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Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« on: May 17, 2019, 08:09 PM »
My first big step towards my kit (yay!)

A few days ago I was browsing the internet, and came across a picture of a blaster rifle that looked similar to my nerf gun (a nerf elite delta trooper) and I decided to make it my summer project to mod my nerf gun into a blaster rifle

Here is my inspiration:


So here is my gun before I did anything to it (with the barrel attachment and the stock, which I probably won't use)


(I might mod the stock, I'll see)

So I completely gutted it and removed pretty much everything so it is just the shell


And I began to sand some of the logos off


I would have started to work on some of the bigger logos but I ran out of time

So what I was thinking is putting a pvc pipe as a barrel and putting a side mag and maybe a scope on it

For those who have done nerf mods before: is there anything that I should do? Anything that I shouldn't do? Any advice for products that will aid me in my project?

(also since this is my summer project and my summer is relatively busy I don't know if I will be able to work on this every day but I will see)

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2019, 02:37 AM »
And so it begins...  :P

Thereís some great tutorials and articles on here that cover nerf mods precisely.
Iím part way through modifying a nerf  stampede rifle, and let me tell you, ITíS A LOT OF WORK.
At least a couple of times Iíve wished I had just scratch built a rifle. Now I have so much time invested in it that I just have to forge ahead.
Then, just when youíve modified it to hell and back, mod it some more.  ;D

Best of luck, and Iím keen to see what you come up with.

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2019, 04:10 AM »
Well, good luck Vod! Starting with a non star wars nerf blaster is a loooooot of work. I started with one and after few weeks I decided to scratch build one, much easier... Even though this specific model isn't very nerfy. They made a great tutorial for the conversions.
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=159524.0

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2019, 06:39 AM »
Then, just when youíve modified it to hell and back, mod it some more.  ;D
Thanks for the tip, vod!  ;D I will be sure to do that

Starting with a non star wars nerf blaster is a loooooot of work. I started with one and after few weeks I decided to scratch build one, much easier... Even though this specific model isn't very nerfy. They made a great tutorial for the conversions.
http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=159524.0

Thanks for the link, some of those conversions are really cool

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2019, 01:09 PM »
The best thing you can do is plan, plan and plan. If you're going to cut the body to match a different profile, figure out how you intend to fill in the cut area. Make sure you have enough support structure to attach panels or bondo and if you don't, figure out how to add it. work on as much of the blaster as you can before closing it up so if you have to make adjustments, you're not breaking things apart to get to them.

As everyone said, it's a lot of work but it can be very rewarding.

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2019, 01:24 PM »
The best thing you can do is plan, plan and plan. If you're going to cut the body to match a different profile, figure out how you intend to fill in the cut area. Make sure you have enough support structure to attach panels or bondo and if you don't, figure out how to add it. work on as much of the blaster as you can before closing it up so if you have to make adjustments, you're not breaking things apart to get to them.

Thanks for the advice

Update:
I began sanding some of the bigger logos off


So I want to put something on the orange part to make it even with the blue part. What materiel would I use? Sintra? Polymer clay?

Also, would a wet bandanna be sufficient to block plastic dust? (this is totally hypothetical hahahaha why would I be stupid enough to not cover my face while sanding plastic hahaha)

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 03:26 PM »
You might also think about cutting away the blue part in front of the trigger.

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2019, 03:17 PM »
You might also think about cutting away the blue part in front of the trigger.
I think I will try that, thanks for the suggestion

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2019, 04:37 PM »
Ok, so I was thinking about trimming along the red line that I drew:


What do you guys think? (I drew it on with a red dry-erase marker so it might be a little tough to see)

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2019, 05:15 PM »
I would keep the trigger guard

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2019, 05:17 PM »
I would keep the trigger guard
I think I'm going to keep the trigger guard, hakuna matata

Edit: I made a rough plan of what I want it to look like



The black is stuff I will remove, blue is stuff I will even out, and white is other stuff that I will add

(the white thing on the top is a scope, the two white blobs at the front are the barrels, the white rectangle in the middle of the blue is a side mag, and the white stuff at the back is the stock)

I will probably make the barrel a bit longer with some greeblies on it, I'll see how it turns out

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2019, 03:40 PM »
So I began cutting of some of the excess plastic below the red line and a few minutes in I realized that sawing through plastic is a LOT harder than sawing through wood

Any suggestions as to how to cut it?

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2019, 03:59 PM »
Rotary tool with a cutting wheel is the best pick.

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2019, 11:18 PM »
If you can't get a rotary tool, a fine toothed saw such as a hacksaw, can make easy work of Nerf plastic. In some instances, it's even preferable when you want to maintain fine control of the cuts instead of hacking off a big piece.

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Re: Nerf mod (pic heavy)
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2019, 07:40 AM »
Thanks for the advice,  I think we have a hacksaw in the basement

I'll see how it works

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