So I wasn’t going to be saying much to anyone until I work out if I can even do it, but I’ve been happy with my progress so far.
I am expecting my CR-10S Pro V2 in the coming weeks which a as purchased to help with this hobby/obsession/addiction/whatever.
I have never done 3d modelling, hell I can’t even draw a good stick figure.
Completely custom 1:1 Vietnam era M60…
Will use a fully modified Gen8 Singularity box with no expense spared on internals. I didn’t want to go Gen9 due to the motor connection, even though there are much better and metal boxes out there.
It is being created in half, and many parts so it fits on the bed:
Barrel, handguard left and right, grip, receiver left and right, cover, buttstock left and right, shoulder rest, ammo box mount, rear sight, ammo box, grip left and right, bipod left and right.
In total will be just over 1.1m long.
Here is the 1:1 plan on paper pieces fitted together:
The rear sight and bipod will be able to adjust (including the slider on the sight), the shoulder rest pivots up, the cover will open (you’ll notice a gap on my drawing where I am trying to work out how I want to be able to clip the cover at the rear - WIP), and the ammo box will be separate.
When you open the cover, it will have quick access to the battery, which will be a high capacity 11.1V, and the spring for quick change.
The box will hold around 5000 gels im thinking, and will run a flexible tube/contacts (which will be able to clip on and off for box change) which will be disguised as a 7.62 disintegrating link belt. I have actual 7.62 disintegrating belt links and will print as many individual ■■■■■■■ as needed for the length needed.
I am doing it this way for one main reason. Mainly, unlike the SAW the M60 mounts to the side, or was fed via belt so it would require a top fed box which I don’t particularly want to try.
This will not be for running around with, though no reason I couldn’t create a backpack mounted ammo box if I wanted.
I am using Fusion 360, and right now, YouTube is my friend. A lot of frustration and swearing has gone into the progress so far, and I’m sure someone who knows how to model will just laugh at me!
So far, I have created the left and right sides of the receiver, left and right sides of the buttstock, cover, the shoulder rest, and the ammo box guard.
The front part of the trigger guard is also there but I haven’t gotten the rest finished yet.
I have no bothered with the gearbox mounts yet, nor most of the screw points. By the way, I will be fitting brass screw inserts on the female side when done.
Once done, I will print it all out in PLA, glue it together so I can see how it looks and what needs improving resizing, etc.
Once completed, I will be printing the final out in a Nylon/Carbon Fiber composite.
Will this be the best custom out there? No (I mean I wish I could confidently say yes haha). But it is different, and it will be mine. For its goods and bads.
The bare receiver:
The full progress so far together:
And those parts exploded: