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

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

About: I like to think of myself as someone who only satisfied with high quality projects, and "whats's it matter to ya, when you got a job to do, you got to do it well, you got to give the other fella hell!" - Gun...

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)

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Step 1: Buy Lumber

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Step 13: Drill Barrel Hole

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

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

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.

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    111 Discussions


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

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


    11 years ago on Introduction

    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!


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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).


    9 years ago on Step 15

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


    10 years ago on Introduction

    http://translate.googleusercontent.com/translate_c?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://arms.web.infoseek.co.jp/gun%2520locker.htm&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://win.xrea.jp/link.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Ddk4&rurl=translate.google.com&usg=ALkJrhiFpYtIxbuMwz-zg0I4D-heQepq0Q<br /><br />Japanese, translated version, but haha... there's your high qualities. <br /><br />http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://win.xrea.jp/link.html&ei=UiXMSsb4NJO8sgO3wNWaAQ&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=1&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dhttp://win.xrea.jp/link.html%26hl%3Den%26client%3Dfirefox-a%26rls%3Dorg.mozilla:en-US:official%26hs%3Ddk4<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 />


    10 years ago on Introduction

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