Nerfers, I come to you all today with a plea to end the careless slaughter of innocent blasters. Day after day, dozens of majestic Stampedes; colorful Rayvens; and even the humble shrubbery-dwelling Firefly, have fallen prey to horrible deaths to satisfy the modding community's ever growing greed for better-looking primaries. The video below may shock you, but it shows in plain detail the atrocities that are committed against these helpless toys as some are wastefully sacrificed for the benefit of others.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT BELOW THIS POINT
Before Coop needs some bike shorts, I must admit that I too have taken part in the slaughter of these innocent creatures:
Yes this post is a joke, but in all seriousness: I want to keep integrating cool shells, but I don't want to keep destroying functioning blasters, especially those that are no longer being produced.
I want to get a thinktank going to come up with ways of efficiently replicating cool NERF shells without having to destroy more of the only motorized bullpup (in stock form of course) in existence, or the only practical full-auto springer I know of.
I've looked into resin casting a bit, even read some supah-old posts on here about vaccuforming, but haven't found a "YES! THAT'S IT!" solution yet. I've considered entering the 3D printing world, but realized quickly that the size of the back half of a Stampede may be too big for many consumer-level printers.
This is a call to anyone with experience in any of these areas, or anyone who has an idea of a new area to explore. I feel like this could be a big game-changer.
I've already seen people like this making clear duplicate nerf parts, which makes me think how cool it would be to be able to create a clear version of any blaster ever. Or making a purple rapidstrike without having to paint it? Endless possibilities here...