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#1 owmyquach

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:57 AM

Hey all, just completed my project, a possibly one-of-a-kind and first of it, The GAUNTLET. I bought a Swarmfire last week for $10, and have been planning this mod long before I even got it. It's pretty much like uin13's under slung Swarmfire in this video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTpdj-kCStc , except mine actually has my arm go INSIDE the blaster. Before any of you try to attempt this, just know that I'm really skinny, and I have small hands, which allowed me to successfully make this. Anyways lets get to it! *Warning large as F@#$ pictures*

Materials Needed:
Dremel with cutting bit
Some elastic material (I used an elastic knee brace, but those stretchy bandages work)
Epoxy
Padding materials (I used some pull-and-stick on shoe insole things)

Here's a pic of the stock shell below. Basically I cut along the red lines. I removed the handle completely, and X's mean I tossed those pieces. The yellow/gray part where the yellow shell doesn't cover is saved for later, which I did for one side, but you can do for both if you need a bigger hole. I cut the little target thing to get more room for my hand.
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This is how I planned it to fit, though it's slightly different since I couldn't put my thumb all the way up there, which you'll see later. The trigger should be on the battery cover, which is shown in the next 2 pictures.
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I took off the trigger components and drilled a hole to fit the trigger button on the battery cover. Tested to fit, making sure the hole wasn't too big.
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Next I got some hot glue and glued that sucker in. Make sure you do not get glue on the spring or anywhere near the button of the trigger components or else it'll screw it up. I put electrical tape over everything so I don't get shocked or pricked.
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I cut the knee brace to a size I wanted and epoxied to all the points it can connect to the shell, again I only did this for one side, but you can do it for both.
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BAM two days later, here's what I got on the insides. Just replaced some wires to make some longer/shorter and padded some areas where it was uncomfortable. The strips near the battery (which I accidentally fried when testing because the positive and negative clips touched...super dangerous, always keep them apart, I was lucky I got it out before it blew up) are Velcro which I used to keep the battery inside. The battery is the same I used in my Quachity Stampede Loadout.
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And finally...Here's the finished product. I fried my battery like I said, so I couldn't make a battery, but it SHOULD work. It's not super comfortable, but it's not too uncomfortable either. I epoxied the yellow/gray piece from the beginning back on to the knee brace material just for looks. Make sure you round out those edges on the shell so you don't cut yourself. I also had to cut a little hole for my thumb to pop out, but it can still look extremely cool if I can make some sort of claw thumb from a glove to match the blaster.
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Edited by owmyquach, 24 September 2012 - 06:15 PM.

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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:56 AM

That's actually really cool. Well done dude.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 04:30 AM

This is one of the coolest mods I've seen in a long time! Well done!
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 06:48 AM

Very nice job, and very cool as well. Does your arm get warm from having all the motors run near it?
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 09:30 AM

awesome job man, that is wicked cool!! Not trying to compare you to him, but have you seen the one that Ice (uin13) did back before he quit nerf?
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 10:43 AM

awesome job man, that is wicked cool!! Not trying to compare you to him, but have you seen the one that Ice (uin13) did back before he quit nerf?

He specifically said to begin with that he based his idea on his. Anyway, that is pure (for some reason it automatically changes this to something else) Effeminateness
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:21 PM

MEGA-FRICKIN'-MAN! Wow, this needs a blue paintjob.

Coolest original mod I've seen in quite a while.
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 01:22 PM

Wow, very cool!
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Posted 22 September 2012 - 03:23 PM

Truly awesome, now I want to build 1!
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 08:59 AM

You look like Samus from the game Metroid. Looks really clean and pretty awesome. Can you post a video of you loading darts, firing and reloading? Great job.
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Wow!! I'm impressed by how such a good job and how clean this came out. I might have to do this my self since my local Wal-Mart is having a sale on 90% of their blasters, especially the Swarmfire!
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Posted 23 September 2012 - 03:00 PM

You look like Samus from the game Metroid. Looks really clean and pretty awesome. Can you post a video of you loading darts, firing and reloading? Great job.


As soon as I get a replacement li-po battery, or at least put on some 9v's for the test. It's pretty standard stuff though (the loading and firing). I might put some 17/32" brass into it to increase range/accuracy.

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Very nice job, and very cool as well. Does your arm get warm from having all the motors run near it?


I wouldn't know, I when I actually fire my blasters, it's very often that I spray for long periods of time. It's currently stock voltage which I think is a decent size for this so it doesn't overheat the motor. I put padding on the shell of the motor/plunger system which also acts as a buffer for me to have my hand as far away from the motor as possible. Possibly going to add some electrical tape or an isolator to protect my hand from heat though.

Also a note to everyone else, depending whether you are left handed or right handed, you should put the stretchy material on the correct side to fit your arm i.e. right handers put it on the left shell like me, and right handers put it on the right side, unless you do both sides.

Edited by owmyquach, 24 September 2012 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:34 PM

As soon as I get a replacement li-po battery, or at least put on some 9v's for the test. It's pretty standard stuff though (the loading and firing). I might put some 17/32" brass into it to increase range/accuracy.

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I wouldn't know, I when I actually fire my blasters, it's very often that I spray for long periods of time. It's currently stock voltage which I think is a decent size for this so it doesn't overheat the motor. I put padding on the shell of the motor/plunger system which also acts as a buffer for me to have my hand as far away from the motor as possible. Possibly going to add some electrical tape or an isolator to protect my hand from heat though.

Also a note to everyone else, depending whether you are left handed or right handed, you should put the stretchy material on the correct side to fit your arm i.e. right handers put it on the left shell like me, and right handers put it on the right side, unless you do both sides.


Not to be picky, but why don't you find a way to put the battery on the gauntlet, though it may cause a bit of a weight issue since it will be on the hand rather than the arm. Just a little suggestion, by the way.
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Posted 02 October 2012 - 10:53 PM

Not to be picky, but why don't you find a way to put the battery on the gauntlet, though it may cause a bit of a weight issue since it will be on the hand rather than the arm. Just a little suggestion, by the way.



I've showed the gauntlet to a couple of people to a local war I've went to and they've seen how little room is in the blaster to fit a battery. I CAN fit it in there, but I would like the batteries to be interchangeable easily, since 9v batteries don't last very long, even if I attached it in parallel. Anyways, it really didn't make a difference since I attach it to the knee brace material when I store it. Anyways, I just didn't want it to be more difficult to keep the blaster on my hand since all I hold it by is holding the little trigger housing.
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:55 PM

Nice job. I like how you moved some of the electronics. Did you get this idea from ice's (uin13) arm held swarmfire?
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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

That's sweet! I suddenly have the sudden urge to buy a Swarmfire. And a Bumblebee costume.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:31 AM

Wow... Just wow

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 02:13 PM

Nice job. I like how you moved some of the electronics. Did you get this idea from ice's (uin13) arm held swarmfire?

He says in the description for the gun that he got the idea for it from that gun. Read.
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 04:53 PM

He says in the description for the gun that he got the idea for it from that gun. Read.

You're responding to a post from last October. Read.

And lest the necro-mania continue, we're gonna close this.
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