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Because of the recent Cincinnati Nerf Group's laser tag arena, fluorescent paint has become rather popular.
Who doesn't want a blaster that glows like some magical weaponry of myth and lore?
The black on the grip and foregrip is Plasti-Dip, not vinyl dye. The red has has a top coat of reflective paint; the first two images show how the blaster appears in normal light.
These images show more or less how the blaster appears when exposed to bright, direct light. (such as from the flash of a camera, light from a multi-LED flashlight, or the sun, on a clear day (when viewed from the right angle.)
And my BBB, w/ tactical LED light under the muzzle, and laser level atop. Because it makes me smile.
actually, the laser level actually has some combat use, the vertical line it projects enables me to hold it near the floor, and pan beneath the desks, etc. in the room; bumps in the beam show me where shoes are, and where people are hiding behind furniture.
Old Captain Bojangles McPoonsnatch:
Sexy, new Captain Bojangles McPoonsnatch
And ubersexy black light illuminated Captain Bojangles McPoonsnatch
She's shown here alongside what has arguably been the biggest source of inspiration for my projects.
Since we've started playing in the laser tag arena, paint jobs in Cincinnati have begun to change quite a bit.
NerfRogue83, you might be an idiot. Why in the hell would you put that onto a Magstrike like that?
That is not a vase in the background, holding lengths of brass and petg; It's a bier stein.
I can open the shell and switch out the different colors when I get bored with the green/purple combination. It's an easy way to Tron-ify your Nerf blasters.
There are no batteries inside the blaster yet, nor are there any UV LEDs; this is not EL wire, it's just fluorescent tubing with a thin metal wire inside to help it hold a shape.
My girlfriend's at3k as it appears under normal lighting
And how it appears illuminated in the laser tag arena
The orange is flourescent, the hot pink is not, so when it is wielded in an arena illuminated with black lights, it looks pretty slick. (my nerfing group is renting out a laster-tag arena and using nerf blaster instead of the businesses equipment.)
Twitch, that paintjob looks very clean. Not my personal choice or colors though.
I'm just so tired of seeing everyone paint their guns solid black, and I really like the sharp contrast. Also, I've noticed the enemy's aim becomes impaired when they laugh.
Twitch, as rediculous as that is...that is seriously awesome.
I LOVE modding like this. Screw being clean and all that. Duct tape shit together...chicken wire...you name it. It's probably downright useless outdoors, but I can see that thing being DEADLY in a hallway. Especially if you took some cardboard and covered the wire areas leaving holes for barrels so you'd be shielded.
Thanks, Falcon. I was going to wrap the thing in chicken wire so it would be less...dart permeable, but the group with which I normally play has the standing rule that the weapon(s) one is wielding in their hand(s) can act as a shield; if I do anything else to make it into a tank, they'll just rise up against me, stage a foam-laden coup (I'm the group's Vice-President), and ban my delightful toys.
It would not be the first time modifications were banned because of my ingenuity/madness.
Everyone, This is Jules (Winfield.)
My hand cannon
I'll be painting "Bad Mother F*cker" here. If you've seen Pulp Fiction, then you understand.
That's no trick of the camera flash. Yes, I painted the gun hot pink.
I post these with the warning/suggestion to others though; be very careful when painting your Recon. The tolerances on the various pieces that fit together (the base of the stock that clips to the back of the pistol, and the cocking mechanism especially) are apparently close enough that even a single layer of protective felt can make it difficult to work the moving pieces. I glued thin strips of felt on the inside of the cocking mechanism so it wouldn't scratch the paint on the body of the gun. Even after leaving the screws that hold the cocking mech' a few turns loose, I still couldn't cock the thing. As a result, I had to remove the felt strips.
The paint has had days to dry, but here's the result of the blaster being cocked and fired 3 times.
I'm giving serious consideration to dumping the entire shell in acetone and trying it again with vinyl dye.
P.S. 3 coats of paint, in case someone asks.
and I hold it pretty much the same way as a normal BBB, except holding a magstrike handle instead of the Bow's foregrip.
