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PM AR V3A416
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Published: May 17, 2015
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Build a paper model of the Hk416 carbine.
This model is 1:1 scale, consists of several distinct parts that can be disassembled, and includes a collapsible stock and moveable bolt carrier.
In addition to the rifle, some accessories like a foregrip, various ironsights, an ACOG optic, and an AN/PEQ-15 laser/IR module are included.

The receivers and magwell are compatible with the PM AR V3.

The download package contains instruction photos in addition to pattern pages in black, tan, and white.
PNG version (80.7 MB)
PDF version (52.5 MB)

What kind of paper and glue do I use?
90-lb or 185-g paper, and regular white paper glue. Tacky glue also works, and dries faster, but may have more volume.
The images (1700x2200), while larger than a page, turn out the same size on letter and A4 paper if automatically resized to printable area.

What's the difference between this and the AR V3?
Besides the Hk416 style details, the stock is attached via a much sturdier buffer tube, and the barrel is significantly strengthened as well.

Can it actually cycle a cartridge like one of tacome1942's models?
No. The moving parts do not replicate 100% functionality, they're just there for appearances.

Can I attach accessories from other models to the rails?
Sure. The rails are pretty close to 1:1, so it's even possible to put real accessories on them (although this isn't recommended because the weight would break them off).
Image size
2280x1698px 2.14 MB
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Hanahime-HuaJi's avatar
Hanahime-HuaJi|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Hoborginc, I have a question to ask you is that how can I make a papercraft that can be played, disassembly and assembly.
I mean, if I only use a4 paper to make, it will be soft, and I can't hold it and play it like a airsoft or something, but if I use card paper to make it, it will become difficult to make, that's the problem. And I don't know how to make v3a416's cheekplate with card paper, so I really want to know it. THANKS A LOT!!!
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Hoborginc's avatar
Sorry I'm replying to this pretty late. I've been off the grid for a while.

The trick to curving thick paper is to rub it against the corner of the table, gradually and gently until it bends into a curve. In the case of that particular component, it really consists of three curves, forming a kind of triangle. Just look at the approximate areas where it curves, and curve those areas individually. 

Card paper is definitely preferable, but yes, if it's too thick it will be difficult to work with. See if you can find a type of paper in the store that's fairly thick but still useable. (Around 90-lb or 185g is my general recommendation, but it's not a perfect rule) It'll be sturdy enough to retain its shape during normal handling, but it still won't be sturdy enough to handle roughly. It's still a display piece, after all.
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3suku's avatar
Hi Hoborginc,

If I want to print using the PDF files on A4 paper, do I need to resize to printable area or just keep it 100% as it is? Thanks!
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Hoborginc's avatar
Most likely resize to printable area. 
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3suku's avatar
Thanks!  I will test build few parts and will update on its proportion soon. Great design!
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AdnanAli23's avatar
hey i am new to papercraft and this will be my first build so i wanna know that i have to print 1 of your image of (1700X2200) pixels on an A4 paper or i need to adjust your image for 2 different A4 papers and how it will effect the scalibility of gun plz guide me
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Hoborginc's avatar
One image per page. Do not print it at full scale, because the image is pretty big. Let the printer naturally reduce it to fit on the page. It's slightly longer than letter and slightly wider than A4, so it should come out pretty much the same size on either type of page. (Although it's slightly smaller on A4).

What I would also recommend is finding thicker paper, for example at a hobby store, and cutting it down to fit in the printer. If you use regular, thin paper, it will get deformed too easily.
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AdnanAli23's avatar
thanks for the quick reply it really helps a lot and cleared  my doubts
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Time-Frame's avatar
Made one two weeks ago for a cosplay convention however it got destroyed by kids. Luckily I brought my airsoft MP-5. Good work in making the template for this.
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Hoborginc's avatar
Ah, that's truly a shame. 
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Jason324's avatar
Jason324|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
can u remake the lower receiver like the v3a31?
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Fafidanku's avatar
Question: Can the Scar-L's eo-tech sights fit in this?
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Jason324's avatar
Jason324|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
yes
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Hoborginc's avatar
So right now I'm working on the V4 lower. Have one (recent) test build complete, and another in progress. It's an M16A1 lower. 
(You might ask what the difference is. Well, the proportions are a bit different, a bit more correct. Also, there are more details.)
I haven't committed to remaking the 416 lower, but if I do, it'll probably be in the V4 style. There's not really much point remaking it in V3A31 style.
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lama163's avatar
hi, first of all great model, i love your work, you're amazing.
secondly, i have a question - i'm almost done with most parts, but i cannot figure out how to attach the magazine inside of the gun, it just seems like either the mag is slightly too small or the lower receiver a bit too big. did i mess something up, am i missing a part ? or are these two just pretty loose in the design itself ?
anyway, thank you so much for making this, i've had a lot of fun working on it
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Hoborginc's avatar
I'm guessing you're missing the retainer bar. On this version, the magazine is held in place using a (rather unrealistic) retainer bar at the back of the magwell, which interlocks with the "Rear Hook" at the back of the mag. The "Magwell Rear Panel" has a H-shaped shaded section on one side. This is the front side, and the horizontal part of the H is where the retainer bar goes. It looks like the actual 416 lower instructions don't really show it (sorry for bad instructions), but it can be seen in this picture, inside the magwell (ignore the red rearmost wall). 
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Keileeweasley's avatar
this is increadible! 
can you make a kar 98 :D
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Hoborginc's avatar
Unfortunately it's not on my current list of projects, and even those I can't get to right now, so probably not.
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Mexthemen's avatar
how do you print this? can you print them using normal printer?
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Hoborginc's avatar
Yep, just make sure you're using thick paper (90lb/185gsm) instead of normal paper.
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1HEJOWE1's avatar
а будет ли ПК, ПКМ или "Печенег"? интересна именно ваша разработка (именно ваш стиль)
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Hoborginc's avatar
ПК был бы совершенно другой проект. Я не думаю, что я сейчас готов за него взятся. Я рассматриваю его также как и другие возможные но далекие модели. Все говорят сделать то или другое, либо Гаранд или FAL, или даже AUG. Хорошо было бы сделать все , но просто некогда. Может быть ничего из этого и не выйдет. В ближайшое бремя, мне лучше продолжить с усовершенствованием AR (Mk 12) и АК.
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1HEJOWE1's avatar
по АК есть пару предложений с обвесами типа пиккатини и переходников под приклад телескопический
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