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#1 TantumBull

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:35 AM

Alright, 1st post! Thank you so much, admins, for validating me. Without further ado behold my first contribution to the NIC: the Tactical Nite Finder. (Keep in mind that Iím fully aware that there are very few situations where this light integration would prove useful in a war. I made it for my friendís birthday because he is completely obsessed with zombies, so I tried to make the gun appeal to his liking.) Sorry about the double spacing. I have no idea why its doing that.


Tools needed:

-Screw Driver

-Hacksaw



Supplies needed:

-ĹĒ CPVC coupler OR Endcap

-about 7Ē of CPVC

-Adhesive of choice

-E-Tape

-Dremel OR Sandpaper

-Wire Cutters that can slice through plastic

-Pipe cutters

-Paint (optional)

-Beefy replacement spring

-NF

-Tactical Light

-Craft foam, neoprene, etc.



Start off by opening up the Nite Finder.

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Take out the useless laser.

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Remove the plunger assembly and keep everything on the left of the following picture, and throw away whatís to the right.

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Take this pieceÖ

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And sand it down like so.

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Now take your coupler and mark it directly in the middle.

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Use the pipe cutter to slice it in half.

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Glue it into the shaved restrictor.

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On the back of this piece, the end that comes into contact with the plunger head, glue on one or two layer of craft foam. This will make your gun last longer and put less stress on the coupler+restrictor.

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Glue the coupler assembly into the plunger tube.

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Now letís move to the plunger. Wrap E-Tape around the plunger head and put the o-ring back on. Now remove the head and put on your new spring; I used a spring from Ace. Lube the plunger tube with something that doesnít degrade plastics. Donít forget to replace the catch spring if you do replace the spring.

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This next step is optional, I did it because I like reinforcing shit to make it last longer. I glued some nuts I had laying around, onto the screw holes on the plunger tube. This made the nubs the holes are located on more sturdy.

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Another reinforcement I did is with some metal onto the place where the spring presses against the shell.

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Okay, on to the light. Open up the tactical light and cut of those nubs off of the light.

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Trim the case like so, to fit the shell of the tactical light.

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Now you have to trim the case of the tactical light and get rid of unneeded space. This is a picture of how I did it and where I glued it onto the gun. Keep in mind the only reason to glue these shells together is so the battery pack has somewhere to go; it looks a lot cleaner this way as well.

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Next paint your gun if you want to. I painted mine black, which I know is a color scheme everyone hates and thinks it shows no creativity, which I entirely agree with. I had two good reasons for doing this, though. (1) I suck at painting. (2) I was pressed on time to finish this and black was all I had on hand.



Now glue the light part into where the laser used to be.

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Put everything into the case exactly how it is in the next picture.

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Cut the barrels, and make a speed loader if you wish. You're done! On mine I also added some sights.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:38 AM

How big is your hand? It seems like the new light battery would get in the way of comfortably holding the blaster.

Edited by Coop, 27 September 2008 - 12:42 AM.

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On the other hand, the guy who posted before me used the word 'fuck' a lot so he probably knows what he's talking about.


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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:40 AM

Welcome to The Haven. The light seems to add bulk to the blaster, and really doesn't add a whole lot of practicability. Is there a way to not have the extra shell at the bottom? A nice first post, very clear and easy to follow.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:41 AM

Nice job man. Welcome to haven. You actually look like you know what you're doing for a first poster! And by the way, whatever paint you used on your gun SUCKS. No one paints that bad, you need some new paint. Try that crap walmart sells for like 96 cents a can. It's never failed me. Keep up the good work.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:45 AM

Coop: Yes you're right it is very uncomfortable, if you plan on doing this I recommend making the light farther forward. On one of the pictures you can see a piece of craft foam I glued on so it doesn't dig into my finger.

Echnalaid: You are completely correct, I would never use this myself, it was made for a friend. It would be pointless in a war. I did toy with the idea of putting the battery pack where the AA's went when the NF was stock, but the pack was too bulky.

Banshee: Yep, I know I'm terrible at painting. I also used some acrylic protective shit that actually greened some of the plastic and annihilated the black paint in some parts.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:57 AM

I don't give a damn about the light, or the paintjob, but that coupler is just cute...
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 01:07 AM

I don't give a damn about the light, or the paintjob, but that coupler is just cute...


Umm, is that a compliment?
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:56 AM

Good work it all could've been a lot cleaner though.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 10:16 AM

It's simple, it eliminates dead space, it keeps the overall look of the gun cleaner, it should eliminate the need to dremel the shell, and it lets you mod 2 guns with one coupler, so yes--definitely a compliment. ~Rork

PS: Nice work with the reinforcement, as well.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

It's simple, it eliminates dead space, it keeps the overall look of the gun cleaner, it should eliminate the need to dremel the shell, and it lets you mod 2 guns with one coupler, so yes--definitely a compliment. ~Rork

PS: Nice work with the reinforcement, as well.


Ah, I see. Thanks, rork. :lol:
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:41 AM

Good first mod it could be cleaner though for example the paint and hot glue the flip barrel intstead of etape.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 11:45 AM

Good first mod it could be cleaner though for example the paint and hot glue the flip barrel intstead of etape.


Yes, I agree the paint does suck tremendously. I also agree that just E-Tape on the speed loader would be stupid. I didn't mention this in the write up, but I actually super glued them together; the tape is just for extra reinforcement.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 12:33 PM

Why not intergrate a at2k into that thing? The light is worthless.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 02:44 PM

Looks Great. Have you ever thought of putting some kind of removable plastic under the light to cover that hole.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:34 PM

Why not intergrate a at2k into that thing? The light is worthless.


Echnalaid: You are completely correct, I would never use this myself, it was made for a friend. It would be pointless in a war. I did toy with the idea of putting the battery pack where the AA's went when the NF was stock, but the pack was too bulky.


Anyways, great way to attach the coupler. Has this been done before? I know it will be done again, if/when I get a new Nitefinder.

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Posted 27 September 2008 - 04:59 PM

Nice mod, and nice first post. Welcome.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 07:11 PM

Nice first post! I would suggest filling the dead space with bondo, and sand off some of the edges.
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Posted 27 September 2008 - 09:03 PM

Looks Great. Have you ever thought of putting some kind of removable plastic under the light to cover that hole.


It's funny you say that. Right after taking those picture I glued on a piece of acrylic. I used gorilla glue, which is so weak sauce that it basically is removable.

Renegademilitia15: I would if I still had it.

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