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Gordy

Stryfe Kriss Vector build

Hi there, I'm new to the forum, and Nerf modding in general.  

I picked up a Nerf Stryfe after xmas as it seemed to be a great blaster for modding.  There are so many choices for things to do to them and lots.  It started with this post on reddit: Merry Kriss-mas. It's the Kriss vector kit for the Stryfe.  It looked awesome.  I discovered the joy/pain of Taobao and trying to purchase items from there.

I started off with taking the Stryfe apart to remove the locks and do a rewire.







I realised as this was my first attempt, it was going to be tricky, but it wasn't too bad.  I made some mistakes and will be redoing this again when some more parts arrive.

Whilst I had the stryfe apart I fitted a new 3d printed magazine release catch designed by Gavinfuzzy on reddit.  He very kindly shares the Stl files so that I could get it printed locally.  As sadly the shipping for so such a small part was astronomical otherwise.  It was my first bit of 3d printing and I discovered that there is a 3d printer manufacturer just down the road from me.  (YAY!)



Next was to wait for more parts to arrive.  The main parcel was from YOYbuy with the Kriss Vector parts.  I also stuck some ebay orders in for Black banana magazines from Blasterparts.de as well as some motors from Blastersmiths (Also seemingly just down the road).

Finally the parcel from China appeared and after the painful Customs bill I had the parts in my grubby mitts.



The F10555 parts are 3d printed and are excellent quality.  I was very impressed with them.  I picked up a few worker bits as well that I would need.

The first job was to fit the stock together.  It is adjustable so I managed to find a good size for my build.



Next when ordering I made the first of my two mistakes.  I had ordered a separate rail cover for the bottom of the Stryfe.  This isn't needed, but I tried it on to see how it fitted.  I also fitted the main top rail.  Both these went on really easily.



Next I ran into some issues fitting the magazine cover part.  Basically the bottom rail cover was wrong.  It had rails that were much larger than the ones on the Stryfe.  Which is odd as the other rail mount fitted fine.  Either way, I had to come up with a solution, so I took the dremel and cut off enough of the rail until the bottom rail fitted ok.  A bit of a pig, but fine in the end.





Next I fitted the grip to the clip cover section.  It's all really well built and thought out so this went well.  I could then fit the front cover on as well.  This uses the existing Nerf barrel connection and is very quick to fit.  I put on the front grip and the flip up sights I bought.   My second mistake was discovered it.  The side inserts came with a single 10cm rail instead of two 5cm one's so I'd have to order some replacements.  I'm not sure if this was something I ordered wrong or was sent out wrong, but not to worry.



It's starting to look really good now.  I next needed to fit the barrel and silencer.  I made another ordering mistake here and got the longer silencer.  It's a bit too long for my liking, but I will order a shorter one.  Cutting the barrel was fairly simple but my advice is to make sure you measure properly and make sure the barrel is really fully in the silencer....  Not that I cut wrong of course (cough!).  Good job there is a long section of it!





Finally all the pieces were in place, and I could fire it up.



Currently I'm running it with 2 imr's and 2 dummies.  It fires really well with loads of noise!

Jobs and parts left to fit are as follows:

Worker flywheels
Rhino Motors
Silicon Wiring
Side rails
Sling mount and sling
Sound deadening.

I'm also starting to mod a Demolisher as well, but that's still in the planning.  [/img]
UKNerfWar

Very nice.

Thanks for doing such a good review of this kit. I've been contemplating getting one for a while and I think now I'll take the plunge.

Welcome to the forum
Gordy

UKNerfWar wrote:
Very nice.

Thanks for doing such a good review of this kit. I've been contemplating getting one for a while and I think now I'll take the plunge.

Welcome to the forum


Thanks.  With all the parts/shipping/customs it's not cheap, but looks great.  

I managed to fit the rhino motors last night along with some silicon wiring.  I still need to put the sound deadening in place and worker flywheels.
UKNerfWar

Can I ask how much all the parts came to?

I could work it out but I'm pretty lazy.
Gordy

I'm not sure as I bought bits from serveral sources and the yoybuy thing is so complicated.  I'm trying not to add it all up so I don't pass out with shock!

Probably over £100 I would think.
Gordy

So I had a bit of a wait for more parts to arrive.  The main ones were the rhino motors and worker flywheels.  Once they were here I could take the Stryfe apart again and this time wire it properly.  The silicon wire was so much easier to run round the blaster.  



I got the rhino motors wired in and the worker flywheels fitted.





After that I needed to find a way of wall mounting this blaster for storage in my office.  I looked around at lots of hooks and off the shelf items, but none were suitable.  In the end I decided to make my own.  Five minutes with a bending brake and saw and I had these:



I laid foam on the inside of them and fitted to the wall via screws.  The blaster looks awesome up on my wall.





Once I'd completed this blaster I set to work on my kids one making some changes/improvements.  I ended up with this result that they are delighted with.



I've got one more part arriving for my Stryfe that will see it completed.  Next up I want to finish my Demolisher internal mods before starting on some Nerf painting projects.[/img]
DTHayward7

Well there be paintjob on the stryfe itself?
Gordy

DTHayward7 wrote:
Well there be paintjob on the stryfe itself?


