Got around to opening up my Range Master. For some reason I'm less afraid of screwing up this blaster as far as mods go... maybe because it's less expensive? Anyways, here's a shot of internals as well as some external mods I've done.
First things first, I've simplified the loading mech. Instead of that noisy clunky door that helps you load darts in, I just flat-out removed the whole mechanism. You get a more reliable seal if you just load the dart in all the way yourself anyways... and speed isn't a factor for the Range Master in the first place. Also cut out that ridiculously oversized muzzle for it. I'll probably clean this up a little more.
Then I proceeded to tackle the only ergonomic thing that bugged me... that darned trigger guard. It was too fat/got int he way of my behemoth fingers, so I just cut it out and sanded/rounded the parts around it. Not only is it nice and comfy, but I think it looks good too! I'll use some Plast-aid later to fill in the holes and give it a nice finish once I repaint it. Oh, did I mention I'll be painting this blaster too?
While I'm not exactly sure of the colorscheme, I'm definitely going to paint this fella. Already removed those silly stickers from the shroud so now I'm just brainstorming what kinda paint scheme to go with. Feel free to chime in with suggestions in a comment.
That's all I've got on it so far! I hope to improve the seal/work on the internals a little more to give it a little more punch. Should be fun!