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 Nerf Sniper mod WIP

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Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« on: May 21, 2014, 11:56 PM »
Hello Vode,

So a friend had a rotary tool that he let me borrow. Today I broke it out for the first time on the Sniper Rifle since I don't have much else I can really work on at the moment.

As you'll see, the basic idea is a late crusader era sniper rifle inspired by SWTOR..thinking something along these lines:



but with my own twist on it.

I've already gutted the gun, but hadn't had any tools to start working

So, I started out by sanding down some of the bumps. Some of them were part of the mold and have left holes which i'll have to fill up with bondo or find creative ways to incorporate them into the build.


 I'm going to add sintra plates over the holes left by the two nerf elite shields, which i might also add connectors for the "coolant" idea I'll pitch a little farther down.


Next, to make the trigger area less Nerfish I sawed off the bottom attachments, which i'll fill with bondo and sand smooth.

At home depot I got some PVC fitting to make the muzzle of the rifle



Now, one of the ideas I had was to have the rifle require some sort of coolant system. This would both help cover up those long lines on the rifle, plus it would probably look cool. While sanding, I took too much off two of the bumps, which left two holes by the access port...so I decided to see how it'd look with some coolant lines.



I had to secure it with tape, so it looks kinda weird, but I think that the idea is at least worth looking into. I'd also make the hose opaque or put some sort of liquid looking paint on the inside to give the image of coolant. Feedback on how I should approach this would be appreciated  :)

Here's what I'm thinking of attaching to it when all is said and done



The secondary barrel is the original barrel from the gun with the side rails removed. Obviously I'll build some kind of enclosure for it.
The scope is made from parts from the compression chamber and other various other parts from inside the gun.


As for next steps, I want to modify the stock since it's much too short for me, but am not sure yet the best way to go about it. I've been thinking of finding a crutch and shaping that for the stock, or looking at some airsoft gun stocks...any suggestions?

I'm going to extend the sintra from the enclosure on the secondary barrel and add my own layers of sintra along the body to de-nerfify it even more.

How does it look so far?

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 01:20 AM »
Overall I like this so far, though Im not really a fan of the clear tube on the side, maybe consider a colored tubing or coiled wire?


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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 05:01 PM »
Overall I like this so far, though Im not really a fan of the clear tube on the side, maybe consider a colored tubing or coiled wire?

I was planning on filling the tube with something giving the appearance of coolant, in a color like blue or green. Would that compensate or does the fact that you can see the fluid inside detract from the look?

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 12:30 AM »
I was planning on filling the tube with something giving the appearance of coolant, in a color like blue or green. Would that compensate or does the fact that you can see the fluid inside detract from the look?
I get the feeling it'd detract from the Swarzi-ness of it.  It's a little too "general sci-fi," and kinda starts to miss the point.

Well, vod, you're doing a brave thing modding a Nerf gun, and I wish you the best of luck.  I need to say, though, mod the body a little further before you go monkeying with extended barrels and such.

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 12:01 PM »
I get the feeling it'd detract from the Swarzi-ness of it.  It's a little too "general sci-fi," and kinda starts to miss the point.

Well, vod, you're doing a brave thing modding a Nerf gun, and I wish you the best of luck.  I need to say, though, mod the body a little further before you go monkeying with extended barrels and such.

I didn't really see many other options. I don't have a workbench and the only power tools I own are a heat gun, a dremel, and a drill. Modding plastic seemed to be the way to go.

I bought some poster board to work on the sintra plating to go over the body and I think i'm going to cut off the mag receiver and pull the secondary barrel to take up that space, that should remove that whole section's nerfness...I'll probably chop off the stock too just so I don' t have to do it later.

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2014, 01:06 AM »
Updates,

So i gave up on the coolant idea. I'll find some ribbed black tubing or something to run at the access port and call it good  :)

I thought the secondary barrel was too low and that the gun still looked too nerfy...so I cut off the mag receiver area. The secondary barrel still didn't fit right, but I noticed that if I turned it upside down, the tactical rails made a pretty decent fit





With a little bit of bondo and epoxy i think that might just do the trick. There's still a little gap between the secondary barrel and the main barrel...I was debating whether a couple of rocket darts would fit in there.

