Post by bsunstrider on Apr 1, 2014 15:13:34 GMT -5
Has anyone had experience with "all metal" spring-loaded airsoft guns as a base? I have seen a couple on Ebay but I cant be sure the body is actually metal. I plan to do a high quality build on this and the price seems way to good to be true. I found a fantastic complete metal blaster that seems to be a Denix with all the upgraded parts for under 100 atm with 3 days left. Is there another option for buying replica blasters? I would buy complete however I would like to build myself to gain experience, and most of the replicas I see are just custom painted plastic....please any insight is, as always, appreciated.
I haven't referenced airsoft guns for prop bases before, but I've played quite a bit of airsoft. In my experiences, I encountered a higher percentage of plastic airsoft guns with metal parts than true "all metal" - so be sure to get a quote of 'no plastic parts' from the seller if you go that route. Painball guns, on the other hand, have a very high percentage of "all metal", or at least "majority metal."
Post by bsunstrider on Apr 1, 2014 16:34:27 GMT -5
Thanks wildcard! I contacted the seller and was assured it's an all metal frame with working slide. I am less concerned about the internals as part of my build will mimic some I've seen on here where the magazine slot will house the sound card. The reason I was hesitant is that with shipping it cost 20 bucks. Once it arrives I will give it a full detailed inspection and if it isn't up to par it will get returned. If this is some amazing deal there were two more available. Now I just need to get a sight/rail setup, a barrel end, and a heat sink attachment for the mag holder. Oh and some painting/weathering skill would help.
I used a HFC made airsoft gas pistol for DL-44 build few years ago (don't have this prop anymore), with accessory kit from Blast-Tech.
Not a great pic, I shot this at home and the lights are not that great... However, the metal in gun isn't as workable as, say, aluminum, but strong enough to do this kind of conversion. I don't know how thick wall the springer has (for tapping holes, etc.), but this one was just fine. As long as you don't intend to use it for pistol whipping...
For my next DL-44 build I'll go for Denix, though. Mostly because it's an accurate C-96 replica, not the M712 varient. Differences are not that big, but then again the Denix isn't radically more expensive either. An airsoft springer could be just perfect budget option.
"It's not very good, wasn't cheap either... But I made it myself!"
Wonderful news! I believe the one I ordered is a c96 rep but not gas powered. However most parts I've found individually state they won't work with air soft pistols (the heat sink) but really that doesn't bother me if I can find a working sight and a rig to hold it to the pistol. The sight rail is where most of my ignorance lies.
Post by bsunstrider on Apr 3, 2014 13:42:26 GMT -5
Ok so I found out my original purchased base gun was a 3/4 replica, so when it arrives i have to flip it on ebay, however I was able to order a full metal spring loaded UK Arms 1:1 replica that should be perfect with the cast resin parts I ordered. The only thing i am waiting on is a next paycheck so i can pick up the flash hider and scope. Once the parts arrive I will do a mock up and then paint/weather, then final install.