Sunday, April 28, 2013

Plans: Stryfe -> Oblivion Rifle

Saw the film Oblivion (2013).

In said film, Tech Jack Harper runs this assault rifle:

The prop is a dressed up Magpul Masada.

One of the unique features, and most relevant to why I would lock on to this weapon as something to build, is that the shrouds stand above the barrel a good distance.

As soon as I saw the damn thing I had evil Nerf intent.

[Build] Modular Accessory Submachinegun System prototype

I love the Swarmfire.

The long and short of it is that the Swarmfire system packs highly reliable, ammo-insensitive high rate full auto fire into a small package that is exceedingly versatile and flexible.

I am no stranger to using them as integrations. I have always been a Swarmpede advocate. In HvZ I have come to find having an underslung Swarmy on my rifle invaluable.

So to cut to the chase, MASS-1 started out as a project to bring my Cyclone up to par in the auxiliary underslung firepower department. I hooked up a Swarmy on an old set of handguards for a Recon extension and threw that on.

[Rant] Nerf public image, part 1.

Came across this post:

Jump if you want to see this.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

DZ Post categories and general approach.

Jump if you want to see this.

[Mods] Elite Triad, Strongarm and RC2x4 Streamline Compatibility

Just a quick one here.

The Triad, Roughcut and Strongarm can ALL be made Streamline compatible in the field with basic tools in under a minute per gun without disassembly! Jump for how...

Friday, April 26, 2013

[Rant] Dart tip code skepticism gets hostile.

Jump if you want to read this.

[Tech] Wiring and electrical practices

So here we are going to address something that always seems to be neglected in this hobby and has never been properly covered or explained.

That is electrical wiring.

Now, in this modern era we have many electric guns; whose primary energy source for basic operation is electricity.

Like RC models or airsoft guns, many aspects of the performance of such a device are dependent on the characteristics of its electrical system. Yet, I continue to see the electrical system poorly understood and corners cut.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

[Build] Stampede Guardian PDW

Yet another old build getting reposted, this one mostly lifted from its post on the defunct Nerf Mods & News.

This is a Stampede build done quite a while ago.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

DZ is under construction


I has a nerf blog!

If you followed that link in my sig on the HVZ Forums and came here, this place is new.

Very new.

Bear with me, I will be doing more than reposting old crap as time goes on.

[Build] Stryfe Cyclone

Back around December 2012, I was pretty much going through the motions on a Stryfe. It was going to get a set of Barricade motors dumped in, a new wiring harness and all the other tweaks I usually perform on flywheel guns - just a basic, 130 motor build. Nothing special, just functionality.

However, one of the Barricade motors (left) I picked up would not hit full speed or match the other motor in the pair for anything, and I was not in a position to chase down another at the moment. I was pissed off at buying a lemon motor set from someone and I wanted that goddamn thing to just get buttoned up and shooting...

Except, I happened to notice these (right) at the local surplus dealer and...

Monday, April 22, 2013

So this is how it begins.

So... here I am.

Writing a blog post.

Everyone was a first poster once. "So... I just say whatever to the video log?"

I've thought about it for quite some time and I finally pulled the trigger.