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    Post  inf0rm3r Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:31 am

    This guide below is a guide to all the possibilities I have thought up in regards to the topic of Dart Creation. I have gone as far as creating my own foam to create the meanest most accurate and in some cases most adorable cute darts around. I have many more ideas which will be gradually added to this thread.

    Global Materials List (A list of materials covered in this guide)

    1. Blue Foam or Pink Foam.
    2. Hot Glue Guns (High Temp 11MM)
    3. Glue Gun Glue Sticks (Available In a variety of colours, I do however stick to clear purely for quality)
    4. Heavy Tips/ Lite Tips and or Stinger Heads

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    Post  Guest Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:57 am

    Epic. If only i could get my hands on some foam...
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    Post  WV17 Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:46 am

    are those taks larger and heavier than common brass taks?
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    Post  inf0rm3r Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:23 am

    Yes.
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    Post  WV17 Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:38 am

    if thats the case do you think that the same method only with a layer of epoxy putty or a bulb of hot glue would create a similar performance dart?
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    Post  BlackOps Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:58 pm

    Yeah i agree, someone should sticky this. Or transfer it to the mods directory thread.

    ...Both would be better.

    This is a really good write-up.

    Clear and easy to understand.

    I'm impressed man, top work.
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    Post  bjthecool2 Fri Jan 29, 2010 1:53 pm

    great write up, it will help me with my new supplys from you
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    Post  inf0rm3r Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:36 pm

    Did they finally turn up? *Just got your email*

    Thanks guys

    I will post more up shortly.
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    Post  Guest Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:10 pm

    I'm going to make these, but what kind of beads are they?
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    Post  bjthecool2 Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:21 pm

    craft beads..
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    Post  Guest Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:22 pm

    Yeah, but isn't there different sizes?
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    Post  bjthecool2 Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:36 pm

    there could be but if your not sure just take one of your current streamlines and the craft bead should fit in the hole in the bottom.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:59 am

    They only come in the one size which fits perfectly, just pure coincidence.
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    Post  Roger Explosion Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:19 am

    Those thumb tacks look alot like this guy Dart Creation Complete Guide Icon_wacko

    The weights I use are Jarvis walker 00 split shot fishing weights. which are $5.50 for a pack of 200 at K-Mart. Works fantastic for guns designed to hit 60 feet+.


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    Post  WV17 Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:51 am

    Hey i'm about to make a new batch of darts hopefully with a load of your blue foam and was wondering how heavy the weight should be for a 50m range. I've looked around and everyone just uses the same darts for all there guns and seeing as i dont want to fire these out of my longshot or nitefinder should i be using a much heavier wieght? if so about how heavy?
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    Post  inf0rm3r Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:47 am

    1.5 Grams would be ideal, 1/4" BB. This is what I use in my BBBB and works well.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:40 pm

    Added some new pictures.
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    Post  flyjammer Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:23 pm

    Hmmmmmmm, Have some questions.

    1.Can you put stefans in a recon, longshot, deploy etc...?

    2.Where do you get glow in the dark spray?

    3.What sort of difference(range wise) is there between a streamline and a stefan?
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    Post  inf0rm3r Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:36 am

    Streamlines are only hampered by their weight, if the tip was heavier they would work great, I'm making a tip replacement which is heavier and the shape is slightly more optimized.

    You can put stefans in your clip. This depends on three things the width of your foam, the length and whether you've removed the AR's.

    BIGW for the glow in the dark stuff.
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    Post  flyjammer Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:18 am

    Could you poke a pencil in the back so the little rod(i don't know what it is called) can go through?

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    Post  Guest Mon May 10, 2010 8:11 am

    Hi, what weight would you recommend for spring guns. Im thinking craft beads but I need a second oppinion. I used jarvis walker weights but they weren't good in some of my guns.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Mon May 10, 2010 11:33 am

    Depends on how powerful your spring is. I find in stock springs you'll get better performance using a lighter weight, beads work well for that, but the more spring power you get the more weight you want to add to the front.
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    Post  KingCam Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:37 am

    Where can I Buy Colour hot glue sticks From?
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    Post  kingkottah Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:40 am

    King Cam, you can buy colour hot glue from office works or craft shops.
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    Post  inf0rm3r Fri Jun 04, 2010 11:16 am

    New Dart Design coming tomorrow.

    Pictures will be up soon.

    These things actually look like a dart should do.
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    Post  SgtDan Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:17 pm

    what weights should i use for 10 mm stefans?
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    Post  chinnerz Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:25 pm

    6mm metal bb's
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    Post  neumein Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:41 pm

    I've got a little side project going, replacing the internals of a BuzzBee Powerbow. Thing is an absolute piece of crap stock, but there's plenty of room on the inside for some modding, and the stock plunger is roughly the size of a nitefinder's, so I'm thinking an extended nitefinder plunger, and a c836 spring should do the trick...

    ...but all that is besides the point. Whilst testing it in stock form, I soon realised that flinging arrows around is an absolute blast, and I would like to be able to do so once the gun is all modded up.


    Now, what would be a good size weight to use? Arrows are roughly 15cm long, by about 2cm wide maybe? I dont have the arrows handy, but that should be about right.

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    Post  SgtDan Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:51 pm

    What would you recommend rod or tube
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    Post  inf0rm3r Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:56 pm

    Tube, it's much easier to align.
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    Post  SgtDan Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:57 pm

    okay then ill buy the tube
    ill pm you
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    Post  flyjammer Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:03 pm

    With the Blue tube, how do you make stefans with then? It's got a hole through the middle and I don't know how to put a weight in it without it just dropping through.

    I was thinking maybe having a row of craft beads and hot gluing the holes and after it dries, put hot glue around the outside of the bead then put it into the blanks.
    Then add the dome of glue on top.
    Please help.
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    Post  Foam Militia Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:02 am

    Glue
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    Post  littlebro05 Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:43 am

    Yeah basically like Foam Militia said...

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    I use 8G X 20mm Countersunk Ribbed Head Phillip Head Screws... they weigh about .9g-1.0g each and what you do is you put a tiny bit of hot glue covering the hole (which should melt a little groove for you) then you place the screw in an dit should be very flush to the foam. Then you can can add your dome of glue, but I've discovered something MUCH better than domes of glues
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    Post  inf0rm3r Tue Jun 08, 2010 3:07 pm

    Screwcap darts are the latest and greatest. They basically make producing other darts pointless.

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