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Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 6:17 pm
by Pirate
I have started the build tutorial using a Wise Lite receiver.

here is the link: http://www.projectguns.com/wlr1.html

New grip and bolt tutorials are also in the works, you can use this thread for Q&A.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:45 pm
by sdk1968
Pirate,

read thru what you had and re read it and im still not sure about some of the stuff since my receiver isnt here yet. im sure it will all make more sense when its laying in front of me.

thanks a bunch for laying this out for us mg42 noobs!!

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:35 am
by railsplitter
:D :) :lol: :mrgreen: I'm all smiles and will continue to watch this build-out to completion. Thanks for the tutorial!

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 9:39 am
by Pirate
I got diverted from it last week. I will be back on it this week.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:14 pm
by Pirate
I added several pages tonight and will continure over the week end.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:04 pm
by Bil
Pirate-very nice-I am enjoying this tutorial.I am looking forward to when you do the rivets for the grip holder.Who has this part? or did you have one off an old receiver piece? I also see that you use the entire bolt to check the rails.This is important-I found that sometimes the head assembly will move just fine,but with the entire bolt,some fitting is needed.Now I use the entire bolt! :? Very good pictures,esp.from the front.I believe it was Chris Cook asking about the fit there a while ago-this shows it nicely.Again,thanks. ---bil

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 9:40 pm
by Pirate
I am going to weld on the grip retainer. the bolt bloc is in the way of the rivets and since the block is a semi auto feature I do not want to alter it.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:51 am
by gdmoore28
Pirate,

Great stuff! No matter how many times I see this process, I learn something new. Especially good job on the photography, too. Exceptionally clean and well-lighted illustrations make the process very clear and logical.

Keep up the good work, my friend! :D :D :D :D

GeeDeeEmm

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:05 am
by Pirate
gald to hear the comments on the photos, I bought several different bulbs before trying the halogen floods I am using now they give a real good color rendition and nice sharp photos. I spent a lot of hours testing to improve the pictures.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 1:10 pm
by bolex
Pirate, How is the Century 53 assembled? You stated that the bolt block is in the way of the rivets, so what did Century do?

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 2:35 pm
by gdmoore28
Pirate wrote:gald to hear the comments on the photos, I bought several different bulbs before trying the halogen floods I am using now they give a real good color rendition and nice sharp photos. I spent a lot of hours testing to improve the pictures.


More info on your lighting setup, please:


1) Which halogen bulbs have you settled on? Wattage?

2) Are you direct-lighting, using reflectors (if so, which type?), or both?

3) What sort of white background are you using? I've tried glossy and matt paper, cotton sheets, etc., etc., but keep getting washed out by an overly bright background. So, most of the time I end up using a matt neutral color of some type.

On a board like this one, illustrations are essential, and I'm impressed by your results. Any tips would be appreciated. :D

GeeDeeEmm

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 5:27 pm
by Pirate
first I am using an older fugi 3800 camera, no flash, it gives a brown hue.

for lights I am using 100 wat halogen indoor floods, thy are the biggest I could find, 120 or more would be better.

I am using direct lighting, not correct as reflected is better to reduce glare and shadows, but I don't have space for an elaborate setup.

the background is white cardboard sheets from office depot. it is a real budget setup!!

the grip is the new wide style fal fcg one.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:43 pm
by sdk1968
AHA!!!



now i know why your pix are so god and mine look like crap out in the garage all the time.

you old pirate you!! LMAO

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2007 9:50 pm
by Pirate
bolex wrote:Pirate, How is the Century 53 assembled? You stated that the bolt block is in the way of the rivets, so what did Century do?


I haven't seen a century gun so I don't know.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 12:15 am
by gdmoore28
Thanks for the photo info, Pirate. I'll be putting it to good use.

GeeDeeEmm

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:30 pm
by Pirate
I added several more pages tonight. I hope to have it all done by next week.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2007 2:41 pm
by sdk1968
ah thank you very much on my way over there now.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2008 7:36 pm
by Pirate
I added several more pages today. I should have the receiver part done before the end of the week and will start on new bolt and grip tutorials.

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:59 am
by csbuceo
Pirate - Do you have any more details on the use of the WLA grip with the receiver?

Chris

Re: Wise Lite Receiver build Tutorial

Posted: Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:42 pm
by Pirate
I finished the receiver tutorial today. I will be working on bolt and grip tutorials starting this coming week.