I also cut off the stock figuring I needed to anyway, and now I have lots of room in the butt of the gun to put something fun...any ideas?



Finally, decided to try my hand at bondo for the first time...what an adventure. I filled in the two holes left from sanding the bumps on the nerf gun and the long rails. I ended up getting it everywhere because some got stuck on my fingers...glad i wore gloves.

But, at the end of the day we have our end result

Left Side:


Right Side:


To Do:

Posterboard mockups for Sintra plates

What can I put on the foregrip that won't cost a fortune? I like this look, but it's much too expensive


Find a stock. SWTOR photo suggests something like this, but I dislike the idea of spending $50 just for a stock

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2014, 10:33 PM »
So today I spent some more time working on the rifle. My bondo work came out OK, but there were definitely areas where I would have to go over it again. Fortunately it looks like my sintra plates will cover my bondo work.

I also sprayed it with primer to see what needed to be sanded down. I've gotta say the primer makes a pretty big difference to the look of the gun.

Here's the work so far with the posterboard templates taped on. Thoughts?



To Do:

1. Create a cover for the secondary barrel

2. Find a stock. I've found two that seem to fit the bill. Which one looks better?



Or



Thoughts, opinions?

3. Modify the foregrip to something like this


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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2014, 12:58 PM »
Second stock IMO

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2014, 02:09 PM »
Second stock IMO
Agreed.  The first one is far too recognizable as an AR stock.

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #9 on: Jun 01, 2014, 02:07 AM »
Well this piqued my interest.

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #10 on: Jun 23, 2014, 11:44 PM »
Ok, it's been a while since my last update.

I modified the barrel with some PVC adapters...this should make it easier to haul around as the barrel can be detached...and I guess I could get adventurous down the road and make an assault rifle barrel too. I also found a nifty adapter that fit perfectly for the scatter blaster and ties it into the rest of the gun well



I took apart the working parts from the nerf weapon and was able to repurpose them into a scope with some PVC inside. The PVC pipe was a little too big for the scope rings so I had to hit them with the heat gun to make them fit. I'll probably cut another piece of pip and put it between the scope rings just to liven it up a little bit.



I was able to find some corrugated straws that will work well for some tubing in the access port and on the back of the weapon. I still have to pain them black though.

I found out that a guy I know works at a sign shop and was able to convince him to get a sheet of sintra for me. Probably didn't save me any money (was almost $60), but he should be able to cut it down for me. Hopefully that means that I can do the sintra plating and start work on my armor soon too!

I tried finding an M4 folding stock at 2 different airsoft stores, but to no avail...having pretty bad luck finding that thing.

Here's what this beast looks like so far.


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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #11 on: Jun 24, 2014, 12:10 AM »

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #12 on: Jun 24, 2014, 12:33 AM »
You know what isn't a completely terrible idea is the Nerf Longstrike stock. I've got two of that rifle, and they and I are discussing how to make my own shiny sniper rifle.
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/085/0/f/Nerf_Longstrike_by_katze316.jpg
http://dartstrike.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/nerf-longstrike-accessories.jpg

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #13 on: Jun 24, 2014, 12:40 AM »
Lookin' good, vod!
As for the stock, would this work?
http://www.airsoftmegastore.com/239-jg-full-metal-m4-style-tsf-tactical-folding-rear-stock.aspx

Yup, that's what I'm lookin for. Too bad it's out of stock there too  :(

You know what isn't a completely terrible idea is the Nerf Longstrike stock. I've got two of that rifle, and they and I are discussing how to make my own shiny sniper rifle.
http://fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2010/085/0/f/Nerf_Longstrike_by_katze316.jpg
http://dartstrike.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/nerf-longstrike-accessories.jpg

Yeah, that stock doesn't look bad. My only concern is if it would be easily recognizable as a nerf...plus I don't own one and don't know that I could convince my better half to buy a whole gun just to rip off the stock...at least with this nerf I used the whole thing  ;)

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Re: Nerf Sniper mod WIP
« Reply #14 on: Jun 24, 2014, 08:51 AM »
Ohhhhhh that's one sexy gun...

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