DON'T POST UNTIL IT'S DONE. THERE WILL BE A FINISHED PRODUCT PICTURE.
The Big Blast.
Unscrew everything, and then cut the orange piece at the front at the seem (do the same on the top). If you'll be doing the minimization as shown in this write-up you won't have to worry about how it looks after cutting.
Open it up.
Take out the internals and take a look at the barrel.
Cut the barrel off at the very bottom of the white piece (the one which goes over the black barrel) with a cutting disk.
Then sand the remains of it down.
Now grab a 1/2" PVC and CPVC coupler. If you have ones which resemble mine (from Home Depot), then it should work. Take the CPVC and shove the end without the little tab into the PVC coupler. It'll be tight, but it should stay. I've found that stepping on the CPVC coupler while it's in the PVC one smashes it in nicely. Don't push it in too far however, as it would make it extremely hard to put it/remove a CPVC barrel. Shave down the end of the CPVC coupler.
Now glue (Goop/Epoxy) the CPVC-coupler-end onto the firing chamber.
If you'd like to minimize it to make it easier to load/remove barrels, cut here (if not, don't). You don't have to keep the grip- you could just keep going along the wall, but I have big hands and like the extra surface area (sorry for the crappy MSPaint picture).
Also shave down this wall to allow the new coupler to fit (or just rip it apart with some pliers).
Now you have to shave down the front wall to allow room for the coupler. Start shaving the wall down, and then place the internals in to see if they fit. Continue like this until it fits, and if you were careful and patient enough, it should be seamless. Do the same for the other side of the shell.
Now take out the pump and look at the head.
And plug that hole up with hot glue.
Finished internals (with e-tape over the coupler).
I put hot glue in these places to stop the whole assembly from moving around while pumping/removing barrels.
You’ve been telling me I need to start painting, I think it’s quite sexy:
Ranges are Big Blast ranges. For those who really need to know it will get atleast 100’ flat. I’ve heard rumors of 140’ and lies of 400, but I personally can’t vouch for either and probably won’t take the time to actually measure (rolling out 2 100’ tape measures is a pain). All I can tell you is it gets all you’ll need if it’s allowed. These things are definitely great primaries.
Since I’m planning to make write-ups frequently, I’d like to ask you what you all think. How do you think my write-ups could be improved? Different types of guns, or more extensive and ‘insane’ write-ups (may take longer)? Any suggestions are welcome.
Other than that, Questions? Comments?
Edited by OfAllTheNerf, 26 April 2008 - 07:19 PM.