For those of you with excellent memories, you will remember the LAW M72 project I had going on. It was at a stage where it looked a bit like this:
Since then, progress has been made, the trigger mechanism housing (above) is now mounted on the pipes that make up the main launcher. A healthy dose of poly-cement tacked it in place so it would stay still for the permanent fixture.
A close-up of the trigger and rear sight. The sight units are laser cut and the trigger made from Polymorph.
The whole unit after poly-cement. Looks a bit rough, but I have a solution to that!
Fibreglass. Vile stuff but very useful for lightweight constructions like this. For the uninitiated, fibreglass is extremely fine strands of glass formed into sheets. These sheets are bound together with epoxy resin (the really nasty part) to form a stiff, strong structure. Carbon Fibre is the same idea.
To get the sheets into all the detail areas I had to cut the coarse mat into strips before applying the first covering of epoxy. Epoxy underneath, apply the mat, apply more epoxy. Don’t use your nice paint brushes for this folks, they ain’t coming out of it alive!
After the first couple of layers, I left it to dry for a bit so I could flip it over and do the bottom.
No pics for that, much the same process as the top! Once dry, I applied more resin and a finer sheet of fibreglass mat. The coarse grade is seriously uncomfortable to hold so this will provide a smoother finish.
The last coat is now drying, results next time!
If this has interested you at all, do drop us a line! We will be developing further anti-tank airsoft guns, if you have one you would like email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org!