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#1 dizzyduck

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:44 PM

Ah text, I missed you...

Koree gave me a Stormfire after PA War. He said he wanted to see what I'd do to it. Since it's technically his, I haven't yet given this one a name; I'll leave that honour to him.

Anyway, this is a pretty basic modification even though it's titled "optimization". Barrel replacement, spring replacement, seal adjustment, and a few body mods to make everything fit. Nothing too fancy.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:48 PM

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Will Expand-a-Blast ever forgive the physical three-dimensional representation of myself? What about Prince Caspian Wrist Crossbow? How will this bizarre love triangle end? Be sure to tune into the next episode of "Dizzy Mods Something"!

Meanwhile, here are some paint job pics:

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:55 PM

That is Beautiful. Did I just jizz?
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:57 PM

Beautiful.

Nuff' said.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 03:57 PM

Holy crap.

That is absolutely amazing!

Your paintjobs and writeups are some of the best on nerfhaven.

I am especially loving this paintjob.

I'm excited for the next episode of "Dizzy mods something!"
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:11 PM

Congratulations on making the first detailed dtsf mod/write-up. What are the ranges?
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:16 PM

When is the scheduled release date for the next episode? I'm dying over what EaB will do to Sully or Prince Caspian Wrist Crossbow, or both.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:17 PM

What are the ranges?


Between 3 feet and 14 miles.

Seriously, though, range is unimportant right now. Even if I did range test, my results would not be a fair assessment of the capabilities of the blaster. My darts aren't a particularly good fit in PETG; I barreled the blaster for someone else who uses a different variety of foam than I do.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:30 PM

Your writeups are rife with Win. Carry on, good sir.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:33 PM

Between 3 feet and 14 miles.


Wow 14 miles with a good dart.
Whats your dart barrel fit, (serious question and a joke all at the same time ;) )?
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 04:48 PM

That is Beautiful. Did I just jizz?


Yeah, it's awesome, but we don't need to hear about your penis activity.

This is a fairly simple mod. I do plan on doing this if I purchase this blaster.

Awesome write-up, as usual.

Exactly what spring did you use?
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#12 dizzyduck

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:14 PM

Exactly what spring did you use?


Everbilt. Buy them at the Home Depot in packs of two. 4" x 7/8" x .080". You'll have to cut it down to fit inside the plunger tube.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 05:25 PM

And you did that all how quickly?!? In all seriousness though, excellent work. Not that you really need to hear it from anyone anymore as it has become expected of your artistic hands. My hat is tipped.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:07 PM

You filthy rooster! That thing looks amazing. I'm lovin that color scheme you went with. very well laid out.

Oh yeah the little side adventure there is freaking funny as hell too.

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

Nice work as usual.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:23 PM

Wow... that thing is sick! As always nice job. I am really looking forward to getting my hands on one of those.
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 06:24 PM

Awesome paint job and writeup.

What do you think about this blaster in comparison to a NF?
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 07:31 PM

What do you think about this blaster in comparison to a NF?


I'm indifferent. The advantages to the DTSF are that it is easier to design a holster around without having to alter the shell, and that no external parts move when the blaster is fired. The advantages to the NF are that there is nothing shell-wise in front of the end of the plunger chamber, making it much easier to mod it for a coupler system, and the shell overall is smaller when mimimized. I've also found that the priming motion of the NF is more comfortable, though holding a DTSF is more comfortable to me than holding pretty much any other pistol available.

The reason I say I am indifferent is because my pistol of choice at the moment is the AirTech 1000, which has been serviceable in pistol rounds because of its rate of fire. That, however, is neither here nor there.
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:19 PM

Regarding the Stormfire, how long is the actual gun w/ barrel and all?


Awesome paintjob, that is incredibly good. Also, cool little side comic you got goin' on there
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:52 PM

That is damn sexy. Reminds me of something from Bioshock. Can it vaccum load?
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:55 PM

I really like it. Especially the paintjob.

It seems by internal pictures that the trigger has quite a short pull (especially in comparison to the NF). Is this true?

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 06:25 PM

Can it vaccum load?


It doesn't vacuum load my darts, but that's because the darts I use are not a good fit in PETG. I can't say for sure whether or not a better dart fit will allow vacuum-loading.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 08:27 AM

Is that Prince Caspian Crossbow actually good? I heard it was a pile of dookie.
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Posted 24 July 2009 - 07:21 PM

Is that Prince Caspian Crossbow actually good? I heard it was a pile of dookie.


Mods please grant me this one momentary diversion from the topic...

With the bands and bungee shown the furthest I was able to shoot flat was 25'.

Functionality justifies poor performance, as does the sheer hilarity of actually hitting someone with it when firing. Often it works as a "last resort" blaster that I don't have to draw from a holster. It stays neatly out of the way until I need it.
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