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#1 l337n3rf3r

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:46 PM

Hey, By any chance is there a write up for a magazine like ompa's but a better material than balsa wood?
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:50 PM

Hey, maybe you have something there! Try it yourself instead of asking others. You could develop something great!

To answere the question, other materials are expensive, so they use balsa. It is maluable and can do the job. The next step up would be a gel deoderant container. The next step up which you are looking for is probably plexyglass constructed into a clip. This would be sort of dificult, but possible. Good luck!

Edited by munson20, 03 October 2006 - 07:51 PM.

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#3 Forsaken angel24

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 07:54 PM

Click on Angels BBB in my sig to get to the deoderant clip.
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#4 TED

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:08 PM

Why don't you do Ompa"s clip and just use a different material?
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#5 l337n3rf3r

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:32 PM

Thanks, and hats off to you munson maybe ill make something great!
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:19 PM

I've been using fiberglass-coated balsa for the strong, detailed things I need. The balsa can be put into pretyt much any shape with some sandpaper, and the fiberglass coat is easy and cheap to get and adds more than enough strength for anything Nerf, when applied properly (entire drying time, good application, etcetera).
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Posted 03 October 2006 - 10:20 PM

many have used cassette cases as clips (the names of these people escape me).

I have also used a different type of casing for my own spring-fed clips; described in:4Bmod and re-visited in my mod for the ERTL-FS1010 shotgun.

Carrtoon also came up with an interesting, much different air pressure-fed magazine for his 3B.

There are lots of possiblities, depending on the type of blaster, ammo and materials you have handy.

Edited by ambushbug, 03 October 2006 - 10:20 PM.

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#8 ompa

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 10:45 AM

I've switched to using Plexiglass for my clips.

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#9 six-five-two

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Posted 04 October 2006 - 02:18 PM

Balsa:
-Weak
-Not See-through
-Cheap

Plexiglass
-Expensive
-Clear (you can see how much darts are left)
-Stronger
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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:53 PM

Plexiglass
-Expensive

Hahaha! Right...
You can make clips out of 1/16th" or 1/8th" polycarbonate for extremely low prices. If you want cheaper than balsa wood you simply have to do some legwork and find a plastics shop near you that sells their offcuts. My nearest source sells plastic for $1 per pound.

Don't use "plexiglass" for your clips. Acrylic, acrylite, lucite, and many other are too brittle to be used in a nerf gun. Polycarbonate, polyester, polyethylene, and ABS on the other hand are pretty friendly materials to work with and are far more durable.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 05 October 2006 - 06:53 PM.

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#11 l337n3rf3r

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 07:33 PM

Thanks!
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