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  1. Here's some pics of a couple PredatAR replicas I picked up during my last trip to HK. The replicas are made by HeroArms, a local retailer that doesn't currently have a website. The bodies are OEM'ed for them by King Arms, the internals are all OEM'ed by G&P and the front end from the custom barrel nut forwards is made in house by HeroArms. A decent replica, though not 100% accurate. But very nice nonetheless. EhobbyAsia is currently selling them at a considerable price hike. In store at HeroArms they were listed ~HK$3,300. Not sure if that price still stands. For the price HeroArms is sell
  2. Not quite the same quality of pics as the last set, but here's a quick update on the two VFC M&Ps made to look like my ATEi/Boresight M&P. Aside from frame stippling on both, I've added an Angry Gun threaded outer barrel to one of them. Sadly, the Ace 1 Arms replica suppressor is too heavy for the gun.
  3. Not quite the same quality of pics as the last set, but here's a quick update on the two VFC M&Ps made to look like my ATEi/Boresight M&P. Aside from frame stippling on both, I've added an Angry Gun threaded outer barrel to one of them. Sadly, the Ace 1 Arms replica suppressor is too heavy for the gun.
  4. One of my VFC SR16 AEGs. Years after buying it, I still love this gun. Last week I switched out the KAC carbine URX and KAC flip up FSB and replaced it with my super rare KAC URX LW (RS) and a VLTOR low profile gas block. Though I forgot to put the SF X300U back on the URX flip up front sight. Other than that, it's a simple setup that works well for me.
  5. Did he buy it online, or in person? If bought in person I would assume he thought to chrono/test it himself to ensure velocity and function.
  6. Thanks! I have 6 RS M&Ps ... but that is without a doubt my favorite.
  7. Thanks. No post on the HK trip. It was a working trip. Nothing exciting. But I did get this gun and a couple other goodies which made it some what worth it.
  8. Yup. While in HK a couple weeks back, I stopped by HeroArms as I do most airsoft stores. I noticed they did some custom work on OEM parts, and decided to inquire if they can replicate my ATEi slide. And they did. So I bought a couple VFC M&Ps from them, returned to the US with all parts minus the slides and they mailed me the slides this week. ETA: the depth of the serrations are not as deep as the real thing. That is because the material thickness on the VFC is thinner than the RS slide. They machined as much as they could.
  9. Finally some better pics of my new custom VFC M&P 9 alongside my custom S&W/ATEi M&P 9:
  10. Finally some better pics of my new custom VFC M&P 9 alongside my custom S&W/ATEi M&P 9:
  11. The finish isn't perfect but it's very decent. Better than WE's OEM offering that's for sure. It's almost a similar aesthetic to anodizing. Intinerious, since you're based in HK, if you want the same work done, download the pictures and ask Tim Chan the owner of HeroArms or the shop keeper lady to do the same work as they did for Alex in the USA and show them the pictures. They can also do laser engraving, different finishes (such as FDE) or different machining. I simply asked for something that replicated my real M&P. I'll post better pictures tonight.
  12. It was around $400 HK per slide (US$52). That included machining, and repainting the slide. I don't know what they used to repaint it. It's about the same durability and coloration as the original paint. But for HK$400 that's perfectly acceptable to me especially since my ATEi work on my RS slides cost me around US$375 (US$285 for machine work plus US$90 for melonite refinishing). The finish HeroArms performed wasn't "perfect" as there were minor imperfections here and there but it was very decent and in spite of having to sand down the paint on the inside, overall it's been very acceptable to
  13. A quick preview of the custom work I had done to my VFC M&P: [click for larger view] And here it is next to my RS M&P. The RS M&P work was done years ago by ATEi. The VFC M&P custom work was done a couple weeks back by a small shop in Hong Kong called Hero Arms which is in the Kwong Wah Street area: [click for larger view] Basically S&W serrations along the top and also at the front slides. On my RS M&P the idea behind the serrations is to assist in press checks, break up top slide glare, and to rack the slide one handed against a hard surface/your belt
  14. From the album: uscmCorps - Guns

    My RS M&P on top next to the custom VFC M&P on the bottom.
  15. A quick preview of the custom work I had done to my VFC M&P: [click for larger view] And here it is next to my RS M&P. The RS M&P work was done years ago by ATEi. The VFC M&P custom work was done a couple weeks back by a small shop in Hong Kong called Hero Arms which is in the Kwong Wah Street area: [click for larger view] Basically S&W serrations along the top and also at the front slides. On my RS M&P the idea behind the serrations is to assist in press checks, break up top slide glare, and to rack the slide one handed against a hard surface/your belt
  16. The three piece upper was done purely for cost savings. The dimensions (mostly in terms of relative lengths between upper and lower and the mag well) were altered from othe GBBR designs to satisfy the ATF.
  17. Bought the Detonator 10-8 sights set for my WE M&P full size. I noticed I could get a 10-8 front sight into the front dovetail with a little shimming and some loctite so I installed a spare RS 10-8 tritium M&P sight I had: [click for larger versions] Now the sight picture matches one of my RS M&Ps so I'm happy. The price is high for airsoft, but the quality is very good since it's nicely machined and either blued or melonite finished like the real thing which I was impressed by. The Detonator fiberoptic front sight was a very tight fit and would probably need a punch or
  18. I have someone doing some modification work on my VFC slides, but I do have the remainder of the parts on hand including the frames and mags. I decided to test my RS M&P extended Arredondo mag base on it and it fit just fine (though too long for a gas nozzle to fit). [Click for larger version]
  19. Are the higher end stark Glocks available in HK? I'm here in HK right now and I'd like to pick some up.
  20. People seem to be getting a little confused. The magazine follower and the magazine's system cut off tab are two separate things that work together but are separate nonetheless. I'm pushing them to try and make sure the regular AEG midcaps feed as many of the mag's rounds as possible (preferably every last one). The ERG mags are built completely differently and are internally very different.
  21. I doubt it'll be possible based on how the ERG mag system works but it doesn't hurt to ask (though I have asked before). The other difficulty is getting an OEM to do something or investigate the possibility of something as requested. It's not always that simple.
  22. I've found adding the edge after stippling can be more difficult. An unstippled surface is smoother and easier to draw a soldering/wood burning point across. A stippled surface is extremely bumpy, rough and uneven. This means that running a hot tip across it will give uneven resistance which tends to result in sloppy results (in my experience). That's the issue I've always encountered and why I've shied away from doing edge lines. I'd love to know how the pros do it.
  23. I think it came out quite good actually! Certainly better than my early attempts. And it looks comfortable and highly functional. Well done? How did you do your edge lines? A couple tips that may help you in the future, for other textural patterns you could either take the tip dot the material and drag it a little. That's how a few pros do it and gets away from the individual dot pattern and looks a little more organic. Another option is to checker the head of a tip like I do with a 20 lpi checkering file. Then stipple with that. It'll give you an aesthetic more like. Boresight Solutions o
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