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My 3D Printed DLT-19 build and customization

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Hi bros, 

I bought a DLT-19 3dprinted kits from 3DpropsNL on Etsy last october, and finally managed to complete building&customizing&painting.

First of all the kit, it came sorta like that (more red than black on mine):

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The kit is solid (two aluminium pipes inside) and surprisingly lightweight.

 

Phase one was of course heavy sanding and glueing. I decided to keep it one piece to avoid paint scratching on connecting parts.

(sanded parts are matte, unsanded are gloss)

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Phase two was the fun part: looking at tons of reference pics, I found out that the kit, although very detailed, is missing some stuff here and there; so I decided to add some details using some techniques I learned from the E-11 build.

 

Some knurled patterns in a couple of strategic spots:

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A fatter, knurled handgrip:

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Viewfinder details:

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Another pattern for the bottom lever:

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Replaced both printed flaps with two plastic pieces, screwed directly to the pipe:

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Added a small tab and other details to the ammo load:

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Replaced the plastic tip of the locking stud with a long screw (secured into the pipe), adding a sculpted tip (that's for folded bipod stability):

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Carved the butt stock, adding pattern and a big screw:

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I also replaced the incorrect socket caps screws with flat ones neext to the handle and replaced all the moveable parts pins with headless allen screws.

 

Phase three was a couple of layers of filler/primer:

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and a generous amount of gunmetal paint for the main gun, brown for the butt stock:

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Phase four was final assembly of remaining parts:

Folded bipod was permanently glued to its locking stud:

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Flat black handle was added (also using headless allen screws, to be covered with round caps for accuracy):

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An accurate two pieces metal cover, painted flat black, was added to the ammo exit port:

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Phase five was final touch-ups with slight sanding overall, different shades of metal paint:

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Some good old rusty effect (also covering up for potential paint chip revealing the orange below):

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Accurate heavy weathering on the metal cover and round disc:

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Accurate round covers for the handle screws:

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And some brown patterns on the butt stock trying to simulate bakelite:

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Last but not least, I replaced the t-tracks that came with the kit with flat black PVC ones from Super6props, accurately shaped with knife:

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So here's the final result:

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I'm still undecided if I need the accurate (was it accurate for all used DLT-19?) metal wire around the t-tracks.

 

Edited by SithThundercracker
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Great Job Peter, looks so cool!!! congratulations!!

 

What about the quality, is it strong enough for trooping? cold or hot day.

 

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Beautiful!

You have done an outstanding job with all the upgrades, the paintjob and the perfect weathering. This build turned out great. :duim:

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Nice work Peter, love the detail in the weathering.

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11 hours ago, TKSpartan said:

Great Job Peter, looks so cool!!! congratulations!!

 

What about the quality, is it strong enough for trooping? cold or hot day.

 

:jc_doublethumbup:

 

 

 

Thanks. PLA is pretty lightweight so it's comfortable, it's also decently strong and aluminium pipes give it a solid frame, but if you bump it a lot it may be a little more prone to denting than solid resin. And I'm surely gonna bump it, giving how big it is :laugh1:

5 hours ago, T-Jay said:

Beautiful!

You have done an outstanding job with all the upgrades, the paintjob and the perfect weathering. This build turned out great. :duim:

 

3 hours ago, Sly11 said:

Nice work Peter, love the detail in the weathering.

 

2 hours ago, acetilacetato said:

It has been very nice, congratulations

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Thanks brothers!

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Very nice!  As for the wire, I'm not sure, but I do know MEPD asks for it on upper level approvals.  It is an easy addition.

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