Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nerf Lightning Blitz Mod Guide!

Hey Guys, BBV here today and I shall be modifying the Lightning Blitz.

-Barrel Replacement
-Plugged Pump
-Replaced Tubing with springs to prevent kinks.

Here we go.
First take your stock/near stock Lightning Blitz and open it up. (Don't forget the screw underneath the sticker)

Here are the stock internals (Photo credit to FA24)

The first mod we will be doing is replacing the tubing.
You want to cut of just above the nubs rather than pulling the tubing off- this will break off the tubing nubs. Once you have cut off the excess tubing, carefully use a knife to slide down the middle of the tubing that is still on the nub so that it becomes a jacket. Then you can open up the tubing and pull it off.

If your pump nubs do break off, get a small nail that fits into the holes to centre it, and then superglue around it, once the superglue has dried, two part epoxy over it.

Now you can replace the vinyl tubing with some new tubing. Don't forget to put a spring on the inside to stop it kinking. I also put a spring on the outside to secure the tubing to the pump nub, you could also use a ziptie.
ew. Look at the old tubing.

Next up is the pump, lets plug it so that we can achieve higher pressures!
Mix up some two part epoxy so that we can fill the holes in the pump. You need to slide off the pump head so that you can get at the hole underneath.
Use the two part epoxy to fill those holes. There isn't a check valve in the pump so you don't need to worry about damaging it.

Fill these holes!

Now onto the turret.

First remove the large red barrels and then remove the air restrictor pegs.
Now cut off all the barrels up to the red lip, but do not cut off the dart holder in the middle. You will also want to drill out the remaining barrel to your new barrel size.

Now you can start cutting up your barrel. I used 5" of Aluminium.

If you want to use Aluminium, you will need to enlarge the tank rings using a knife or a dremel, but only do this a slight amount. Be careful not to cut into the tank.

Once you have got all five barrels cut and you have checked that they are straight using the barrels, you've checked they fit with the shell, you can epoxy them in. 
Re-assemble the blaster and you should have something like this

Some external shots!


  1. Wow the Aluminum barrels are sweet! Do they have Aluminum piping at British hardware stores or do you buy it online?

    1. They have it in hardware stores over here.


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