Hi guys, dunno if this is a wierd request, but I'd like to investigate having a gun made from scratch.
The Seburo C-26A from the anime Ghost in the Shell: SAC.
I know it's an imaginary gun, hence my concern, since there won't be any blue prints. I have found some photos, but I'd really like to just check it out, find out how challenging it would be, if any factories do this, how much, so on and so forth.
Below are some preliminary photos so you can see what I'm looking for. Sort of like a P90/FN2000 hybrid.
In the 1st picture, you can see the magazine is horizontally latched underneath, behind where the hand grip is.
I know it's possible, since I've found examples of real size custom jobs, however these are from the original movie, and maybe you can tell, not the same model.
Logicaly, looking at the thing, it would be somekind of internal metal frame with an outer epoxy/resin body. That said, the body material exchanged with plastics on a mass-production model would lower production costs.
It resemlbes an FN2000 which would go a long way in building your internals for you but obviously without one available right now I'd say a seriously hardcore porject involving AUG internals and a whole new inner frame to hold it in place would be in order.
Considering the major work, home or workshop builds would be a massive undertaking. Convincing a factory would be hard as it is so alien in design (from previous builds) that the complete new assemlby required in it's construction wuold require it to be stepped up for mass production (or at least sizable batches) to be worth the investment.
Your best chance, practicaly, it to get a very expeinced someones (or several cometant gunsmiths) to do this in a home workshop.
The fact it, puting a price on it would be impossible at this stage; you'd have to try it and monitor production time and cost before you could even begin to form an idea on total cost.
OF COURSE you could always try convincing our resident M2 builder to see if ya can talk him into this as a second project for the near future.
go to a model shop like in wanchai or near KW street, and you can buy all the tools you need.
I used to do garage kit making and stuff, making molds and like that so I can tell you that you'll need to spend quite a bit as well as skill if you're going to mold the shape out just by sight. Then if you think about the durability of the gun, it gets more complicated.
Hope that helps.
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Thanks guys. Noa if I could have some way of finding/contacting Den Trinity that would be great, thanks.
Pest, FC, I appreciate the pointers on where to buy, but you're looking at the MN-23, I'm trying to get a C-26A, the one from the first 6 pictures, and I know it doesn't exist.
Arclight, Noa, I suppose if I bought a resin kit for a designer or workshop and funded the project that would be okay.
Just to make it clear guys, I don't need to make it myself, I just want one, so getting someone professional would be a better use of time, money and resources (I'd probably go buy a kit and never touch it for the rest of my life). So I'm really looking for contact details or places to go, people to speak to about having one made for me.
For instance Arclight, you said we had a resident M2 builder? I don't know what an M2 is, but if he has experience I'd like to be put in touch please.
Met up with Yonathan today, we discussed how we could progress and decided on a few key issues. He drew the two pictures above, incredible skillz! He also has all the chemicals and materials to make a cast.
1) This is going to be based on a P90, infact, we're pretty much going to mount a custom casing along the side and top and chop up the grip, redesigning it with resin parts to match the shape required.
2)We;re going to use parts from an M4 ironsight to keep it ambidexdrious. You can see the concept explaination at the bottom of the first picture.
3)The biggest technical issue was going to be the unique magazine which was supposed to be attached to the grip and fed horizontally. We're going to make a dummy clip instead. In essence the gun will load like a normal P90, just that the bridge above the mag will have a tunnel around it to conceal the mag while giving it enough room to take out and put back. You can see it clearly on the 2nd picture above the gun.
It's a snug fit, and Yonathan's dad said he could help make the casing, possibly out of aluminium!
Next week we'll go shopping. This job will basically mean I'll need to buy an entire P90! Can't wait!
i'm thinking of cutting of the two grips from the p90 exept for the trigger, then casting the grips in resin after carving them from sculpting clay, then make two plates of resin that screw onto the sides and provide the aesthetics by looking like the c26a. Then i will cut the bridge and sights off the p90's upper reciver and sand cast an aluminium upper reciver. That will probably be powder-coated in gun metal/grey. i will probably airbrush the resin pieces in the correct colours.
umm... copyright should be a problem even if you sell the full kit for profit.
Reason why: You have effectively cut/mangled the P90 from its original looks, using only the internal parts (or some of the external bits) as a base, and renamed the "toy-gun". When other companies make new AEGs, they tend to base their new creations off existing guns, AND use the same internal systems. i.e. UN Co, purchases Systema gearboxes and other parts from other companies in a jumbled mix. shoves em in a custom body, or a modified body, renames the AEG by adding a few extra numbers to the end of the insignia (M4 a9 RIS... or some shit like that). And sells it to the public at over inflated prices.
If you are still worried, you can just sell the resin parts as a DIY kit with instructions. (like the M41A1 Pulse rifle kit)