1. Did you know that in the game of Overwatch there is this guy named Reaper whom never bothers reloading, instead he just throws away his current guns and grabs new ones from the arsenal he carries on his body.

    Ironically meanwhile IRL I could buy Nerf Blasters for about the same amount of money that Clips/Magazines cost.

    That's it, reloading is officially stupid now.

    Monday, 23-May-16 12:37:35 UTC from web
    1. @critialcloudkicker I never saw the point of nerf guns as they're stupidly expensive in comparison to low powered plastic pellet guns that you can use to shoot eachother and are safe as long as you wear eye protection.

      Monday, 23-May-16 12:42:15 UTC from web
      1. @nerthos Up untill now I probably have spend the equivallent value of 7 big mac's or 2 really fancy local restaurant burgers. I agree that they are underpowered relative to cost and still require eye protection. But on the other hand they are legal to have in the Netherlands and it's just harmfully stupid fun to shoot rücksichtslos in your own house without breaking anything.

        Naw if I wanted to kill some beercans or something I would use my high-powered pneumatic DIY nailgun or something. It's a whole new level of shooting things though.

        Monday, 23-May-16 13:16:51 UTC from web
        1. @critialcloudkicker What does that word mean exactly? and I meant these plastic pellet guns that don't have enough power to do any damage. The most they can do is leave a red spot in your skin if you're shirtless.

          Monday, 23-May-16 13:22:33 UTC from web
          1. @nerthos It means a combination of ruthless, inconsiderate, uncompromising, irresponsibly and predatory.

            And yes, any sort of BB gun or Airsoft guns are illegal in the Netherlands. In fact you are better off ( in the eyes of the law ) to create your own crossbow with semtex-tipped crossbow darts and then claim you wanted to make a catapult like system that shoots silly putty.

            Laws over here are crazy.

            Monday, 23-May-16 13:47:26 UTC from web
            1. @critialcloudkicker Whoa, ok, that's weird. I guess it's because they can be used to pretend you have a real gun? Here whilst gun laws aren't as lax as say, USA, airsofts you can buy at any store even if you're a kid as they're considered toys and lead BB guns you can buy freely when you're 18. Crossbows and bows too.

              Monday, 23-May-16 13:52:08 UTC from web
    2. @critialcloudkicker Once I'm in a position where I can afford parts I plan on finally sorting out my design for a belt-fed nerf Gatling gun.

      Monday, 23-May-16 12:51:04 UTC from web
      1. @colfax Crank-based it should be relatively easy to build.

        Monday, 23-May-16 12:55:55 UTC from web
        1. @nerthos Yeah, it would be, that's why I'm not going in that direction.

          Monday, 23-May-16 12:56:57 UTC from web
          1. @colfax Going with an electrical motor? If you don't mind weight you can use a 12v one with a small motorycle battery.

            Monday, 23-May-16 12:59:12 UTC from web
            1. @nerthos I plan on using the engine from a gas powered weed trimmer.

              Monday, 23-May-16 13:00:51 UTC from web
              1. @colfax First time I hear of a gas-powered gatling, but you tell me how that goes.

                Monday, 23-May-16 13:02:28 UTC from web
                1. @nerthos It'll be more like a nerf mini-gun... gonna need a lot of darts.

                  Monday, 23-May-16 13:04:51 UTC from web
                  1. @colfax The biggest issue will be that. Not so much the acquisition but rather how to carry them considering their volume. You'll probably need a backpack drum for the belt.

                    Monday, 23-May-16 13:06:58 UTC from web
                    1. @nerthos You act like I've never designed weapons before, carrying ammo is just one item on a fairly extensive list.

                      Monday, 23-May-16 13:10:59 UTC from web
                      1. @colfax Well it's not like I know much of your history with that. Only thing you talked about designing was the lead duck.

                        Monday, 23-May-16 13:14:26 UTC from web
                        1. @nerthos An old friend and I worked on an early design and it was nearly a success... if by success you mean almost burning down his father's garage.... And it wasn't a lead duck, it was a weaponized beanie baby.

                          Monday, 23-May-16 13:16:43 UTC from web
                          1. @colfax Oh, I remembered it as you filling a plush duck with lead. As for the fire, that's why I usually go with electrical engines over combustion ones.

                            Monday, 23-May-16 13:18:03 UTC from web
                            1. @nerthos It wasn't the engine that was the issue, there was a bit of a "friction" problem we failed to account for in our planning.

                              Monday, 23-May-16 13:20:48 UTC from web
      2. @colfax I really hope you mean something like the GAU-8 and not

        And yes, I too would love to own a 3D printer. Which I guess you need to make that dream a reality

        Monday, 23-May-16 13:18:50 UTC from web
        1. @critialcloudkicker I'm leaning more towards stainless steel tubing and fittings than just modding an original.

          Monday, 23-May-16 13:21:45 UTC from web
        2. @critialcloudkicker I want to build something that looks like it was drawn by Rob Liefeld back in the '90s.

          Monday, 23-May-16 13:23:24 UTC from web
          1. @colfax That's the guy who gives everyone David Bowie's face right?

            Monday, 23-May-16 13:26:52 UTC from web
            1. @nerthos Yeah, and never learned how to draw feet.

              Monday, 23-May-16 13:28:09 UTC from web
              1. @colfax He should team up with Ed Hardy.

                Monday, 23-May-16 13:28:51 UTC from web
          2. @colfax Oh I would love to have a plasma-caster. Too bad they pretty much only exist in comic books

            Monday, 23-May-16 13:48:42 UTC from web
            1. @critialcloudkicker Maybe if you made the gun shoot glass vials of volatile gas? mechanically, and with an electrical arc at the end of the "barrel" to ignite it as it leaves. Exceedingly dangerous but maybe it could be made to work.

              Monday, 23-May-16 13:55:22 UTC from web
              1. @nerthos Why not put a little bit of solid magnesium inside of a glass dropplet inside of a glass tube that is filled with hydrogen ? shake well before use

                Monday, 23-May-16 14:12:22 UTC from web
                1. @critialcloudkicker Well that could work as well. Instead I'd make a glass tube with an isolated section at the front for the magnesium and the hydrogen at the back, so it'd only ignite upon hitting a target.

                  Monday, 23-May-16 14:20:13 UTC from web
                  1. @nerthos Hmm, yes, that would work better. I just coined an idea though. It is not like I am making a Katana here and declaring anyone whom tries to improve on the idea to have their hands cut off... Oh history :+

                    Monday, 23-May-16 18:55:23 UTC from web
                    1. @critialcloudkicker I just thought your design would be prone to not working or exploding.

                      Monday, 23-May-16 18:57:48 UTC from web