I may be doing a written tutorial on everything I did here. Pictures are few and far between but who needs those when you have video!
The sequence of steps in the video.
Pry off the orange nub on the back.
Pry off the front orange nub. I had to use a heat gun for this. I could have done it without the heat gun but it would have taken longer and it may not have come off so cleanly.
Unscrewing the gun.
plugging the pump and lubing the o-ring.
Hot glue over the firing pin spring to speed the opening of the valve. This increase both velocity and range.
Use a pipe cutter around the indentation on the barrel. This will pull off the stock barrel and the AR assembly will come out as well.
Take a piece of petg and wrap E-tape around the base. Use two sections of E-tape here.
Then Goop that puppy up and jam it into the socket where the AR assembly used to be.
Now you could stop here but I decided I wanted to protect the barrel.
Next you will see me adding a little bit of red E-tape around the petg in the front and the back. This is there to help secure the petg and keep it snug and centered in the PVC.
Next Goop it up and slide on the PVC barrel.
Next you will see me unscrewing the black plastic pieces I do not wish to be painted.
Then I am sanding it down to allow the paint to adhere better.
You will notice I covered the internals with painters tape to prevent certain parts gettign painted. The goal here was to paint only the barrel and the trigger. I added a piece of white fbr to the end of the barrel to prevent spray paint from entering the barrel.
Here you will see a shot of the painted halves + the painted barrel and trigger.
Next is a shot of the paintjob after a few clear coats and one basic black plastic tub reinserted.
Then you will see it with the handles added.
The PVC was not a perfect fit inside the shell. The hold for the stock barrel was a bit too big for the PVC.
To prevent the stock barrel from wobbling around a little I decided to add some hot glue to help support it in place.
360 pan around gun.
Couple Test fires.
A quick panning shot of primary and sidearm.
One of my favorite photos.
Edited by Forsaken_angel24, 08 November 2008 - 05:55 PM.