1st Build My ODST Journey

KocourUS

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Rather than clutter up the forum with a dozen individual threads...

After printing and assembling my M1 Combat Knife, the next step was the ubiquitous M6S/SOCOM, because what ODST would be caught dead with their sidearm? All parts were printed on my FlashForge Adventurer 5M Pro, FlashForge Black PLA, 15% gyroid infill, 3 walls, tree suppor
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Next up: the M7S SMG and the M45 Shotgun.
 
I stopped tracking how many grams of filament per print, but I can tell you that the M7S alone has represented nearly 24 hours of print time... And I'm on my second roll of black...

I always forget how absolutely goofy the SMGs magazine is, being mounted on the side and feeding caseless ammo.
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All told, the M45 represented the better part of 60 hours of total print time, including a couple parts I had to modify and reprint because they didn't quite fit properly on the PVC, and came up to about 1800 grams of filament.
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I wound up having to modify the barrel plugs for two reasons. First, they're sized to fit in the included barrel inserts, which you don't need if you use 3/4" PVC, except then they're too big. So I took a caliper measure of the ID of the PVC, imported the parts to TinkerCAD and made a collar (basically) to reduce their diameter. Worked like a charm. The other thing I did was enlarge the hole on the actual barrel, because its entirely too small to pass for an 8ga barrel. Its a severe choke. Once I did that, I was much happier with the finished result, and now this monster joins its brethren on the wall!

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Paint is coming soon for these, but thats another weekend of work to do.
 

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