I am a happy geek today. I’ve been re-constituting my Nerf rifle into something way cooler, possibly to use at cons, or just for showing off. I’ve actually been modifying the inside components as well, because I really want it to still be able to fire. I haven’t been taking pictures of the progress, but I may start, because I picked up the sexiest matte grey primer spraypaint. Basically all of the firing components and inside pieces that will be exposed will be a battleship grey, while the exterior framework will be a matte black with battle scarring.
This is what I’ve started with, a Nerf Recon cs-6;
So far I’ve:
-replaced the crummy flashlight with a combination LED/laser light in the same frame. This included a lot of Dremeling and filling holes with this fantastic plastic epoxy putty.
- removed the overhand cocking mechanism with a one-sided bolt action.
- stretched out the spring, bored out the air reservoir for increased range.
- painted the internals matte grey.
I’ve still got a lot more painting and modding to go (especially figuring out how to make the shoulder stock look good. But progress is being made.