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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sat May 01, 2010 12:31 am

SPECS:
Valve: Standard blow-gun
Ammo hopper: 1' of 1" pvc pipe
Barrel: 3' of 6mm tubing
Vortex: 1" pvc

I made this for airsoft skirmishes. I will be using a regulated oxygen tank setup (eventually). It looks ugly but it performs great. Shreads through tin cans, cardboard boxes, milk jugs, and even ply-wood! I am debating if i should paint over the wood stock or just paint the plastic. Whats also really cool about this gun is i can make as many hoppers as i want and they can be as big as the gun will allow.
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Sat May 01, 2010 10:09 pm

Went a little crazy with the glue eh?

You're gonna get flak for the messy glue drips and the tape on the handle. Just warning you.

I feel that if you had integrated the blowgun into the wooden stock grip, and perhaps were a little more conservative with your gluing, this would be a knockout.

It's a nice start, but as far as craftsmanship goes, you have some learning to do. Then again, at least you realize that its no masterpiece. :D
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat May 01, 2010 11:39 pm

Gaderelguitarist wrote:It's a nice start, but as far as craftsmanship goes, you have some learning to do. Then again, at least you realize that its no masterpiece. :D


On the other hand, a bit of attention with some filler and sandpaper followed by a paintjob will be enough to make it very decent. I think the stock is a little skinny personally but for a complete launcher it's looking good :)
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sun May 02, 2010 4:37 pm

Gaderelguitarist wrote:Went a little crazy with the glue eh?


It's a nice start, but as far as craftsmanship goes, you have some learning to do. Then again, at least you realize that its no masterpiece. :D


yep, its ugly and i didn't want it to fall apart. :D

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:On the other hand, a bit of attention with some filler and sandpaper followed by a paintjob will be enough to make it very decent. I think the stock is a little skinny personally but for a complete launcher it's looking good :)


This gun was mainly built from spare parts. so, i didn't go out and buy a nice board. just a 2X6 i had laying around.
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Unread postAuthor: clemsonguy1125 » Sun May 02, 2010 5:59 pm

Looks pretty cool, any chance of a video, instead of the wooden stock why not buy a cheapo airsoft rifle from ebay and mount is in that, then you can lose the tape and glue
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Unread postAuthor: Cannoneer » Sun May 02, 2010 6:18 pm

I like how you kept the stock thin. In general I prefer thinner/lighter stocks on BBMGs I feel it's more optimised to their performance since there is no recoil.
Like Jsr said all you really need to make this really nice is some sandpaper,filler and varnish. I certainly like it better than my recently finished first vortex cap.


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Unread postAuthor: kydavies » Sun May 02, 2010 6:22 pm

nice...
i recently made a vortex,it was extremely powerful as well
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mikemurph wrote:yea, the ammo has been changed to a more aero dynamic projectile. it consists of the back half of a dart, and a hot glue ball
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sun May 02, 2010 6:52 pm

BTW this was my first ever vortex cap. There might be a chance of a vid when i get some more bb's. I dont wanna waste my sniper bb's soo..... Any suggestions on what to shoot at?
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Unread postAuthor: kydavies » Sun May 02, 2010 7:06 pm

shoot an apple or a crapload of balloons so you can see te spread
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Sun May 02, 2010 10:06 pm

Shoot at something that is soft enough to catch the bbs, such as layers of cardboard. I normally don't recommend using de-virginized bbs, but I hardly think it matters with the bbmg approach.

It's an economical approach.
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Unread postAuthor: Marffy » Sun May 02, 2010 10:54 pm

What does de-virginized mean? I'll try to shoot at a blanket to show rate-of-fire and cans to show damage. (or other things as a request (apple))
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun May 02, 2010 11:34 pm

Marffy wrote:What does de-virginized mean?


Ah, the innocence of youth :roll:

I think he means BBs that have already been used ;)
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Unread postAuthor: Gaderelguitarist » Mon May 03, 2010 2:04 pm

Thank you JSR.

Generally, in more serious airsofting, its frowned upon to use "de-virginized", or used 8) BBs as they are prone to fracturing and can jam the internals of your gun. With a BBMG, this concern is null, as there are virtually no moving parts where fragments of plastic would pose a problem.
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