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#26 Yazzeh

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 09:01 PM

How do these stand up to high powered darts?



Well high powered guns using stefans MIGHT pierce the 2 or 3 layers of duct tape, but it'd be stopped in the foam for sure. I say 'might' because it's not a rigid material like cardboard, it can take impact and spring with the force.

Anyways, if it does shoot into the sign, you aren't getting your dart back, and it's just going to make a small hole to patch with an inch of red tape.

We don't use high powered guns at the war, it's indoors.


Edit: I noticed you meant all the weapons. They can all stop a dart at any power, no dart would make it through any of these weapons because of the elasticity of open cell foam, and where I don't apply open cell foam, usually PVC is in the way.


Edit2: I thought you might want to see the weapons in action at the war. This video is all the slow motion footage I got with my digital camera. The actual video/s will be put up later. A lot of it is Zombie, which everyone voted to use melee weapons only. Next war we'll have normal Zombie with guns. The music is just to fill up the silence. Otherwise you'd be hearing people yelling in slurred voices every second.



Unfortunately, I had to take the Stop Sign away from Adam (the guy holding it in the picture). He was raping everyone too hard with it, so I had to make things slightly more fair.

Edited by Yazzeh, 16 March 2009 - 09:15 PM.

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#27 Valdur

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:15 PM

Before I ask my question I'll start by saying that I know you said you wouldn't be doing writeups for unique weapon builds. Does that mean you would be opposed to doing a little how to video for a basic sword or something of the like? I've made foam weapons before but never have I seen such craftsmanship!

Amazing work! Can't wait to see more!
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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:32 PM

I would so pay you to make a Gordan Freeman Crowbar. or a ridiculous sized chainsaw.
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#29 Yazzeh

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 10:38 PM

Before I ask my question I'll start by saying that I know you said you wouldn't be doing writeups for unique weapon builds. Does that mean you would be opposed to doing a little how to video for a basic sword or something of the like? I've made foam weapons before but never have I seen such craftsmanship!

Amazing work! Can't wait to see more!


Haha, thanks for the compliments. I do plan to do some writeups and maybe video how-tos for basic swords. I'll be doing one for a two sided rush-sword and one for a flat blade (I'll need to find something worth doing, I don't like using flat foam for generic swords).


xtremejumpy, I could make a Gordan Freeman Crowbar, but it would have to be scaled up quite a bit for proper padding, which would ruin the fun of having a Gordon Freeman Crowbar... It'd be more like having a Gordon Freeman Bent Log. XD
Giant chainsaw would be doable. The engine casing would be made from rubber matting, designing how to make that would be interesting in itself.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:33 PM

Could a Mace be possible? Something like this:

http://i149.photobuc.../Twillu/MoM.jpg

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 01:38 PM

Could a Mace be possible? Something like this:

http://i149.photobuc.../Twillu/MoM.jpg

Maybe is you used a giant Styrofoam ball and some cones. I personally think it would be awesome to have a giant pink toothbrush.
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#32 Yazzeh

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 04:57 PM

Could a Mace be possible? Something like this:

http://i149.photobuc.../Twillu/MoM.jpg

Maybe is you used a giant Styrofoam ball and some cones. I personally think it would be awesome to have a giant pink toothbrush.


HAHAHA, oh my, a giant pink toothbrush. Well I don't know where to get pink duct tape at a reasonable price, but that sure would be quite a sight.

A Mace would be a piece of cake. You should never use styrofoam in boffo sword making. It might not hurt, but your weapon would only last 1-2 fights before it looks like a hunk of junk. The ball would be made from couch cushion material, as would the spikes. The only trouble I'd have making it is to make the duct tape work to keep it durable while still letting it look dangerous. Duct tape can be tricky business around curves and cones.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:15 PM

Could a Mace be possible? Something like this:

http://i149.photobuc.../Twillu/MoM.jpg

Maybe is you used a giant Styrofoam ball and some cones. I personally think it would be awesome to have a giant pink toothbrush.


HAHAHA, oh my, a giant pink toothbrush. Well I don't know where to get pink duct tape at a reasonable price, but that sure would be quite a sight.

