Which Blaster Build To Choose?

Wondering which blaster to build first?

To help you decide, I’ve ranked these builds easiest to trickiest. 

Spring-Powered blasters are often the easiest

Default spring-powered blasters are modular and the pieces slide easily together. 

If you upgrade to a brass springer setup, things get harder. However, you shouldn’t have too much trouble at all with a default blaster. 

Flywheel-powered blasters can be more difficult.

Flywheelers require soldering and often some tinkering. A build guide and my optimized files will help a lot. Links to the free files and build guides are below. 

Blaster Build Difficulty Rankings

 

BLASTER

DIFFICULTY

TYPE

SOLDERING

ESTIMATED BUILD TIME

RESOURCES

Talon Claw

★☆☆☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Caliburn

★☆☆☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Mistress Key

★☆☆☆☆

Springer

No

1 hour

STL Files

ESPER

★☆☆☆☆

Elastic-powered 

No

1-3 hours

Assembly Instructions


STL Files

U Talon Claw

★★☆☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

STL Files

U Caliburn

★★☆☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

STL Files

U Bullpup

★★☆☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

STL Files

FDL

★★☆☆☆

Flywheel

No 

1-3 hours

Assembly Instructions


STL Files

Rainbow

★★★☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Spring Thunder

★★★☆☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Snake V2

★★★☆☆

Flywheel

Yes

1-3 hours

STL Files

Snake – Grass, Night, Twig

★★★☆☆

Flywheel

Yes

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Mamba

★★★☆☆

Flywheel

Yes

1-3 hours

Community Support

Bulwark

★★★★☆

Flywheel

Yes

2-4 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Lepus

★★★★☆

Flywheel

Yes

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Chimera

★★★★☆

Springer

No

1-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Woozi

★★★★☆

Flywheel

Yes

2-3 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Axiom

★★★★☆

HPA

Yes

1-2 hours

STL Files


BUILD OVERVIEW

Tempest

★★★★☆

HPA

No

1-2 hours

STL Files

Pigeon

★★★★☆

Flywheel

Yes

3-4 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Magpie 

★★★★★

Flywheel

Yes

3-4 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

HPA UTC

★★★★★

HPA

Yes

2-3 hours

STL Files

Viper

★★★★★

Flywheel

Yes

3-4 hours

BUILD GUIDE


STL Files

Brass Caliburn

★★★★★

Springer

No

2-4 hours

BUILD GUIDE


GUIDE TO BRASS


STL Files

*Estimated build time is our best guess at how long it might take someone who’s never done the build before. 

Building your own blaster can be super fun and mechanically satisfying. 

Also, it can save you like $40-$80 compared to the assembled version. 

Doesn’t matter if you don’t have a printer, either. Just order the printed parts too. 

Great for indoor afternoon or weekend projects. 

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