Friday, 16 August 2013

Hey You Canadians, There's a New Forum for You!

       Hello again, not many of you may know this, but the awesome site that was has ceased to be active.  The Canadian Nerf community has pretty much faltered and died.  However, there is a new Canadian Nerf forum that has been created in order to help rejuvenate this strong and proud community.  You can find it at  Any Canadian Nerfer searching for a community to be part of can find sanctuary here.  The moderation will also be more kind than that of NerfHaven, so you can flex your creative muscles without fear.

       Anyways, if you are a Canadian who nerds, I would strongly recommend this new forum to you.  We can bring this country back together!

Monday, 29 July 2013

Another Tek-3 Challenge Entry Review.

       Hello again, sorry for the lack of pictures, but you can basically see everything that needs to be seen about this blaster in its YouTube review video.  I can always upload pictures in case anybody ends up caring.

       I really enjoyed making this thing, and I love just shooting it around for fun.  Be sure to check back here often for more in-depth reviews of my modded blasters, especially the more complex and cool ones like the Fireskorpion.

See ya later,

Sunday, 21 July 2013

The First of the Tek-3 Challenge Winners: ModifyThisHLD

Hey there readers, I just thought that I would share the first of my recreations of the blasters submitted to the Tek-3 challenge.  The first blaster that I made was ModifyThisHLD's Tek-3 manta ray.  He did a pretty good job making his blaster, and I enjoyed making my version.

This is how the mod turned out, and I think that it looks pretty sweet.

       Hopefully you enjoyed seeing this cool modded blaster, even if it is a Tek-3.  Check out my video review of the blaster for a firing demonstration, and for a different point of view on the mod.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Its Midnight Again!

       Hey all!  I was up late again working on a sick blaster to integrate into my rescued Tripleshot, and ended up creating this thing:

        I'm not really sure what to call it yet, other than awesome, but it seems to be working quite well.  Its also given me something to do with the leftover Tek-3s from the Tek-3 challenge.  The only problem that I have with it is that the turret isn't quite the right design or size to accomodate rear loading, so I'm going to have to ramrod all of the darts into the barrels.

       Check out this video where I talk about some of the cool parts of this blaster, as well as fire it.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Now on Facebook and Twitter!

       Hey all!  Just wanted to let you know that I now have a Facebook page and Twitter account, so feel free to go like and follow me on other social networking sites!


Also, the Tek-3 challenge has come to a close.  You can see the winners in this video:

Enjoy, and I'll see you next time.

Friday, 28 June 2013

The End of the Tek-3 Challenge

       Hello again, good to see you so soon.  I need to notify you that the Tek-3 challenge will be ending on July first, so remember to submit your videos of your finished mods as a video response to this video right here:
       If you haven't seen this video since I posted it, but still want to join in, you still have some time before you need to submit an entry, just be sure to post that video response before July first.

       That's all for today folks, but I know that I shall see you again, hopefully in the near future.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Whoa! New post? What's going on?!

       Hello once again, those who actually check up on this page.  I've decided to try to post more on this blog now that I'm out of school for the summer, so you can look forward to that, in the event that you actually enjoy reading this page.  Also, I am planning on using this site as a means to organize future western canadian nerf events, for I'm really interested in starting a new community out here.  If you are at all interested in nerfing here or want to host a war in Western Canada, please contact me and I'll see what I can do for you.

       Anyways, as you may know, I have been working on the same project for the past few months and posting regular updates on my youtube channel about what I call the Fireskorpion.

       As you can see, the blaster is finished now, and is hitting a respectable eighty feet fired paralell to the ground.  For those of you who don't know, the Fireskorpion is a firefly shell that has a Scorpion Bow plunger tube inside.  I really enjoy how the paintjob has turned out, and I have even added some cool LEDs to the shell.

 These LEDs are kind of my way to make up for removing the old Firefly flash accessory, but the old dart glow mechanic doesn't really work so well with cpvc barrels.
       I've also done some serious internal work to get this thing absolutely perfect.  The hardest part in the whole process however, was in getting the plunger tube to seal with the turret.  It took me a long time to get the system optimized, but I believe that the effort was truly worth it.

The internal mechanism is actually quite simple, apart from the timing, which took some time to get right.  However, the trigger system works exactly like a snap, only pressed by a metal bar and not a finger.

Getting this piece, which functions as the catch is crucial for the function of the blaster, for it determines where the plunger tube is placed relative to the turret.  Having the catch even a millimeter off will cause a bad seal between the plunger tube and turret.

Overall, this blaster was an extremely rewarding yet challenging experience.  I would highly recommend building one if you have the time and patience to do so.  I really enjoy how the blaster has turned out, and I know that you are too.  Check out this youtube video for a video overview and firing demonstration.

Thanks for reading,