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.
philb64: hi all, any tips on doing a cyma m14 to g43 rifle ?.....cheers
Jun 8, 2015 14:30:37 GMT -5
LϟϟAH1944: M14 to G43 is very hard
Jun 8, 2015 15:33:16 GMT -5
Dracul: There are numerous threads in the Armory section about M14 to G43 conversions. There isn't one solid method just yet unfortunately.
Jun 9, 2015 11:01:29 GMT -5
spcmann281: hey, Iv always been fascinated with WWII especially with the whole entirety of the ETO and well i've just come into some money recently and decided that I may as well start my collection. my first uniform i'm torn with I know I want a U.S. infantry uniform
Jun 15, 2015 0:04:46 GMT -5
spcmann281: what I want for my impression is not only for look but I want practicality behind it because well i'll be using it for hunting and camping and such but here in lovely central Maine it's cold that time of year basically I want to know pros and cons of the
Jun 15, 2015 0:07:11 GMT -5
spcmann281: Field Jacket OD (M41) with the M37 wool trousers and M37 enlisted mans shirt, service shoes and Dismounted leggings Vs heat comfort and wear of the M43 field uniform, and is it regulation to wear the service shoe and leggings with the M43 trousers
Jun 15, 2015 0:09:56 GMT -5
spcmann281: also How warm are the M43's actually and do you all wear them as a layerd system? i know the two buckle boots were common but I've got a thing for the leggings and TypeII service shoe
Jun 15, 2015 0:10:22 GMT -5
spcmann281: any answers hints tips would be much appreciated i'v had alot of family involved with this conflict on German and US. my self serving in the ARMY myself i would really like to get these right.
Jun 15, 2015 0:12:46 GMT -5
spcmann281: plus i got excited and the first thing i came across were leggings so thats what i'm building around
Jun 15, 2015 0:18:14 GMT -5
Abbot: I'm fairly certain the leggings were allowed and used thoughout the war... The infantry were not issued new gear as quickly as the airborne, so the service shoes were most likely used almost up to the end, but don't quote me...
Jun 15, 2015 8:40:02 GMT -5
spcmann281: excellet, thank you Abbot!
Jun 15, 2015 17:49:11 GMT -5
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704td: Will send you a PM
Jun 30, 2015 21:56:22 GMT -5