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1Made it happen Empty Made it happen on Tue May 21, 2019 9:02 pm

Parabellum


I had made a post a week or two ago about tracking down a scope mount for an M16 carrying handle. I wasn’t able to find someone selling one separately from the weapon. Fortunately black ops toys had a used M4 carbine with this set up. When I got the weapon the original optic was glued to the mount. I managed to gently remove it with a tiny (eye glass) flat head screw driver. I attempted to remove the mount but that was glued in place (I believe from the factory). That wasn’t a big deal considering I wanted an A2 carry handle anyway, I was just worried about the color match. I managed to also find a scope I liked for $1. The scope wasn’t designed for this particular mount as it’s a tab longer and has holes not pegs but that’s what super glue is for, lol. The scope mount was not level so with some glue and manipulation I managed to get it as straight as possible. Because the scope was longer than the mount I just used layers of glue and paint to fill in the gap (still a work in progress). I did throw a coat of paint to cover the glue and attempt a color match, it still needs some work. I need to get some fine grain sand paper to take out some of the texture and gun metal gray paint. Below are some pictures. I added the cartoon photo of the character to show you the look I’m attempting. If you have any feedback it is always welcome.
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2Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Tue May 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Parabellum


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3Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Tue May 21, 2019 9:05 pm

blackpool

blackpool
Very nice and accurate mod! cheers

4Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Tue May 21, 2019 9:06 pm

skywalkersaga

skywalkersaga
Oh, yay, glad you found something suitable! To my untrained eye, it looks very good... I wouldn't have immediately noticed it was all glued together. And gotta love paint... it can transform anything! Very Happy


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5Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Tue May 21, 2019 9:15 pm

Parabellum


Thank you! Like I said it’s not 100% complete but the “heavy lifting” is done.

6Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Wed May 22, 2019 6:19 am

GubernatorFan

GubernatorFan
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Well spotted and well mounted... err... glued. Smile Black Ops is a good place for finding difficult to locate stuff, albeit often quite pricey.


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7Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Wed May 22, 2019 12:00 pm

brassco

brassco
Golgo 13 is on my wish list...pls post pictures with this figure using this rifle!

8Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Wed May 22, 2019 7:12 pm

PickleMunkey

PickleMunkey
Ooo man that looks awesome!

9Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 9:52 am

Parabellum


Brassco, I re-did the paint job. I’ll post a pic once it dries.

10Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 10:53 am

Parabellum


Final paint job. Couldn’t get rid of the texture in the paint, even after sanding it down prior too. But I got the color match pretty close.

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11Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 10:34 pm

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12Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 10:42 pm

brassco

brassco
Nice! Pro among Pros! John Wick who?

13Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 10:45 pm

GubernatorFan

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He sure looks like he means business. Smile


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14Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Thu May 23, 2019 10:46 pm

skywalkersaga

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Nice one! You made it look really convincing!


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15Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Fri May 24, 2019 5:47 am

Parabellum


Thx everyone! I like the M16 better this way.

16Made it happen Empty Re: Made it happen on Sat May 25, 2019 3:35 am

Pontiacivan

Pontiacivan
That's the way to do it!
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