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,


  1. Beautifully made and cleverly designed, original mod, well done. Liked your you tube channel too. Keep em coming!

  2. Thanks! I'm glad that you appreciate my work.