10-06-2005, 10:07 AM (
Pretty much wip, still figuring out the receiver and stuff.

Damn the receiver is hard :(

10-06-2005, 12:58 PM
lookin damn good. keep it up!

Makabi Gafera
10-06-2005, 06:27 PM
I feel your pain, I'm a bit of a modeller myself, and firearm receivers always get me. :(

10-06-2005, 07:32 PM
Wow! custom model ftw. I can't wait to see what you do with this.

10-06-2005, 07:53 PM
You're getting there. If you'll allow me some constructive criticism as a Garand owner and fanatic, I think I could help get you all the way there. :)

The butt needs to be flat. It isn't convex, that way you have it. The buttplate is completely flat, with rounded edges. Your sling swivels are confused with stacking swivels. Sling swivels don't have a gap in them, whereas a stacking swivel does. So, leave the furthest swivel alone. It's fine. The one on the buttstock needs to be angled forward about 30 degrees, and shouldn't have any cut in it. Just a continuous metal loop. The front sling swivel should be right at the end of the main part of the stock. See the barrel band halfway along the barrel, where the stock divides into three parts? That's where you want your front sling swivel. It also shouldn't have any cuts in it. One continuous metal loop.

The bottom of the stock looks a bit "pot belly." The bottom of the stock is just straight out horizontal along the length of the trigger group, and then curves gradually go up towards the barrel after that. Your look is a bit over-exaggerated. The bottom of the pistol grip shouldn't protrude so far down also. It just flattens out somewhat along the bottom portion with the slightest forward angle.

Your front sight is too large, length-wise. You've turned the gas cylinder and gas cylinder retainer into one piece with a front sight on top of it ;) Simply, you should cut the front sight base in half, shrink the front sight assembly to about two thirds of it's size length-wise and leave the first one third as the gas assembly retainer. Or, do it through skins if you like, but the front sight is still wrong. The barrel protudes out too far past the end of the gas cylinder, also. Maye shrink that by a third. Also, the front sight ears should curve outwards, so as to prevent a soldier from accidentally using them as a front sight. You're also missing a bayonet lug underneath the gas cylinder. Everything forward of the front handguard seems a bit stretched out, overall.

The rear sight windage adjustment (right side knob) shouldn't have the lockbar on it. That was a post-war revision. The reciever heel is too high and too pronounced. It should slope downward slightly as opposed to sloping upward. Sharp edges on a weapon located near where it recoils into the face = bad :p

Check this out for basic ref's on what I commented on and if you want further commentary, lemme know what parts of the M1 you want decent ref pics of. I can get anything. Looking good so far, keep up with it :)

HammeR [OwP]
10-06-2005, 08:23 PM
Wow! lookin good will definitlywatch the progress of this model.

10-07-2005, 12:29 PM
Woah, Zao. Thanks for the tips.

10-07-2005, 01:07 PM
Originally posted by Gellyfishh
Woah, Zao. Thanks for the tips.

Any time, man :) As long as it helps get you where you wanted to go with it :)

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