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State of Commissions Market?

14 August 2014 - 03:02 PM

'Ello Haven :)

Like the title suggests, I'm curious how the market is for commissions? I'm heading back to school and could use some cash on the side for textbooks and such, and I'd wondered if there are still people out there needing custom work.

So, to any of you Haven'ers out there either offering commissions or looking for one, what are your thoughts? IS there a market? I'd love to hear 'em!


Chase (CROW)

Starting My Research Here

25 June 2013 - 04:33 PM

Hey all. I'm currently doing some research into how to build a specific design, and I thought I'd start it here to get some feedback from people who have more experience with this kind of stuff than I do. To keep this short and sweet, I'm looking to create an air-pressure system that could fire multiple, consistent shots off of one fill of the tank. My only constraints are that the tank would need for be fill-able from a hand pump (a high-efficiency dual action pump?) and that the tank NOT take a crazy amount of work to fill to ideal pressure. This will be used in wars, and it needs to be practical.

Other thoughts: I'm obviously not looking for hundreds of shots off of a manually pressurized tank, maybe 3-4 to be realistic. I'm thinking that the tank for this system would need to be something stronger than PVC, such as aluminum, to be able to work at higher pressures. Could a solenoid system rigged to the trigger work?

Anyways, this is what I'm looking into. If you have any experience that could start my research and planning off in the right direction, it would be much appreciated. If not, still, thanks for your time :)

Spring Question

01 July 2010 - 02:27 AM

Hey all. I'm just finishing up a Longshot with an Angel breech and other goodies, and one of the last things left to do is work on the plunger set up. I intend to add a spring and replace the plunger head. However, I don't have one of the BBB springs I normally use (PM me if you live near San Diego and have one to sell by the way, I'd be happy to buy), and in the event I can't get one, I wanted to know if there are any springs that would be close to the equivalent of a black LS spring and a BBB spring? I want to get decent range, but don't want to break the bolt sled with too much power, know?

Thanks for any answers, I appreciate them all.

Longshot Breech Questions

24 June 2010 - 05:58 PM

I'm attempting my third Angel Breech soon here, and after messing up two, I'm going to do my best not to have a repeat for the third. However, before I start, I had a couple fast questions. First off, I've heard this breech can be sized down so that the barrel is 17/32" instead of 9/16"... is this true? And second, is there anyone that has the measurements of the brass lengths offhand? I think FA posted some a few pages into his original thread, but I never were able to make these work for me. My breech would not need to open up as quite wide as his, only to around 2" or a little less. Thanks for any replies, I appreciate the help.

Where Are Nerf Guns Going?

07 May 2010 - 12:52 AM

So I've been thinking a bit lately as to the future of Nerf weapons as I've seen more and more new guns being released with reverse plunger systems, weak springs, complicated internals, and an overall lack of stock or modded power. A great deal of focus has been centered on the realism of the design and its advertising potential, which is completely understandable from Hasbro's point of view; if it makes money, why do otherwise? Yet if this trend is to continue (And I see no reason why it shouldn't), what will happen to Nerf as a whole?

I think this is a good time to make it clear that I'm NOT trying to do the whole prophetic, end-of-Nerf-as-we- know-it kind of proclamation. Instead, I'm more wondering where this will take the way Nerf is played. If weaker powered, high rate of fire guns continue to be produced and phase out higher powered guns, will Nerf wars begin to center on close quarters fights? Will modifications have to become more and more complicated and most readily available to those with expensive tools (Which I believe violates the spirit of Nerf)? Will homemades begin to take more precedence over modification in order to keep those high ranges? Or is this just a temporary trend that will fade over time?

I'm not saying that high power guns will ever completely disappear *Looks at BBBB, RFSG, PAS, Titan*, but its hard to argue that the current trend is toward a weaker, safer gun. Just thought I'd ask for some thoughts on the matter... what do people think on this?