I guess(or just ignore it).

    11. Cheat - use the new TS M4(90's Ranger Mullen), it has a rubber butt pad already!

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