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PM 1911 by Hoborginc PM 1911 by Hoborginc
The is a fairly detailed M1911 papercraft, conisting of 8 pages for a complete model.

There are two variants included: Classic and Modernized. You are welcome to mix and match the features.

Download Link (Both versions w/instructions, PNG, Mediafire)

PDF Classic Version(w/ instructions, PDF, st.ash)
PDF Modernized Version(w/ instructions, PDF, st.ash)
1911 Black (PNG, SVG, st.ash)
1911 White

FAQ:

Q: What are those extra panels at the bottom of the slide? How do I build the grooves?
A: Here's an illustration.. And here are the valley folds.

Q: How do I fold the guiderails?
A: Like this. Note that the narrowest face folds flat onto the widest face, forming a "shelf." The rest of it is a box.

Q: How do I build the rail base on the modernized version?
A: Look at its front and back faces. They should provide an idea of how everything else is folded. Here's a picture.

Q: What are the "inner sections" of the slide (pg.2) and where do they go?
A: If the "bottom of slide" is a u-shaped half-tube, its "inner sections" are attached inside it, to the larger hatched areas. Their job is to keep the spring front cap and the barrel apart. Here's a photo. Although covered by the bushing, they are partially visible from the front.
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confirmedsfw Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
Hey, I found you because of a reddit post on /r/globaloffensive and I am really interested in this because my friend used to do these out of cardboard and they looked very real (except that they were brown) and some parts functioned.

I have a few questions. Which of your models should I start with? I assume one of the pistols since they're smaller and less to build.

Do you print out each page once or do you print it out multiple times to get the correct thickness? I took a look at the 1911 pdf and I didn't see a "print x times" but it also seems off that only 1 layer would be sturdy in the final product.

Are there other people who make these detailed PM guides? 

What kind of glue specifically do you use? You say normal glue but iirc stuff like Elmer's leaves bumps in paper when gluing. What brand do you use?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Start with the NSP. It's by far the simplest.
I've never tried layering multiple copies of a page together, and doing so sounds like it would get everything distorted and wavy, and to make the folding more difficult. (However, inserting specific parts of a face on the inside is a legitimate technique, if you are already practiced at it.)
Instead, use thick paper, such as 90lb/180gsm paper or similar from the Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Everything that needs to be printed multiple times, such as the 1911 bushing face, appears on the page multiple times.
There are other people who make papercraft, but in other techniques.
I just use elmer's. It doesn't leave bumps for me because I use a small amount, spread very thin, and I don't use thin printer paper.
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roterx Featured By Owner May 13, 2016  New Deviant
How do you add the left and right wall of frame(front part) of the modernized version to the wall of frame? I can't figure out how you connect them :(
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
The main part of the frame has a small narrower section in front. The shaded section of the front part is glued to this directly.
The result should be that the front part is slightly wider than the rest of the frame.
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roterx Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  New Deviant
Oh. I think I understand now, do you just glue the front most part on the side?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
Here, this is a pretty rough picture but it shows what I mean.
The front part should fit right into that cutout corner.
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roterx Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  New Deviant
Thank you for replying but unfortunately I still don't understand what you mean. Do you think you can make an illustration of it? Thank you!
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Socks2002 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Sorry, but the instruction are very unclear. I can't even do the first page. The instructions don't show you how to fold or where, they just show the finished product. Any help is appreciated.
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
It works the same way as any other papercraft, in the sense that the hexagonal tabs are slipped under the faces on the other side of the part, to glue the faces together.
For many of these parts, you can tell the overall shape by looking at the shape of the faces. If a part was shaped like a P, for example, you would expect a long face on one side, a curved face on the other side (accompanied by a row of small, triangular tabs), and two smaller faces for the rest of it. For the hole in the P, you would expect holes in the front and back faces, and a separate interior section just next to it on the sheet, which should be inserted before completing the P.
It's not really worth it to go into this level of detail for each individual part, because the principles are the same, and once you have built up the basic skill set, it just becomes intuitive. I'd recommend starting with some quicker paper models, and moving on to more and more complex ones over time.

However, this 1911 does have some tricky spots, so here are some of the more frequently encountered ones:
Here's the overall shape of the slide parts.
Here are the valley folds needed to make the grooves.
Here is how to make the slide corners.
Here's how to make the guide rails
Here's how to make the rail base.
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Socks2002 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
I mean, I haven't done much papercraft before and this is probably way too advanced for one of my first models. Do you have any simpler pistols? I've seen your NSP and it looks pretty cool, is that any simpler than this?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2016
Yes, the NSP is definitely more buildable. It has simpler shapes and fewer parts.
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NotTheStatusQuo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
Just finished it. imgur.com/a/cjhBA It's far from perfect but for my first ever papercraft I think it came out pretty nice. I didn't want to use up my printer's ink so I used colored pencils. Thanks again Hoborginc for making these.
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
While it's a pretty ambitious choice for a first papercraft, looks like it turned out well. The pencil texture makes it look aged and weathered.
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BATTLEtech777 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016
 HI!! Can you make a black wersion of modernized? I tried to paint it in corel, but unsuccessful -
produced many lines and groups
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Here you go. Also includes the SVG's if you want to edit them.
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BATTLEtech777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Big thanks for you!!!!!!!!!!
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
No problem, I'll look for the svg files and see if I can adjust them.
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:iconnotthestatusquo:
How important is it for the "rear corner of slide" parts to line up with the slide rails? I just glued one in and it looks like this: i.imgur.com/wbatR91.jpg Should I rip it out and try again or is it fine?

