Stryfe Kriss Vector build

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Gordy
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March 9th, 2016, 6:32 pm #11

So since I last updated the blog, I've made a ton of changes and progress on the stryfe.  When I first planned it out I wasn't intending to do any painting or majors changes.  It was going to be a 3d printed Kriss Vector replica.  However I wasn't a fan of the final look as it looked rather bulky and orange.  So I decided to make some changes to the plan.

Only use some of the kriss vector kit, ditching the mag cover and stock.
Paint the main blaster red with a black grip.
Remove the IMR based setup and replace it with a proper lipo setup.
Get more tacticool bits, because clearly it needed more.
Step 1 was to order a ton of bits from Taobao as they take a long time to arrive.  I then ordered some battery bits and bobs from Hobbyking.

Step 2 was to start attacking the battery tray with my dremel to free up room for the new battery.





Step 3 was to get painting.  As I had practiced on some firestrikes and a jolt I was confident in how I was going to get it done to my satisfaction.



I used a lot of really light coats to build up the layers of paint slowly.  Spraying too much in one go results in losing detail and a bad end result.  I use a box to contain the parts and paint as much as possible.







After the final coats of Plastikote Matt Red, I then set to work detailing it with enamel paints and a brush.  I was very happy with how it turned out.





For the triggers and other parts I went for a silver finish as a contrast.  I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I left the bits that won't be visible as orange for speed.  It also allows me to make it much more toy looking if I ever want to use it more publicly.



Next up I had to wire in the new Lipo system.  I went with an combination alarm and digital display, but at present it's not fitting in place.  I will have to come up with a solution to this soon.







The battery cover just fits in place with the battery in and the plastic ridges dremel'd off the battery cover.

By now my Taobao order had arrived with some new goodies.

Folding Worker stock mount and CTR adjustable stock



Worker aluminium silencer and flasher





Worker 12 round Mag's with puller



Finally a little something special. A new aluminium foregrip.  It's a stunning bit of kit and I love it.  It even has a space inside for spare batteries.









I had some other trinkets in the order such as MBUS sites and a sling.  Along with parts for my rapidstrike and demolisher builds.
I could now set to work assembling the blaster, I was exceedingly happy with the end result.  It has some serious weight to it now!









It looks very different to how it last looked.



Here is a video of it in action



The final spec's/parts are as follows:

Nerf Stryfe
18 AWG Rewire
2 x Rhino MTB Motors
2S Zippy Compact 850 battery
XT60 Connectors
Worker Flywheels
All locks removed
Gavinfuzzy 3d Printed Mag release.
Worker Aluminium flasher and silencer.
Worker 12 Pmag with puller.
Worker battery thumbscrew
Worker folding stock
CTR Stock
MBUS sights
F10555 3D Printed top rail
F10555 3D Printed side rail
F10555 3D Printed bottom rail
F10555 3D Kriss Vector front section
Viking Tactics Ultralight Vertical Grip
TrustFire LED Gun Tactical Flashlight

I hope you like the end result as much as me.
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haloxxbilly
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March 9th, 2016, 7:11 pm #12

The final model… how much did it cost in total not including the styrfe
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Gordy
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March 9th, 2016, 7:17 pm #13

haloxxbilly:25754 wrote:The final model… how much did it cost in total not including the styrfe
Ye gods, I'm too scared to even add it up.  I'm sure the answer is not healthy for me to know! :D
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blindgeekuk
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March 10th, 2016, 8:00 am #14

I liked the look of the kriss vector version, with the exception of the stock. The paint job on the new version is great! Well done
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Gordy
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March 10th, 2016, 8:09 am #15

blindgeekuk:25781 wrote:I liked the look of the kriss vector version, with the exception of the stock. The paint job on the new version is great! Well done
Thanks, I liked it to, just it was a touch too bulky for me.  I've still got that part so if I want to go back I can do.
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Justajolt
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March 10th, 2016, 11:04 am #16

This actually looks phenomenal! Is it firing hard?
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March 10th, 2016, 4:25 pm #17

I wouldn't want to be stood right in front of it when firing that's for sure.  However I made sure it was ok by getting the wife to shoot a full mag at me down the hall. :D
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TommyC
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March 10th, 2016, 9:27 pm #18

Looks more like a CQB M4 assault rifle now!

I like it a lot, but it's a shame to have removed some of the Kriss Vector kit... Unless you plan on using those bits on another?!  :wink:
"I know you believe you understand what you think i said, but i'm not sure you realise what you heard is not what i meant."
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Gordy
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March 10th, 2016, 9:29 pm #19

TommyC:25804 wrote:Looks more like a CQB M4 assault rifle now!

I like it a lot, but it's a shame to have removed some of the Kriss Vector kit... Unless you plan on using those bits on another?!  :wink:
No the wife will murder me if I buy another blaster.  Apparently a Strfye/Demolisher/Rapidstrike/Firestrike/Jolt is enough.....
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March 10th, 2016, 9:41 pm #20

Gordy:25806 wrote: No the wife will murder me if I buy another blaster.  Apparently a Strfye/Demolisher/Rapidstrike/Firestrike/Jolt is enough.....
....but what's another £20 in the grand scheme of this? Hehe :lol:  :wink:
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