It is worth saying that my design is not meant to be an improvement over the Black Cell Sniper pattern. It is just a different spot to put the Q Loader. I like to be kinda unique out there, and to mod my markers liek this. If you do too then this might be somehting to try. The off-the-shelf Black Cell Sniper already provides good mask clearance, a great shape and great balance.
My design is basicly a Black Cell Ion with a heavily modified Longbow air-thru stock and a Q Loader. So far the only essential part you would have to make is the buttplate. The other sculpting is mainly cosmetic. I want this pattern to be as off-the-shelf as possible.
The stock is low as with the Black Cell sniper, to allow for maximum mask clearance. We all know how important that is. The Black Cell Sniper already has alot of mask clearance, but I just added a little more just in case you got a big melon like myself.
Here are the steps involved with making it...
The CMS mounting bracket can be bent into this shape no problem, and the Longbow stock should be able to bend in this way without too much trouble. The sculpted parts are really just for looks.
Here is a reference picture of the Q stocked Snipermag. This stock IS too long for some people, but at 6 feet 2 inches I find it a good fit. I tried to remedy that by making the Black Cell Q stock a little shorter, and it is not much longer than the average Black Cell with a stock attached.
So far the Snipermag pattern has done nothng but be comfy and take up less room from my target profile. The dimentions are great, and nothing gets in the way. I would expect similar things from the Q stocked Black Cel Ion, but there is the added air thru hose. I think it should still work nicley.
The sculpted parts are made from Apoxie Sculpt, or any other kind of epoxy putty.
Go ahead and place any comments or questions you have on the pattern in this thread, and we can jam 'em out. There are some design problems as you may notice...
- how does a rail stick to the top of the Longbow receiver for the red dot? Sounds tricky to me, and I am hoping there is a simple solution.
- is taking the buttplate and top tube from a Longbow stock hard? Would a Dremel suffice?
- is there a way to make this pattern without havign to sculpt the buttplate? Weld the buttstock on in a new position maybe?
I am sure there are more issues, so lets get some problem/solution dialogue going. Thanks guys.
This post has been edited by gamer: 13 June 2006 - 12:26 PM