My fellow Australians (and Yanks) if you are like me, and go to your local hardware store looking for nerf materials and are tearing your hair out because they don't have anything you desire, then what else can you do, but improvise. Materials such as FBR, 1/2" brass/PVC/Copper/PETG, Proper springs are basically non - existant in Australian hardware stores such as Bunnings and Mitre 10. My first writeup is on making something without the materials all you Yanks seem to have...
This write up deals with the production of stefans from suction micro darts.
This is your typical Nerf Suction Micro Dart, one which travels very slow when fired out of a modded gun.
Rip off the suction cup part of the dart
and cut off the rubber "rod" protruding from the back of the suction cup tip, KEEP THE LITTLE RUBBER ROD
With your now hollow piece of Nerf foam, cut the foam until it is about 4 cm in length, here is one freshly cut piece compared to a finished micro stefan and a stock dart.
Now apply glue on the little rubber rod you cut off earlier and put it inside the hole of the foam tubing. Make sure you put glue on the rubber first and not inside the foam tubing first, because if the glue is inside the tubing first, it will affect the weight of the projectile.
Now proceed to make a hot glue dome for your improvised stefan, and voila!
EDIT: Also, after this step, I suggest making a batch of them, then place them in a container (cup, bucket etc.) and blow dry them on high. (thanks to CaptainSlug's "How to make stefans" video on youtube)
I get crazy ranges with these, I know every American nerfer is like "yeah theres nothing special bout that, that happens all the time" but the thing is, there is barely any "Nerf Community" in Australia.
With my super - charged nitefinder, i get ranges of about 20 - 26 metres.
Hope you guys like my first write up on NH
CaptainSlug - For your blowdrying idea on your youtube video
ForsakenAngel_24 - your feats of craziness have inspired me to craziness
Edited by QuannyG, 22 February 2008 - 09:17 PM.