Introduction: High Quality RBG's... the Much Awaited Instructable

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NOTE: you will need several large carpentry power tools for this project, so just to warn you, you will need: a thickness planer, a drill press, a band saw, chisels, knives, belt sanders and considerable carpentry knowledge


Alright, as I said before, these are not actually pics, but i did make them to my standards, which i hope is good enough for you guys


Also, on request of You, if you are making a model with too much space in beween the reciever and the top of the gun to allow the parts to protrude an effective amount to be used, what you have to do is cut out a notch for the parts. This is easiest to plan for when you are drawing the schematic on the lumber. Simply place the parts relative to where they will be placed, and sketch a window for them to move freely. I would Highly reccomend capping off the notch at the top to decrease the amount of stress on the amount of wood that is remaining. See my MP5K or HK416 for an example. (I personally use the top rail to complete the connection)

Step 1: Buy Lumber

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First, go to home depot or rona or home hardware or anywhere you usually can buy lumber near you. you will want to buy either a 2x10 or a 2x12 in an eight foot length.

Step 2: Plane Lumber

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You will need to trim the thickness of the wood from 2.5" to about 1.5"-1.75" for most guns. Check out the measerments to make sure (coming up)

Step 3: Find Gun Details/Dimensions and Print

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Print off the picture of the gun (both sides) and then using simple scale measurements, determine the scale from the paper to actual size.

PS: Use this site, its the one I use.

Step 4: Determine Measurements

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Now, using the scale you determined, determine all the tiniest details of the specific gun (USP Tactical shown)... if you dont do ALL of the measurements now, you'll hate yourself for it later, believe me

Step 5: Transfer Details Onto Lumber

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Now, transfer the real scale sized gun onto the lumber. It doesn't hurt to have some artisitc talent for this.

Then mark lines near the perimiter of the gun.


Step 6: Mark Drill Depths

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Mark off the depths of the chambers you need to accomidate the parts. Leave plenty of space for them. Make sure you use a 1/2" drill bit for the boring.

Step 7: Bore the Chamber

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Drill with a 1/2" drill bit in the centre of the lumber down with a depth guide. If you are going to screw up big time, this is probably where you will.

Step 8: Cut Out Model

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Using a band saw, cut out the model, leaving out small details, like sights, hammers, and trigger guards. Next (not shown) cut these out to size and all dimensions. you will add them later.

Step 9: Drill Holes for Parts

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Here's another tricky step: drill the holes for the parts. Use a 1/4" drill bit, and before drilling, make sure with the parts on top of the model that they line up. Mark and drill (pray before if you like).

Step 10: Carve Details

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Using any tools you like, carve out the details of the model. I would reccomend using chisels, knives, belt sanders, files and dremel tools.

Step 11: Add Parts

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Now, make sure that the parts actually did line up (if you haven't already). first, check outside the model. Then add them in and insert 1/4" dowels. They might not rotate smoothly, but it will relax over use.

Step 12: Add Detail Pieces

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Add/glue on the detail pieces you cut out before.

Step 13: Drill Barrel Hole

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Using a 1/2" drill bit again, drill with a perfect (or near perfect) hole for the barrel. With pistols, its not as noticeable if it is off kilter, but if you build a rifle, it'll drive you insane eventually (if you're a perfectionist like me)

Step 14: Insert the Barrel

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Insert the barrel. Either glue in for a permanent hold, or have it removeable for if you want to make a removeable supressor or compensator (not shown)

Step 15: Paint the Gun

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Now, using spray or brush on paint, paint the gun to any colour you want (just not pink, for the love of God, not pink) I reccomend gun-metal grey or black-flat, never glossy.


DrWeird117 (author)2008-09-22

1. Fictional 2. Fictional 3. MP5K 4. IMI Desert Eagle 5. AK-47 Kalashikov 6. CZ75B 6. Beretta 92 9mm. 7. XM8 8. XM8 9. M4A1 Carbine.

DrWeird117 (author)DrWeird1172009-03-22

Wait a second. #1 is a USP!

dr. richtofen (author)DrWeird1172012-01-03

correction: USP Match

bounty1012 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-02

actually, isnt the tenth one a k2?

DrWeird117 (author)bounty10122009-03-22


bounty1012 (author)DrWeird1172009-03-25

yeah It doesnt really look like an M4a1, More of a K2.

MadBricoleur (author)bounty10122009-10-05


bounty1012 (author)MadBricoleur2009-10-07

I was dumb when I said that, but no, that gun looks more like an hk-416.

the final gun is. in fact, a Heckler & Koch 416.

bounty1012 (author)DrWeird1172009-10-07

2nd one is a deagle.

Arbitror (author)DrWeird1172009-03-22

9= my favorite gun.

nerfer192 (author)DrWeird1172008-11-06

actually, the 2nd is a deagel also

DrWeird117 (author)nerfer1922008-11-06

Whoops, sorry, LOL

Ludwig Gunner (author)2008-01-13

Where do you get the plastic pointy wheel and trigger stuff.

I had to rip them out of guns I bought off of ebay.

flaresam (author)2008-08-30

Did you ever think of selling those? I have a couple of friends that suck at working with wood and would probably buy some of those! You could probably make a lot of money!

