Introduction: Model Gun From Cardboard!
The gun I make in this Instructable is a TEC DC9, which is a sub machine gun. I feel this is one of the best guns I have made. It is also very sturdy and stiff.
Ratings and comments are appreciated!
Other guns: https://www.instructables.com/id/My_Arsenal_Check_out_my_Famas/?comments=all#CUU2PHUFOVWMYFY
AA-12 Shotgun: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Puk4jMOlggc
Video of gun:
No sound on the video because all music I own is bought from an artist or band, so I can't put music in my video without it being copyright.
Step 1: Materials
Ah, yes. So first off you will need a work area. I just have a plastic table in my room with a cutting mat. Perfect. I also had a television to keep from getting bored. Make sure you have a bunch of cardboard depending on the gun you make. Also, a trashcan is good for throwing away scraps.
You will also need a bunch of tools and materials. In this Instructable, all instructions will be on the pictures. This makes it easier for me to post and give more detail about what to do.
Now excuse me, I must defeat Bowser on my Paper Mario emulator.
Step 2: Making a Handle
I like to start out with the handle first. Makes things easier.
Use proportions to find out what the difference is between the pic and real gun are. Easiest way to do this is to find the real length of the gun and then measure the pic's gun length. My proportion ended up being a 1:1.3414 ratio. Then, if the handle on the pic was 2 cm, then I would multiply 2x1.3414=2.628. Then just round, so it would be 2.6 cm. Not so hard once you do it over and over for all the parts of the gun...
Step 3: Body and Bolt
First image shows the lengths I got for the length of the bolt and gun.
For the bolt system to work on this gun, the bolt must be two thirds the length of the body.
Step 4: Magazine and Catch
The magazine is basically a box. Just leave the top open and curl the edges in.
Step 5: Attaching Lower Gun With Upper Gun
But first, we must install the trigger.
Take the cardboard piece off the bottom of the gun and assemble all lower parts on it. Add a rubberband to the bolt and reassemble.
Step 6: Barrel and Accessories
Now we finish up the barrel. This took me a while. Be patient. Go ahead and add the sights. Because the barrel has holes in it, we must add the front sight before cutting holes. Go ahead and play with the gun as is. Make sure the bolt slides nicely and cut a hole above the magazine without piercing the inside bolt.
Now we cut the holes for the barrel. This is tedious and annoying. Use what method you want.
Step 7: Lololz
wtf I can't delete
Step 8: Finishing the Gun
First, we have to paper mache, coat it, paint it, touch up, then preferably coat again.
Step 9: Finish!!!
Your finished! Now go make a home movie, rob some guy on the street, play cops and robbers, who cares?! Just have fun with it!
Step 10: Alternate Mag Release
This is an alternate mag release. The brass one would bend when I pushed or pulled the magazine. It had to leave.