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#26 TheNerfLoki



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:11 AM

Coping saw and sandpaper too.
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#27 Nova



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 09:14 AM

If your interested in high quality glue look into www.mercuryadhesives.com. If anyone here is not new to RC Aeronautics (like myself) you know that this stuff is the shizz. Also the y have a foam safe formula that does not chemicaly deteriate foam on contact. When using their thick viscosity CA you wil probably need some CA kicker. Its a little spray bottle that lets you activate the glue when you want it to.

It's great stuff.

And if anyone hasnt said this yet, I like to have a sheet over my worktable to collect plastic dust and debris and such. So I can go shake it out when I'm done.

Well i gott go i think my FA24 was just dropped off by the UPS guy.

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#28 Aimless



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 10:03 AM

Now, as to the questionŚdoes anyone have a good idea what sort of adhesive Hasbro uses for the internals of some of their pump air guns? I'm thinking specifically about the Titan air tank and Hornet internals I have lying about at the moment. I'd love to have a better idea of what sort of glue that is before I go hacking into those parts.

From the way the bonds look, I think it's either something from the plasti-weld line or plastic specific epoxy, also, Buzz Bee and Lanard use copious amounts of epoxy.
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#29 Hoceky



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 11:31 AM

Well i gott go i think my FA24 was just dropped off by the UPS guy.

Do you mean Angel's foam? He dosen't sell that anymore.
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#30 rork



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:08 PM

Did you miss the discussion regarding Angel's status as the ultimate accassory? And as for cutting implements: I've reached the point that I really use pvc shears more than almost anything else. That and a dremel with metal cutting blades (not cutoff wheels). The only time I really HAVE to have a hacksaw is when I'm dealing with large pipe, or cutting a bit off a fitting (pipe shears tend to angle on small pieces).
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#31 AssassinNF



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Posted 11 October 2008 - 12:54 PM

You'll also want a bigass vise, I have one, works great for cutting PVC, blaster shells, really anything you need to hold.

Vices are also very useful for pressing extremely tight fitting barrel materials into each other, such as 1/2" CPVC into 1/2" PVC, or 1/2" PVC into 3/4" PVC.

If you work alot on air guns, it's also good to have around plenty of vinyl tubing in different sizes, as well as vinyl tubing connectors.
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#32 Falcon


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Posted 11 October 2008 - 02:34 PM

Start simple. You may end up eventually with a ridiculously long-ass list of complex specialized tools like CaptainSlug and Hereticorp listed, or you may find that the simple start plus one or two additions suits your purposes. I did all of my modding until two years ago without a dremel. i trimmed excess plastic back with a hacksaw, a pair of wire cutters, and a hand file.

A cheap and effective starter list, in my thought, would look something like this:
>Narrow-head phillips and flathead screwdrivers
>Needle-nose pliers
>Wire Cutters
>Hot Glue Gun

That can do everything. Clamp things with heavy duty rubber bands for starters.

Now, I do all my modding with this slightly modified list:
>Narrow-head phillips and flathead screwdrivers
>Needle-nose pliers
>Rotary Pipe Cutters
>PVC Cutters
>Wire Cutters
>Trigger clamps
>Hot Glue Gun (and glue)
>Epoxy/JB Weld

And then, material-wise, I keep a short list like this on hand at all times:
>Weights and Foam (for darts)
>Sheet Metal (for reinforcement)
>Sheet Plastic
>Brass/[substitute barrel material of choice]
>2k turrets
>Silicon Lube
>Zip ties

And, when needed:
>Krylon Fusion White Basecoat
>Color(s) of choice
>Triple-Thick Glaze clearcoat

That's all I use. Period. You don't need a ton of fancy equipment in tons of minute size increments to make things work and make things clean. Those things are nice, but the beauty of nerf is that a little bit can ALWAYS go a LONG way.

I wouldn't suggest keeping masked canadians on hand in your workspace, though. They may do nice work, but homeland security could become an issue, and the structural integrity of several spring guns might suddenly and sporadically be compromised...

Best of luck! Keep us posted on how the workshop grows and fills out!

Edited by Falcon, 11 October 2008 - 02:40 PM.

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#33 nerfnut23



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Posted 12 October 2008 - 10:57 PM

My tools in my workshop(my room):

Buck knife

Pipe cutters

cooler full of Red Bull, BLTs, and Snickers



blowtorch (my version of a Dremel)

firecrackers for when I'm bored or am trying to eliminate bugs



spring steel

barrel material

1,000 Stefans

Other crap I got and can't name now
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