HK.RBG.armorer (author)flaresam2011-01-04

I sold mine all the time, often by request from my friends.
I used to get into a heap of trouble, since I insisted on selling them at school on school time (after they were painted, of course).

Spycrab (author)2010-07-30

But if you paint it pink, the police are less likely to get you ;)

MadBricoleur (author)2009-10-07<br /><br />Japanese, translated version, but haha... there's your high qualities. <br /><br /><br /><br />another link. you can get to see how much japan is into rb guns. go to the "links" part, and browse all the links. as you can see, you're not alone :D<br /><br />I just stumbled upon these. not affiliated.<br /><br />

ItsTheHobbs (author)2009-07-26

Are the slides on your guns functional? If so, how do they work?

DrWeird117 (author)2009-01-03

I just realized that the side notes were the names. LOL

solopach (author)DrWeird1172009-05-19

I was gonna say, if you say the USP is fiction, I say blasphemy sir!

bounty1012 (author)2009-03-25

Lolz that would be funny, a pink Deagle.

theRIAA (author)2008-02-18

theres some pretty crazy RBGs out there if you know where to look:
a nice competition gun I think

pure insanity

J Moneyman (author)theRIAA2008-12-08

yea i kno. the 2nd link is this Japanese guy who makes awesome rubberband guns.

Bright Shadow (author)theRIAA2008-09-06

the first link looks... modern

theRIAA (author)Bright Shadow2008-09-07

i've seen another japaneese/something site with glock-looking full auto ones. the rubber bands went on revolving square, trigger held square. never been able to find it again /:

gjvg (author)2008-09-29

can you shoot with this pistols?

shadymilkman (author)2008-01-28

Nice, I did the same thing with the Glock from CS 1.6 several months ago, although I didn't put as much detail as you did. nice work.

ojochris (author)2007-11-30

holy crap did U really Make those by hand?!

ultimachris (author)2007-11-21

how do you make the one with the slide?

Whaleman (author)2007-10-13

what if we made a wooden one (without boring out the inside or adding parts) then we made a mold and made a replica out of Bondo or something, and then used that one for the final gun?

HK.RBG.armorer (author)Whaleman2007-10-17

yeah, that would work, although I have not experimented with many other materials, just some hard pvc for the parts. good luck- post your results. dave

Whaleman (author)HK.RBG.armorer2007-10-17

I don't know whether I can do this though, my dad is not very supportive. And I have another question, How do you get a slide on the gun, on airsoft guns (I know they are different), the slide is always in two pieces, or flexible.

Whaleman (author)2007-10-13

Haha! I love the XM8

fireFEIND67 (author)2007-10-04

mamoo it shoots RUBBER BANDS

mamoo (author)2007-09-29

what does it shoot?

HK.RBG.armorer (author)mamoo2007-10-01

These shoot elastic bands, hence "RBGs" dave

White_Feathers (author)2007-09-19

Hey, Wow, those guns look excellent!! Where'd ya learn to do this? About a year ago I was looking into making a pistol with different random things. Like pipes, and metal fragments, then have a carved-out wooden handle. I was then going to paint it black, but never got around to building that. But wow, you're reallllly good at building those!! I especially love the HK416, that thing is awesome! :-D Thanks for showing these! ~Briana

Thanks- I really taught myself how to do these once I started highschool. I got all my knowledge from a construction tech class (shop), where we used the tools, and learned how to do scale measurements, I already knew how to do both of those, but I enhanced my knowledge there. dave

That's pretty awesome. ;) Keep it up! I take it you probably have gone into carpentry, hm? That's the thing I'm contemplating... I don't really have access to any nice carpentry tools, except my Dad's grinder...but that things like cave-man material. Lol Eh, maybe I'll find a way somehow... Anyhow, thanks. :) Ya know what, I dunno if you already do- but I bet you could sell these things. There's probably some people out there who want to make films but can't have real guns for different reasons-and those could be some nice props for a small film. Or just for a wall decoration, etc) I dunno, just a thought? ~Briana

HK.RBG.armorer (author)2007-09-10

About 3-4 days all together, putting in about 3-6 hours per day, but I'm a perfectionist. I just finished painting it, a mix between mossy-oak dead grass hunting camo, and the black accent parts, if you want, I can post it.

mamoo (author)HK.RBG.armorer2007-09-18

does it shoot? how far?

HK.RBG.armorer (author)mamoo2007-09-20

it shoots about 25 feet

bobbyk881 (author)2007-08-16

if i were you i would paint an orange tip

Metal4God (author)bobbyk8812007-08-19

are you kidding that would make it look fake

bobbyk881 (author)Metal4God2007-08-19

its the law where i live " any firearm type device must have an orange tip.

Metal4God (author)bobbyk8812007-08-19

thats dumb and dont take it outside doint in the basementand r u still on

bobbyk881 (author)Metal4God2007-08-19

yea and i would talk like that because you may be talkin to a jr. police officer

Metal4God (author)bobbyk8812007-08-20

yeah right im so scared hahaha

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