All metal Aliens Smartgun

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Rufus72

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Hi there,

I want to show my Aliens M56 Smartgun build.

It‘s completely made from metal and I was able to receive some original parts to do it. The base is a deactivated MG53, which is quite similar to the original used MG42. But it‘s much easier to get and a lot cheaper ;-).

I hat to do some little changes to get closer the MG42.

As always with my builds I want to make a M56 Smartgun replica, not a 100% accurate copy of the screen used prop. So I spent some more detail on the IR-cam and some other parts.

But now let‘s see some pictures :)

I used the original flashhider and reduced the front to match the milled extension. I made this from steel, so I can blue it to blend it into the original muzzle break.
 

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Rufus72

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Thank you.

Let‘s go on.

I cut away the pistol grip and shortened the trigger housing. Then I made the aluminium parts for the trigger housing cover and screwed the cover to it.
 

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Rufus72

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The deactivated MG53 is still mechanically working. You can cock it and pull the trigger, so I wanted to have a working mechanism for the brake grip at the back of the gun.

I made all the mounting parts from steel and aluminium and connected the brake grip and the trigger with a metal wire. It worked fine, now I can pull the trigger by the brake grip.
 

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Rufus72

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Next ist the IR-Cam. I wanted it a little more detailed and that‘s my interpretation of it.

It‘s all made from metal with a small flashlight lens in front.
 

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Rufus72

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Here I‘ve done the front carrying handle. The base parts are made from steel, the fins are brazed into milled slots. I managed to get the original motorbike part to complete it.
 

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joberg

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There's a few grail outhere: a Blade Runner shooter (real/blank ammo), Alien Smart Gun full metal (shooter or not) and then this!! Not for the faint of heart for sure. You're doing one hell of a job(y)(y)(y)(y)
 

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Rufus72

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Thank you so much, I’m really pleased you like my work.

The shell for the original steel drum mag is made from a plastic MG3 drum magazine by Heckler&Koch. I build the counter housing from styrene sheets and added a static LED display. The housing needs a little improvement, I‘m not really satisfied with it‘s shape yet.
 

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Rufus72

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Now some pictures of the build up, including the display stand.

I know, it‘s absolutely not the correct mounting arm, but I really cannot afford the real steadycam arm and had still no opportunity to make a replica, may be some time. But I like this one for displaying the smartgun.

I also made the mount for the anti-aircraft sight. The MG53 is missing this.
 

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PAULH

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Now some pictures of the build up, including the display stand.

I know, it‘s absolutely not the correct mounting arm, but I really cannot afford the real steadycam arm and had still no opportunity to make a replica, may be some time. But I like this one for displaying the smartgun.

I also made the mount for the anti-aircraft sight. The MG53 is missing this.

That’s an amazing piece of work. It’s stunning !
 

Rufus72

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Thank you very much. If you‘re interested, also have a look on my Star Wars stuff:

 

Rufus72

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And now here it is. The completed beauty that took four years of my life :). And it was worth it, I‘m really satisfied with the result. But further improvements cannot be ruled out ;-)

But this long beast is a pain to take photos of...
 

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