Probably not on the stryfe as I want to keep the core colour orange to avoid issues with the police Smile
Clucker

-"Suddenly and without warning, the squad move into the house, quickly cornering the fugative lego R2D2..."-

But seriously, that stryfe looks sweet. Wink
Gordy

Clucker wrote:
-"Suddenly and without warning, the squad move into the house, quickly cornering the fugative lego R2D2..."-

But seriously, that stryfe looks sweet. Wink


Haha, yes R2D2 looks rather worried doesn't he.  Normally there is another lego model up on the shelf there too, but my kids were playing with it at the time I took the shot.



I've ordered the final couple of bits for my Stryfe.  Now the waiting game for the long trip from China to the UK.
Gordy

So since I last updated the blog, I've made a ton of changes and progress on the stryfe.  When I first planned it out I wasn't intending to do any painting or majors changes.  It was going to be a 3d printed Kriss Vector replica.  However I wasn't a fan of the final look as it looked rather bulky and orange.  So I decided to make some changes to the plan.

Only use some of the kriss vector kit, ditching the mag cover and stock.
Paint the main blaster red with a black grip.
Remove the IMR based setup and replace it with a proper lipo setup.
Get more tacticool bits, because clearly it needed more.
Step 1 was to order a ton of bits from Taobao as they take a long time to arrive.  I then ordered some battery bits and bobs from Hobbyking.

Step 2 was to start attacking the battery tray with my dremel to free up room for the new battery.





Step 3 was to get painting.  As I had practiced on some firestrikes and a jolt I was confident in how I was going to get it done to my satisfaction.



I used a lot of really light coats to build up the layers of paint slowly.  Spraying too much in one go results in losing detail and a bad end result.  I use a box to contain the parts and paint as much as possible.







After the final coats of Plastikote Matt Red, I then set to work detailing it with enamel paints and a brush.  I was very happy with how it turned out.





For the triggers and other parts I went for a silver finish as a contrast.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I left the bits that won't be visible as orange for speed.  It also allows me to make it much more toy looking if I ever want to use it more publicly.



Next up I had to wire in the new Lipo system.  I went with an combination alarm and digital display, but at present it's not fitting in place.  I will have to come up with a solution to this soon.







The battery cover just fits in place with the battery in and the plastic ridges dremel'd off the battery cover.

By now my Taobao order had arrived with some new goodies.

Folding Worker stock mount and CTR adjustable stock



Worker aluminium silencer and flasher





Worker 12 round Mag's with puller



Finally a little something special. A new aluminium foregrip.  It's a stunning bit of kit and I love it.  It even has a space inside for spare batteries.









I had some other trinkets in the order such as MBUS sites and a sling.  Along with parts for my rapidstrike and demolisher builds.
I could now set to work assembling the blaster, I was exceedingly happy with the end result.  It has some serious weight to it now!









It looks very different to how it last looked.



Here is a video of it in action

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-RvkD2iG8I

The final spec's/parts are as follows:

Nerf Stryfe
18 AWG Rewire
2 x Rhino MTB Motors
2S Zippy Compact 850 battery
XT60 Connectors
Worker Flywheels
All locks removed
Gavinfuzzy 3d Printed Mag release.
Worker Aluminium flasher and silencer.
Worker 12 Pmag with puller.
Worker battery thumbscrew
Worker folding stock
CTR Stock
MBUS sights
F10555 3D Printed top rail
F10555 3D Printed side rail
F10555 3D Printed bottom rail
F10555 3D Kriss Vector front section
Viking Tactics Ultralight Vertical Grip
TrustFire LED Gun Tactical Flashlight

I hope you like the end result as much as me.
haloxxbilly

The final model… how much did it cost in total not including the styrfe
Gordy

haloxxbilly wrote:
The final model… how much did it cost in total not including the styrfe


Ye gods, I'm too scared to even add it up.  I'm sure the answer is not healthy for me to know! Very Happy
blindgeekuk

I liked the look of the kriss vector version, with the exception of the stock. The paint job on the new version is great! Well done
Gordy

blindgeekuk wrote:
I liked the look of the kriss vector version, with the exception of the stock. The paint job on the new version is great! Well done


Thanks, I liked it to, just it was a touch too bulky for me.  I've still got that part so if I want to go back I can do.
Justajolt

This actually looks phenomenal! Is it firing hard?
Gordy

I wouldn't want to be stood right in front of it when firing that's for sure.  However I made sure it was ok by getting the wife to shoot a full mag at me down the hall. Very Happy
TommyC

Looks more like a CQB M4 assault rifle now!

I like it a lot, but it's a shame to have removed some of the Kriss Vector kit... Unless you plan on using those bits on another?!  Wink
Gordy

TommyC wrote:
Looks more like a CQB M4 assault rifle now!

I like it a lot, but it's a shame to have removed some of the Kriss Vector kit... Unless you plan on using those bits on another?!  Wink


No the wife will murder me if I buy another blaster.  Apparently a Strfye/Demolisher/Rapidstrike/Firestrike/Jolt is enough.....
TommyC

Gordy wrote:

No the wife will murder me if I buy another blaster.  Apparently a Strfye/Demolisher/Rapidstrike/Firestrike/Jolt is enough.....


....but what's another £20 in the grand scheme of this? Hehe Laughing  Wink
Gordy

TommyC wrote:
Gordy wrote:

No the wife will murder me if I buy another blaster.  Apparently a Strfye/Demolisher/Rapidstrike/Firestrike/Jolt is enough.....


....but what's another £20 in the grand scheme of this? Hehe Laughing  Wink


Ah, it's not the cost its the extra blaster in the house Very Happy  The kids already leave enough darts round the place Very Happy

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