EDIT: Never mind, I made it work.
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016
Yes, it should align, so it's not good for it to be twisted like that.
I'm glad you figured it out in the end.

Also, the bottom of the walls looks like it's spread too far out. It should be brought in so that the outside of the wall is straight and the inside has a triangular groove.
Maybe you've fixed that too already, in which case don't worry.

In general, This is the shape that these parts are supposed to be.
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TimMulder Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
Hey man,

I was wondering if you are able to publish a blank/white version of this gun. I've made both now but I'd like to make one including my own design.

Also, keep up the great work. You make some really impressive stuff!
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016
No problem, here it is.
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:iconnotthestatusquo:
This is probably a stupid noob question but are the parts supposed to be hollow? I mean do you cut a part out, fold it and glue it together with nothing inside for support? I don't have any experience using the paper you say you use, does that provide enough strength and stability even when it is hollow? Once it's finished can you actually handle the thing without fear of breaking it or is it something you put on a shelf and don't really touch? Thanks in advance and you're awesome for making all this impressive stuff. 
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
Yes, that's the idea. The thickness of the paper makes a big difference, though. If you use printer paper, it will deform very easily. My models are designed and test built with 90lbs or 185gsm paper.
Or course, a particularly experienced builder might experiment with placing cardboard inserts inside some of the larger parts.
Although these models, thanks to additional internal supports and multiple layers, are a little stronger than some other styles of papercraft, they are still breakable if handled roughly.

I might add that some of these parts are small and/or tricky, so it's definitely better to build up some familiarity with the process first.
The NSP is a lot simpler, while still containing a similar overall structure.
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NotTheStatusQuo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2016
I see, thanks. 
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ShadowWarriorXII Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
My main concern is can you place a spring in this?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
I haven't tested it, but if you find one of the correct size it should work to move the slide. Most importantly, is that it shouldn't be so strong that it deforms the paper.
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GaMeEaTeR123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
DOWNLOAD
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GaMeEaTeR123 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
HOW DO U DOWNLAOD THE TEMPLATE :(
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
By clicking on the download link in the description.
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Bluejay199 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
also where do the tab extensions go?
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Bluejay199 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
nvm
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Bluejay199 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
The sides for the slide don't make sense. I'm making the classic and it looks as if one section of it is messed up. Help?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015
The grooves are triangular. Refer to this illustration and this for how they are supposed to be folded.


Also you will probably have trouble with some other parts, so here are illustrations for the guide rails and rear corners just in case.

Don't worry about the tab extensions. Just build the right wall of the slide first, because it's easier. Then move on to the left wall, which is different because it has notches at the bottom, so the bottom edge is printed separately (as the extra parts that fill the notches make it longer when it's unfolded).
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YoshinyYo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015
Thanks for the great design, I have just build the classic version.
I got the video here //youtu.be/16S77exC8lE
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qwertymonkey42 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
Sorry if this sounds stupid but what material do you use to build this? (i assume paper but what kind of paper?) im new to this kind of thing and trying to figure it out
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015
90-lb or 185-g paper
Typically I just buy watercolor paper and cut it down to printable size.
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qwertymonkey42 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Thanks! And what kind of glue should I use?
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015
Doesn't really matter. I use the cheapest elmer's paper glue.
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner May 18, 2015
i hope this gun can be update like casull....the mag release can be use and the trigger can be puss....oya...and the slide lock is always fall down...im trying to make it stay in place...but icant...and the safety aresae too...
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Saywut830 Featured By Owner Edited May 15, 2015
I still don't understand how to fold the slide walls (first page) at all. Do you know where I could find any more detailed tutorials or tell me how? Great looking stuff btw, I'd be happier if I knew how to make them :(
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner May 16, 2015
The narrow panels that seem like they're unnecessary are actually there to form a triangular groove. Make a valley fold on this line. Do the same thing on the rear corners. Your goal looks something like this.
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ThatMinerGuy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
Can you make a Five-Seven paper model? i'm a big fan of those...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2015
I'll add a mark for it to the request tracker, but, unfortunately, it's quite a long and uncertain way from there to becoming an actual model.
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WadCutter9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
At one time I thought I saw a beautiful model of this gun but it came in a box that was also made from card stock. Would you and anyone know where the model can be found? Thank youwc
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015
Perhaps you're thinking of heavyoxide's build?
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x98clkc322x Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
wow heavyoxide modifided the gun was beauty...but how to make like that?and hoborginc...can make some more inside details?everything is more like real gun?and i hope the trigger can be push...
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Hoborginc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015
Here's his process. Looks like he incorporated some wooden and/or cardboard parts fit inside the paper ones, and applied a good coat of paint on top.

Of course, it's possible to make a 1911 with more detailed parts, and some people have made individual models (like tacome1942) with realistic internals and functionality. My model is very much simplified, though.

I have no idea when I'll get a chance to get back to this model and make an improved iteration, though.
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