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About Mike_West

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    Badass Cyborg Action Star
  • Birthday 10/03/1983

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    1992 or so
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  1. Mike_West

    Airsoft Stuff You Just Bought

    Well, folks, I seem to have forgotten to post this thing: The BRRRT. It's an APS NotGlock with greebles and a sight rail, ingeniously slapped together on a shoestring budget. Now I just need a CO2 cartridge.
  2. Mike_West

    Colt M45A1..Which one to buy?

    Seconding the R27, mine needed a little hop-up adjustment, but otherwise outlasted a crate of loaner KWA Glocks during an IPSC event.
  3. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    And the IT systems at work went bonkers. So I'm sitting here until 5pm with nothing to do.
  4. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I am tired. It's apparently a tiring day as people in other departments seem sluggish too. I'd crack open an emergency energy drink, but I have no idea when the burnout will hit and last thing I want is staying awake at 3AM.
  5. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Why oh why does APS have to use their own silencer adapter standard? Of course it's a full milimeter wider on the gun side, to boot. Also, the dollar exchange rate skyrocketed while I wasn't looking, so you can safely assume that sourcing a WE or KJW Glock 18 from HK was out of the question, particularly considering that I got that APS thinger for under 100 quid.
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    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Well, lads, I went on a shopping spree, got myself one of those APS NotGlocks (by the way, what internals are they based on, TM/WE?) and some extra gubbins (that underbarrel greeble styled after Kriss Vector and a top rail) for a cyberpunk-themed project. Good thing that the gun has an internal 11mm thread in the barrel, so I can use the short can and adapter I got back when I bought my P228. Now I'm considering a red-dot for it. I intend to bash the Vector greeble and the top rail together for more style and functionality, but AliExpress has those flip-up dot sights with Glock mounts for slightly less than the RIS version and I'm torn between style (at the risk of rocking the sight to *suitcase* with CO2-powered full auto of death) and functionality (that involves a lot of elbow grease, as I'll need extra supports bolted under the side rails to hold the Vector greeble and the top rail together). Also, I'm doing pretty fine in COD: Blackout. Once again I found a good Battle Royale game for me (after those dipweeds from Hi-Rez ruined Realm Royale by removing character classes).
  7. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    So I was looking for Glock compensators. The one I like costs $75, mounts on the spring guide... and it's for real steel. Reminds me of that time when I was considering sourcing that Kel-Tec folding rifle stock (SU-16 was it?) for a WE PLR-16 related project (because admit it, a suppressed SU-16 SBR build would look hella cool). I mean, I managed to source a RS cylinder axis screw and nut for my Tanaka SAA, and it works, but there's a difference between "some screw" and "half a gun" to the jobsworths at customs office.
  8. Mike_West

    E&L - QBZ-95

    Now if you excuse me, I will scream and flail incoherently all the same.
  9. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Nothing new, same thing happened in the original RDR.
  10. Mike_West

    Arnie's get together for a game topic!

    Does anyone play the COD Black Ops 4 battle royale mode? I find it pretty decent.
  11. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    Yep, it seems that the local importers lost all interest in those.
  12. Mike_West

    My eye! Sweet Jesus, Ouch!

    I can't find a GBB Glock 18 for sale anywhere, and since it's supposed to be a video prop first and foremost I will consider anything else (like AEP) a last-ditch alternative.
  13. Mike_West

    Schnitzel with noodles - what made you smile today?

    Well, I just earned $20. As a "consultancy fee". It's a story. I'm in a Facebook group for designers and other people looking for help with fonts. Since I know a lot of that stuff, and what I don't know I can look up with some black belt Google-Fu, I'm usually the first one responding when it comes to horror, fantasy, sci-fi and general old commercial fonts. Now, this guy turned up yesterday and asked about fonts used by "Tom Hammonds Enterprises" logo - a terrible thing hammered together in a vector editor in the previous century. One font is Windows' Lucida Handwriting, which should give you a hint how bad it was. Another one's Slipstream, a ridiculously old design used for racing-themed logos and bundled with CorelDraw long ago. Then, there's the third one. A weird, angular, old sci-fi kinda thing. Itched my brain something fierce, so I told him, it's probably something I saw on Dafont (a massively popular free font site) sometime, but I'll look it up later as I should have it stashed somewhere. Now, since I do have a stash of old fonts I copied from my old bootleg CorelDraw 7 disc, I went through it after my evening Twitch stream and there it was: Dex Gothic. I give the guy the name and link to Myfonts where he can purchase it, and he says I deserve $20 for that. I'm all like "Dude, you serious?", and it turns out he is. The thing is, "Tom Hammonds" is his client, THE Tom Hammonds, NBA star, drag racer, auto salon owner, which suddenly explained why the logo used Slipstream in the first place. All for what, five minutes of searching and knowing some things outright? I can work with that.
  14. Mike_West

    Chopping my sim card to make a nano, it it too old?

    They cut mine down, and I keep the same number for almost 20 years now, with the same SIM to boot. A guy from a phone stall at a mall did it for me, the card works. Also, yes, they can transfer your number and account to a new SIM card without problems.
  15. Mike_West

    Paypal transfer fees within the EU?

    Wait, so the funds on your Paypal accounts aren't transferred to your bank accounts immediately? You could just use bank transfer and call it a day then...

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