The Yellow Jacket
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:34 PM
This is basically the same as it was before, except:
I've added a telescoping locking stock instead of the old side-folding one.
The stock is no longer upside-down.
There is a brace added between the two barrels, which makes the gun a whole lot sturdier.
The chamber is more than twice it's former size.
It's got a paintjob.
The stock itself is a chunk of 1" PVC with a butt attached at the end. It slides back and forth in a piece of 1 1/4" PVC, and it's locked in one of 2 positions by, you guessed it, a clothespin trigger. There is a guide rod made of some really skinny allthread I had lying around.
I wanted something kinda sleek, yet completely ridiculous at the same time. So, I decided to match the bike pump I already had mounted with a black and yellow. I started out by painting the entire thing neon yellow. I swear the thing gave off a light of its own. I then masked off all the stripes, patches, zigzags, arrows, etc, and laid down a coat of gloss black metalflake. I never got around to putting the black coat on the stock, though, so it's still as bright as ever.
Here's a detail of the stripes on the pump handle and the stinger/arrow design I put along the top barrel:
Here's the pump, the brace and the clip:
Here's the clip on its own. Note the window:
Here's the handle, which definitely turned out the most bee-like:
The gun can shoot Jumbos, Micros, and arrowlike things made from pipe insulation, which slide over the end of the top barrel.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 08:49 PM
On a more on-topic note, that thing looks awesome. I'll quote veggie on this one; "that's ricockulous". I figure it's a "stronger" version of the adjective ridiculous, but whatever. Point is, it looks great, functions well, and is unique. Nice job!
Posted 24 April 2006 - 09:21 PM
I'll say it again.
Much like the markings on the actual yellowjacket, that paint job just screams, "stay the hell away from me, or I'll hurt you."
Glad to see that that Walgreens pump is good for something. I saw it a while ago (I get teh feeling we both find ourselves in Walgreens a lot), and saw the hose, and wondered if it was worth a damn. Good job proving it.
Nice looking piece. Man, I gotta get started painting.
Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:40 PM
(If you use that in a war be sure to bring bug spray )
"We don't necessarily discriminate, we just exclude certain types of people"
Posted 25 April 2006 - 12:00 AM
Posted 25 April 2006 - 06:15 PM
As for the clean lines between the two colors, I'm stumped as well. Usually I get large dribbles over everything. Maybe I just pressed down the tape harder than usual. That's pretty important for clear lines. It also might be that the metallic paint I used is naturally less runny.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 07:52 PM
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