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Hey /po/ I`m designing a LMG...
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)11:02 UTC+1 No.511751 Report

Hey /po/ I`m designing a LMG in my free time. I want to make a demo model to test things. Problem is I know nothing about paper craft or Origami could you give me tips and tricks to help me do so.It has to be able to strip and seat round from a real belt.I am using sketch up to model everything.

Pic is not related
its a Model my step Father has made. He has been making stuff like that since we has 16
Kudos to you if you can guess the right tank Regiment
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)19:07 UTC+1 No.511766 Report

11th canadian tank regiment
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)22:32 UTC+1 No.511774 Report

start by putting together some papercraft models
cubees are a good starter point as they give you an idea of how volume compares to measurements and in general how to put them together

move on to various smallscale projects (vehicles, simple weapons, mini dungeon adventures figures if you're feeling masochistic) and you'll gain a sense of how these are designed

if you have any 3d modeling skills you can make a low poly model of what you want, scale it appropriately, and run it through Pepakura. It will help you create a working printout model

what paper to use: standard printer paper for small things. cardstock (160 gsm?) for larger things or small things that will need to be durable
glue: elmers glue all. a series of dots of glue works for me, providing multiple bonding points and negating soggy paper.
do not use a glue stick

cutting implement: exacto knifes work great, though for non-detail work on cardstock you might want to get real good with a pair of scissors
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)23:38 UTC+1 No.511775 Report

Nope Its not The Ontario Regiment I will give you a hint they are one of the longest serving armored regiments and they got downgrade from Reg force to Reservist post WW2
Anonymous 07/08/14(Tue)23:43 UTC+1 No.511776 Report

That's really helpful thank you but how would I make sure the locking lugs can strip a round off the belt?It takes fair bit of force striping a round off a belt alot more than it does to take a round out of a mag is there any thing i can do to the working surfaces
Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)04:34 UTC+1 No.511779 Report

okay, lets be serious about something here: you're talking about a design feature that would take absolute precision to actually construct, nevermind design
you might want to tone down your project
Anonymous 07/09/14(Wed)14:27 UTC+1 No.511788 Report

I already have it designed so that's not really a problem I have a dewat mg32 to copy and get ideas from so that`s a non issue for me .I`m just worried about the strength of paper I have never really felt any thing made by paper craft so I have no real idea of its strength and how easily it dent`s .Pic Related the bolt face.Thank you for the help so far tho
Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)00:49 UTC+1 No.511937 Report

So /po/ theres a joke about how you are the same as /pol/ just with out the drive to do any of it or spread the ideals. Just wanted to ask "Do you think hitler was a hero saving a country, or villain killing 6 gorillion jews?
Anonymous 07/14/14(Mon)13:12 UTC+1 No.511959 Report

for a simple model like that you can trial and error it. just get the measurements, model the basic shapes as cuboids and cylinders, then add detail.
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