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Modular Paper AR15 V3 by Hoborginc Modular Paper AR15 V3 by Hoborginc
This is an AR-15 papercraft, the third iteration of a long project that has undergone several stages.

It is fairly detailed and takes a lot of paper, so you have to build it gradually and piece-by-piece. A classic M4 configuration, for example, would be 27 pages.

There are a couple of different styles for stocks, handguards, etc, and most things are available in black, tan, colorless, and sometimes gray versions. There are flattop and A1 upper receivers, as well as different barrel lengths. If yo want to build a longer barrel, note that there is no proper M16 handguard, although putting two carbine-length RIS handguards makes a rifle-length one.

The package is rather lightweight because I've omitted most of the V1 and V2 parts. The furniture and sights that haven't been replaced are still included though, so there are still a couple of hand-drawn pages.

6-17-14 Re-Released package with new parts included and some improved pages.

Newer parts (or improved versions) not included in older package (although all of them are included in the new package, with the exception of the 416 lower):

Magazine Pack (20 & 30rd USGI mags, plus windowed and windowless PMAGs, and instructions)
Triangular Front Sight (digitized and with seams covered, and instructions)
Low-Profile Folding Rear Sight (digitized, new attachment mechanism, and instructions)
416 Lower Receiver (reduced magwell angle, Hk selector, improved rear ring, and instructions)
V3-1 Delta Ring (Elongated, adding contact area with the upper receiver for improved durability)
Holo Sight (EOTech 551, in black, tan, or white)
Vertical and Stubby Grip

Specific builds (all the parts to build a particular configuration, and nothing extra)

M16A4 (20" barrel, solid stock, carry handle or Aimpoint) (black)
Carbine w/ RIS, CTR, and flip-up sights (As pictured, except with a 14.5" barrel and an optional Angled Foregrip) (black and tan variants included)
Same as previous (Except with the V3-1 Delta Ring, and all PNG's with no PDF) (tan variant only)


1. What kind of paper does this use?

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

2. What are the changes in the re-release?

Folders are reorganized and some new finished build pictures have been added.
Resolutions and colors have been adjusted slightly on multiple parts. Tan parts are generally a bit darker and redder.
Black barrels have been added, and the delta ring is replaced with the V3-1 improved delta ring.
The V1 vertical foregrip has been replaced with a new vertical grip and a stubby variant.
The black lower receiver has its gray parts darkened so they don't stand out as much.
The magazines have been replaced with updated versions (including a 20rd mag), and polymer mags have also been included.
A holographic sight has been added.
The folding rear sight and the triangular front sight have been replaced with digitized versions.
The CTR stock's buffer tube is now black (although a gray buffer tube is still available for the tan version).
The tan M16 stock is properly tan instead of yellow.
Some of the older, handmade parts, are still included, just in their own separate folder.
Some black, gray, and white parts have been converted to grayscale to reduce filesize.

3. Where does X go?

If the notes files and construction photos aren't clear enough, just ask here and I'll explain. However, make sure you look at the photos first, since a picture is better than a written description.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  New member
I realy-realy love your model paper weapons..
can you make ACOG Scope for AR accessories..? I hope you can make like thatNod Love 
Bryanphamx Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
is 110lb paper good or no?
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
It should be fine.
Just make sure you score the fold lines before folding them. It's especially necessary with heavier paper like this.
Ramtzer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  New member
If i use Papper 250g it'll be right or no? Also, i'll use graphic papper couchê laser glossy.
(Sorry for my English, i know it's a shit, btw greetings from Brazil).

And other thing:

If i use "A4" Scale does the finished AR15 will be in a cool scale or it'll be like a "mini ar15"?
[I'm wanting to do a Snake (metal gear) Cosplay :z]
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
250 is too thick. You'll have a hard time bending it, and some parts might not fit together correctly because they'll be too fat.

The pages are proportioned in such a way that they'll turn out correctly on both A4 and letter.
Just make sure you print all the pages the same way, and you don't let the image expand beyond the page (let it get naturally resized to the printable area, which is the way it's supposed to be.)
Ramtzer Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  New member
Oh, okay.
Thanks for the reply and for the hints too!
RealBatman69 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  New member Student Traditional Artist
Can you send me a black one
MateusLuiz Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
How must I assemble the rear ring in V3A416 Lower? I'm having a little trouble...
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014
1. Attach the rear ring (the basic part) to the lower.
2. Attach the rear ring corners over the places where it attaches to the lower, taking care not to block the takedown pin holes any more than necessary.
3. Insert the interior and attach the exterior faces.
Haizad3333 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  New member
I hope there would be camo skin... I love it..
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