Firstly I'm going to try to document forum updates and other work completed to the site here in my forum blog. This will keep all the forum related updates in one place.
I've completed several updates to the forums today. We're now running the latest IPS versions for Gallery and Blog. There should be several bug fixes and feature adjustments with these new versions; I don't get a list I'm afraid or I'd publish it.
I've also taken comments on the trading system on board and we now have a
Well I dunno, been off Arnies and the airsoft scene in general for almost a year thought i'd come back on here (re)introduce myself only to be accused of being some random in disguise (kidscotland?) and then have the thread locked. Bloody charming
Update: Ok after speaking to a member on here turns out this KS was a bit special and had a thing for dramatic 'i'm back' returns, after seeing his posts I was linked to I find it rather embarrassing to be put in the same boat as that chump.
Can't believe it's been a whole month already. The shortest month in the year, but still several weeks...
I've not done everything I wanted as far as fun airsoft stuff goes, but I made a little headway with my planned projects (and a little with some unplanned ones, too).
I did buy and install the quite nice CA MP5SD front assembly, and I'm pretty glad I did. The gun is far from quiet as far as suppressed AEGs go (in fact less quiet even than with the standard end and a KA suppress
Its been a while since I added any new entries.
I've been thinking of some possible projects but I usually don't have the tools, funds, or time to do them.
One project that I've been on again off again with is an airsoft SKS.
I plan on making it gas and blowback. Though, I also thought of using MagnumBB's M14 NBB kit.
Stocks are fairly priced and parts (bolt carriers, receiver covers) are easy to find.
Though, I might use an Albanian SKS stock just for looks.
Well, it's been almost a year since I took a look at this. I'm not sure what happened, but lately I just feel like writing something down (And not the BS that I usually write. Y'know, the stuff that's involuntary.).
Picking up where I left off with my last entry, almost all of my old airsoft stuff is gone. Besides my Skorpion and a few cheap guns, I have all relatively new stuff. Everything was bought second-hand, so I guess it's not truly new but it's new to me and for the most part so
I'll the the pics speak for themselves....
I tried a set of cocking handle that uses the mounting base for the Marui Bomar, but since I had the C-More mounted by a gunsmith before I got the cocking handle, the space underneath the C-more is not enough for the stock sight. I'll have to get another cocking handle(maybe the ProG4) that fits flush to the profile of the slide...
The gun is not zeroed or tuned yet. Test fired today and chronoed 370fps using .20g an
The word from my parts vendor is that he has received the custom parts from ProG4, and that I should get them in my hands sometime next week. This along with the C-More sight that I am getting professionally mounted should also be here sometime next week. So I am hopeful by the weekend that I can have this gun put together and start finetuning and testing....I've gotten hold of most of my internal parts at this time....so it should be fairly straight forward from that point on....
I posted this up on the forums earlier then I realised that it was good blog material too, since it is a querky little thing that I am sure other people have also thought about themselves.
I know that the Airsoft world and the Gaming world are entirely separate. But I think that since there is an amazing coincidental parallelity between what guns are on CallOfDuty and which models are produced in airsoft (e.g. Stg44/COD5). So perhaps we should all go to them with our ideas.
So the project is progressing nicely.....today saw the arrival of TruGrip pre-cut grip tape. For $30 you get a pack of 5 and the application is simply cleaning the grip with alchohol wipe the package comes with to get rid of the oil from your hand, then peel off the backing of the tape and apply it by lining up the edge and stretching it slightly over to the other side. The texture is what I'd say being equivelent of ~150 grit sandpaper, but maybe slightly less sharp so you can use it alright w
The arrival of the Hi-Capa was an exciting affair. From eHobbyAsia, the gun came(with an easily removable orange tip), along with the upgraded springs I ordered as well...
Didn't bother to test fire it and soon get down to business. My previous Hi-Capa was a used gun, and I'd imagine there might have been some revision to the design over the years. And sure enough I did find a difference. With my SV kit I've noticed that the slide sits further forward then it supposed to. Wit
This week's Question: The battle between Ak-elites Vs Arma-guys, what's that all about?
Well, this weeks blog goes out to all those newbs who have come across this bitchy phenomenon whilst snooping around on the boards. Basically what we're talking about here is the battle between those airsofters who adore Kalashnikov guns and those who get hard over Armalites. Both these sides are battling out the big question; which is better: AKs or Armalites?
In airsoft, as in the real steel wor
Well isn't airsoft wonderful, it eats away your soul while draining your wallet like no other.....
As parts starting to come in I figure I might as well make a blog of it to log my progress and try to keep track of where this might be going.
The premise is simple, an open-class IPSC style racer based on a TM Hi-Capa 5.1. Doesn't sound that different from many who have gone through the same project, and I don't think it'll be that different. But hopefully as with my 1911 and my Infinit
Well, I guess it is slightly obvious I forgot all about this blog.
It's a Sunday, I'm not really doing a whole lot, so I figured why not make an update entry of what I've been up to since the last entry. I love Bank Hol weekends !
The 07 GZ weekender was an interesting and fun weekend. I haven't made it there this year unfortunately but it looked to be even bigger than the last player wise.
I finally got the hassle with my written off Honda Prelude sorted in Novem
Well I finally finished my 1911. Here's a few pictures, I hope you like them
PGC Springfield Armory Metal Kit
PDI Koutetsu Springfield Armory Chamber And Barrel
PDI Koutetsu Mil Spec Hammer
PDI Koutetsu Sear
Springfield Armory G.I. Grips
PGC Recoil Spring
PGC Piston Head
More parts came in for various projects. First up is the Vickers Tactical mag catch for KSC Glocks. Made by TangoDown the things i pretty much indestructible. Easy drop in fitment (unlike some airsoft pieces) and it has a nice beveled pad which just feels better, as well as a slight extension to aid in actuation. Pretty cheap too ($15).
I still have a two-tone BoomArms Schuey slide for this sucker but I am far too lazy to actually get aroun
Just wanted to let everyone know that Pinnacle Airsoft's website is now open for business.
Check it out, they went all out to try and provide a high quality website to match their walk in store.
Currently they are closed for the week:
Monday June 30 - Sunday July 6th
Any orders placed on those days will be filled when they return on Monday July 7th on a first come, first serve basis.
Since many of you haven't been able to head down and check it out
Maybe it's a male thing or maybe it stems from insecurity but I always get a kick from fixing stuff. Properly.
I've been wanting to fit some fancy new headlights on my BMW for ages and I bought a set but was disappointed by the quality of them.
I aborted the operation but, during a trip to a scrap yard, I spotted a set of damaged BMW headlights and I bought them with the intention of combining the good bits of the fancy new headlights with the quality of the original BMW units.
For the past month or so I've had very little time to get anything done airsoft wise unfortunately as Im working away from home at the moment. Im away during the week but travel back on Friday nights and leave again on Sunday afternoons which doesn't leave much time for anything really!
My TM Springfield project has more or less come to a halt as a result but I have purchased a PDI SFA hammer and a PDI SFA outer barrel recently to finish the pistol off. Along with the 'real steel' SFA GI grips
So I have continued to stipple pretty regularly. Tried my hand at a Glock grip, looks OK, but could be better.
KWA G26C Grip:
I also have a new client build in the process of arriving. Built from a Dual Tone Hi Capa 4.3, I am excited to see how it turns out. He is going to run an Airsoft Surgeon slide (which is very nice, high quality, and build) and full internals. Actually a very nice build in the end even though it was pitched as a "light" build. Lucky for him he could