Step 5: Stabilizing

I decided to enforce the front of the gun with an extra screw, by filling the already existing tube with Milliput and drilling a hole into it, once it was dried.
To give the gun a smooth finish, I used the Milliput to fill the holes, as shown in the pictures.
Mark the middle holes of the connector pieces, by holding them in place with one barrel attached to them. Due to the lack of an angle drill, I drilled the holes, with an 4.2 mm drill by hand (after drilling a smaller hole at an angle).

<p>britt where did you get the revell paint from</p>
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<p>LOL I know right</p>
<p>I designed the lazer cut parts in 3D printed format.</p><p>download here on thingiverse.</p><p><a href="http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:508503/#files" rel="nofollow">http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:508503/#files</a></p>
<p>cool i might have to try them out.</p><p>Reply if your reading in 2015 :P</p>
<p>would you be selling the 2 parts needed to hold the cylinders?if cheap, i would love 2 sets.</p>
<p>Will this work in autodesk?</p>
its just the .stl files but i designed them in Autodesk Inventor so i dont see why not.
<p>Ok thanks. </p>
<p>great idea bet I don't have 3 mavericks </p>
<p>I made one and am going to make another for a frends birthday. I might change the back berrel conector to a circle for fast changing. Awsome mod</p>
<p>DX I don't want to attempt this for running the risk on ruining my gun for I have lost several guns to messing up one little thing that I could not figure out and those mistakes basically killed the gun but I think it looks really cool and I don't have all the materials needed</p>
<p>also is a cross slotted screwdriver a Phillips head? the on that's like a plus or minus I don't know the difference DX</p>
<p>Is there any chance you happen to have files for a 3D printer for the parts that connect the 3 cylinders?</p>
<p>hi again I've finished the gun but now when i go to fire a dart it just makes a loud bang and nothing is fired im not really sure what has gone wrong</p>
<p>Hi, that is weird. can you open it up and take a picture, how your internals look like?</p>
<p>hi sorry i haven't got back to you i was getting ready for my exams I've fixed it now but I've added pictures anyway so you can see what it looks like I've named it &quot;The Bumble Bee&quot;</p>
<p>I believe that this means your gun either is no longer pushing air (perhaps the plunger head is not on?) or there is a problem with the air chamber or some other seal. If your plunger head is still attached, make sure the o-ring is still on. Also try to minimize the distance between the barrel assembly and the gun body itself. Maybe some shaved down craft foam as I believe that's what a lot of people use to help get a better seal.</p>
<p>hi can you put pictures of the back of the connectors attached to the gun i'm struggling with this </p>
<p>Hi, I already did, just browse through the comments.</p>
A rotating tri-cylinder assembly. Genius.
<p>every time i click on the .dfx file it just takes me to a new tab and i cannot download them and are they compatible with 2d design?? </p>
<p>right click on it and choose &quot;save link as&quot;</p>
How do i do the first step on step 6?
Do you mean the part about painting or &quot;To stabilize the plastic, glue one washer to the back of each hole, as shown in the first picture. Then secure the connector pieces with a screw and two nuts each.&quot;?
BrittLiv, I'm confused about if you even need the gray pieces. Do you need them, or can you just throw them out? Please reply.
Hi, you only need the front part. Take a look at the last picture of step 4. The pieces you need are lying on the right.
great work! Awesome!
super freaking awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Would this work with a 3d printer? My scool will be renting one soon.
Thank you really helps, i'll go check now <br>And thanks again for the great design and quick replies
Hey nice work, im going to use this style but what are the names of the colours you used and are they Revel? <br>Thanks
Hi, I think it is 90, 92 and 8, but I'm not a 100% sure, because I left the colours in the UK
As you can see, I went for a laser effect on mine. For the Nite-Finder, I realised it's significantly harder to paint than the Maverick, due to it's shape, it's less flowing. I thought of trying a rust effect on the Nite-Finder, however I didn't have the paint. Finally, what paint do you use? I personally use Citadel, as I also paint models, figures etc. But I must say, they are incredibly (For want of a better word) resilient. I let my little sister play with both of the guns, and the paint is still on, and not showing any signs of flaking off.
They look nice, I really like the combination of black and orange! I used Revell paint.
I haven't heard of Revell, but I presume your from the states, so that would explain it. The metallic look goes really well on yours, but as javajunkie1976 said, you could put how you did the paint in the steampunk section. I'd say it's good enough to have an instructable just on the painting.
Actually I'm from Germany and made the gun during an internship in the UK. I ordered the paint here: <a href="http://www.emodels.co.uk" rel="nofollow">http://www.emodels.co.uk</a>
Ah. Two things: I may sound like an idiot, but what's an internship?, And I'm learning German! I'm appalling though, the only thing's I can remember are like 'Ich habe eine Hund, und eine katze'
It is a supervised practical training, usually you don't get paid or very little, but you learn a lot. I know German is hard, the sentence is good, though.
Have you ever thought of selling painted and modded Nerf guns? There aren't many people that wpould buy them, but the ones that would, would probably pay a lot? <br>
Hi, a lot of people asked me that about my paintings, too, but sadly I don't have enough time. Most of the time, I give what ever I make away to friend and family.
Fair enough. I always try to give mine to my family, but they don't want them :( more for me though :D Have you ever tried painting figures though?
i pianted mine silver black and green looks awesome both maverick and nite finder in the same paint scheme
I found some dude at yard sale sellin six mavericks second hand for &Acirc;&pound;1 each <br>n i made 2 of these there awsome n there too fun to duel wield if add a motorised system to your mavericks before modding into the tripple style thanks mil for this instructables
Sorry, I some how missed your comment I'm assuming, that the problems occur with the back of the barrel. Sadly I didn't take any good pictures. I've attached one, that I hope is good enough. As you can see the hexahedron is loosely placed in the connector piece (I had to sand the piece and prime it again, because as you can see the paint didn't stick properly).
I'm curious, if it would be possible for you to put up pictures on how the barrels went back together? I'm looking at the pictures to understand that. and I am not seeing anything that references how they go back together.
EPIC!! wow i never thought of doing that thanks mate

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