How to make the #5, the #15, the #34and the #55 Skitzo grenades.
Finally a link to send "noobs" and mil-sim people who want "nades".Materials:1.
1 in. wide strips of cardboard3.
Toy parachute about 2 ft. in diameter4.
Nickels, Quarters or some kind of small flat weight6.
For the #5
6 stefans and 1 sacrificial stefan6.
For the #15
16 stefans and 3 sacrificial stefans6.
For the #34
35 stefans and 4 sacrificial stefans
A pic of the #346.
For the #56
57 stefans and 5 sacrificial stefans 6.
For the #76
77 stefans and 6 secrificial stefans
A pic of the #77 without the pin darts
Note: Counting on 56 and up may be off because these things are hard to arrange and count.
2nd Note:My stefans are long, about 2 1/2 inches but im sure it will work with shorter ones.
3rd Note: I'm sure you can make a larger grenade perhaps 90-100 but I don't have enough darts
so if anyone trys to make a larger one id like to hear about it.
Carry on.Steps:Step 1.
Arrange stefans in a circular symmetrical pattern.
Note: This includes the sacrificial stefans the ones that will be used as the pin or pins
Insert PicStep 2.
Run a piece of tape around the stefans making a circular bundle of stefans
Insert PicStep 3.
Take a length of card board and wrap that around the outside of the bundle and tape it in place
Note: Depending on your foam and the size you are making the length of the card board will be different
Also make sure the bundle does not easily move, don't deform the stefans but make sure they are really in there.
Insert PicStep 4.
Remove stefans from the card board and remove tape from stefans.
Insert Pic?Step 5.
Put stefans back into the cardboard ring in the same pattern as before
Insert PicStep 6.
Remove one of the stefans from the outer circle of darts.
Insert PicStep 7.
Take the stefan you removed in Step 6. then load it into your NF and shoot it at your brother, roommate, parent, blowup doll, or imaginary friend. No cats or girlfriends thought i learned that the hard way.
Insert PicStep 8.
Now make sure the bundle still stays in the card board when thrown at a couch lightly or dropped on the floor
Note: If the stefans fall out go back to Step 3. and make it tighter.
Insert Pic Step 9.
Take the dart from the center of the bundle and tie the parachute onto the back end of it, tape can also be used to keep the knot in place. Then insert the stefan/pin back into the center of the bundle.
Insert PicStep 10.
If your making the #5 go to Step 13.
Now pick one of the darts touching the center dart, follow that dart in a path to the ring, it should be a straight or slightly curved line of the back sides of stefans. Step 11.
Pull those darts out along with the center dart and tape them all together in a line, as they were in the bundle. Step 12.
Put this assembly back into the bundleStep 13.
Tape nickels or whatever your chosen weight is symmetrically around the ring flat up against the side. I used 2 nickels on my #5 but it doesn't seem to be enough and i used 4 nickels on my #15 and that works fine
Note:I'm not entirely sure how much weight you should use but the tighter the darts are in the ring to more weight you need.Step 14.
Now tape or glue 1 string about 6-7 inches long starting from where you put your weights to the backside of the center dart so that when you pull the center dart out of the bundle there is still about 1-2 inches of slack on the string. Once you have pulled the string taught the ring should lift up and the darts should fall outStep 15a.
For the 5 load the bundle together inserting the center dart first and filling the other darts around it.
Note: The other darts should make a pentagonal shape around the center dart.Step 15b.
For grenades besides the 5 Load the center dart along with the ones taped to it and fill in the rest of the darts around it.
Note: The shape of these doesn't really matter Step 16.
Fold the parachute any way you want as long as it opens. Most people know how to fold a parachute thanks to those tiny little guys you get at arcades which is where i got my parachutes.Step 17.
Wrap the chords loosely around the parachute and place on top of the grenade. Step 18.
Pick up the grenade and throw.
Repeat steps 15 through 18 for best results.
Note : If the pin/pins aren't pulling out, try pulling them out half way or however to make it so they are close to coming out before you throw the grenade. You can think of this as priming the grenade if your into that sort of thing.
I am not liable for any beatings, punishments, property damage, or injuries etc. resulting from Step 7. and, or the making and or using of one or more of these “grenades”.
I broke this down into so many steps in order to make it easier to understand without pictures.
The #34 and the #56 remain untested because i don't have any more parachutes.
"Edit List:" changed to "Edit Log:"
General grammar and punctuation.
31 changed to a 34 because of a counting error.
55 changed to a 56 because of a counting error.
Added the # 76
Added scanner pics of the #34 and the #76
Edited by Skitzo, 14 February 2007 - 09:49 PM.