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    Post  TheBradl3s Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:49 am

    Yeah I know that there are already topics on this, but this is just my take on it.
    Now this inst just going to include FBR stefans, Im gonna cover CDTD's and Blue Foam (Informers) aswell
    Ok, lets get started.


    Stefans FBR

    Now there are a few few ways to make darts, The most simple, and know way is to use FBR (Foam Backer rod) aka Caulk Saver (think I spelt it right)
    So what you want to do Is cut your FBR to size, I use 1.5 Inch darts because I think that are a good general size.
    I made a little mitre box thingy by using some U shape Alu available form bunnings with 2 lines cut in it where I put the knife though.
    To cut the darts I use a cheap $5 Stanley knife from bunnigns, and it works nicely.

    How to Make Stefans Img2351x

    Now you have some blanks, but you might realize a flaw in them, they are, as I like to refer to them 'Curly Fries' because they are bendy and that just wond do, so get a pillow case, or better yet a mesh bag, and put you blanks into it and put them in your dryer on high for 7-15 mins. (you will see a picture of the bag later in the post with blue darts in it, I only took one picture)

    Now you have your blanks, Using your hot glue gun, (I use a dremel one because it had dual temperatures) and use the low setting unless you have a low temp glue gun. Drill a hole into the fount whit the tip of the gle gun, then put a small bit of glue in and add your weight, I Use 00 Split-shot sinkers because that are good value, 200 for $5 from K-Mart

    And it should look something like this

    How to Make Stefans Img2364o

    Now put a nice dome on top wiht the glue gun, and to stop them form webbing up, twist the glue gun around the dart and then pull up. It should look something like this

    How to Make Stefans Img2365c

    Then put it in your holder and let it dry. (you will see a picture of the holder further down the post)

    CTDT's

    Now that isn't the only Way to Make Darts, you can use useless suction cup darts or whistlers to Make CDTD's CTDT Stand for Converted Dart Tag Dart and what it is, is the head cut of a stock dart and then a weight and hot glue tip is then added to dart. They are pretty simple to make. Make sure your glue gun is on low. Also, with these darts, you don't need to straighten them, but they may bend overtime, same with blue foam, so you can cut a straw to strengthen them.

    First get your dart

    How to Make Stefans Img2352e[/URL]

    And Cut the Head off

    How to Make Stefans Img2354hq[/URL]

    Now put a bit of Hot Glue in the hole, let it dry a-bit and then put your weight in. (I used a craft bead in this one, I wouldn't really recommended using small ones as they don't have enough weight. Just Use 00 Split-Shot Sinkers.)

    How to Make Stefans Img2359m

    And then put a dome on it.
    How to Make Stefans Img2360n

    Then put it in your holder and let it Dry

    Stefans Blue Foam

    Informer, A member on the site, sells a custom made foam which is blue and had the same dimensions as stock darts, but its alot cheaper, and can be used in clip guns with stock breeches (ie. Longshot, Recon, Raider) or stock guns.

    First you want to cut your darts to about 2 Inches

    How to Make Stefans Img2349x

    And now you want to straighten it, put it in a mesh bag or pillow case and then in the dryer for about 5-10 mins on high.

    How to Make Stefans Img2350n

    and then do the same as a CDTD, Put some hot glue in the hole, let it dry and then put your wright in and then put a dome on the top.

    How to Make Stefans Img2362bf

    And then set it to dry.

    and there you do, 3 Different types of darts, there are more, but im not going to cover them (ie. Slug darts, washer darts, Screw Cap Darts) because I dot use them. and thus don't have the materials to make them.

    Here's a Picture or the different types of darts, sitting in the holder I made. The Holder is just Peices of 16mm Alu Nested into 20mm Conduit then glued onto a peice of wood.

    How to Make Stefans Img2366g

    LittleBro's Way:

    The following steps of cutting up the blue foam has been done, read above.

    Left to Right...

    1. Washers in Snap Cap
    2. Hot glue in the Snap Cap (small one)
    3. Smash it on the blue foam
    Complete.
    How to Make Stefans IMG_2683

    Diagram:
    How to Make Stefans Dartmaking[/URL]

    Hope this helps some people

    If you have another way, send me a pm with a mini writeup and i'll add it

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    Post  littlebro05 Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:13 am

    Hey The Bradl3s. Those we count as heavies the 00 sinkers. I've used them and they go so straight but at 15metres it can still break skin <,<. You're on a streak today. You should add the end of it "if anyone has ways they make stefans then send me a PM and I'll add your way as long as it has pictures and how you do it.

    Also something to add to dart creation guide for inf0rm3r's new site.
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    Post  ShootEmUp Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:02 am

    For people that don't have a clothes dryer, your can use a hairdryer as well.

    by putting it in the top of the bag, and shaking it around for a minute or so on the highest setting.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:39 am

    littlebro05 wrote:Hey The Bradl3s. Those we count as heavies the 00 sinkers. I've used them and they go so straight but at 15metres it can still break skin <,<. You're on a streak today. You should add the end of it "if anyone has ways they make stefans then send me a PM and I'll add your way as long as it has pictures and how you do it.

    Also something to add to dart creation guide for inf0rm3r's new site.

