A side of nerf's Roughcut/Roughcut '4x4' integration
snakerbot's Diatron (lock removal, spring retensioning, ergonomic improvemens)
Jeo's Elite Alpha Trooper (spring and 'supporting mods')
Most Divisive (Either you loved it or you hated it):
Coop's Stryfe/Rayven/Strongarm integration - While the quality of the instructions was not bad, this still came across as more of a build log than anything. There is a lot of cosmetic work, and the utility of most of the 'integration' is sort of subjective. I think most of us liked the mod but didn't think it fit the contest.
481IceDragon's Roughcut clip mod - The writeup is not bad, and the modification itself is pretty neat, but I think everyone felt you could have done more with this. I would have loved to see this done in combination with the 4x4 roughcut, although I don't know who would have 4+ roughcuts sitting around.
Most Room for Improvement:
ilikefish508's Firestrike Rifle Copout - We nearly disqualified this one. While it is easily the most useful blaster to have at an NIC war, the writeup leaves a lot to be desired. If there had been really comprehensive instructions on creating the homemade parts, this could have been great.
Griever's Singled Roughcut - I would have really liked to see each side of the roughcut 'singled' for something like a pump action double nitefinder. Until I see that in comparison to this (but with less deadspace) I'm not convinced that flowing both plunger tubes into one barrel is worth the range/ROF trade-off. Might be worth taking a more scientific approach next time.
Blaster Prize Pool
Your pick, as per above of the following:
- Elite Rayven
- Firestrike & Jolt
- Reflex & Triad
- Vortex Diatron
- MYSTERY BOX??????
Winners, please PM me your contact info and your preferred prize. Snakerbot, give me your top two choices in order of preference as well as your custom avatar and custom title, Jeo please give me your top three choices in order of preference. Side o' nerf, you get whatever you pick, plus a custom avatar and title.