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  1. Only just discovered them myself, and so what if theyre not derived from a combat rifle rather than an export for sporting? Imo its the first real evolution in the platforms ergonomics-that is for ris-and im not putting a kg of metal on a 3+kg rifle. The ak12 stock id include, also the akmsu set, the other aks (russian) follow a strictly defined design. Oh, ah ha! I did find a carbine '74-the bulgarian aks74s - it sez they werent a big success among troops. I guess in cqb in the hands of an operator its different though. Another eastern bloc client i read about in this book (croatia?
  2. Yeah right the ergonomics; theyve been building this platform for decades, but seeing this handguard prob was the first time idseen an ak and thought: I bet that has excellent handling. I wonder what couodexplain that- i mean russia are at the cutting edge of mili tech-some concepts are just beyond. I mean the silent pistol without an sd? The cartridge just sucks in the gas...the the an 94-shoots two bullets within the samerecoil cycle- Doubling the trauma and piercingof the bullet used..but the AK just hasnt seen a lotof this tech; Its modernized, for sure, but in pretty limited ways. Before
  3. Cool. This allsounds a bit like the akmsu to me andi love a mythical engine of destruction. Hmmm...kyhber pass or prototype carbine for spec ops, so secret only one image and 2 parts remain?... - one thing ive noticed is the sudden jump from the 74su to the full length rifle-seemingly the russians seen no need for multiple lengths eg ar15 which starts at the pistol barrel lengthpretty much going up to big game hunters territory...just 2 solutions- baby ak and mother ak - to two problem, cqb combat for sf and rear echelon; and the universal assault rifle- they chose the cheapest and easist opti
  4. Thats actually quite a nice, authentic touch you dont see too often-definately a kalash thing. They had this late war mosin nagant, zeta, which was identical in every way to the rs except one: its built to a far higher quality finish; no crappy tool marks or poor machining. Well,its a nice touch until you scrape yourself and bleed like a stuck piggy. Id just put a bit of that silicon that sets and goes watertight (its uk-waterproofing is pretty important) This ribbed handguard, Ive seen it on 74u's a lot and Im really tempted to "modernize" a bit and get one with the polymer stock. I think
  5. Its a beast. Props for using carbon fibre as well, if thats what it is. Acogs rule, mos def- specially on top of a carry handle, maybe with a masterkey in good old wood and steel for the 90s operator thing. Not sure if you can get them, but the early nv scopes "starlight" i think theyre called - used on falklands by brittish SF - those woukd look awesome on a rifle length AR or M14. Strictly a dummy tho; those things weiged a ton and probably are collectors items by now. Edit: just occured to me: does anyone use night vision optics? Theres a place I play at, cqb, based in the tunnels o
  6. Just checked out a great little tutorial, and its a great base for a camo scheme also looks great on guns that dont wear paint well like the g36c (this is in fact my test gun). For my svd i think ill go for that jungle look-the dusty basecoat and a simple scheme. Im using a dove grey, feldgrau (greenish gray, khaki - but cant decide a green, and the furniture, and mag is getting the full scheme - the dust c9ver is gonna get an "SF" job-a couple lines or panels of colour strait to distressed steel. I find olive drab dark - can anybody suggest a paint brand or colour looks like krylon nato green
  7. I like; i like it a lot. Im soon to be dipping my toes into diy camo paint, after heing inspired by a paint job on moh warfighter: it doesnt look like a paint job at all, but rather as if the gun is dusted with sand. The basecoats a brown, and all everything but the crevices is a v light sand colour....very simple, but cool, and pretty unique. I plan to achieve this by using a brown base, and doing the majority in sand. To get thw dusty look ill try drybrushing the sand, huilding up the layers, blending it into the base; if its done r8ght, the effect is very organic, quite like some aks on
  8. Hey thanks; youve opened up loads of possibilities ive dreamed of for my m4 but thought wd he imp9ssible, all thanks to various "experts" telling me nothing will fit. I want to to make a car 15, early type with the shortened triangle handguard and short mags; Im keeping the barrel the same length but want to get an m16a2 handguard, cut it down to m4 length. Ive done this with the jg m4 so will use their handguard and its tm compatible, so apart from the lug you mentioned and the d ring is there anything else i need?
