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    How I make "My style" of Stefans

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    Post  TooBz Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:43 pm

    So I got some FBR from America.......(Yes some crap quality HomeDepo, Lowes foam.)
    This is a guide to make "My style" of Stefans.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0210
    Ok first you will need the following materials:
    FBR
    Any weight(I use #8 washers because they suit ME best)
    Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
    X-acto knife
    A template to cut darts(Optional, I use it to make precise cuts.)
    Something to hold the finished darts(I simply hot glued some spare pipes to cardboard.)
    Pillow Case
    Hair Dryer(I have to because we don't have a dryer, but I recommend using one.)
    And last but not least, A BUCKET( I use it to put straight darts.)

    First Step: Cutting Darts

    I usually cut batches of 100-200. I use a template to cut my darts so the air pushes the bottom at a level angle, making the dart fly straight.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0211

    Second Step: Straightening Darts

    You might be wondering why they are bent? Because they aren't heated.
    After you have cut the darts put them in the pillow case like so.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0213
    Now wrap the pillow case around the hair dryer and turn it on for about a minute or so.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0214
    Now they should be able to stand by them selves.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0215

    Third Step: Making the Finished Product

    Now comes the fun part, using the gun!
    First heat it up for 5 min.
    Now burn a hole in the center like this.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0216
    Add hot glue.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0217
    And the weights.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0218
    Let it rest. I know when its dry because once i get to the twentieth the first one is dry.
    How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0219
    Now repeat as much as you want and you have just made a batch of Stefans!:D How I make "My style" of Stefans Img_0220
    Sorry for the bad pics, they were taken from my phone and they are for some reason sideways.

    *EDIT*
    For safety reasons cut 2mm or so off the end of the dart and hot glue it on the top, therefor making it safer. And I have now stopped making washer darts and make hot glue tipped with 00 split shot fishing weights.


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    Post  littlebro05 Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:45 pm

    Very nice write up. May I suggest you making slugs or covering them up with more hot glue? The concern are the metal tips. The depiction of the use of metal tipped darts and if a copper sees them. You'll get owned.
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    Post  TooBz Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:49 pm

    littlebro05 wrote:Very nice write up. May I suggest you making slugs or covering them up with more hot glue? The concern are the metal tips. The depiction of the use of metal tipped darts and if a copper sees them. You'll get owned.
    Haha I probably will.
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    Post  -mirsho Sun Apr 10, 2011 2:59 pm

    Interesting concept you got there - it's almost like a 'hybrid' of slugs and normal stefans, minus the BB's, but only almost. Really good job though.

    You reckon you could get ranges for them ?
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    Post  RL Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:00 pm

    Well it's no laughing matter - my friend's got some FBR I'm gonna try to nick a few off him and try this method.

    Perhaps try colored hot glue or making sure like littlebro said, there's enough hot glue so that when it dries up the off white color will blend with the washer's grey
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    Post  TooBz Sun Apr 10, 2011 3:14 pm

    @mirsho: I'll get ranges sometime tomorrow

    @2120: I did have colored hot glue, but since there was clear left in the gun i used that instead. And my next batch will have more glue.
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    Post  xnerfx Mon Apr 11, 2011 3:53 am

    For anyone in Adelaide, i know that mitre10 in port has some decent FBR out the back in building supplies for 50 cents a meter. they also have plenty of washers and barrel materials like pvc and conduit.
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    Post  TheBradl3s Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:04 am

    xnerfx wrote:For anyone in Adelaide, i know that mitre10 in port has some decent FBR out the back in building supplies for 50 cents a meter. they also have plenty of washers and barrel materials like pvc and conduit.

    If you are determined not to use blue foam, then Bianco Building supplies is a much better place to get FBR from, it is also alot cheaper and Adelaide Only (to what I know anyway) $20 for 50m. You just have to make sure that you get the right batch, as sometimes it can be too small or too big.

    You also seem new here, so don't forget to read the Rules .

    Happy Nerfing!

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    Post  TooBz Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:16 am

    Ranges......
    Flat - 30- 33 ft
    45 dergree angle- 38-41 ft
    Used a normal modded NF( AR, coupler mods, lubricated o-rings)
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    Post  -mirsho Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:45 am

    TooBz wrote:Ranges......
    Flat - 30- 33 ft
    45 dergree angle- 38-41 ft
    Used a normal modded NF( AR, coupler mods, lubricated o-rings)

    Oh wow, those seem pretty average for Stefans - perhaps you would need heavier weights, or even upgrading your spring would help a bit. Or a lot.
    Thanks for posting them up though.
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    Post  -Aj- Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:25 am

    These stefans would not be acceptable for use at a nerf war. Please refrain from making dangerous ammo... it's only one "A Current Affair" special and this sport is kibosh in Australia...

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    Post  Silent Scope Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:38 am

    Or it's one step away from making a Slug dart by using a cut-out foam craft sheet disc or felt pad disc.

    Take a pick TooBz.


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    Post  littlebro05 Mon Apr 11, 2011 8:53 am

    You can also cut smaller bits of FBR and put them on as badding. It works pretty well.
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    Post  TooBz Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 am

    I did make about half a batch of what littlebro said. Cut a bit of foam of and glue it on at the tip

    EDIT: it turns out those ranges I post were with a stock NF. With the modded NF it got:
    Flat-36-43ft
    45 Degree Angle-48-54ft
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    Post  xnerfx Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:22 am

    mitre10 foam has gone back up in price to 75 cents per meter so i now recommend shopping elsewhere for your FBR.
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    Post  TooBz Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:28 am

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