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And so, as February comes to an end, we get a comprehensive update to the AR model series.

I suppose this is a good place to leave the AR platform for now.
It's true, the receiver's proportions are still off and the magwell still isn't realistic, but the model is significantly better than it was before.
Also, the reinforced barrel well and rear ring should prevent, or at least forestall, the droop so noticeable in the old model.

Yes, the AK-74 is still next in line.
For the time being, though, I've got some things to take care of, and updates may slow back down.
Also, getting back into drawing will be necessary. Who knows?
Enjoy.

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And so, as February comes to an end, we get a comprehensive update to the AR model series.

I suppose this is a good place to leave the AR platform for now.
It's true, the receiver's proportions are still off and the magwell still isn't realistic, but the model is significantly better than it was before.
Also, the reinforced barrel well and rear ring should prevent, or at least forestall, the droop so noticeable in the old model.

Yes, the AK-74 is still next in line.
For the time being, though, I've got some things to take care of, and updates may slow back down.
Also, getting back into drawing will be necessary. Who knows?
Enjoy.
M4 Progress1 by Hoborginc
M4 Progress1
Another side-by side comparison of two paper models of the classic M4 carbine with round handguard and A3 carry handle.
Top: V3A3
Bottom: V3A31
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M4 Progress by Hoborginc
M4 Progress
Side-by side comparison of two paper models of the classic M4 carbine with round handguard and A3 carry handle.
Top: V3A3
Bottom: V3A31
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PM M4 Carbine (AR V3A31) by Hoborginc
PM M4 Carbine (AR V3A31)
This is an AR-15 papercraft, the third iteration of a long project that has undergone several stages.
The V3A31 replaces a large number of existing parts with new ones, improving the structure and level of detail.

AR V3A31 M4 Carbine (PNG, 70 MB)
AR V3A31 M4 Carbine (PDF, 31 MB)
Most recent version, includes basic M4 components in multiple colors.

AR Accessories (PNG, 62 MB)
AR Accessories (PDF, 31 MB)
Compilation of accessories and parts compatible with this version.

AR V3A416 (Hk416)
Related model, with some degree of compatibility.

FAQs:

1. What kind of paper does this use?

90lbs/185g
Letter or A4 size. Scale to printable area (don't try to print them at original image size, because they won't match).

2. Where is the previous V3 package?

Superseded by the V3A31 package, which improves on it in every way. Together with the accessories package, it include a large number of previous and updated parts.

3. What do the version numbers mean?

V1 & V2: Old versions, both handmade. The receivers, barrels, and magazines are unique and incompatible with anything else. Some accessories like sights can be interchanged with other versions. Handguards are also cross-compatible, because versions 1 through 3 use barrels with the same thick diameter. However, the design quality of versions 1 and 2 is very poor, so I don't recommend building them.

V3A2: Handmade V3 lower receiver that only accepts V2 (undersized) magazines.

V3: Current version, digitalized and generally better build quality, although with some notable weaknesses, such as the barrel and stock. If a receiver is labeled V3A3, that means it takes V3 magazines. However, there are some slight differences in V3 magazines, so some may fit better than others. V3 magwell has a retaining bar at the back that holds the magazine in place.

V3A416: Hk416 that uses V3 receiver measurements and magazine system. As the two-tone build shows, the receivers are cross-compatible. The main difference is the way the stock attaches (rear ring, buffer tube, and stock) and the way the barrel attaches (it goes into the upper receiver). The upper receiver also fits together better, but, being an Hk416 upper, it is taller only matches the Hk416 handguard. Overall, this is a much stronger model, but retains the unrealistic V3 magazine system.

V3A31: Same magwell and receiver dimensions, but improved buffer tube and barrel, and more realistic minor details. In short, it's an application of the lessons learned from the V3A416 model back to the standard M4 carbine configuration.

V4: Hypothetical next version, with realistic proportions and mag release. Although some of the current parts can be considered "V4" parts, I have barely started actually making a V4 receiver. The stock and barrel will attach similarly to the V3A416. There is no estimated release date.
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M4 Carbine Front End (2) by Hoborginc
M4 Carbine Front End (2)
Showing the V3A31 barrel, front sight, and CAR-15 handguard.
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:icondiscieple:
Discieple Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey, comrade, what about tactical flashlight for picantiny plank for rifle? Pistol flashlight is very funny for rifleXD
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It can be made, but I don't have the means to do it right now.
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AbyssLeo Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago  Student Filmographer
I want you to know that u are freaking genious T^T papercraft rifle? That is so awesome! Thank you so much!
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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Ralmas1551 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
im curious, why do you return to the same model types consistently? the ak series, youre thinking about a v3, and a 74u. i think there are also 3 versions of the ar series and a hk, you plan on a 417 also. im wondering why you dont do more unusual projects. pistols, smg's, more obscure riffles, shotguns, long ranged riffles. the scar, the casul, and the m1911 were every nice examples of this, even if the 1911 wasnt every obscure, it was definitely a nice addition. this isnt a dig at you, i adore your work, im just a little unsure. regardless i will delight in putting together the things you create :*  
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016
Because there are always features I'm unsatisfied with, which need to be improved. The design process always opens up questions of "ah, what if I made it that way, would that make it a little bit better?" which can't be immediately pursued and are left for later, which I just can't ignore.
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Ralmas1551 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
quite the perfectionist. i understand, ive taken a razor to paper before. its cool, i love your stuff, and it isnt like you dont notice the differences in versions of a model. keep doing what you do man, you're one of the few talented people that do this online :*
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Bryan181108 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016
Recently completed one of your papercraft M416 builds. Really good stuff. Many thanks and keep up the excellent work.
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016
Good to hear. Glad you like it.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Professional Photographer
long time not see you progres....
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