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Ace24
06-28-2008, 05:39 PM
Well, I promised myself that I would never upgrade my ION, back when I got it with the following upgrades, for $100:

Max'd ION body
SP Clamping Feedneck
360 QEV
NDZ Blade Aluminum Roller Trigger
SP Freak barrel w/.689 insert
AA tip
SP On/Off ASA
SP S-Rail
Regular ION body


I figured it would be used as a backup gun or for friends. Well, it sat around for a while and I got bored with it. I wanted another project after I finished my Cocker... so I figured I'd try something.

At this time GC bodies became available and perked my interest. From there, well... I got carried away.

I ended up selling all the parts from the $100 ION for $226, making $126 more then I spent on it. I used this $226 to build this ION.

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_0015.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_0016.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_9967.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_9969.jpg


The gun is completely aftermarket aside form the board.

Specs:

GC 5.1 Clone Body
NDZ Scorpion Frame
Hyper 2 Regulator
XSV On/Off ASA (Basically a lighter CP On/ Off Clone)
AC Freak Back w/.689 SS Insert
AA Tip
Blue Matrix Eyes
TechT L7v2 Bolt
Stock Board


The ASA goes for $20 brand new on PBNation! It's a great pickup if you don't want to spend the money on a CP and want an equivalent.
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_9971.jpg
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_9972.jpg

I almost like it better then my CP.

Video:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/th_GCScorpionION.jpg (http://s3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/?action=view&current=GCScorpionION.flv)

Bad video... I had to turn the eyes off because of my chewed up left detent. I don't know what's going on, but I'll get a ball stuck on it and it's infront of the eye, so the gun won't feed another ball and it won't fire. It sucks... so until I can get a replacement, I have to keep the eyes off when firing fast. Hence the couple chops I got with the swelling old paint. I figured out that after I made the video and went through the hopper of paint, my batteries were low on my hopper too. (Haven't changed them in forever and forgot since I don't play semi much anymore :cry:)

Overall, I'm happy with it. Just got to get the minor things adjusted. Also, got to get my Dark Seoul grips. I'll put more pics up when I get them.

SpyderMan723
06-28-2008, 06:34 PM
absolutely gorgeous. Very nice job!

you get a :star:

Hoppy11
06-28-2008, 06:37 PM
Needs different grips.. otherwise pretty good.

DFSniper
06-28-2008, 06:40 PM
secks. seriously makes me want to buy an ion...

SpyderMan723
06-28-2008, 06:41 PM
ey ted what kind of camera do you use?

Ace24
06-28-2008, 06:50 PM
Canon EOS 20D DSLR. These were taken with a wide angle lens.

Yeah, the grips will change shortly. I'm getting my custom Dark Seoul grips. He's already got them made... problem is, my captain has no money in his PP and I don't have an account that works. So until I can get him the money, I'm SOL.

Here is the grip template:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/Take3copy.png

He said they came out good.

Almost hard to believe the gun started looking like this:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_0252copy.jpg
Then went to:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IONGCBody002.jpg
Then:
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y81/TeddyBearFuzz/Paintball%20General/IMG_0015.jpg

SpyderMan723
06-28-2008, 06:52 PM
he does custom designs?

I made a template/design of my own and I was going to send it in to stinger paintball designs. Do you recommend dark seoul's work?

irishwarrior
06-28-2008, 07:14 PM
Thats a beautiful marker! I like the custom grip template.

DirtySouth
06-28-2008, 07:18 PM
VERY nice. Best ion i've ever seen. A+

Ace24
06-28-2008, 07:20 PM
he does custom designs?

I made a template/design of my own and I was going to send it in to stinger paintball designs. Do you recommend dark seoul's work?

Yes he does. In fact, SPD stole his designs. He used to do the grips for them.

He charges $35 for custom grips and includes the screws for them. SPD charges $40 with screws.

xsvly-fat
06-28-2008, 08:19 PM
Wow your yard is so green, lol thats what happens when you live in Arizona for a few years :p

Nice Ion though I love the body kit

th3_0n3
06-28-2008, 08:30 PM
I, personally, don't like it. It's an Ion. They hate me. I use one and it never works right. Then it dies. My friend then picks the same one up and uses it and it works AMAZINGLY. Pisses me off. But it looks nice. A good custom gun.

nastystankweed
06-29-2008, 06:37 AM
I, personally, don't like it. It's an Ion. They hate me. I use one and it never works right. Then it dies. My friend then picks the same one up and uses it and it works AMAZINGLY. Pisses me off. But it looks nice. A good custom gun.

Yea its an ion and I hate ion's and all things Smart Parts even though that was my bros frst electo gun and he loved it. We sent that piece of junk 2 imes back to smart parts because it always leeked at the banjo fittings. It looks great though.

SpyderMan723
06-29-2008, 06:53 AM
Yes he does. In fact, SPD stole his designs. He used to do the grips for them.

He charges $35 for custom grips and includes the screws for them. SPD charges $40 with screws.

maybe i'll contact him in the future... thanks

HelpDeskHustler
06-29-2008, 07:58 AM
Link to a place that sells that body?

DFSniper
06-29-2008, 11:54 AM
IIRC, he got the body used...

battlechaser
06-29-2008, 05:05 PM
That almost makes me want to get an Ion... funny how all the best SP guns seem to come out of SOC.. ;)

Did you ever pick up that 2k5 Species btw?

HelpDeskHustler
06-29-2008, 05:14 PM
IIRC, he got the body used...

Description said it was a clone body, i just assumed they'd keep making them out of demand's sake

bamf-hacker
06-29-2008, 05:16 PM
Kind of funny you up'd everything and left the basic stock board...

Nice though.

