Monday, June 20, 2011

Doomsayer "M4 Shoulder Stock" Mod!

The following write-up will look at changing the ERTL Rapid Fire Shotgun (RFSG) original kid-sized brown shoulder stock to a more practical M4 shoulder stock.

For those who are keen to know more about Doomsayers (modded RFSG), you can read the original mod guide by Forsaken_angel24 at the NerfHaven forum:

Note that there are many methods to do shoulder stock mods on blasters, this isn't the only (or best) way, its just something i tested and worked.

Step 1:

Get your choice of replacement shoulder stock. In my case, i got a plastic replica adjustable M4 shoulder stock.

Step 2:

Use a dremel or handsaw to cut away the back portion of the RFSG, in my example i cut it at the section with the largest opening.

Ignore the 2 black pieces of plastic in the photo, its just some spare bits from part of the cut out section that i figured could be useful to cover gaps. Didn't get to use them eventually.

Step 3:

Measure and nest a length of 13mm SingaPlastics PVC pipe inside a shorter length of 16mm PVC pipe, this will become the connection point.

Open up the replacement shoulder stock and position a 13mm PVC end-cap inside, you'll have to trim and sand down the shoulder stock internals until it fits.

Step 4:

Bolt on the connection point pipes to the RFSG shell, i used 2 countersunk machine screws to secure it to the shell. Note that the shell is in 2 layers, so i bolted it to the inner layer.

Step 5:

Drill and sand out the replacement shoulder stock until it has a rounded opening to accept the connection point pipes, then glue the 13mm PVC end-cap permanently inside the replacement shoulder stock. I also added a ring of foam padding to help cover the gaps between the shoulder stock and casing.

Photo: (Left) Original replacement shoulder stock / (Right) Modded replacement shoulder stock.

Step 6:

Assemble everything back together and connect the new shoulder stock, its complete!

The plastic replica M4 shoulder stock i used is adjustable so it could be extended to different positions. Much more comfortable and steadier when shoulder aiming.

One of the main reasons why i did this mod was also because the Doomsayer was originally too long and it could not fit into any of my carrying cases or bags! I was getting sick of carrying it around in plastic bags with all the barrels sticking out! :)

With the shoulder stock being removable, it can now fit nicely into a large padded case.

Nice! :)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Nerf Stampede "SMG" Conversion!

Minimized Stampede... my "SMG" version! :)

Gaps covered by assorted bits and pieces from chopped out parts (guess which parts the bits came from?).

Retained shoulder stock.

Relocated battery pack. It houses 4 x fully charged 14500-size TrustFire Li-Ion rechargeable batteries (unprotected versions) which output a total of 16.8V.

And this is what i call... the "SpamFire" Combo! :)

Check it out in action!