This is FBM Factory's hot new aluminium Ion exo-skeleton! Toss the plastic back to the kids and step up into a real mans material! This high quality aircraft grade body is a direct placement for your current Ion shell. In just a few minutes, you can have your boring old shell upgraded to the hottest exo-skeleton on the market!
The Fireball Mountain The Kage is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
i have seen other shells and this one of the better looking ones
Black to Pink SP Ion
A nitro duck Nitro 68ci 4500psi
Evo II (egg)
I won this shell at a tournament. its looks really good. it is metal for those who are always complaining about the whole plastic shells on the ion. light weight maybe one or two ounces heavier than the original shell but you cant really tell. price is a little expencive, but if you want a high quality shell this a great product.
Its a great shell over all but not worth 110 dollars personally.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, June 13th, 2005 at 9:51 am PST
Smart Parts ion Lucky stage v3 bolt,
lucky stage 3 firing chamber
(tech t l6 backup boltt)
, Cp asa on off
Cp lightning drop (2 inch down 5 forward)
Custom slim see through grips,
warrior roller trigger,
Kage with custom annodizing less than 15 made in that shade,
14" teardrop barrel
18" evil pipe
JDMOTO laser eyes,
and Snatch grip.
Looks, milling, and anodizing.
Not much lighter and no bolt out back.
I think this bodys great. it looks so cool with the chrome lucky can. I got mine custom anodized and only 15 were made and no more are being made. The snatch grip and the 3 d milling is kool. One thing is the breech sticks out a lil but its not flush with the body but no big deal and the screw in the breech was tight but after acouple dissasemblys it wears it down.
SP Ion, Tadao Raider Board,12" Sly Barrel Kit, Bob Long torpedo, VP Scythe Trigger, Q-Lock, Hybrid Lady Grips, Check It Uni-Mount, NDZ detents, Red Kage Body, Evo 2, 45/45 Centerflag
Some people, like my friend have problems reassembling it after maintenance
This by far is the best looking body kit on the market for the ion. Yes it looks real good in pictures but when you actually get it looks 10x better. I really like it because it's different and i like having the things that no one has and not many people have this so i like getting the attention when people compliment my gun on the way it looks. It even comes with its own snatch grip for you guys.
The only problem that my friend ran into when he was messing with it was that when he tried to reassemble it the two pieces were a bit hard to realign.
If you are looking for the best looking body on the market then don't even look at the others just get this in one of the assortment of colors.
Overall this is awesome if you want something other than the plastic bodies provided by smart parts and it is my favorite aftermarket body. Only thing is that there is no end cap to take out the bolt and clean it quickly, other bodies like the strange and powerlyte have this. Looks great and it served the purpose i bought it for, to look nice.
Great for those who are tired of having a plastic gun
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006 at 2:24 pm PST
This is the best shell for the price. You can get it custom annoed for at FBM to match the rest of your gun. It looks realy cool if you have a diferent color firing chamber too. It isn't that hevay compared to the stock frame either. When you buy it, you get a free snatch grip with it.
If you are looking for a good shell, buy this one.
Standard Ion Body Kit, they are a hell of a lot lighter but look cheap and tacky
Smart Parts Ion (UK Board)
Empire Reloader B Hopper (Diamond Smoke)
FBM 'The Kage' Metal Exo-Skeloton (Polished Red)
Q Lock Feed Neck
Smart Parts Drop Foward + Dovetail On/Off (Black)
3000 psi Air Bottle
Extreme Rage Game Timer Grip (Smoke)
New Designz Rolling Wave Trigger (Red)
Ion QEV Kit
Empire Bottle Cover (Black)
Weighs a lot
fidderly to strip and to assemble
I am really happy with the product. It looks great, unlike the cheap tacky looking standard Ion body kits. But you can feel the difference in weight and can be one of the most enoying things to take appart, due to it comming in two parts. Also due to the gaps in the shape of the body kit when your gun does get hit you end up with paint all over the breech, and that means you have to take it appart to clean, and that ain't too easy.
All in all if you want your Ion to look great and be original, unlike the boring standard Ion Body Shells, this product is great for you and I would reconmend it, but if you want your marker to be as light as you can get it and your the type of person who doesn't have the patience to be having to take it appart just to clean it I would suggest to stick to the standard Ion body shell, even though it looks rubbish, or look for another custom body kit. But the FBM 'The Kage' is defendently the best looking body kit I have seen for the Ion and I would defendently reconmend it even with it's downsides.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 4:43 pm PST
Proto Matrix, Pb Advantage Virtue Board, Dye Ultralite
Ion, yellow to teal fade, Freak, ND composite trig, qlock, and diff asa setup
Looks better than the stock
Doesnt really change the weight
Pretty expensive to get things like 2 color fade
I am really satisfyed with this shell. The milling on it is real cool. The only thing i dont really like is if you get shot in the gun u have to clean the body because the paint can get near the breakbeam eyes. The body seems to be pretty well made compared to the other bodies also.
I give this a 9 because it cooler looking than most of the other bodies ive seen and it doesnt really change the weight. The only reason i didnt give t a ten was because it is pretty expensive
9 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, August 18th, 2005 at 7:47 am PST