MDF Halo Reach Assault Rifle (with reflex sights!)

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by NetherCraft, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    So this is my first thread, I've already built a reach pistol from MDF and I believe it it time to start something bigger:
    It will be a reach AR that has removable top so it can swap from normal to flat top with sights! Thanks for watching, build photos will be up this weekend.

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  2. ODST Stryder

    ODST Stryder

    Sounds like a challenge. We'll be watching!
     
  3. Mesh

    Mesh

    Sounds great, best of luck
     
  4. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Thanks bros! this means a lot to me being a new recruit.:lol
     
  5. Jme

    Jme

    I'll be watching your build to get ideas for when I finally build a rifle!


    "I'm just a witness"
     
  6. MikyVengeance

    MikyVengeance

    Cool idea, I am currently working on an MDF assault rifle using a sliced file. Check out my thread for some photos!
     
  7. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Ok so I have made a diagram for the electronics, it is kind of crappy so I don't know whether you'll understand it, but here it is: button is from old nerf gun and leds from my Christmas lights.
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  8. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Nothing wrong w/ the diagram. Even if it is total illegible to others, so long as you understand it and use it to make a finished product that you like.......the rest is all gravy....
     
  9. Jme

    Jme

    Makes sense to me.


    "I'm just a witness"
     
  10. ArmoredAmir

    ArmoredAmir

    Sounds like you have a great plan going for it! I made a Halo Reach Assault Rifle as well. Except I used the nerf recon as a body and then hot glued a bunch of MDF to it haha.

    Excited to see how your build goes!
     
  11. Jme

    Jme

    Did I see a recent thread on that Amir? Not to hijack the thread but I was wondering how heavy the nerf gun is after modification?

    Also wondering the same about your gun NetherCraft?

    I want to be able to attach the rifle to my back with magnets and am leaning toward a foam build.


    "I'm just a witness"
     
  12. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    no problem bro, loved your ar!
     
  13. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    BTW today is friday! real excited for tommorow
     
  14. Dirtdives

    Dirtdives

    Why is that? Other than it being Saturday.....?
     
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  15. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Cus i start work today, but unfortunately, I HURT MY DARN WRIST AND CANNOT START UNTIL TUESDAY! ARRRGGH!!!!!!!!!:angry
    But when I start I am basically going to do exactly what lost viking did. (But with less detail! LOL!)
     
  16. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Real sorry for the double post but here are some progress photos of my template making since I can't cut cus of my wrist:
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  17. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Hey guys, my wrist suddenly got better! but it was halfway through the day. Cut out my template and glue together with wood glue. Grip bevel with angle on my scroll saw then finish off with a rotary tool. Gonna sand it nice and smooth tomorrow. Stay tuned for the upper receiver and mag!
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  18. kaween

    kaween

    Looks promising ! I'm following this one up close as I'm looking for a light-weight stand-in of my CB88/MA-5C.
    The one I was contemplating to duplicate till now would have been far more expensive in terms of materials used and a lot more labor-intensive too (full-metal build on artmoviefan.net).
    I've also found 3D-Printer files for this one, so even if I wouldn't try to emulate your build, it still can provide me with a lot of ideas (like the conversion idea ! loved that).

    Looking forward to your progress, be careful with that wrist of yours !
     
  19. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    thanks bro did some more cleaning up on the grip with the dremel and made some templates. Only got photos of the templates, sorry:
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  20. Mesh

    Mesh

    woah nice, very promising
     
  21. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

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  22. kaween

    kaween

    It's strange how instantly recognisable a couple of wood pieces become when combined the right way.
    And as it stands, this _is_ the right way. :)
    How's the wrist ?

    Just out of curiosity, how much time have you put into the project so far ?
     
  23. ArmoredAmir

    ArmoredAmir

    Its coming along really well! I can't wait to see the end product!
     
  24. NetherCraft

    NetherCraft New Member

    Thanks dudes! Isn't it great how a little noob like me can get noticed? BTW my wrist was a repetitive stress injury. It makes a worrying cracking sound whenever I move it.
     
  25. Ckesner

    Ckesner New Member

    Looking really good. I'm getting a new cnc router delivered to the office soon, I may try something along this route. I like the idea of having a little weight to the thing, even if it does get heavy walking around with it. I'll be watching to see how you finish. Good luck with the wrist.
     

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