A Mace would be a piece of cake. You should never use styrofoam in boffo sword making. It might not hurt, but your weapon would only last 1-2 fights before it looks like a hunk of junk. The ball would be made from couch cushion material, as would the spikes. The only trouble I'd have making it is to make the duct tape work to keep it durable while still letting it look dangerous. Duct tape can be tricky business around curves and cones.


Yeah, I was thinking about the Styrofoam denting. I would just glue on the cones and put small amounts of duct tape on just for looks.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:21 PM

Before I ask my question I'll start by saying that I know you said you wouldn't be doing writeups for unique weapon builds. Does that mean you would be opposed to doing a little how to video for a basic sword or something of the like? I've made foam weapons before but never have I seen such craftsmanship!

Amazing work! Can't wait to see more!


Haha, thanks for the compliments. I do plan to do some writeups and maybe video how-tos for basic swords. I'll be doing one for a two sided rush-sword and one for a flat blade (I'll need to find something worth doing, I don't like using flat foam for generic swords).


xtremejumpy, I could make a Gordan Freeman Crowbar, but it would have to be scaled up quite a bit for proper padding, which would ruin the fun of having a Gordon Freeman Crowbar... It'd be more like having a Gordon Freeman Bent Log. XD
Giant chainsaw would be doable. The engine casing would be made from rubber matting, designing how to make that would be interesting in itself.



A giant crowbar would still be fun to hit people with! But whatever you want to do, I would just love to have just about any of your work.
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Posted 17 March 2009 - 05:24 PM

A giant crowbar would still be fun to hit people with! But whatever you want to do, I would just love to have just about any of your work.



Wow. Effeminate win. Im going to do that on my saturday off...half life anyone?

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:14 PM

As stupid as it sounds I'd love to see one of these at a war, just for the sake of yelling GRAVITY HAMMER!!!! during a rush....

Edit: 7' 4" sounds quite long...that ought to be fun to see made...

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#37 Yazzeh

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 08:23 PM

As stupid as it sounds I'd love to see one of these at a war, just for the sake of yelling GRAVITY HAMMER!!!! during a rush....

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Actually, I've been commissioned by someone on the Haven to make a Gravity Hammer already.

It's going to be 7'4" long.

Edit: Actually bog, do you have any more picture of the hammer from different angles? I need more to make it more accurate.

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:22 PM

Actually, I've been commissioned by someone on the Haven to make a Gravity Hammer already.

It's going to be 7'4" long.

Edit: Actually bog, do you have any more picture of the hammer from different angles? I need more to make it more accurate.

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#39 Yazzeh

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:25 PM

Actually, I've been commissioned by someone on the Haven to make a Gravity Hammer already.

It's going to be 7'4" long.

Edit: Actually bog, do you have any more picture of the hammer from different angles? I need more to make it more accurate.

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Yeah, I know yahoo doesn't do 3d stuff (as far as I know) but still. :P



Wing'd Man, thou art mine hero. Nothing beats a full 3D model of a weapon to know how it looks down to the last crevice.
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Posted 18 March 2009 - 05:59 PM

Wing'd Man, thou art mine hero. Nothing beats a full 3D model of a weapon to know how it looks down to the last crevice.


Glad I could help, I really want to see this when it's done. :P
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#41 Yazzeh

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 06:01 PM

Wing'd Man, thou art mine hero. Nothing beats a full 3D model of a weapon to know how it looks down to the last crevice.


Glad I could help, I really want to see this when it's done. :P



Haha, a lot of people do. This is going to take a while, I have some current projects to wrap up first.
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#42 Yazzeh

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 07:43 PM

Haha, a lot of people do. This is going to take a while, I have some current projects to wrap up first.



If this entire thread was just the setup so that you could post that pun ... congratulations.

It's actually pretty damn funny.


Ahahahaha, oh man, I didn't even catch that XD
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#43 wingd man

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 10:14 PM

Haha, a lot of people do. This is going to take a while, I have some current projects to wrap up first.



If this entire thread was just the setup so that you could post that pun ... congratulations.

It's actually pretty damn funny.


Ahahahaha, oh man, I didn't even catch that XD

Really? That makes it like 10x funnier!
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 05:09 AM

Do you guys play tackle zombie? Anyway great job on the blades, I love the Red Queen.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:02 AM

Do you guys play tackle zombie? Anyway great job on the blades, I love the Red Queen.


