Haha thanks, at least someone actually noticed my intended weathering lol
I just finished the front pin mount today by using some of Epyons methods, but slightly modified. I ended up using epoxy to fuse 8 2mm think pieces of ABS plastic to eachother, then I drilled a 5/64" hole as through the ABS block. Then it was a matter of shaping the ABS on a belt sander and making nubs to fit smoothly into the mp5 body, epoxying it on, and letting it dry. I was thinking about taking progress pictures, but I figured it was a simple enough procedure that I didn't need to.
Here's pics of it with the nub:
Yes, I know it looks a little bent-over in the picture... but it is supposed to be that way.
I just sprayed a coat of krylon ultra-flat black over the area of exposed gearbox and the nub. Also, I got the CA collapsable stock I described earlier yesterday... and since the CA full stock works on the CYMA, you'd think the collapsable would work two, right? Wrong, the rails grasp the body too tightly and won't move freely... I will have to fix this issue.
@ Epyon: Thanks for the ideas... since I failed at plastic welding, the epoxy and ABS idea worked out nicely. I didn't have any trouble with the air nozzle, as I used the stock CM027's gearbox with a JG's m4 trigger in it. I didn't make two halves like you described, but I will just hacksaw it when I need to take it apart (the epoxy is only adhering to the nub and the body, so after sawing it in half I can split the body). I did it this way because I wanted the position of the two nubs to be exactly identical. I will soon try to bend the bolt catch as you described... but what exactly did you use to heat it?
Also, does anyone know what a suitable replacement for the handguard and reciever pins would be? (hopefully not a ghetto as my bolts, but strong)
Thanks for reading!!