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#1 littlegunman

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 05:00 PM

Alright so I minimized a Nerf NiteFinder and made a mod guide. Here is what you get.
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You can also see all the pictures here not all of them are included because of the large amount.
Materials:
NiteFinder
Plastic sheeting
Hot glue
Sandpaper
Epoxy
Sharpie
Tools:
Hot Glue Gun
Dremel

To start you need to remove the battery cover and all the other screws. Then split it in half.
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Now remove the tactical rail and then remove the two dart guides. Now remove these two screws and the whole piece.
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Now split the barrel in half and remove the AR like so:
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Now unscrew the screw holding the trigger in then remove it
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Remove this screw
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And These
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Now remove the whole assembly
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Now remove this piece from the battery compartment and discard it.
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Take this plastic cover off and discard it. Then take the screw out.
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Now place these two pieces back in. DON’T PUT THE SCREWS BACK IN!!!!
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Now use a sharpie and mark where to cut.
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Now mark the same things on the other side on both halves. Make sure to cut here and don’t leave a huge flap.
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Use a dremel cutter bit to cut along the lines.
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Now sand all of these pieces and the battery cover (Not Pictured). Make sure to sand down the plunger a LOT because I didn’t and accidently scraped all the paint off. (Look at the first picture at the plunger)
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I sprayed these pieces with Rustoleum Painters Touch Semi-gloss black.
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And these with Rustoleum Painters touch Gloss Winter grey
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Now grab the front barrel you removed earlier and use a screwdriver to knock the pegs out and a pair of needle nosed pliers to remove the excess plastic.
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Make sure to get ALL of this piece when painting.
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Now cut 3 pieces of plastic to cover the holes. Sizes vary depending on how big your holes are. Just use a ruler…
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Reassemble this piece as so.
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Insert everything else as shown. Don’t forget to epoxy the barrel back onto the grey piece. Keep in mind where the springs and screws go. Also make sure the catch goes in the right spot.
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Don’t forget the tactical rail!
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Now put painters tape over the non-black pieces. I didn’t get it all, I know…I realized it afterwards.
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I forgot to take a picture for this step but hot glue the plastic on, working the glue into the body flow. I didn’t do this at all but sand down the edges of the plastic with a sander bit on the dremel.
Now spray it black, again.
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Remove the tape and VOILA!
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Now you are done! If you think I could change a picture or something, leave a helpful comment. Please don’t be rude as this is my first write up and it took a while to do.

Edited by littlegunman, 23 October 2015 - 05:13 PM.

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#2 Maniacal Coyote

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:15 PM

Looks good!

Hey, you could Trek it up and make it look like a phaser!
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#3 littlegunman

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 07:25 PM

Looks good!

Hey, you could Trek it up and make it look like a phaser!

I'm not very familiar with that weapon. I will probably get hate for this but I don't care for star trek.
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#4 Nerfguy2002

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Posted 04 January 2016 - 06:43 PM

Nice, I want to get another nitefinder and do this to it. I like the look of the stock ones but this is pretty cool.


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#5 littlegunman

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Posted 16 January 2016 - 09:13 AM

Nice, I want to get another nitefinder and do this to it. I like the look of the stock ones but this is pretty cool.

If you do this, make sure you have a sander bit for the Dremel and can sand down the little plastic covers. Epoxy would also work better than hot glue but hot glue is cheaper and that's all I had at the time.


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