Haha, we'll it isn't supposed to be tackle zombie, but with some of the players there, that's what it ended up being. It was zombie based on a LARP style of the game where a zombie has to keep in contact with you for 10 seconds in total for you to become a zombie. You can't kill zombies, you can only stop them until they respawn. In that respect, zombies are a force of nature in the game, not actual players. The last player alive wins, though they get rushed by a room full of zombies with no backup XD.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:36 AM

Haha, we'll it isn't supposed to be tackle zombie, but with some of the players there, that's what it ended up being. It was zombie based on a LARP style of the game where a zombie has to keep in contact with you for 10 seconds in total for you to become a zombie. You can't kill zombies, you can only stop them until they respawn. In that respect, zombies are a force of nature in the game, not actual players. The last player alive wins, though they get rushed by a room full of zombies with no backup XD.


Damn, that sounds like fun. Forgive me, but what does LARP stand for? I seem to remember a nerfhaven dictionary somewhere but I can't seem to find it.
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Posted 20 March 2009 - 08:50 AM

LARP isn't a Nerf term. It stands for Live Action Role-Play

It is basically where people take a game like Dungeons & Dragons and play it in a style where they are the characters, rather than just saying what their characters do. They generally wear costumes and carry (usually) safe versions of weapons, similar to the stuff in this thread, and have rules for how combat works. Some people look down on so-called LARPers as the height of geek-hood. I just think they have their own way of having fun. (Even if I don't always quite understand why...) :lol:

Funny thing is, even though a lot of people on this forum look down on LARPers, many of those same people think that Humans vs Zombies is a very cool game type. When you really think about it, HvZ is basically a very rules-light LARP.

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Posted 20 March 2009 - 09:56 AM

LARP isn't a Nerf term. It stands for Live Action Role-Play

It is basically where people take a game like Dungeons & Dragons and play it in a style where they are the characters, rather than just saying what their characters do. They generally wear costumes and carry (usually) safe versions of weapons, similar to the stuff in this thread, and have rules for how combat works. Some people look down on so-called LARPers as the height of geek-hood. I just think they have their own way of having fun. (Even if I don't always quite understand why...) :lol:

Funny thing is, even though a lot of people on this forum look down on LARPers, many of those same people think that Humans vs Zombies is a very cool game type. When you really think about it, HvZ is basically a very rules-light LARP.


I agree completely with you. While I would never LARP myself, I know people who do and I don't think any less of them for it. It is fun, uses your imagination, but I wouldn't be caught dead throwing a handful of rice to cast an 'attack spell'.

In HvZ, there are two types of characters to emulate, Zombies and Humans. The humans just have to be themselves, surviving, while the Zombies are much more in character, if they want to be. I myself like to stagger closer to the enemy while groaning and dragging a foot before sprinting to grab them. One of the other Zombies liked to let out an inhuman shriek at the humans to unnerve them (which was really entertaining).

There are an infinite number of LARPs, some are loosely based on a theme, like a group of surviving humans in a post-apocalyptic earth, others are rigidly defined stories where you have to fight against monsters and have a character which grows after each game, much like an RPG game. Every weekend they'd get together and continue their stories, fighting Orcs, learning new spells, and the next weekend they'd pick up from where they left off.

Good stuff, but still not my cup of tea. My Nerf wars are more akin to a multiplayer game of Halo or something like that. No plot, just having fun without having to worry about a story or any details.

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Posted 22 March 2009 - 02:39 AM

Hehe, I just got back from some Amtgard. (LARP) We don't do alot of the magic and quests and crap, it's mostly just hitting each other with safe weapons. It's like even closer-quarters Nerf, and it's awesome. I spent the day running around with a pole-arm taking peoples' legs off.

LARP usually isn't my cup of tea, either, but that setup reminds me more of a Nerf War than a LARP. It's like Nerf fencing.
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Posted 22 March 2009 - 01:44 PM

Hehe, I just got back from some Amtgard. (LARP) We don't do alot of the magic and quests and crap, it's mostly just hitting each other with safe weapons. It's like even closer-quarters Nerf, and it's awesome. I spent the day running around with a pole-arm taking peoples' legs off.

LARP usually isn't my cup of tea, either, but that setup reminds me more of a Nerf War than a LARP. It's like Nerf fencing.


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