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A-300/280 show off/build (Picture spam!!)

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:57 pm    Post subject: A-300/280 show off/build (Picture spam!!) Reply with quote

Hey all. Just wanted to show of my A-300 rifle.

The trigger housing/receiver is from an old G&G Airsoft M4 I had in my closet, from waaaay back. The rest is 3D printed parts from 3DpropsNL: https://www.etsy.com/dk-en/listing/570424172/rebel-sniper-blaster-rifle-a-280-cfe?ref=shop_home_active_54

Have chopped up most of the airsoft Gearbox in the receiver, to make room for a 20mm pipe that comes with the 3D kit, but kept the lower part of the gearbox, so I could keep the trigger and make electronics easy to install.





For now, the electronics are just from the old Hasbro Boba blaster. Want to upgrade to BlastFX at one point...but yeah. Money Wink



But I kept the safety working as well. Just because it was already there and working Wink

Video of safety:
https://i.imgur.com/ggylvjx.mp4

First steps was to completely disassemble the receiver. Remove old paint and then repaint in apropriate colours. Had to do something, while waiting for my printed parts Wink





And all back together again





Filled in the top rail with some bondo/putty as well



Finally the parts arrived and a dry fit was due!



Started out small Wink







Then moved on to larger parts



More dryfitting along the way...



All the parts received a good sanding with 180 grit sand paper.
After that a layer or two of Motip Spray Filler and when that dried some wet sanding with 400 grit.









And ofcourse...dryfitting Wink





Next up. Base coats. First black. Then taped of and silver areas was added.









Electronic guts hanging out!



After basecoats are dry, all is assembled. Used mostly screws in hidden locations, so I can take it apart later, for electronics upgrade Wink
Also attached a sling, after I found a suitible "candidate" at work Wink





Tiny screws added to all the detail "plating" on the rifle





All that was needed was some black and silver weathering more or less, all over... and DONE!
One A-300 Rifle! Very Happy





And here are some close-up details








































Hope you enjoyed and maybe found something usefull Smile
I really enjoyed this build. The parts fit perfectly on the M4 receiver and I have hardly done any mods anywhere!

Cheers
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BoabiWan (Alan Bell)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks Awesome mate.
I must see if I can find an old airsoft M4 anywhere. What flashlight, if any did you use in it.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surefire X300 that Eelco offers with the kit Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing! Great work!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite four year old thread revival...

First of all- excellent job putting this together!

As I'm doing something similar right now for the Poe Dameron blaster (Airsoft lower), I was hoping to collect sources of supply for parts do do this A-300 similarly.

But the first link for all the printed parts is not working, but I found 3d-props.com/blasters where he has an A-300 in proper configuration for the Scariff marines, to accommodate an Airsoft lower, for 150 Euro. (might be the same guy?) I have been unable to locate files I can have printed (or print myself, as I'm close to having a resin printer in my possession...)

I also do not have, nor have plans to obtain, a Facebook account. How would one contact "Trooperamp" on Facebook, without an account? Seems silly, as a seller, to significantly limit your customer base to ONLY Facebook users. I certainly would not want to limit myself that way.

If there is direct contact info available for Trooperamp, please PM me (unless he's OK with it being out in the open), so I can contact him. Otherwise, I'll have to use a Hasbro donor.

Thanks to all who can help!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that a LOT of sellers have moved off of Etsy, Ebay and URL based websites in favor of the book of many faces You may be able to download just FB messenger, and search it for trooperamp.
I searched him on my account and Ill PM you his email.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2021 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK Thank you David.

I can see his posts, but I cannot contact him through Facebook without registering...

I'll check the PM now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2021 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, HA!

David, THIS is why I asked for that email...

I'll contact him now.
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