    I added the thing, do you know the link for informers site? as i don't know it
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    Post  littlebro05 Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:42 am

    Umm no. We've disclosed the link for now, but after it is up inf0rm3r will just be adding shit to the 'nerf wiki' of his site. So people can look it up. You'll find out soon enough :).
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    Post  Chaos-Blades Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:38 am

    littlebro05 wrote:Hey The Bradl3s. Those we count as heavies the 00 sinkers. I've used them and they go so straight but at 15metres it can still break skin <,<.
    00's are small weights. Size 0 or slingshot ammo weights are our heavies.

    A 00 weighted dart shouldn't break the skin at 15 metres unless you're using a singled, pump-plugged titan or something equivelant.
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    Post  Coolio226 Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:05 am

    Oh...damn.
    I've just made a (tiny) batch of size 0 sinker weighted CDTDs. I 'spose I wont be able to use them at wars.
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    Post  Acerised Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:07 am

    I use snap caps
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    Post  LostBoy Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:58 am

    Do you have to mod the guns so Stefens can work?
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    Post  gooni Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:19 am

    LostBoy wrote:Do you have to mod the guns so Stefens can work?

    Yes, you cant fire stefans from stock nerf blasters, you need to take out the dart peg from the barrels when using FBR stefans, Informers blue foam an be used in stock blasters as it is tube and not rod.
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    Post  LostBoy Sun Dec 05, 2010 6:34 am

    gooni wrote:
    LostBoy wrote:Do you have to mod the guns so Stefens can work?

    Yes, you cant fire stefans from stock nerf blasters, you need to take out the dart peg from the barrels when using FBR stefans, Informers blue foam an be used in stock blasters as it is tube and not rod.

    Okay, thanks.
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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:59 am

    Hey TheBradles. You might want to add this to your how to make a stefan as this is my way of doing it. And they cost less than 7.5cents each.

    The following steps of cutting up the blue foam has been done, read above.

    Left to Right...

    1. Washers in Snap Cap
    2. Hot glue in the Snap Cap (small one)
    3. Smash it on the blue foam
    Complete.

    How to Make Stefans IMG_2683
    https://2img.net/h/i233.photobucket.com/albums/ee275/littlebro05/IMG_2683.jpg

    Just copy and paste it for me in the first post you made.

    It's a little crude, but it explains it
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    Post  TheBradl3s Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:50 am

    Done. Thanks Lil'b

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    Post  bbqbeefburgerman Wed Jan 26, 2011 7:47 am

    I found that using tic-tacs as weight in converted darts work well. Some PVA (or any glue) and your set.
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    Post  Coolio226 Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:59 am

    bbqbeefburgerman wrote:I found that using tic-tacs as weight in converted darts work well.
    Hmm... Wouldn't it go mouldy? And tic-tacs are pretty expensive.
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    Post  bbqbeefburgerman Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:15 am

    Coolio226 wrote:
    bbqbeefburgerman wrote:I found that using tic-tacs as weight in converted darts work well.
    Hmm... Wouldn't it go mouldy?
    Cover in PVA, problem solved.
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    Post  Brunius Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:29 am

    Not to mention all the sugar content would prevent it from going off...
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    Post  PhantomSambo Wed Jan 26, 2011 9:38 am

    gooni wrote:

    Yes, you cant fire stefans from stock nerf blasters...

    Unless you heat a screwdriver up and make a hole in the rear of the stefan.
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    Post  littlebro05 Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:11 am

    The stefan darts I make are around stock streamline size, so my one can still fire out of stock blasters. CS-# guns have trouble shooting them with out the AR removed
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:31 am

    Here's a diagram for those who think that picture I took was a little to vague.

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    Can you update that please thebradl3s.
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    Post  Echoes Tue Feb 22, 2011 1:41 am

    Is it necessary to use two washers if you're using a brassed LS with a BTv2 spring? Or could I get away with using just one
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:17 am

    You need two washers because one washer is too light... with the washers I use anyway.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:34 pm

    UPDATED: Added Lilbro's Diagram

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    Post  TooBz Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:59 am

    Where do you get your FBR from?
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    Post  Xoenz Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:10 pm

    TooBz wrote:Where do you get your FBR from?


    I think clark rubber
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    Post  TheBradl3s Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:21 pm

    TooBz wrote:Where do you get your FBR from?

    Just buy informers foam, its soo much better!

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    Post  seph Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:48 pm

    Brad does Bunnings sell it?
    What size fits Longshots/ clip guns? (Stock barrels)
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    Post  littlebro05 Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:52 pm

    seph wrote:Brad does Bunnings sell it?
    What size fits Longshots/ clip guns? (Stock barrels)


    Blue foam does. Don't bother with White Foam.
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    Post  seph Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:57 pm

    Nah I need white foam
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    Post  littlebro05 Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:00 pm

    seph wrote:Nah I need white foam

    Well there's your first problem. 13mm. It won't fit in the clip system blasters with stock barrels UNLESS you get a shrunken batch.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:04 pm

    seph wrote:Nah I need white foam

    Buy blue foam off chad, he's bourght 1km...

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    Post  seph Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:04 pm

    Ok, thanks
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    Post  TooBz Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:17 pm

    TheBradl3s wrote:
    TooBz wrote:Where do you get your FBR from?

    Just buy informers foam, its soo much better!

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    Post  taerkitty Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:03 pm

    TooBz wrote:Is Frost King 1/2" Caulk Saver any good?
    In the US, we think it's very poor quality.
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    Post  Nitefinder49 Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:48 pm

    Hi can you use 10mm foam backer rod in a nitefinder or secret strike?

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