Super-duper. Like many artists you are hard to please. I guess that's how Mona Lisa got painted.
Yes... never 100% happy I guess. There a few things I would have done differently in hindsight but I have limited tools. Some things I've already corrected on the ACAD file which when I made it would have made things a bit easier and I should have done some steps differently but was afraid to go to far hacking the Sten up. After cutting the front sight off I sould have brazed it to the barrel shroud before I glued in the barrel end. Becasue I didn't I had to create pins and use epoxy puddy to mount it. Turned out durable but not as durable as if I would have brazed it on.
I'll post more photos later about how to attach the gun to the stock. This gave me some fits to figure out because I wanted a solid mounting system that was easy to remove. In the end I got there and it works very well and as it turned out no that hard to do.
I have a 1917 enfield stock i purchased years ago. I hope to mod into a lanchester paintball smg later this year. I also have an old sterling gas operated airsoft that could provide a template for a sten or lanchester smg.
With the stock reshaped and re-fauxed and applied the final detail pieces I gave it a test fire. With the AK stick 11.1v lipoly I'm getting a respectable 340 fps on a pdi 170. Attached is an MP38/40 sling.
Post by nbnagantsniper on Sept 28, 2011 20:32:15 GMT -5
kalbs replyed to my message and says ---------It was actually quite easy using a bolt set in the bottom forward center. the nut is a thumb screw from a red-dot mount. The rear is heldon with a custom L-bracket and screw.
antonius agustus: Unless you've registered in a unit, which I didn't think you needed to do (I was wrong), they won't let you in if your in uniform and gear. I'm liking Reading's airshow less and less every year. And Jerry, that's too bad because that was an excellent idea.
Jun 16, 2014 15:39:48 GMT -5
patrickl29th: does anyone know were I can get a boneyard d boys kar 98
Jun 16, 2014 17:26:30 GMT -5
antonius agustus: Evike has them from time to time and so does AirsoftMegaStore
Jun 18, 2014 16:12:03 GMT -5
LϟϟAH1944: Antonius, they let you in if youre not with a unit- you just cant have weapons.
Jun 19, 2014 5:26:37 GMT -5
antonius agustus: It must be a new rule then, definitely don't remember it the last couple years.
Jun 22, 2014 12:24:07 GMT -5
Jerry-ADK: Yah, I guess WW2 airsoft isn't what they want at their event. Any other kind of WW2 enthusiast is ok, just not reenactors with bb guns. I guess ill have to join a BF unit if I want to go and period camp.
Jun 23, 2014 21:33:22 GMT -5
LϟϟAH1944: The thing is, its not an organized unit. Reading is mainly for larger, organized and established units.
Jun 24, 2014 17:18:38 GMT -5
unterfarbfuhrer: Hey. I'm starting out. I only have at the moment a M43 tunic/trousers set, and soon I will have a M40 Helmet. However, since I have no source of income, I need loaner gear. I would need lowboots and gaiters, leather belt and y-straps, and a breadbag.
Jun 29, 2014 22:08:55 GMT -5
unterfarbfuhrer: If it is alright, could I just use a East German canteen? Like I said, I have no source of income, so my hands are tied behind my back.
Jun 29, 2014 22:09:57 GMT -5
Jerry-ADK: Unterfarbfuhrer, where are you located?
Jul 1, 2014 12:44:40 GMT -5
patrickl29th: Do you use a m14 socom for a m1 Garand conversion or just a regular m14?
Jul 1, 2014 13:16:32 GMT -5
ssgjoe: Unterfarbfurher, what you could do is get an East German canteen than start to replace it with period correct stuff. First thing I would swap out would be to swap it for a wool cover, than a cup, then strap, and finally the flask.
Jul 1, 2014 19:20:29 GMT -5
Dracul: Ugh, I think I'm going mad. I can't seem to find that one reference thread that had links to the cheapest/cheaper US uniforms and gear.
Jul 14, 2014 8:39:57 GMT -5
patrickl29th: Dracul ATF has some cheap uniforms for there quality. I had my m1943s for 5 years and never had a problem
Jul 14, 2014 13:56:56 GMT -5
Dracul: Yeah, but I'm looking more for some of the gear. I forgot where I got my leggings, but I remember getting them for like 20 bucks and now I can't find any leggings for my wife thats under 40 bucks.
Jul 14, 2014 16:03:32 GMT -5