The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide The Unofficial Handbook for Making Your Foam Arsenal Even More Awesome

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-10-16
  • Publisher: Young Voyageur

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The Nerf Blaster Modification Guide has all you need to know to create a cooler-looking Nerf Blaster with increased range, projectile speed, and firing capacity. Luke Goodmanbetter known on YouTube as “Out of Darts”—guides readers through the basics of Nerf's two main propulsion systems and provides simple mods that kids and their parents can make to their foam blasters.

Nerf Blasters, first introduced in the 1980s, are experiencing a Renaissance! Nerf Blasters are back to being one of the hottest toys on the market and have spawned a YouTube phenomenon of DIYers showing off the modifications and tweaks they've made to their blasters.

With the modifications detailed in this guide, your Nerf Blaster will not only perform better, but look cooler, too. The guide includes sci-fi, history-, and steampunk-inspired paint jobs.

Every project comes with easy-to-follow instructions, which are completely illustrated with step-by-step studio photography; so you'll never get confused. So what are you waiting for? Transform your off-the-rack Nerf Blaster into something awesome!

Author Biography

Luke Goodman—an avid Nerf enthusiast who is better known on YouTube as “Out of Darts”—has always loved building, tinkering, and learning how things work.
Luke earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Cinematography form the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. For the last thirteen years, he has worked as a corporate and commercial filmmaker.
Luke’s love of filmmaking collided with his Nerf hobby to create his YouTube channel, which focuses on new original creations, modifications, tutorials, and other Nerf content for all ages. He also owns an online Nerf mod hobby shop.
Originally from Minnesota, Luke lives in Washington state with his wife, daughter and dog Buko.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why mod?

      - Observe every part of the blaster system, identify role of each component, then create and execute a plan to increase performance or completely remove particular components to better fit your needs.

Section I. The Basics

- Mod at your own risk: propulsion limitations, safety reminders

- Springers

      - Overview of core spring components and how they propel darts

      - Step-by-step instructions cover basic springer modifications

            - Show, don't tell: main- and catch-spring replacement, AR removal, air seal patches

- Flywheels

      - Overview of core flywheel components and theory behind changing each

      - Step-by-step instructions to cover basic flywheel modis

            - Capacitors, resistors, thermistors, wiring gauge, battery replacement, flywheel grip options, motor replacement.

- Other Propulsion Mechanisms 

      - Quick overview and mod theories (air tank, bungee, etc.)

- Non-propulsion mods

      - Overview of core components found in most Nerf blasters

      - Trigger locks, magazine locks, use of lubrication, barrel replacements

Section II. Advanced Mods

- Intro: why go further?

- Integrations: combining strengths of two blasters into one: ammo, propulsion, noise, rate of fire

      - Simplified guide to integrations: materials and techniques

      - Examples of integrations: Show, don't tell

Section III. Painting

- Why paint? Unique factor, cool, tactics, custom, art

      - Legal and ethical disclaimer regarding realistic paint jobs and orange tips

- Materials and technique: disassembly, sanding, taping, spray application, brush application, clear coating, reassembly

- Examples of paint jobs

Section IV. Inspiration

- Examples of projects to get reader brainstorming their own projects

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