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Zero Talent

Member Since 15 Dec 2002
Offline Last Active Sep 27 2011 11:17 PM

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In Topic: Possible New Construction Material

22 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

Quite a few people have used lexan and plexiglass before, for things like magazine walls and other flat surfaces. It's pretty cool for magazines as you can see how many darts are inside. Outside of that, though, there isn't much advantage to using plexiglass as opposed to, say, PVC sheeting?

What exactly do you mean by making the "body, not innerds" out of plexiglass? I don't think anybody has ever bothered to make a seperate body and put internals inside like Nerf does.

I have to disagree with the Snazzy one, but I guess "easy" and "hard" to machine are all relative. My opinion however, is that plexiglass is quite easy to machine, though like he said, it can be a fairly brittle material. I've always just treated it like a brittle Aluminum: Deburr with a light file, tap it for any machine screws (though cyanoacrylate won't assist fracture!), but try not to put it under too much tension. It does crack easily, like the liquid tilt capacitor I made 5 months back.

Using solid chunks of polycarbonate is certainly a good way of prototyping, especially for visual display, but I don't know if all our members here really want to have to try and scrounge or buy chunks of it, or have the machining skill to make something that won't eventually crack and leak. Sure, we could all custom machine everything for our blasters out of aluminum, too, but then I fear it would be all too professional. I was always a big fan of the $5 hardware store solution for its ingenious simplicity.

That's a pretty cool BB gun.

In Topic: Boltsniper Bs-9 Nerf Tactical Sidearm

08 July 2006 - 09:40 AM

I really like how you implemented the bolt action, and I'm glad you didn't have to deal with any breech jamming issues for lack of shells. I never supposed that brass was accurate enough to avoid jamming problems. You also made an excellent choice in priming action, and came up with some very good ideas to avoid binding in the clip. Although I'm a bit sad that you didn't solve the small-scale axisymmetrical catch problem, you obviously didn't need to. Besides, the only obvious solution seems to be proportionally tolerant machining, and wear on plastic parts easily reverses that.

I dare say you've instantiated one of the most prominent and challenging of homemade Nerf weaponry daydreams. I might have to get back in the game and make my own BS-9!

In Topic: Cadmond

30 June 2006 - 08:37 PM

Actually, last time I checked he was in Japan, with no permanent address. He's not sure when/if he'll be back. I'll tell him you have money for him on the next rare occasion we talk, though!

In Topic: Shindig!

18 March 2006 - 10:54 PM

Happy Birthday Shindig!

In Topic: Armageddon '06 Planning Thread

02 March 2006 - 09:15 PM

I never liked the god damn canadians. From this point forward, I am boycotting, and no longer making Zeros. Fucking French.....

The French are on your side of the continent.

I'm sorry.