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Discussion in 'ALEPH' started by dhellfox, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. dhellfox

    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    don't know if its just my model but the barrel and the supressor's metal is super soft and bends wildly at the slightest touch. has anyone got any tips or advice to make it more sturdy/ rigid?
     
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    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Sadly that's quite common with Aleph sniper rifles, especially ones in female miniatures with lead content (which most, if not all, Atalantas will be).

    The best (though not easiest) solution is going to be replacing the barrel with brass rod, which will require drilling into the main body of the gun and the muzzle device.
     
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    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    thanks for the reply. ,defiance will give me another kunf or if a proper kappa box comes out in the meantime so i can swap out my half assed conversion, i'll salvage a sniper barrel off them.
     
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    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Minis manufactured in the past year or so are also in a lead-free pewter so they tend to be a little stiffer, and more rigid.
     
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    dhellfox The keeper of the Forgotten

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    well the barrel snapped in transport today so i guess i have to fix it sooner than expected
     
  6. Knauf

    Knauf Transhumanist

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    If you have a small drill bit, you can pin the suppressor with a piece of wire and super glue. I'm having the same issue with my Zhanying and will attempt this operation later today. Wish me luck.
     
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    colbrook Black Fryer

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    Seems like it'd be as easy to replace the whole barrel with 1mm brass rod at that point.
     
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    Knauf Transhumanist

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    If it fits the design, definitely. The muzzle on the Yu Jing breaker rifle is conical in shape with some added details, however, so I'd rather keep it. Not sure about Atalantas supressor, though.
     
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    Somehow I'd managed to read Zhanying as Zhanshi and assumed you were talking about the sniper.

    The Aleph and Yu Jing snipers both seem good candidates for brass replacement as you're essentially just using a very long, exposed pin to connect the receiver to the muzzle device.
     
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