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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. I started posting these on /po/ a while ago, with the intention that it would be a modular thing that the community could add new parts to.

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.

Original Package (Mediafire)

Newer parts (or improved versions) not included in the main package:

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)

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.

2. I don't want to use whatever filehost the download link sends me to, can I still get it?

The package itself is too large to send completely by email, but if you narrow it down by requesting a specific color scheme (black, tan, gray, or white) or a specific configuration, I can email you those files.

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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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..
darkshooter23 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  New member
hey dude..did you print these on A4 or Letter scale??
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
They work for both. Despite the dimensions of the files, when printed, they are scaled down the same way by the width of A4 or the length of Letter.
XenonRay Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These guns are an impressive feat of engineering! Assuming thick enough paper, how durable are they as a prop to hold?
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
The AR is pretty fragile, because the stock and barrel are not attached very firmly.

The sturdiest one is the AKM V2, which makes a pretty durable prop.

The SCAR's receiver is also very durable, but the folding stock mechanism may be a liability.
MateusLuiz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014
Would be nice a M16A2 handguard too!
CaptainF0rk Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  New member
Hey can you please give me a link to your v2 version of the ar-15? I'd really appreciate that!

either way thnx for making these they are awesome! I wish I was better at this kind of stud so I could make more of these and not have them by super crappy! Lol
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