Mod Shop – Nerf Firestrike – AR Removal + Seal Improvement

I have internet! Only took a month and three separate visits from technicians but we got there eventually. I’m sure you all care greatly but writing this from home is significantly more fun.

Cool, now that we’ve got out of the way, lets continue on from where we left off last week. Last week we went through how to remove the air restrictor (AR) in a Nerf Firestrike in a really bodgy manner. This week we’ll do it properly.

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Mod Shop – Nerf Firestrike – AR Removal

Still don’t have internet at home yet (hopefully will by the time you can read this) but that’s what lunch breaks are for at work, right?

This was my first go at the still relatively new Nerf Firestrike and I’m going to have to be the first to admit it, I did this mod really poorly. So instead of my normal ‘how-to’ post, think of this one as a ‘what not to do’ post. I’ll hopefully get a fixed version up next week.

With that in mind, I’m not going to explain how to do it, but rather show you what I did and explain where I went wrong. Overall, I modded this with the same frame of mind as if it was a Nitefinder and didn’t objectively look at the blaster. My bad.

So, one Firestrike.

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Mod Shop – Melee Sword

A few weeks back I went along to my first solely melee based game here in Canberra with a group called The Hundred Swords. After thoroughly enjoying myself in game, I decided it was time to refresh my melee armory with a few new weapons that better suited their rules. First up was a 110cm one handed sword.

I’ll run through what I’ve done for this sword but of course feel free to take the basic principles here and apply it to basically any other weapon.

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Filler post!

Hello all!

As I’m sure you’re all passionately concerned, I’m mostly settled into the new place and the new workspace is awesome. Catch is, no internet connection as yet… Which makes uploading a real post somewhat difficult.

So instead I’m going to bail on a real post and throw up just the two filler photos from the game on the weekend.

First up is the recipient on the FDG Hailfire, David!

David was a first time player with our group on the weekend and made a tremendous effort; being quite effective as both a human and a zombie. A nice side-effect is that the Hailfire is actually his very first blaster as he was borrowing some from a friend to play with on the day. Not a bad blaster to start off a collection with hey?

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Then we have the generic group shot. Great turn out for a great day.

Thanks to Neil and the Canberra & Southern NSW Dart Tag for the photos.

Hopefully we’ll be back to normal by next week sorry people.

Review – Nerf Hailfire – Part 3

Late last year I was gifted the then yet to be released in Australia Nerf Hailfire by the Canberra and Southern NSW Dart Tag group and Hasbro Australia and decided to make a three part review of it. The first was on the performance of the stock blaster, the second on how to modify it, and the third on how it performed in game. We’ve already covered off the first two and given that I don’t yet have an internet connection in the new house as yet and am writing this on my phone, today seemed like the perfect time to post my final reflection piece on the flagship of the new elite line up.

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