False wrote:A Nerf rail attachment that has another rail on top of it, that accepts standard 20mm attachments like red dot sights would be pretty cool... (But only if they were cheaper than the ones BT sell)
Yes rail to rail would be cool. I assume you mean this one http://black-tactical.com/store/weapon-accessories-foam-gun-parts-c-69_30/xplorer-xra-nerf-to-picatinny-rail-converter-p-3185
Lets see they are $22AUD+shipping which I belive would be more than local shipping. Though they are also metal (well they look metal, are they, does anyone know?) which makes them stronger. I could certainly make them cheaper at most $12 (for the pair) from my calculations, plus shipping would be peanuts being in Australia.
JayDesu wrote:Aren't you looking at like $11,000 for one? ._.
There are non-Nerf related objects I may need... What would your modeling file need to be? I'd have to get back into the 3D Model making by the sounds of it... And how much are you looking to charge for... lets say, said trigger (hypothetically of course)?
The one I am looking at is only $2,000. Not sure what modelling file it will be as I haven't decided on a model but chances are I can convert from a wide variety.
As for charging it all comes down to the amount of plastic the item uses. Charging would be based off the weight of the product + small commission for me to help pay off the machine and for the time spent. Right now it costs roughly $80/kg of plastic (after shipping), with a wide variety of colors. I would most likely get white, green, yellow and orange to try to match the nerf colors. This is where it gets hard to compete with some stuff if the tooling is made. Then have to factor in paying off the machine, wear and tear and the time I have to put in to it all. Still I should be able to compete with almost all prices I have seen.
But assuming that the trigger is relativity light it should be $4-$8, with like 20c shipping in an envelope :p
natious wrote:thats awesome, im quite handy at 3d modelling so i'd love to design a blaster shell, do you think that the compound you use would be strong enough for that? It would use plumbing internals to keep things cheap/easy
I would advise against something big like a blaster shell. This is great for parts, but something that uses a ton of plastic will cost you more than it is worth. You are much better off getting raw materials and using those to build a shell. The real advantage of this thing is that I can build small custom parts to the exact mm.
As for barrel spacers I am not sure if I can make them at the exact same price, by my calcuations they could be $2-$3 more. However they can be colored and have embedded logos/names. So there is that.