SpyderMan723
06-29-2008, 05:55 PM
make sure you keep it away from this guy^^^^^^^^^^^
:D

spray and pray
06-29-2008, 06:00 PM
I reccomend turning up the dwell a little bit and dropping the pressure, it looks like it kicks alot. Other than that it looks great. Where on pbn is that asa?

DisIsMyUsername
06-29-2008, 06:02 PM
wow, looks good Ted

DFSniper
06-29-2008, 06:21 PM
I reccomend turning up the dwell a little bit and dropping the pressure, it looks like it kicks alot. Other than that it looks great. Where on pbn is that asa?
it was in b/s/t. i cant find it anymore either. but the site that sells them is pbwarehouse.net
Description said it was a clone body, i just assumed they'd keep making them out of demand's sake

no, i mean, a long time ago ted showed me the body and told me he was going to buy it. the pic looked like a b/s/t pic. i could confirm it, but i dont feel like browsing my chat logs...

Ace24
06-29-2008, 06:41 PM
That almost makes me want to get an Ion... funny how all the best SP guns seem to come out of SOC.. ;)

Did you ever pick up that 2k5 Species btw?

Yeah, isn't it?
I'm still paying off the gun right now. I'll have it soon though.

Description said it was a clone body, i just assumed they'd keep making them out of demand's sake

They do still have them. Look for GC paintball bodies in the NIB thread on PBNation. I can bring up the link later. There are only 99 made in the scenario and 99 in the kind I have. It's nice to have something semi rare. :)

*EDIT* Here (http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?p=44676197#post44676197) is the link.

Kind of funny you up'd everything and left the basic stock board...

Nice though.

I kept the stock board because I didn't want PSP ramping. I won't be using the gun on anything but semi. I don't like ramping anymore and I don't play in any tourneys with semi auto's anyway.

make sure you keep it away from this guy^^^^^^^^^^^
:D

Won't ever be selling it. There has only been one gun that I've ever owned that I've wanted to sell. That was the Hammer.

I reccomend turning up the dwell a little bit and dropping the pressure, it looks like it kicks alot. Other than that it looks great. Where on pbn is that asa?

Yeah, I've been messing with the dwell, trying to find a good setting. It looked like it was kicking a lot at the end because I was shaking it around a bit to keep the last of the paint coming down the tray. The problem was, it was so damn humid the other day that the paint was sticking in front of the hopper. :(

tater_salad
06-29-2008, 09:50 PM
I reccomend turning up the dwell a little bit and dropping the pressure, it looks like it kicks alot. Other than that it looks great. Where on pbn is that asa?

http://www.pbwarehouse.net/xsvonboasa.html

Ace24
06-29-2008, 10:06 PM
That link doesn't work.

To get one in either dust clear, clear, dust black or black, PM Ben on PBNation on the following link: http://www.pbnation.com/member.php?u=92280

TheDarkShadow
07-03-2008, 05:27 AM
definately one of the sickest ions I've ever seen A++++

Ace24
07-03-2008, 09:20 AM
Well I got my Dark Seoul grips in today... but they came in brown? I sent him a PSD in grey... maybe something went wrong and it reverted to brown after it was put in greyscale? I have no idea...

They look good... they just don't match the gun haha.

I sent him an e-mail and am going to try to figure this out.

Oscum Guy
07-03-2008, 01:22 PM
haha thats basically the sexiest ion ever!!!!


but get some kilas on it. that'll fix it up

Ace24
07-04-2008, 09:36 AM
Do they make Killa detents for 5.1s? I didn't think they made any detents for them.

Oscum Guy
07-11-2008, 07:01 PM
it cant use regular ion kilas?

Ace24
07-11-2008, 09:31 PM
No... It uses the same detents as Matrix's I think... maybe not... I can find a link to them somewhere, but it's not regular ION detents.

ramen
07-11-2008, 09:48 PM
Ace, Kila does make stage 5.1 magnetic detents, but theyre more expensive. I've only seen them for sale on ebay.

Ace24
07-11-2008, 10:22 PM
*headdesk* Yeah, leave it to Killa to overprice. :(

Oh well... might be the route I have to go. These stock detents suck horribly if they chew up that easily.

Ace24
08-11-2008, 12:09 PM
STILL waiting on my grips. Idk what he's doing... but it's starting to **** me off.

New video up. I got everything figured out and reset the board. I also properly set the dwell.

I'm just ****ed because there is significantly more kick with this stock half bolt then the L7v2 I had (that a kid stole right out of my gun)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rg_LeESqS68

DisIsMyUsername
08-11-2008, 12:51 PM
PMR > ION.

lawl.







jk

Ace24
08-11-2008, 12:55 PM
I built this gun with $21 out of my pocket. 0.0

The origional ION cost $100. To this day the parts have sold for $226 total (and I still have the stock bolt and sleeve) and this gun cost me $247 to build.

I was just going over that with my team captain.

GC body: $85
Hyper 2: $25
XSV On/Off: $20
NDZ Scorpion Frame: $75 (came with NDZ Aluminum Roller Blade trigger)
Freak back: $35
SS Insert: $7

Total: $247
Origional ION sales total: $226

$247
-$226
$21 :eek:

Guess how much PMR's with UL frames go for new? $400+
Stock ones go for at least $250.

I'd much rather have this gun, which is more efficient, better looking, lighter, smaller, and easier to tech than one that comes at a price higher then what you can build a 5.1 for that includes composite parts.

PMR = Fail.

Paradox313
08-11-2008, 01:51 PM
Weeeelllll worth over $165 if you part out.

Ace24
08-11-2008, 02:04 PM
Yeah, I forgot to edit my first post. I made $226 from parting it.

Paintball Freak
09-12-2008, 03:20 PM
Very Nice