View Full Version : Daylight pictures of my finished build...

12-16-2006, 8:46 AM
Hello all,

I've been meaning to take a few daylight shots of my first build, now in its finished form, but haven't had the chance till now. Good thing it is overcast today so no harsh shadows to contend with... The file size restriction seems to have changed. Please excuse me for the small pictures.





12-16-2006, 8:49 AM
is it me or are those pics on the blurry side? nice rifle though...

12-16-2006, 8:51 AM
is it me or are those pics on the blurry side? nice rifle though...

Yeah sorry about that... It showed up clear on my computer and for some reason after it was resized it got blurry... Go figure... Thanks.

12-16-2006, 9:12 AM
Poor fishy. Never point a rifle at anything unless you want it DEAD! :D :D :D

Nice looking rig.

12-16-2006, 9:14 AM
These should be better... :)






12-16-2006, 9:25 AM
Details please ... did you re-finish the lower or are they now available in the desert sand finish from Mega?

Lower and upper receivers were refinished with John Norrell's Flat Tan Moly Resin since I wanted to use the Flat Tan Magpul products and they match up pretty well.

Here's a short list of components on this rifle:

Mega lower and upper receivers

Sporting Conversions Mag-lock kit

C-Products 10 round mag powder coated black

Compass Lake Engineering 18" Mid Gas barrel turned from Douglas blank

YHM lightweight quad rail free float tube powder coated black

YHM Phantom compensator

Magpul CTR buttstock, MIAD grip, L-plate, Trigger guard and miscellaneous accessories

YHM flip up front and rear BUIS

Promag one-piece scope mount

RRA lower parts kit with regular trigger

12-16-2006, 9:44 AM
Wow! Nice concept and execution! A+:D

12-16-2006, 10:04 AM
That is one good looking build! Good job

12-16-2006, 10:23 AM
Very nice build!


12-16-2006, 10:28 AM
That's a lot of "Glass".

12-16-2006, 12:06 PM
That's a lot of "Glass".

The Sun shade makes it "look" that way... :D

12-16-2006, 12:22 PM
Schweeet! A+++++

12-16-2006, 6:24 PM
Thats pretty!!

12-16-2006, 7:31 PM
you did a great job. all the colors match very well.

12-16-2006, 11:57 PM
Very nice!

Quick question. . how did you install the butt plate for the Magpul? I haven't really attempted it yet, but it looks like you have to push in the two tabs?

12-17-2006, 10:53 AM
Looks good, and Mega is awesome.

12-18-2006, 1:41 PM
Two very big thumbs up...... Did you do the tan color yourself, and if so how the heck did you do it?

12-18-2006, 4:07 PM
Great looking rifle, but the sunshade looks goofy. :p

12-18-2006, 6:13 PM
To install the butt plate, you will first have to push in the tabs on each side at the end of the butt stock to push out the plastic insert, then you just push the butt plate in and screw in two screws. I used a plastic punch to push in the tabs.

The Tan color (John Norrell's Moly Resin) was applied by John Norrell Arms, but I bought some of their paint myself and used my modeling airbrush to try to do it at home (recommended by them) on small parts and it came out great. They have air-cured versions of their Moly Resin now so I used that to avoid using the oven to cure, but I will be trying their oven-cured version soon to check adhesion. Getting the parts blasted prior to airbrushing would be best!

Xenophobe, the sunshade will be off soon... :D

12-18-2006, 7:06 PM
plink when I build my AR-10, I'd wonder if you could help me do the same thing.....:D

12-18-2006, 9:01 PM
plink when I build my AR-10, I'd wonder if you could help me do the same thing.....:D

I can certainly tell you what parts I got, and what I had to do to get the finished product... :)

One word of advice, do not send your receivers to John Norrell Arms to get painted. With the price you pay them to do it, you can set up your own airbrush operation with money to spare. Their operation also involves a guy who has a full time job and only paints when he has time, so do it yourself! It is pretty hard to make a mistake doing it yourself.