How to make a v_model

Well i decided i want to learn to model mostly for making my own guns and noticed that there are barely any tutorials for making a v_model. i have my weapon model but i don’t know how to do the bones/animations for hl2 and how to compile. Any help is greatly appreciated!

Rigging and animating are no easy tasks, so prepare for a lot of frustration. I quit trying, but the tutorial I used was:
(Part of a larger tutorial on how to make a v_model for CSS. Full tutorial:

K thanks i’m going to look at those and hopefully get it working.