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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. For the most recent development, see the V3A416.

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) included in re-release but not in previous packages:
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)
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

New parts not in re-release:
Rail Cover 6-Inch (digitized, not in re-release)
ACOG Sight (new, not in re-release)
AN/PEQ-15 (Tan, black, white, not in re-release)
Lower Receiver V3A31 (Dark, tan, white, not in re-release)
V3 Grip 31 for the V3 receiver. It's a realistic-sized grip, similar to the [V4] SCAR grip except compatible with the V3 grip guide.
Pistol Buffer Tube, short buffer tube without a "ladder" section, meant to be used without a stock.

Hk416 parts (new):

Hk416 Lower (Added dark tan version and corrected tang since last post)
Hk416 Grip (Better shape and not as oversized)
Hk416 Mag (Only black or white available)
Hk416 Upper Receiver (Black, dark tan, or white. Better fit than V3 upper, but rail height is different)
Hk416 Front End (Barrel, handguard, etc. Height only matches Hk416 upper. Barrel is thinner than V3 barrel)
Stock SOPMOD (Including new buffer tube)
V4 Suppressor  (For thin barrel)
Hk416 Rear Sights (Folding and diopter drum)
Hk416 Front Sights (Fixed and flip-up)

AR V3A416 (Hk416) Main Page



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. 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.

4. How do I build the M4 handguard or A3 carry handle?

Here are the instructions for the handguard and carry handle.

5. 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: Lower receiver with reinforced rear ring and buffer tube (same as 416), but regular AR-15 magwell shape.

V4: Upcoming version, with realistic proportions. Although the SCAR grip and magazine could be considered "V4" parts, I have barely started actually making a V4 receiver. The stock and barrel will attach similarly to the V3A416. The estimated release date is Dec 2016.

6. Can you make x model?

Requests are added to a request tracker, but I'm generally unlikely to deviate from my schedule. Overall, I'm more interested in improving existing models and solving problems than branching out into something completely new, but this isn't a rule as much as a tendency.
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:iconartist1946:
Artist1946 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome. I would have a hard time choosing.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
when the mag release in lower receiver V3 have to release....??..
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Well, the mag release is what would distinguish the V4.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ok..., I'll be wait the V4 lower
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
keep going XD do the mag release first :)
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015
finaly got a new lower  ^_^
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
V4
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015
doing anything now?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
Recovering from the workweek.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
can u help me to do the  stream light?i realy need it plz...
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015
Don't worry, I haven't given up on it.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
ok :)
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
All right, here's the light. I've made a couple of changes after the test build, such as moving the pin up and shortening the switch tips, so please let me know if it fits together as it should.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
what u progressing now?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015
Nothing. Spending too much time at work.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015
o ok...but u will make the streamlight soon?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
No idea when I might get to it.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hey hoboginc are all you models modern guns ? how about you considered ww2 guns like the m1 carbine or the garand
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
u doing the streamlight now?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 25, 2015
Not quite yet. I'm getting back into drawing now.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
ok...
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:iconhugo-drax:
hugo-drax Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
I tried to assemble this great model last year, i guess, but i remember having a very hard time. :(
I have a question, you see, the "V3" parts match the "V2" parts (in this new package)?
On the pictures I've seen the lower reciever in two ways, with a straight and a curved detail below the trigger. I made it straight, and the upper reciever didnt match, and I couldn't find the curved one.
Where am I screwing up the process?
Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece.
o/
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
I'm still not sure why, in a small number of cases, the upper receiver just turns out too short. Logically speaking, it is built on a main body shell, so there's no way to build it wrong, but it seems like it might have something to do with the dimensions of the file or something. Unfortunately I've lost the svg files for the V3 upper, so it can't be helped.

The lowers are all pretty close. The curved trigger guard is only on the V3A2 lower, which I stopped publishing because it's handmade (and therefore more sloppy) and it doesn't take V3 magazines. It was really just an intermediate step between the second and third version of this model.

The V2 parts included in the package are all furniture and accessories, completely compatible with the third version. They're just separate because they're handmade and a bit crude.

If you want good and proper parts that fit together well and are sturdy, just build the Hk416 instead, because that's the most recent iteration of this model.
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:iconhugo-drax:
hugo-drax Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
Oh thank you so much :) (Smile) I!ll do that
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
can u make trl streamlight?i want it for my m1911...
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 17, 2015
I suppose it'll be necessary to make a light at some point.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
great!
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
so u doing peq now?
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
so the peq still not done yet?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
I'm afraid not.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
so what u progressing now?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Finally assembled the fixed front sight, making the photos into instructions.
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
nice
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o0BlackDragon0o Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Just a heads up, but someone going by Keith Lewis on YouTube has been uploading videos of your papercraft pictures with no link or credit to you. if you are actually Keith Lewis then I apologize as I'm a big fan of your work(having built several models) and got a little peed off when I saw this, subsequently leaving a stern comment on one of the videos.
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
That's not me. But thanks for bringing it to my attention.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thats a long way man good luck bro keep it up!!
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
where are you now japan what??
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Nah, Estonia.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 15, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what you doing now hoborginc
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015
Preparing to return to the US.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
im waiting for v4
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:iconmegaspy64:
megaspy64 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
should I wait for v4
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Nah, V4 is still a long way off.

If you're referring to the gun itself, I'd recommend going with the V3A416.

If you're referring to the grenade launcher, an original model, even if it's very simple, is probably the best way to go.
While there is an M203 model out there (converted from STALKER), I can't vouch for its buildability).
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megaspy64 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Are there any instructions like the ones in the PM NSP
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Only for some of the newer parts. The core parts were designed before I established the standard format for instructions.

However, the shapes and locations of all the parts can be determined from the example images and part names.
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unknown950607 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
can make a grenade launcher for this gun?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
I suppose it's possible, but I'm afraid I don't have one planned at this time.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i think it is a hammer,sear,trigger,autosear,disconnector,and safe
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
or just give me the model of hammer...hammer lock trigger and the safety...thats all i want to know...the others i can make it myself...
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:iconx98clkc322x:
x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
erm hoborginc...can u give me the desambly of ur version 4 ar 15?i want to make it myself but i cannot know everything...and how it realy looks like
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