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Need to ScratchBuild a 1:35 Shotgun, Newbie.
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Michigan, United States
Member Since: September 08, 2012
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2012 - 11:24 PM UTC

I am going to need a few 12 gauge shotguns and am new at scratch building. What is a good material to use and a quick idea of how this can be accomplished? I haven't held styrene in my hands so thickness means nothing to me really lol.

Thank you so much for the help!
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Queensland, Australia
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 12:08 AM UTC
hey mate, how many are you after? what sort?

start with some pics, and look at different desings. at 1/35 they are going to be tiny, i'd start with some plastic, cut and file to the approximate shape. use some round styrene for the barrel.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 10:13 AM UTC
You can cheat by using the stock from a existing gun. Some of the Soviet PPSH guns look good, it looks like it has a double trigger to make a double barrel shotgun. Cut off the original barrel and use stretch sprue or thin tubing for the barrels.

There are also some ready made versions. Dragon Modern Infantry Fire Support Weapons Sets (#3808) has Remington 870 pump shotguns. Some of their SWAT and elite police figure sets have various shotguns as well.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 01:29 PM UTC
Dragon's SEAL Team kits (including the ST 6 "reissue") both have team members with shotguns, should be 870s, not the Mossberg 500s with pistol grips we used though.
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Posted: Monday, September 10, 2012 - 02:22 PM UTC
Might be easier to answer your question if we knew what type you need. Double or single barreled, with or without hammers, pumps or auto's, time era would help too.There are some available with kits and or figures, and some that need to be scratch built.
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New Jersey, United States
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Posted: Saturday, September 15, 2012 - 10:10 PM UTC
I made this double barrel from an old broken barrel 303 Springfield [ stock ] .
The fancy pe on the stock are Edouard uniform insignia , the hammers are wing nuts with one ear snipped off .
The barrels are brass rod , don't know what size , just eyed them up .

Here it sits in a fuel tanker cab , walking dead , post apocalyptic type truck.
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Posted: Sunday, September 16, 2012 - 12:40 PM UTC
Unless you want a double-barrel shotgun, there is no need to scratch-build one. Dragon has a bunch in a bunch of their different sets.

Modern Infantry Fire Support Weapons

Vietnam War Infantry Weapons

US Navy SEALs, pistol grip.

Vietnam SEALs

US Navy SEALs II, sawed off barrel.


NYPD Emergency Services Unit

German GSG9

British SAS, with underslung flashlight.

Hong Kong Police Special Duties Unit (rebox of SAS set)

I'm sure there are other sI am missing as well.