Friday, 27 April 2012

Nerf Super Soaker Hydro Cannon Mod

The most powerful of the current Super Soakers, the Hydro Cannon, also has a massive bladder in which to store air and water. This makes it ideal for a dart blaster mod.

Stage 1: Simple coupler addition. Ranges of about 45m, 80+m angled.
Stage 2: Magstrike pump. Never test fired due to leaks.
Stage 3: Bike pump. No official ranges.

EDIT: Again, take these ranges with a grain of salt, among other things the barrel is seriously sub-optimal and these shots probably weren't flat.

The Hydro Cannon is a great water blaster (drenched my friend in 2 shots), and even without too much work (simple coupler addition and pump replacement), can become one of the most powerful Nerf airguns ever. (supposedly surpasses Titan in power)

Secret Strike Pocket Cannon AS (SSPC AS)

Final version of my Secret Strike project.

New Features:
  • Tactical Rail clip
  • PVC coupler piece
  • Plugged, re-lubed pump
It's now my favourite sidearm.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Secret Strike Pocket Shotgun AS-3 (SSPS)

This is my latest project - the SSPS.
It's a tank expanded Secret Strike with 3 barrels.
I originally was going to just have one barrel, but decided to use this as a shotgun backup for my blasters.
Ranges 10-15m per dart with Whistlers.
Total cost: approx $5 in materials, several days of gluing and regluing (epoxy didn't cure, switched to different adhesive)
Once all the leaks are patched up it will be a great tiny sidearm.

You can find writeups for tank expansions everywhere, but mine is based on this:

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Friday, 20 April 2012

Orange Mod Works 5+kg Spring Review

This is a review of OMW's 5+kg spring for the reverse plungered clip (mag) system blasters (Recon, Raider, Deploy, Longstrike, Alpha Trooper).
The springs themselves are, so far as I can tell exactly the same size as an AT spring, except that they're silver instead of black. Installation is simple - remove the old spring and put in the new one. Of course, it performs best with AR removal, seal improvements etc.
Priming is a lot harder than usual, but you can still slam fire quite easily, and you get used to the priming strength.quite quickly. The stock catch springs are fine for this spring - they can catch perfectly fine.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Nerf Nitefinder Holster

This is a simple holster I made for my minimised NF. It's made of loads of tape and some cardboard for rigidity.
It allows the carrying of my NF without needing to use my Tac Vest.

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Nerf Rayven CS-18 Review

This is a review of Nerf's latest addition to the N-Strike arsenal - the Rayven CS-18. It is part of the Light-It-Up line, combining the colours of N-Strike and Vortex, and adding the special feature of the Firefly REV-8 (GITD ammo) in a form called Firefly Tech. It's my new favourite blaster, and is also the first CS blaster to take this title from my AT for more than a day.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Nerf Vortex vs N-Strike Part 1

The Gear Up series pitched N-Strike blasters against Vortex blasters. However, I felt they pitched the wrong blasters against each other:
  • Maverick vs Proton
  • Barricade vs Vigilon
  • Recon vs Praxis
  • Raider vs Nitron
Because of this I've made my own set of comparisons which compare much more similar blasters.