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#76 Katachi

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:06 PM

Hm as for that cylinder... I don't know, I kinda like the original pump that came with it, and I'm sure you could make it look quite good.

Psst, by the way Katachi, unless you shove those barrels down the stock barrels alot farther, you're going to have some serious problems firing stefans.

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oh great :P

Wait, I didn't think you could use stefans with cpvc? I take a round file and carefully sand out enough to fit stock darts. Then I go over that with higher grit sandpaper. All my adapters were for stock darts, since any modded darts aren't allowed at the campus games in WI. Small price to pay for being able to play weekly, I guess.
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Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:08 PM

No, I mean there's so much room behind the dart in the barrel that almost no air is going to get to the dart in a compressed enough state to make it go anywhere (Hope that made sense). At least that's the experiances I've had. Basically, it'll get more range with the less distance between the plunger tube and the dart. And my stefans fit in CPVC if I shove them in. I need alot of force to shove them in there, but you get a very satisfying pop.

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Edited by ompa, 17 July 2004 - 10:09 PM.

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:17 PM

Katachi, overall, is it worth taking off the knobs?
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#79 Katachi

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Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:20 PM

No, I mean there's so much room behind the dart in the barrel that almost no air is going to get to the dart in a compressed enough state to make it go anywhere (Hope that made sense). At least that's the experiances I've had. Basically, it'll get more range with the less distance between the plunger tube and the dart. And my stefans fit in CPVC if I shove them in. I need alot of force to shove them in there, but you get a very satisfying pop.

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dammit, you're right. usually when I make adapters, I make them just a little bit longer than the dart, and jam them in the gun about an inch. Yeah it's not as awesome as some of you can do, but for indoor games, it works.

This was supposed to be a barrel replacement for the NF, similar to THIRST'S, but then I started looking at the Vash gun parts and molds I had laying around and thought it would be cooler to make the attachment look like the end of Vash's gun. But then I picked up that Sharpshooter at Goodwill for a few bucks and figured, hell, I'll just make an adapter for it and send him the whole thing :P. Ah well, I'll make it anyway, you can see what it looks like and yell at me when it doesn't fire :P I have a Dremel. I can fix it.

Hunter: It's not really worth it to get rid of the knobs. If you sand level with the rest of the gun, you're cutting into the notches that hold some important parts, and removing a peg that holds the air chamber to the shell. I put 3 coats of bondo on those holes and still sanded through or paper thin. If you want something to experiment with bondo jelly on, maybe try just filling in the knobs and sanding them smooth, instead of the "nerf" and notches.

Screw it. I'm going back to two barrels. I'm fresh out of Nite Finders, but I have a Tech target here. hell of a mod when it's done. Putting the microdart attachment on the SSII was dumb as hell and twice as ugly. If I'm gonna do this, I'm going all out and making it work halfway decent too.

Edited by Katachi, 18 July 2004 - 12:17 AM.

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Posted 18 July 2004 - 07:00 PM

Another question, then. Which of these do you think is best?

1. Applying bondo to both sides of the case, creating a seam in the middle.
2. Applying bondo to one side of the case (that covers the otherside but is only attached to one side... understand?).
3. Applying bondo while gun is together, never to have the gun open again.
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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:35 PM

Katachi, you have some gorgeous work, kudos. First time Bondo's had a real nerf application.

Hunter, I definitely wouldn't apply Bondo to only one side of the case, the weight issues would be horrific.

And permanently sealing the gun? Despite the fact that NFs are durable, they do need maintenance. Sometimes an o-ring will come off or be worn down enough that there is no seal between the plunger head and tube.


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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:50 PM

Nevermind.

Edited by Magic, 26 March 2009 - 10:52 PM.

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Posted 26 March 2009 - 10:50 PM

Katachi, you have some gorgeous work, kudos. First time Bondo's had a real nerf application.

Hunter, I definitely wouldn't apply Bondo to only one side of the case, the weight issues would be horrific.

And permanently sealing the gun? Despite the fact that NFs are durable, they do need maintenance. Sometimes an o-ring will come off or be worn down enough that there is no seal between the plunger head and tube.


I think a nerf IRC channel is a great idea, just as I have each time in the past. I'm willing to give it another shot. Everyone should go to #nerfchat on irc.darkmyst.org

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