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Micro Ace 1/1 M7 converted to M4 Bayonet 2 years 1 month ago #1

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So the M7 i made earlier in the year for a friend is now mine and i got another one and tried to make it more suitable for his needs. This meant trying to make it look more like an M4. I traced the muzzle ring off of his real one and made one up to take i mold of so i could cast a resin replacement for the kit one. Also used epoxy putty to modify the hand grip to look like the leather wrapped M4 one.

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They look so utterly real! :woohoo:

How did you do the leather?
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Great looking leather work. Looks like my real KBar
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Micro Ace 1/1 M7 converted to M4 Bayonet 2 years 1 month ago #4

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The leather looks so real. My dad has a U.S. Navy knife he was issued when he was attached to VXE-6 Squadron in Antarctica and the leather looks identical
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Cheers guys, Leather was done with tamiya deck tan and hull red for the base colours, then a coat of AK OIF and OEF wash that was mostly cleaned back off with a cotton bud then cleared and a second wash with AK neutral grey. once dried i gave it a lite wipe with a rag from the muzzle ring back to get the gran look then coat of tamiya flat clear. here's a pic of where it now lives
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Most realistic painting i ever seen on a plastic kit .

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Micro Ace 1/1 M7 converted to M4 Bayonet 2 years 1 month ago #7

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wow thanks Maarten

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Top job Rob,the pitting on the steel looks so real:cheer:
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Wow ! . You are a clever bugger. Fantastic work.
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Thanks guys

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Completely convincing. Not sure why you added the photo of a real one heehee
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haha thanks

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Micro Ace 1/1 M7 converted to M4 Bayonet 2 years 1 month ago #13

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Nailed this one also Yak
Awesome.
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