Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Incredible custom paintjobs

Some may have already spotted this on another blog in their links section, as that's how I stumbled upon Johnson Arms. I have seen some really awesome paint jobs around, but I definitely haven't seen too many as detailed as this. I also absolutely love the quality of some the photos on this blog. From what I've read, they specialize in mil-sim and steam punk styles, on nerf blasters, water cannons and also airsoft (illegal here, but if you're reading from the U.S...) and you can also order custom paint jobs from Johnson Arms. I am not sure on pricing, but if you are looking for something that really stands out, this fits the part. for now, here's some pics from their blog. Also, if anyone has pics of a paintjob they've done and are particularly proud of, send them HERE. and I will try to put them up in a post as quick as i can.

Johnson Arms mil-sim Nerf Stampede

Johnson Arms mil-sim Nerf Recon

Monday, March 21, 2011

Quick mod: Nerf Recon bolt handle

The Nerf Recon cs-6 is a favourite blaster among a ton of people, including myself. There is one problem with this blaster that I find to be quite annoying, and that is that the way you cock is to pull back on the top then push it forward again. Not a big issue if you have nothing attached to the top rail, but if you have a scope or light on the top it gets pretty awkward. My solution is to give it a bolt handle on the side, which if you have experience it taking apart a recon, a spare bolt handle from a longstrike or longshot, a small nut and bolt and a drill, is extremely easy!

the nut and bolt, and the nerf bolt. make sure the head of the bolt is small so that it doesn't rub on the sides of the groove in the yellow casing.

Start by taking the case off the recon, but leae the slide part on for the moment. also undo the 2 screws on the bolt you plan to use and take the centre out. Make a mark where to drill, it needs to be in the groove where the plastic peg of the grey case already slides. Take the grey case off and drill the hole very close to the same size as the bolt. Next sand down the top of the inside part of the nerf bolt. The amount you sand it down is slightly less than the thickness of the nut you're using. The When you put the nerf bolt back together, slide the bolt you're using through the inner part, wind your nut on and then screw the nerf bolt back together, then unscrew the bolt. the idea is that when you put the bolt back together it will compress down on the nut and hold it in place so that you can screw the bolt in from the other side of the grey case. If you sand down too far, you can use a washer.

Now, poke the bolt through the hole you drilled, and thread the modified nerf bolt on until finger tight. flip the case over and tighten the bolt with the appropriate tool while holding the nerf bolt, until very tight. Reassemble your new bolt action recon and test. If it is jammed or not smooth enough, take apart again and grind the head of the bolt down or use a smaller headed bolt. And that's it!

(Somehow i neglected to take a photo of the assembled blaster, but i will add that at a later date.)

Friday, March 18, 2011

Review: Nerf Spectre rv-5

First post in a while, still on Nerf. Today, it's the Spectre rv-5 to go under review. At first impressions, it looks like a stealthy blaster, which as it turns out is the strong point of this blaster, but i'll get to that. The price is in line with similar blasters from the Nerf range, around $30 Australian gets you the blaster, a short, silencer style barrel, a folding stock and 5 whistler darts.

Spectre rv-5 unboxed

Friday, March 11, 2011

Review: Nerf Nitefinder Ex-3

The Nerf Nitefinder Ex-3 is quite a popular little dart blaster and makes an appearance in almost every department store, just like the smaller Nerf Secret Strike. For around $12 AU you get the blaster and three suction cup darts, which i feel is good value, though you do need two AA size batteries for the "light beam targeting".

The blaster is operated by drawing back the ring at the rear of the blaster until it locks in, loading a dart manually into the front of the barrel, and pulling the trigger. It features a tactical rail on the top of the blaster, and below the barrel it has an adjustable lens for what Nerf advertises as "light beam targeting", which is activated by pulling the trigger in half way. It's not a laser, it's a single red LED inside the blaster which via the lens projects a kind of target in the dark. Below that, is a spot to hold two spare darts, VERY handy for this blaster.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Review: Nerf Secret Strike AS-1

Ok, so here goes my first review. I thought I might start with something simple, like
this, the Nerf Secret Strike AS-1.

This little air powered dart blaster can be picked up in almost every department store in Australia for about $4 AU, and for the price is not a let down. In the package, you get the blaster and two suction cup darts, which if you're like me you will lose pretty quickly so I would recommend also buying a ten pack of suction darts to go with it.

Unboxed, it's very small, and easily fits inside of your hand. It is operated by first priming the air pump located at the front just under the barrel seven times, inserting a dart, then pressing the trigger button on the top. The blaster comes with a hook attached, which is very handy. This hook can be attatched to various places on your other blasters, making it a great little backup within reach, however it doesn't have a place to hold spare darts, nor any tactical rails (not that you would need to attach anything anyway).


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