AGM MP44 Review Sept 18, 2009 13:58:52 GMT 8
Post by kalbs on Sept 18, 2009 13:58:52 GMT 8
The weathering is really just painting. I sanded down the raised portions of the aeg to bare metal then applied a clear gloss coat. (Do not sand the gas tube as this is made from copper)
After the clear coat dried I applied Testors's Buffable Gun metal color spray paint from a spray can in 3 very light coats.
Once the paint is dry (30 minutes) I buffed the high lighted raised areas again so the clear coated metal metal high lights are exposed but not through the clear coat. Your Metal parts are now done.
For the pistol grip I applied Tamiya Red brown acylic model paint with a brush and once dry masked the grip area and applied another coat of clear over the red brown. Once the clear coat was dry I used black shoe polish (the type you get in the bottle with a sponge head) and let this semi dry then wiped off the wet stuff.
On the real wood stock I dinged it up with some tools creating scratches and dings then also used the same shoe polish letting some of the polish rest in the recesses of the added marks. Let it all dry. Finally add a kar98 sling and... Ta Da! Done Herr Peter. Give it a try. If you mess up you can always repaint it black again.
HOP-UP & INNER BARREL REMOVAL
Under where the fore most receiver screw was located and in the same hole is an allen set screw which hold the other barrel in place. Remove this and slide the outer barrel forward. Now you can remove the inner barrel with the hop-up.