Up top, we have Mr. Tulip, which is a SNAPbow. But this is far from a standard SNAPbow. The back is a 1” plug, fitted halfway into a 12” pressure chamber. There are 8 vent holes cut around the edge.
I used 3/8” screws on the rear, to avoid binding with the spring. The other big difference is the turret. It’s a big ol’ Bobafan, built around a short 1 ½’ coupler. The 1’ cpvc barrels are fitted into short pvc stubs, and the cpvc axle fits into an elbow, which has been plugged and fitted into the top of a tee.
The bobafan turret is inverted, leaving room for an integration on the bottom of the blaster. The biggest improvement is the plunger rod: ¼” PEX, with a 3/8” OD. On its own, PEX would probably be too soft to be durable. So I filled the last inch on both ends with epoxy putty, and drilled through that. Works great, and it has just the right amount of flex. Plus, it’s cheap: about $3 for 10’.
On bottom, Mr. Pin. It’s half a SNAPbow, set up backwards like a SNAP 4. I made a 3-barrel speedloader for it. It hits hard, and the PC makes a nice foregrip. Even apart from the integration, it would make a damn good sidearm. It’s built like the main gun, but I only added 4 vent holes. The plunger tube is 7” long. The barrel is shifted to the left side. If you didn’t want to integrate it, it could be rotated back up to the top. Both guns’ triggers are reinforced with weak compression springs.
EDIT: What does the name refer to? I shall consider anyone who PMs me the answer a person of discriminating taste and sensibility.
Edited by rork, 17 January 2009 - 02:15 AM.