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Mr.Crane

Firefly Shotgun Drain Blaster!

After a week of work, one butchered Firefly REV-8, a drain blaster and a lot of swearing I've finished making my first propper Nerf mod!

Its not exactly pretty but im happy with the results, it still needs a bit of fine tuning to get just right but overall does exactly what it needs too.

I've stuck a drain blaster (one of the cheap 10ish ones on eBay) inside the firefly shell after a lot of cutting and grinding out...

The current barrel attachment I have working is an 8 shot absolver making use of the stock turret but I'm aiming to get some more done to fire elite megas and rival rounds!










The trigger is fairly simple, its a steel rod running through a pen connecting the firefly and the drain blaster triggers together - I was expecting it to be uncomfortable to hold with it there but its hardly noticable.

The rod with the blob of glue on the end sticking out next to the pump is attached to the trigger and functions as a backup trigger should the propper trigger fail for whatever reason.

I felt bad butchering the firefly but its an awful blaster and the shell is soo pretty, it had to be done!

I'll try and get some better pictures in daylight tomorrow, the lighting in my bathroom makes the purple look a lot darker than it actually is

(Apologies if this should be in the home mades section, I wasnt sure where was best)
OldNoob

That's a modification, not a homemade. Well done!
Paint looks very good, I would be well happy with that.
bigal123

Wow, thats some very nice work, I love it.
UKNerfWar

First mod? Someone was ambitious!

Well done fella. It looks immense.
Boff

Actually looks pretty damn cool! Honestly, the aesthetic's come out really well. In terms of firing mech are we talking Firefly cylinder rotating and firing single rounds or is it absolvered at the front end?
Zenif

If this is ugly I can't wait to see your pretty mods!
Mr.Crane

Thanks guys!

Boff wrote:
Actually looks pretty damn cool! Honestly, the aesthetic's come out really well. In terms of firing mech are we talking Firefly cylinder rotating and firing single rounds or is it absolvered at the front end?


I've rigged it up as an 8 shot absolver, it's probably kicking out about 50fps which is ideal for indoor GuN games early on - I don't want to completely ruin some small child's day! Laughing

I'm aiming on making some 5 shot absolvers with hammer shot cylinders that should be more potent for normal use.
I've also made a test barrel to fire elite mega darts (held into the coupling with a lot of tape!) and it's absolutely lethal, shooting well over 100 feet - my only worry with that is FPS as just looking at it, it seems pretty high.

I'm kinda torn between having it fire more accurate long range ammo such as mega or rival, or just having the versatility of elites and using it as a shotgun - I guess the only way to find that out is testing in game to find out
OldNoob

Air blasters don't work well with rival rounds, they need the hop up to work aerodynamically.
Generally anything firing single shots out of a drain blaster will quickly exceed regular game limits. You could try missiles, indirect firing those long range is pretty safe and amusing.
Mr.Crane

OldNoob wrote:
Air blasters don't work well with rival rounds, they need the hop up to work aerodynamically.
Generally anything firing single shots out of a drain blaster will quickly exceed regular game limits. You could try missiles, indirect firing those long range is pretty safe and amusing.


I had a go using that aluminium barrel material you recommended and it shoots rival rounds very well if you load 4 or more and use it as a shotgun, it's got pretty decent range and accuracy without the power being too high

Some pool noodle rockets sound like fun!
Northwind

That is awesome! Hmm, I have a very ugly battered firefly in the Box Of Don't Know What To Do With This...
blindgeekuk

Looks brilliant, can't wait to see it in action. I've definitely got 1 hammershot turret for you
Mr.Crane

As promised, a few better pictures now its daylight as the last few didn't really do the purple any justice!





daniel k

Very nice! Joker - themed, or just an awesome paintjob?

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