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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)
Hk416 Rear Sights (Folding and diopter drum)


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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: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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megaspy64 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015  New member
should I wait for v4
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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  New member
Are there any instructions like the ones in the PM NSP
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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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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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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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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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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Unfortunately, there are no patterns yet. The lower receiver that I've made will be completely redone, so there's no use for it right now. The internal components will also be redone, so there's really nothing right now.

(Although some of my SCAR parts like the grip, vertical grip, holo sight, and mag are essentially V4-generation AR parts)
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
o ok..i will wait for it...
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
what u progressing now?peq?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Doing some planning for the PEQ-15, but haven't done much yet.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
ok keep going!!
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ThatMinerGuy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member
One more thing.... the silencer is a little bit too heavy. I attached it to my model and the barrel just went off
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Which silencer? If you built the new one, then yes, it's meant for the 416 barrel, which is attached more sturdily.

If you build the old one, which is just a tube with another tube inside it, the only way the barrel could have come off is if it hadn't dried completely.
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ThatMinerGuy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015  New member
Can't find the old patterns :/ I would be pleased if you can give me links for the older versions
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I'm afraid you won't be pleased when you're building it or looking at the finished product, because V1 and V2 are both completely inferior to the more recent versions (and I've lost the patterns to the V2 upper). But if you're interested, here's what I have of the V1 and V2.

However, here's an idea of what they're like: they barely fit together, the details are wrong, the colors are all jacked up, everything is out of proportion, and it's not sturdy enough to stay together for long.
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Laralulu09 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much for this papercraft; the work youve done with this and the lvl of detail are amazing. It was fun to build and due to the extensive accesories I was able to build the exact same thing as my Support´s loadout on Battlefield 3 :) so thanks again very much and keep up the exelent work!!!
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for your appreciation!
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AGiLE-EaGLE1994 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like an M-16 or M-4 to me.
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StevenK0610 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  New member
Hey hoborginc, I'm working on the 14.5" barrel. I'm confused of the layout. I know the "red" barrel is the base. The "orange" is next but is much smaller diameter than red ? Then the last barrel the "yellow" is back to same diameter as red. So it looks like big, small, then big again. Is that correct? Or does the middle (orange) like fit inside both. Little confusing. Thanks for your help!
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StevenK0610 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  New member
Ok cool just making sure! Thanks for your help !
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Yes, they alternate between wide and narrow, and they are glued to each other end-to-end.

It's true that it's not really logical from a design perspective, but that's just the way the model is. On more recent ones I'm doing the barrels a different way.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
erm can u make one an peq-15?i need it so my gun more better...i want make myself but...the details are very hard to...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Yep, eventually, that's the plan, at least. I'll probably have an opportunity to do it in late April or May.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
great!
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
so the front sight of hk416 will coming out soon?
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Dunno. I probably won't have access to a printer (or free time) for the next month and a half. But after that I'll probably get back to it.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
hows your progress??
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Delayed significantly, but I've finished the rear sights. Currently making the instructions.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
what are you working on
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:iconhoborginc:
Hoborginc Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
Rear sights.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
how is the progress in the v4
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015
I'm afraid I'll only be starting the V4 in the beginning of next year.
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  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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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
What I do to my paper guns is I use the spring from my old spring notebooks
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:iconrey420:
rey420 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  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 Jan 27, 2015
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 Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
make the realistic bolt catch is so difficult....
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AloudiaB Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Are you detailing the lower fc02.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… ....???
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
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 Jan 24, 2015  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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