The BBB at rest
The handle of the BBB slides right between the tank-shells of the magstrikes.
While it's not really heavy, it gets tiresome hauling the thing around for four hours, holding it at shoulder height. To fix this problem I'm constructing a wheeled tripod to hold it, so I just push it around the hallways like a mobile artillery installation.
I can even carry The Ruckus along, if so inclined.
The shoulder strap lets it hang right at my waist, so all I have to do is drop my hand to the trigger.
I have decided upon a paint job; each gun will be painted a single color (black, red, green, blue, and yellow) in honor of it's name: Voltron.
As for my inspiration....well,
may have been involved.
And lastly, the sight that seems to send all the tyros running.
Thanks again, and sorry for kinda hi-jacking such a large portion of the page, and if the pictures are blurry/large, et cetera.
and my current Primary: Cpt. Bojangles McPoonsnatch
2 coats of mat black base coat, 2 coats of hot pink, 2 coats of iridescent glitter paint, and 2 coats of extra glossy finish. The enemy is usually laughing, and it hinders their aim. Plus they feel emasculated, getting hit by such a blaster.
My RF20: The Ruckus
That's an air compressor attached to the back. After making extra drums for darts, and modifying the blaster so I can easily load the gun, I wanted a way to easily fill the bladder. The thing can go from completely empty to fully loaded and primed in just under 8 seconds. (great for the zombie-games).
I've spliced the compressor into the stock tubing, so I can still use the manual pump if the battery dies in the middle of the games.
After the holidays are over and I have a bit more disposable income, I'm going to ditch the air compressor in place of a 3000psi air tank (Thank you Forsaken_Angel24 for the idea.) and splice a 2nd RF20 after the regulator, so I can dual-wield the beasts. (Thanks to CaptainSlug for this idea.)
And my next "integration." This is just the prototype; if I find it manageable enough, I'm going to replace the zip-ties with various bolts and mechanical fasteners so I can disassemble the gun for easier transport. Each gun will be panted a single color, and it shall be named Voltron.
Yeah, I know Voltron was only 5, but I figure the At3k counts as the sword....
A simple concept I admit, but I found it difficult to make holsters for the guns. Now I can use one hand to push these through the halls, and still wield another gun if needed. The next step is a simple one; start placing hooks on the horizontal rings from which to hang extra night finders, mavericks, ammo-bags, et cetera. At the moment, I have only the two gun mounted on it.
P.S. No, the wheels do not squeak.
pool noodle body, foam orb (obtained from McMaster) warhead, and craft foam fins.
Just for you, Groove, I'm sure you remember the D.C. war, right?
I know I could have have just ordered replacement missiles from Hasbro for $3, but mine have the advantage of being bright pink. That and it's launched off a 1/2" PVC pipe segment. (Which can be removed from the coupler, and easily replaced with a shot-gun attachment, etc.)
Yes, as a matter of fact I do need a picture of my Crossbow balanced precariously on a glass 1-liter beer stein and an empty "fody" of Colt 45 malt liquor.
And some pic's w/ the Marv'Salvo attached
Name: Alpha-Tango Thunderstrike Slaughter-Falcon Black-Skorpion diddle-Dingo Night-Raven Shark-Jumper Fuck-Hawk 9000 Deluxe.
Mods Done: Level 4 mod, plunger tube replaced, Arrowstrom spring used. The primary barrel is 1/2" cpvc, and intended for firing tag darts. I have a pair of cpvc/PVC threaded couples for switching it to 1/2" PVC for firing stefans from nested petg. I suspect a breech or turret will be added this summer.
Integrations: Marvelous Salvo, and detachable tanks, so I can switch from empty barrels to loaded ones, then (in theory) reload empty barrels during a lull in the battle.
