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Old 12-20-2013, 08:40 PM #1
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M W Blackmobile M W

Before you check out these pics, please don’t take a hacksaw to your gun and start whacking away. I’m by no means a professional machinist and there’s definitely a risk involved with doing something like this.

With that being said - I wanted to put a Vanquish on a diet and do a “light” version of one. I figured I’d take off the top line to the feed neck and then take off where it protrudes past the back of the body and well as take off both lines on the front of the gun. With some other slight slimming, this is what I came up with.

I took it into Photoshop first so I could visualize what I wanted to do..





I did all of this with a grinder, a file and different grades of sandpaper. That's definitely not the quickest way, but it gave me a lot of control in the process and helped me minimize my risk of ruining a $1,500 gun. Caustic Custom Anodizing did a great job doing the final polish and anodizing the marker, I'd definitely recommend them for your future anodizing projects.

It weighs 27.8oz now without a barrel or battery. The Pbnation review video has the stock one weighing in at 30.55 ounces.

Now for the candy pieces.

















Here's a side by side comparison -

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Old 12-20-2013, 08:44 PM #2
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this is really cool
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:46 PM #3
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It's funny, it almost doesn't look real like a CAD rendering or something. Good work Drew!
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:48 PM #4
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Finally unveiled.

Nice one, dude.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:23 PM #5
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any idea how much weight you actually shaved off?
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:25 PM #6
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It weighs 27.8oz now without a barrel or battery. The pbnation review video has the stock one weighing in at 30.55 ounces.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:37 PM #7
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Looks great, absolute pro job considering the tools used....heck for any milling. Enjoy
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very nice job to bad its a vanquish but thats sexy
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Looks really good.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:58 PM #14
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never liked vanquishes, but that does look really nice
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I like it more than factory, looks real sharp.

Good work!
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very nice! you should do a pic of yours all completed with a stock black one to see the real differences!
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Old 12-20-2013, 10:20 PM #20
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Looks good, what made you name it blackmobile? for some reason I was thinking it would have something to do with the batmobile..? lol
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inb4 someone breaks their vanquish with sandpaper.
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