How To Create Realistic 1:6 Scale Rifle Slings For Use With Most Weapons———in 9 Easy Steps!

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1:6 Sling Perfection— This closeup of John B.’s Vietnam-era custom rifle sling reveals it is absolutely perfect in terms of color and detail. Learn how to create your own 1:6 slings in the photo-article provided below. (Photo: John B.)

We LOVE when our faithful readers do all the work for us. Today, intrepid TJR Field Reporter”John B.” provides the following step-by-step guide for creating your own 1:6 scale rifle slings. It is an out-STANDING and simple 9-step procedure that we recommend you print out and save for future reference. As for now…Please clear off your workstation and get ready to have some FUN. Heeeere’s… John B!

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“I wasn’t too happy with the slings that came with a number of the 21stC 1:6 Vietnam-era weapons, so I devised a way to make my own using colored cloth book binding repair tape and wire. I added some light weathering, which I think gives the tape a great canvas look, much more realistic than what originally came with the toys. I used my first new sling for a ’70s Vietnam-era weapon, but with some minor modifications, this procedure could be utilized to make slings for modern-day weapons, World War II, World War I, etc. This might be an old trick (that I just happened to reinvent), but if not, here are the pictures I took to help walk you through it. It’s really quite easy. Enjoy! —John B.

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Written and photographed by John B. Click to enlarge.

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Written and photographed by John B. Click to enlarge.

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Written and photographed by John B. Click to enlarge.

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Written and photographed by John B. Click to enlarge.

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Written and photographed by John B. Click to enlarge.

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Details Make the Difference— As this closeup of John B.’s custom Vietnam-era 101st AB MSG reveals, it’s the DETAILS that really help make the figure. Our eyes are instantly drawn in to those tiny, weathered patches, his amazingly realistic face sculpt, and yes, that beautiful little custom rifle sling. GREAT work, John! (Photo: John B.)

Bottom Line: Our sincerest thanks to Mr. John B. and to all of the other generous, helpful (and very talented) customizers, reporters, and contributors to The Joe Report. You guys & gals are the best! If you have any questions about this tutorial, please contact John directly via email HERE. Thanks!

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3 thoughts on “How To Create Realistic 1:6 Scale Rifle Slings For Use With Most Weapons———in 9 Easy Steps!

  1. Angelo says:

    Awesome! Thank you for the detailed tutorial!

  2. Queli says:

    This was very cool!

  3. kneonknight says:

    Those do look fantastic, however I do wish to point out that any slings made for modern combat weapons such as the M16A2 should be black, not OD. And don’t forget to subdue the buckles and swivels, “A flash of light puts you in the bad guy’s sights” as we were told.

    Carry on.

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