Comments: This is actually the same xbow I posted back on page 2. Basically I hated the paint job, and wanted something eye-raping that would look awesome in the lazer tag arena. bpso86's xbow (featured on page 1) and a BBB painted for my girlfriend a few months ago served as the inspiration for the exact color scheme. Lastly, the Iron Man mask will be getting some lenses from safety glasses installed so I can wear it in the lazer tag arena, and intimidate others with my cold, piercing, mechanical stare.
Name: The Scythe
Mods Done: Level 4 mod, Arrowstorm spring replacement, 1/2" PVC or PETG barrels, (changed as needed) mounted to a cpvc barrel via a coupler. (Tag darts/Stefans)
Integrations: N/A (currently)
Comments: After my university's paper published an article about the University of Cincinnati Nerf Club, a group of architects and engineers read about me, and sought me out for guidance and counsel. They have this annual event where all the students are divided into groups of 3-4, and must construct a bridge able to support the weight of the group. Each year the event has a theme, and they had chosen the (at the time, off air) American Gladiators. They wanted me help to construct a small arsenal of weaponry to be used during their Assault game. As it turned out, one of the architect students had a handful of very old nerf guns. Among them were a broken Arrowstorm, and stock Crossbow.
I found this color scheme to resemble my insignia (emblazoned on the side, above the grip) when viewed from above. At the moment, bungees are not used, I have created a strip of steel angle-bar which I have curved to fit behind the limbs. I'm going to use the steel limbs to attach bungees.
Anything that would normally be cut from polycarbonate, is instead machined from Aluminum. Special thanks to the West Chester Never Ending Research and Development Society for access to their band saw and mill, and of course to Captain Slug for his brilliant design.
Thanks for your time.
*Edit: Don't worry, I don't melee-strike with any part of a blaster I made at home, I find it helps cut down on the number of people cut on cpvc barrels, bruised, et cetera.
Galaxy 613 - It only weighs about 4 pounds
doubleshot - yeah, the device isn't quite 100% complete, and at the moment I have not cut the foam to fit in the grip.
Thanks for your time.
The barrel being cut at that angle (to look more like a syringe needle) does not seem to affect accuracy or ranges.
Lethal Injection in her carrying case; a genuine postmortem bag (body bag), complete with toe-tags to document kills.
I'm still annoyed I left my Crossbow at home, I've never seen so many present at a war before. (Only two members of the University of Cincinnati group have crossbows, bpso86 and myself)
I still chuckle when I recall the head shot from OMC that actually knocked me on my ass; I thought a lower center of gravity made things more stable?
And sadly, I have to admit that Groove, I did not get a head-shot on you. I did however fire a shot from my At3k that missed the back of your head by less than 2", at which point I was informed that you were on my team.
"He is? Oh ...well this is the first time today he's been on my team, so far it's always been see Groove: Fire!"
Badger, I'll be honest I was a little bit disappointed, you're not nearly as old as I was lead to believe; I was expecting to meet an 70-year old bald guy w/ thick glasses and a hearing aid.
"If Groove was a woman, I'd totally have asked him to go home with me tonight ...is that weird?" ~bpso86
2x Big Salvo
2x Disc Shot
1x +Bow (2nd one is in the works)
1x B20 http://nerfhaven.com...04
1x ERTL Rapid-Fire Rifle
1x Blast Bazooka
2x Clip Tek
1x Air Zone Crossbow
From all of us here at WFYL The FaIL, hope you enjoy.
For reference and clarification;
The t-shirt designed by Bags mentioned in the podcast
and the "Welcome to the Internet" image mentioned as well
All the above goes for, Tigadee as well. (On the premise that he leaves his darker instruments at home.)
On a lighter note, my Clarkson-voice I'm sure was not exceptional, though I feel I made a valiant attempt at the inflection and tone he uses. I did not attempt an accent, as I'm positive it would've been horrendous.
On a related note, BritNerfMogul, have do ever painted any blasters in "eye-raping color schemes?" I'm sure they'd be quite the sight to behold.
And the picture referenced when Langley was asked "who's crossbow is that?"
We here at WFYL - THE FAIL Wouldn't wanna leave you guys outta the loop.