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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) 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

Rail Cover 6-Inch (digitized, not in re-release)
ACOG Sight (new, not in re-release)

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)


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.
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rey420 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
And to make it more sturdier the how about layering the paper  and not make it hollow inside
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rey420 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What I do to my paper guns is I use the spring from my old spring notebooks
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rey420 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i have a  recommendation in the v4 will the magazine actually  be with a spring? and will you make paper cartriges because without this the bolt catch is useless. it will just catch it every time it is cocked and the buffer tube can you put a spring like the real thing
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Yeah a moving follower would be nice, but the trouble is getting a good spring for the magazine. Magazine springs are, of course, rectangle-shaped, and it would be a lot of trouble for people to find suitable ones. The normal solution is "make one by wrapping a coat hanger wire around something rectangular" but this typically produces an irregularly-shaped spring with not enough springiness. Perhaps what I'll do is make the follower depressable by a small amount (an inch or so), supported by multiple pen springs.

The challenge in making the bolt catch interact with the follower and the bolt realistically is that the cartridges, will have to go somewhere, necessitating a chamber and an extractor, which brings in a whole new set of requirements for precise measurements. It would be quite a challenge, but it's something I'm interested in. Of course, there's a difference between being interested in it and committed to it.

Putting a spring inside the buffer tube is much easier and it's the intent behind the SOPMOD stock. Of course, the bolt isn't quite meant for that yet. But it's one of the more definite goals of the next iteration of the AR.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you detailing the lower fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… ....???
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I'm dissatisfied with that design. Next time I revisit the AR platform, I'll restart the V4 lower from scratch.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yes... thats good think..... make the realistic papercraft weapons..... I like and appreciate your job....
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
digitized of carry handle...???
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
Well, it's inevitable.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
can you send the file of digitalize of cai handle ....? ...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
I didn't say I had already made it, only that I'd have to make it eventually.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
It's ok.........
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Have you Plan mark 23 or USP45  thats great pistol...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Yes, they're both pretty great. I'm considering them.
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I hope you can considering that....:)
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
and makesome sniper...like m24...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
Well, there is a precision rifle planned, though it unfortunately will not be an M24.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
hoborginc....can you make the glock?i realy like to have it and...the light accosseries?or lazer?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
For now, I have a Glock planned for May 2019, but in case you get tired of waiting, here are some Glock models that I found. As for light/laser attachments, I don't have any plans for them right now, but considering how the schedule changes, who knows? I might be suddenly overtaken by a maddening desire to design accessories, and if that ever happens, that's when you'll get them.
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rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
1 month 1 week what ???
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rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how long did it take you to build the hk
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Started sometime in the summer of 2014, projected to wrap up this winter, Jan or Feb.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can i see your finished hk 416
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Well, it's not done quite yet, but this is what it looks like now.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
when are you going to release the next generation of ar's
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
At this point, the plan is for a Mk12 in 2016 and a set of carbines in 2018.
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DimaSomov Featured By Owner Edited Jan 9, 2015
Will there be a full, individual, HK416 model in future? Or separate parts only?
And have you ever thought about making tank paper models?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Yeah, I'll release it all together as one package when it's done. The tracker on this journal tracks the progress of each part. When they're done, there'll be enough to put together into a 100% complete kit.

I've thought about tank models, but haven't attempted to design any.
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DimaSomov Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015
Ok, I'll be waiting, thank you for the feedback! I just need time to complete T-54 paper model (that's why I ask you about tank models, btw :) ) Though, in the internet there is not still good big-size paper model of T-90 tank :( Maybe you can think about it in the very distant future... if you want ;)
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rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what do i use as an iron sight in the hk
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
I'll be working on proper Hk ironsights over the next several weeks.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
can u make more accesories?like lazer and lights...and other scope,,and more
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
All in due time, of course.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
ok because i need more... haha
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
when the acog sight release?bc i saw it on sopmod stock instruction
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
I've made a number of changes to it since the test build, so a final build is necessary before release.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015
ok...i wait until  it release...
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Slawagn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
I have a question. I downloaded Hk416 and there is not movable trigger. Are you going to make working one  as in FN scar and AKM?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
On the next iteration of the AR types, I'll put more details into the lower.

This Hk416 model, however, is not part of that generation. It's still a V3, so the lower will remain as it currently is.
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Slawagn Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014
OK, Thanks
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Jxrusso Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
Hoborginc can you send some pics of the New AR1.... While in the folding stages throughout the build! Tks awesome
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
"the New AR1," that could mean several things... let's see...

Of the Hk416? Sure, the construction images are here.

Of the AR V3? Well, I've already built it, and I hadn't started making these construction photos at that time, so you'll have to use the photos that are in the folders and do a little thinking about how it fits together. The names of the parts describe their position to a certain extent.

Of the AR V4? I'm going to redo the entire lower, so there's nothing to build or photograph right now.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
when v4 release?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015
Right now, it's scheduled for December 2016.
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rey420 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
c'mon hk 416 release it already
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AQWorldHsam Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Hey I'm new to this stuff how does it work? , I Downloaded the M4 package . for the files do i Connect the triangles together or something or how do I know where to fold it and bend it and stuff like that. (Ps : sorry i'm new)
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Here's an explanation of the basic principles. Although he only mentions gluing briefly at the end, the principle of the tabs should be pretty easy to understand. The tabs are there to serve as glue-holding surfaces. Whenever two separate faces need to form a corner, one will have a tab on it, and the other will attach on top of this tab, concealing it inside the model.

Also here's a tutorial on cylinders. You'll see a lot of shapes like this, as well as a lot of non-cylindrical shapes that use the same principle, of multiple narrow faces with tabs, forming the edge of a complex shape, and a set of large flat faces to form the top and bottom.
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AQWorldHsam Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks man!! Helped alot. but what are the squigly lines for?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014
Those are areas where something else will be glued to. Usually they're only there when the precise position of where to put something needs to be clarified.
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ilovesnsd1314 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014
where should the thin front and thick front barrel section go?
what i understand is barrel end-->main barrel-->sight post barrel-->flash hider
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