  9. Ive fallen in love with that AK....and i normally hate the tactified ones; youve made it work and respect for that; its a rare gift. I thin its cause it still recognisable as an old beaten up ak, just with modern parts added to it over the years, as the old owners die the new ones pick it up, add parts to it, but its steal got the heart of an old and abused ak. That grip is a work of art; if you did the paint yourself would you care to share a few tips? Im modernizing mine a bit by adding a 74m stock, a micro scope, Ive got some short sections of rail and may fit them to the stock. I wou
  10. Real nice; last you a lifetime that will, you can tell its very hi grade kit just by looking at it. Imo i love the sopmod kit though as its based around the humble m4-so you can just pick up a piece at a time untill you have the entire "block". They use daniel defence rails i think? Or that could be KAC - i can only use ICS brand stuff as its designed to only accept that. Crafty move, cause they can charge a fortune for parts-I mean a qd suppresor was almost fifty quid, and their S.I.R is approaching £200. I use mine in m4a1 config but i am building the sopmod kit. Eventually its gonna b
  11. +10,000 spec ops badass points for the "afghan taliban hunter" sand and wear. Even more if you picked it up in battle and not the workshop... Whats the base rifle? Ive got an ics m4a1 myself, like others its got the 90's look-or the KISS look as they call it now. Its gonna be Sarah Conners assasination AR15-the silenced, bipod stabilized one she shoots very badly with, but shows serious sex appeal - proving a rule ive found - you can only be truly "tacticool" if its unconsciously done.
  12. And heres a bog standard vanilla flavoured m4. Its the ics m4 ris with long qd suppresor; but all that makes it too heavy so now its just an A1 with stubby stock.The acu camo wraps 1 quid a roll, but im getting some proper goretex stuff in flecktarn. All im doing is getting a semi decent acog-thats going on the carry handle. Pparantly the barrel is adgustable according to ics but I dont know how to do it, does anybody know?
  13. How bout the 60 round coffin mag? Thats probably the most distinctive feature- just curious if youre going to do that as well.
  14. JackofBlades2448


    Wow! All i can say
  15. Really nice weathering mate; how did you do it? Ivw s0ent months tryin to get that look inc sandpaper, beltgrinder, strip reblue then beat up...its not right though. I love your romanaian kalash (or was that hungarian?)- clearly a quality aeg.
  16. Post yer 74m perlease-i like to see if anyones got plum furniture on theirs. I love the romanian one, and your dboy wood finish is nice; "russian red",no? Im putting mine up but its far from finished.
  17. Related note: could I use a real A74 or (preferabaly) ak47 pistol grip on my aeg relatively easily? (Im not sure if the rs ones were hollow 4 cleaning kits or something; if so it shd b easy)
  18. Well done mate-I saw your idea from the beginning and tbh thoght it would take months ne years but its vsry good work and one of a kind. I've recently brought some 74m furniture in plum but the colour just doesnt look like the RS service rifles colour....can anyone reccomend a decent "plum" spray paint? The closest match ive found has been a burgundy fabric dye but no way will that stick to tge textured polymer.
  19. Im pretty sure ive seen smooth dustcovers by dboys, i personally am building a blinged out aks74u and used a belt grinder to really polish it, and noticed it will take those ridges totally flat with very little effort at all, as the dboy cover i used is some type of alloy not pure steel, but it should work on any as those grinders are srsly aggrssive-be careful.
  20. Its a nice piece - props for modifiying it conservatively (you see soke utter monstrosoties) id like to add some RS parts to my ak as there are some you just cant get as airsoft parts; also the RS can be so much cheaper ironically. (Svd optics eg) I have seen that bright orange bakelite colour in a film...cd have been black hawk down maybe- the guy in the doorag with that "krinkov" I hate my 74u stock and im swapping out for a polymer '74m stock- but I want the classic look, so would fakeliting it work?
  21. Cool pkm; real nice except that bright grip; is that like a work in progress or something?
  22. Cheers mate, I'm not using rust on mine but it sounds like a pretty complex process and well done on getting that look, I like the duct tape bit though;Ill be using that, and also you use of paracord liking that esp on the handguard. Im at bare metal now and I was thinking maybe a black wash would give the shadow and matte finish im after? This is mine btw; you see how "young" it looks? Only really done the handguard and tgat needs varnishing.
  23. Cheers mate, I'm not using rust on mine but it sounds like a pretty complex process and well done on getting that look, I like the duct tape bit though;Ill be using that, and also you use of paracord liking that esp on the handguard. Im at bare metal now and I was thinking maybe a black wash would give the shadow and matte finish im after?
  24. Some like a bit of wear on an ak; some like theres tolook like its been utterly beaten to hell-then kicked to afghanistan and back....you dont see the latter somuch, cause i think we like a careworn but pretty AK, not an actual battlefield survivor. Really nice distressing work though;Ive no idea how youdid the rust, its not my taste, but it standsout from a crowd (and the aks74u is a crowd now, a wood and steel m4 imho) Did you actually take it to bare metal btw? Ive done this with my dustcover, but it lookstoo damn shiny; any pointers how toget that great matte finish?
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