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#1 ravetrooper

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 02:43 PM

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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

 

https://youtu.be/oGdRWhYuhWg?t=1m4s

 

Before Coop needs some bike shorts, I must admit that I too have taken part in the slaughter of these innocent creatures:

 

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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...


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Gut the electronics, drill a hole in the shell, and attach a crank to the gear. Bam, crank-action stampede that doesn't require batteries, or even a trigger.

...(also judging by your past posts, I would consider you pretty dang wise elder like in the modding community :lol: )


#2 Kilomona

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 03:09 PM

The idea of this thread is what we're working on over in the "koosh vortex tornado scans (now a shell replication thread)" thread.
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#3 ravetrooper

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:44 PM

The idea of this thread is what we're working on over in the "koosh vortex tornado scans (now a shell replication thread)" thread.

Sweet! I just went and read through that entire thread and it looks like good things are happening.


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Gut the electronics, drill a hole in the shell, and attach a crank to the gear. Bam, crank-action stampede that doesn't require batteries, or even a trigger.

...(also judging by your past posts, I would consider you pretty dang wise elder like in the modding community :lol: )


#4 ToadBrews

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 06:35 PM

I am glad this thread got made though, just for that hilarious image of endangered nerf guns roaming the savannah :D


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#5 Silly

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Posted 20 February 2017 - 08:46 PM

I will be posting this same thing in the shell rep thread.

http://nerfhaven.com...t-thread/page-1 )

 

http://www.carbon3d.com/

 

 

 

Could these (if someone bought one *unlikely* or found someone with one or otherwise got access to one) be easier/better/stronger/easier then all the other options listed here? 

 

As far as i can tell its better then:

 

3d Printing

Casting

molding (purely because price)

carving/whatever it is (CapSlug's Post In Shell Rep Thread)

 

 

Please tell me what you think!


Edited by Silly, 20 February 2017 - 11:58 PM.

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#6 Meaker VI

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:00 PM

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I think the best way is to encourage creative scratch-building.

 

Or drive the market rate for these shells up through the roof. Silly's option is probably actually more expensive than just cornering the markets for the blasters you're looking at.


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