Priority project for now is a Mk16 SCAR-L. It's coming along nicely. A bit slower than planned, but it's nearing completion.
You may be familiar with the Paper-Replika SCAR-L model
, which has been available for some time.
This model, however, is completely different, and its goal is to achieve a higher level of detail, sturdiness, and realism. The scale is closer to 1:1
The sights are foldable, the bolt carrier is moveable,
and the stock is foldable and extendable. These mechanisms aren't perfectly smooth, but they're turning out better than I thought they would. The lower receiver and stock can also be removed from the upper receiver. The gas block can be adjusted. The upper has realistic front and back plates, and the barrel is very sturdy, built the same way as my AKM V2 barrel.
The lower receiver is a placeholder so far, so the internals of that are yet to be determined. With 34 pages so far, the final project with the completed lower an a holographic sight might come out to 38 pages or so. It's not necessarily a challenging build, as far as weirdly-shaped parts are concerned, but it requires a high degree of precision and patience, because there are a lot of things that need to be perfectly aligned.
The grip and magazine will be used in subsequent AR projects. They're basically evolutions of the V3 grip and mag, but more realistically sized and better constructed.