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1  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: The New Nerf Blaster Thread: 2014 Edition on: January 20, 2014, 05:32:08 pm
Who has an orange/white Stryfe and has torn it down? Anything different?

I have one, and although I didn't take any pictures, the only thing that I noticed that was different from other Stryfes that I have seen is the thermistor was rectangular.
2  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: The New Nerf Product Thread: 2014 Edition on: January 20, 2014, 01:05:56 pm


Well that was a bolt from the blue.


Indeed.  That escalated rather quickly.

My 2 cents:  If that's a spring powered launcher, its going to be worthless until someone crams an air system into it.
This thing as a whole is going to see some sick paintjobs, I believe.  That curved mag really completes the look.
3  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: January 17, 2014, 04:45:33 pm
The mag is not really ready yet, since you have to cut a few mm off each dart, and since it has no mag stop it usually does not feed the 10th dart right. You also have to cut a lot of the shell. When I get it working well I will either sell a mod kit or make the 3d file available.
I'm down with cutting the shell as much as necessary.  Good luck on your development!


EDIT:
Finished this monstrosity.

This thing started with the observation that I was wasting a ton of darts at wars with just the Rapidstrike, but I loved the range and power of it.  So, here is my theoretical solution.  The Stryfe and the Rapidstrike both run off of the 12v SLA battery on the RS stock, and yes, you can run both blasters at the same time with very little drop in range.
4  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: January 17, 2014, 01:18:49 pm
Epic Magnus!

10 shot 3D printed non-removable magazine. It still loads normally, and I did not have to sacrifice a centurion mag to increase capacity. You have to cut 2-3mm off the back of darts to feed properly, but it works great. It is really an 8-9 shot mag because the last dart is mostly a placeholder.


This is glorious!  How much would you charge for one of these?
Yea, one of the listings recently changed to "Colors May Vary" and they had a picture of an Orange and White one up. I just don't like playing the lottery with that to actually order one.
I was willing to give it a try, it's just going to get integrated into my RapidStrike anyways.  I would trade with someone, but the shell has been modified to accommodate the Blades and gutted.
5  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: January 14, 2014, 02:39:06 pm
I recently ordered a Stryfe for an underbarrel attachment for my Rapidstrike, and this is what I got:



I mean, I know my Rapidstrike is fugly, but damn Amazon, you could have at least sent me a Stryfe that matched.  Oh well.
6  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Mousetrap landmines on: January 08, 2014, 12:57:00 pm
I've always used these traps on private land, so that may be true.  Perhaps for mounting them indoors, you could tape the traps to textbooks and just set them out?
7  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Mousetrap landmines on: January 04, 2014, 10:36:03 am
I cover the killing arm with duct tape and make it slightly saggy, making a cup-like holding area for the pellets.  A note on anchoring the traps: you can drill holes into the wooden base of the trap and drive large screws into the base, and then shove those screws into the ground.
8  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Mousetrap landmines on: January 01, 2014, 12:24:30 pm
Whoa, this idea has taken off.  Well done, this is some great stuff here.  As an afterthought, it is worth noting that you can limit the swing of the trap by tethering the killing arm of the trap to the base with a strap of duct tape, which may be able to affect your dart trajectories.  That's what I do with my little airsoft traps and it works quite well.
9  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Deals On Darts on: December 22, 2013, 12:14:08 pm
Luckily, you can always use AMIORS instead, which have no metal and are squishable.
I didn't even think of that.  I may have to look into it, I don't have any of the necessary gear for AMIORS but it will save me money, I'm down
10  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: December 13, 2013, 02:48:14 pm
That sword is enormous... What foams and core did you use?
The core is a black fiberglass spar, commonly known as band pole, the blade is a double layer of pool noodle, and the cross guard is wood, padded by the blue foam camp pad from Walmart and skinned with red craft foam.
11  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: December 11, 2013, 03:08:25 pm
I got myself a fabulous new blaster.

It's actually a pretty dandy little sidearm, and the holster it comes with is much more useful than I expected.

I know this doesn't particularly apply to a lot of HVZ games, but I recently built a greatsword for use as a prop in one of our games, but I built it to the specifications of our local Amtgard chapter so I can use it there as well.

There with a Stampede for reference.  The sword is 1 inch short of 7 feet.
12  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Deals On Darts on: December 10, 2013, 08:14:16 pm
By "slugs" do we mean "stephans", or is this something else?
Sorry for the confusion, yes these are "stephans" with FBR and a #6 steel washer and a felt tip, as stated above.

Slugs take time to make. College students don't have time. Slugs can hurt- another no no. And finally, passing metal washers through flywheels is a bad idea. The flywheels compress the dart slightly- unless the ENTIRE dart is compressible, you're going to have issues.
Well luckily for me I have time, but not much money.  Slugs can hurt, yes, but I'm planning on making my flywheel speed adjustable on any future blaster, so it's a possibility.  I hadn't thought of the washer issue.  That's an excellent point, I may just convert one of my magazines and extend the pusher to see if it works anyways.
13  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Deals On Darts on: December 10, 2013, 01:16:27 pm
Has anyone tried shooting slugs out of a RapidStrike with a converted magazine?  That could solve my dart cost issue.
14  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: December 02, 2013, 05:26:11 pm
wow, that is really cool! what kind of matallic paint did you use BTW?

Thank you!  It is Rustoleum "Metallic" with several coats of Rustoleum Crystal Clear Enamel over it.  I found that the clear coat really brought out the shine of the paint, it didn't look nearly as cool before the clear coat went on.
15  Playing / Equipment & Toys / Re: Show Off Your Armory/Loadout (image heavy) on: December 02, 2013, 01:43:09 pm
I recently finished my first Stryfe mod, although I didn't do anything serious to it, it's a present for my nephew. I pretty much just took out the stupid plastic thing that jams it up a bunch and stuck two Trustfires in the battery box.  It was also an experiment for my first detailing job.  It didn't turn out too bad.  Metallic blue with silver details.

It doesn't look like anything special with poor lighting;


But in the sun;
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