Introduction: K'NEX SL8

Picture of K'NEX SL8
Among the hundreds of different firearms that I have held and observed, the SL8, at least in my opinion, surpasses them all in beauty. Maybe I am a tad-bit biased, because, after all, it is a Heckler & Koch firearm, and I tend to be very partial to that particular firm. All the same, it must be admitted that the firearm is very "pretty." So, when JonnyBGood asked me to replicate a SL8, I took him up on the offer.

My K'NEX version has many advantages. First off, it is very sturdy, other than that is is reliable, comfortable, and overall, a really nice K'NEX gun replica. With ranges that might exceed 50 ft., a 10 round magazine, and a nice pin-pull, this SL8 is a gun that does not disappoint.

  • Good range: 50 ft. +
  • Looks almost exactly like a SL8
  • Carry handle (V.1, pics 1 - 14)
  • 10 round magazine
  • Great pin-pull
  • Great stock
  • Overall comfort
  • Highly customizable body

While this replica is very piece consuming, it does have the advantages named above. Enjoy!

-The Red Book of Westmarch


Instructable will be posted soon!

dr. richtofen (author)2014-01-10

The SL8 is one of the sexiest guns out there, (that last photo :o ) and this one looks great.
However, as Blue Mullet said, it looks a bit too high, and some angles are a bit off.
I like how you replicated a slightly different version than Senior Waffleman did, IMO, with this one, the best SL8 on the site.

Nice job

XD, I agree. They are pretty "hot."

I can respect your opinions, and I am glad you like the gun. Thanks man!


And you're welcome :)

Zombiekiller-93 (author)2014-01-11

A very unusual gun but overall it looks great

Thanks man!

Why don't you build some WW2 guns like I've done

Hmm... good suggestion, but I kinda like the more modern gun types.

Fair enough, I'm aint gonna complain

sandroknexmaster (author)2014-01-10

Wow O,O I really want to build this! Please post?

I might, I will definitely think about it! I am glad you like it!

I have all the pictures taken for it, and will post it within a day or so!

Cool! I do not have the time now to build it, but I definitely will once I have time :D

Sweet! Give me some pics when you are done!

didexo (author)2014-01-10

Not my kind of gun, but good none the less.

What do you mean? And thanks!

No problem, and I just don't really like the size of the gun.

XD, I practically knew you were gonna say that. My next gun is going to be much (hopefully) smaller.

Haha really? That's cool, what gun is it?

An Arm Micro (of sorts). Its like a MAC10/11.

Element Force (author)2014-01-10

theres not alot of snow at your place!!

Yeah, I like the gun a lot too! XD, I'm just teasing you. Nope, it has all melted off...

already, and yeah the gun XD

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2014-01-12

Very pretty gun Red!

Knex.X (author)2014-01-11

Amaaziing, I'ble maybe? Also, PLEASE MAKE A ROOF ON YOUR MAGS. It is convenient, easy and more realistic

I have the 'ible all ready to post, I just have to add content. As to having a "roof" on my magazines, to be honest, I respect your ideas and opinions, but to me, a person who does not necessarily shoot all my replicas more than 25 times, I don't see the point. Besides, when your magazine has a "roof" it necessitates that you make the internals weird...

CODawesome (author)2014-01-11

looking good, my friend.

Thanks man!

AUG-5OM3 (author)2014-01-10

Aww Yeah! I've been waiting for one of these! Great job

Thanks man!

knextremist (author)2014-01-10

*slowly claps* great job! 'Ible?

Thanks man, already have all the pictures taken for the 'ible.

As to the SL8 being a hard build, I have to agree with you, and the version you see above is by no means as complete and as finished as I would like it to be. All the same, I did not necessarily want to build this, in other words, I was not 100% on board, but seeing how it turned out, I thought I might as well post it.

As to the size of the G36 line of firearms, I am not sure whether I entirely agree with you. To be honest, I think that they appear a bit slimmer and smaller than they actually are. In relation to the cheek rest, read what JBG says below (besides, there are literally MILLIONS of variations to the SL8, many don't have the cheek rest).

Now, to address what you said about the time I take to make my builds. Granted, you take much longer than I do, and granted, your guns tend to be better quality / more innovative than mine are, but this can be put down to two different things (I am kinda teasing you): 1) You have been building for MUCH longer than I have, and 2) I am much less patient than you are (at least, when it come to K'NEX guns).

Thanks for the comment all the same, but as to fixing the things you stated, I am afraid that that cannot be. I have already taken all the pictures for the 'ible of the SL8, and am planning to take it apart soon. Thanks anywho! What do you plan on building next?

JonnyBGood (author)2014-01-10

Just so you know he asked me what features I wanted on the SL8. I'm normally a handgun type of guy so it doesen't really bother me whether or not it has cheek rest. Just saying not his fault, just my preference.

Senior Waffleman (author)2014-01-10

Great job! Looks better than mine for the most part :P I just dont like your Mag well and trigger guard being one whole piece. But other than that, looks great!

Thanks man, I am glad you like it. As to the Mag well connecting to the trigger guard, I would have to agree with you. And to be entirely honest, I am not a big fan of this gun in any way. I like it over all, but it is nowhere near my top ten faves...

Thanks man! That is a very high compliment.

JonnyBGood (author)2014-01-09

Ohhhhh Yeahhhhh!!!! Love it!!

You probably know this is coming but any chance of an ible'? Please?

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Bio: K'NEX gun builder here at Instructables. More or less retired from the community, but I still pop in now and again.
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