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Picture of Model Gun from Cardboard!
This is an Instructable depicting how I make my cardboard gun props. Anyone can alter the design I use, such as a different trigger mech, different magazine catch, or different bolt design. It doesn't matter. I just hope that everyone who views this enjoys the gun that I have made as much as I enjoy Instructables :D
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: http://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.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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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...
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the real tec-9 is a piece of crap it jams to often in semi and full atuo fire and a very poor excuse for a firearm but this is an awesome model though
Edgar1 year ago
That's Quality Work, there, Mister! =D
A note, I found out by accident, Matte black painted objects, with some graphite powder, scraping a soft pencil or graphite bar, will give the object a metallic look, like old steel.
Kaiven (author)  Edgar1 year ago
You'll probably want to clear coat it though so that it doesn't smear on your hand when you touch the graphite. And thanks!
Edgar Kaiven1 year ago
That's a good idea, but the matte paint is rugged, it won't smear that much. Experinent a bit, until you get the results you want..
h88642 years ago
this is really good
Marlton2 years ago
My Aunt used to have a full-auto version. Yours looks spot in.
ravenhaker3 years ago
where did you get the pic for the tec9 because I was looking for one and all the ones I found were either too small or at an angle
Kaiven (author)  ravenhaker3 years ago
Here you go! http://world.guns.ru/handguns/hg/usa/intratec-dc-9-e.html
killer775 years ago
i think the body is 20.9 in and the bolt is 14in
the tec 9 comes in two different lengths depending on the model and it can be either 12.5in or 10.5in
i loved your instructables!!! ;D but you sould do first i primar than the paint, and rub it with a little of baby powder or something like it
dliang3 years ago
I finished it!!! It was pretty hard to make, in my opinion, but this is still an awesome instructable!
I didn't paper mache it, though, so it didn't turn out too well.
bobbubbles3 years ago
i failed....
no good glue(no glue gun)...
stick fell out(i used super glue)...
fell apart...
D=
darriyan4405 years ago
how did you bend the card board like that without it makeing lines i started the gun
it depends on the direction you bend it in
Kaiven (author)  darriyan4405 years ago
Carefully score with a pen cap (dent line across it) then wrap around a tube or something.
aj01-01 Kaiven4 years ago
I usualy score things with a dull blade
Kaiven (author)  aj01-014 years ago
I usually don't have any xD
bobbubbles3 years ago
i made mine(the handle) round, it fits in your hand better and the real ones are too
(i dont hav glue like yours, were do you get that???[please dont say america -.-
im in australia...)
you could simply use a hot glue gun, that is what i do.
Kaiven (author)  bobbubbles3 years ago
White glue? It's technically "PVA glue" , such as Elmers brand and Modge Podge. Really you could use anything, if you can wood glue is a really strong alternative.
bobbubbles3 years ago
u should cut the holes b4 u glue the barrel on
bobbubbles3 years ago
wats the sizeof the magazine?
i heard it was either 10, 20, 32 or 50 rounds...
Kaiven (author)  bobbubbles3 years ago
No idea haha
where can i find the correctly sized image?
Kaiven (author)  COWSCANTKILL3 years ago
world.guns.ru is a great website for many real gun pictures.
its russian, no wonder...
mrelement3 years ago
i used packaging tape for the outside then got some hot glue for the inside its pretty good and ducttape for a grip
g dude3 years ago
is this set up for right or left handed people
Kaiven (author)  g dude3 years ago
I made it for right handed.
g dude Kaiven3 years ago
i didn't know since it looks like the bolt is on the left
You should try and make a Remington 700 PS.
Oh and dont rob people
 please make an instructable on the other card board guns especially m60 and thompson
 also the heavy machine gun
all you have to do is print an image and DIY isnt that what instructables is about?
 aktually make instructables for all the guns
robbert2294 years ago
Sweet I have mad so far, a GLock 18 out of Foamboard using your method, an a M9 out of foam board and im half way done with a mini Uzi, All of them are for my youtube show, Thanks
koning4 years ago
sorry but you forgot a fiew details but it´s very nice
alxsmpgmr954 years ago
 great idea. i built a revolver around this plan and it took a while. i couldn't get everything to work right, but it is my first model. lol. do you know if you can put any puzzle sealer like stuff as the paper mache?
Kaiven (author)  alxsmpgmr954 years ago
Most likely should work.
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