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    Back when all this was fields...
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  1. I found another video which answers a few questions around the grip/battery. Auto-translate now available on this, so I watched it again although it was a lot harder to follow this time. As best I can tell - Handguard mounts the same way as the real one. Will work with standard nimh batteries (looks like 8.4v mini). Marui are releasing their own Lipo, which will work with this but won't be available for another 6 months or so. There's some sort of proprietary connector in place that the lipo will plug into (but the MP5 comes with a converter as standard so you can
  2. Yeah, there was something about the welding divots on the sling point just above the magwell, but I didn't really follow what he was saying.
  3. I already posted this elsewhere, so apologies if you've already seen (or indeed, had already watched the video) Just rewatching the Youtube video and there are translations available now (which weren't when I first watched it), which is worth a look if you're interested in that sort of thing. Here's my interpretation of YouTube's autotranslate. Original TM MP5 released in 1992 NGRS weighs 3.1kg, close to real weight (standard 1.9kg) Not sure on the frame, maybe die cast with some aluminium (trying to avoid front heavy) Furniture is all FRP Talks m
  4. Hopefully be an MP5 SD5 at some point too...
  5. It's a recoil MP5 A5 with built in mosfet, 3rd burst, new mags and you have to use the charging handle/hk slap when reloading. Looks like I better start saving...
  6. Either would be interesting. An NGRS MP5 would be great, just to have updated furniture and hop unit (with pixies in). Not sure where they'd put the recoil though. Cocking handle? Some sort of modified gearbox so you can fit it in the top part of the receiver? If it was in the stock that'd limit your model options, which seems less likely. On the other hand, a GBB MP5K could be hilariously good fun...
  7. Airsoft counts as "essential travel" right?

  8. There are a few more things I could do to this (like removing the last of the paint from the charging handle, swapping the pistol grip, some slightly higher scope mounts and actually installing the front sight), but it's pretty much done.
  9. The LCT ones look good and it'll be interesting to see some of the reviews. I suspect if they branch out then MP5 is the next most likely candidate, but we can always hope for an HK53/33. It would at least get rid of one of the large worries which is the body snapping at the front tabs. At least with a G3 you can run a PDI internal reinforcement core. That said, one of the nice things about my HK53 is how light it is, which makes a welcome change after running heavier guns for a while. I also really like the look of a K, but I could see it being quite a challenge to make... Not m
  10. 7.62 is a lot easier. - See http://arniesairsoft.co.uk/forums/index.php?/topic/194389-hk-picture-thread/?view=findpost&p=2695399 The large proportion of this build was spent getting the rear endplate to fit and then the stock attached to it. Really, it would have been a lot simpler just to pick up a CA33 rear stock and convert that. The downside of the relative rarity of these models (33/53) is the lack of spare or option parts, let alone cheap second hand spares. Such oddly designed guns (different receivers for the 33 and 53, different handguard mounting to every other MP5 out there,
  11. So, finally got this project finished. Far more work than I might have hoped for but I have learnt some things for next time(!).
  12. I used them around mid December. No problems at all, free downgrade to 328fps (chrono certificate included in box), free shipping was very fast given the time of year (maybe a week?). Also had a technical query that was answered promptly. I provided UKARA number and it's probably a good idea. Can't hurt at any rate. No import charges due to EU.
  13. Just checking back in. How did the E&L AK install go? I had an attempt at doing mine but although the nozzle alignment looked better I still wasn't getting the results. Did you go with the default hop rubber/chamber? Any sequence to refitting gearbox (as there is with the M4's)?
  14. Yes, this is the kind of thing I'm seeing too. Sadly also with the E&L AK I tried putting it in. I've dropped AEG internals back in it and it's shooting straight and true again. I think I may have to wait for someone to do a system that utilises the existing aeg nozzles or similar. Or complete gearbox/barrel systems that attached to each other somehow.
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