Part two starts with the receiver which has been 3D printed. I’m very pleased with the way the markings have come out on this, especially after painting up.
The rear sight fits in quite well, just needing a little filing down in the mountings for a snug fit.
Fitted in the stock, the receiver sits in a cutout on the left, the right is concealed in the stock itself.
It took a little tinkering to get the top guard to fit, but it is now secured under the front of the receiver and at the front by the front band.
Once I checked all the parts fitted well, I stripped the wood away. I applied my red-brown stain blend that I use for my Sten Mk5 kits.
Once this had settled in, I applied a coat of slightly thinned hardwax oil, for a fairly hardwearing semi-gloss finish.
Finally, the resin faux magazine is expoxied into place. Once set, I’ll paint it up and she’ll basically be done!
Pics of the completed rifle to follow soon.
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