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#26 TheNerfZilla

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Posted 09 June 2016 - 10:37 PM

 
I haven't, but my brother has an A&A itch he's trying to get me in on. That particular one was a much longer project than I'd prefer to take up again (basically did it to teach myself Inkscape; ideally I could use Illustrator instead as it's worlds better. Even just regular AutoCAD would probably have been easier for me), but I'll probably turn something out someday.
 
ED: Found this, which does for A&A basically what the map I used (with the author's permission) did with risk but and hasn't been prettyified yet. I'd probably use that or make a full-version A&A as a base (IIRC, doesn't A&A have, like, whole separate games for each theater of the war?).

 

It depends on the game you play. I have regular World 1942 (several editions), Pacific 1940, Europe 1940, Battle of the Bulge, and Guadalcanal. It really depends on how into it you are, as each game has its own rules, and Guadalcanal and Battle of the Bulge are VERY different, but Pacific and Europe are just expanded versions of the regular game. They can even be combined into World 1940, which is HUGE, and I would imagine takes 20+ hours for a short game.


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#27 Snoop Doggy doge

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Posted 10 June 2016 - 12:39 AM

inserts obvious nerf hobby and than something about van and girls because girls+kinkyshit is a hobby right?
*cries later because of all the different people I went through and all dem feelz* 
Ok but seriously though

I do WWN, WaterWar.Net which is even more underground than Nerf. Brought in by DX I've been doing things that give lots of good stories to tell at wars. Lots of urban exploring and playing, and I joined about a year ago. 
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Nice sights I would never see in the city, just exploring and finding cool places

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Used to fish a bit, but this hobby replaced that. Not like its worth keeping anything you catch in NYC. 

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I participate in science stuff, Science Olympiad (SciOly) and Innovation team (HS division)
Here's a ghetto SciOly veichle that I helped work on for a different school because mine is small and they're my friends.
I would do FRC but tiny school and being the only mechanically inclined person at my school would be hard. Got a lotta coders though, 
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Also I'm kinda decent at cooking, like to camp but all these things practically tie back to nerf or WWN in one way or another besides Sciencey school stuff. Basically I like to use and work with my hands. Something about using your hands to physically  do something is very appealing to me, especially in a world of growing reliance on everything being virtual is rewarding. 
 


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#28 Langley

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Posted 29 June 2016 - 11:15 PM

I've been getting into woodworking lately.  Made this bandsaw box last week.

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#29 Meaker VI

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 10:10 AM

I've been getting into woodworking lately.  Made this bandsaw box last week.

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Photos is borked.

 

What tools do you have?


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#30 Langley

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:49 PM

 

Photos is borked.

 

What tools do you have?

 

Ugh, I am so done with Photobucket.  I only used it because I had the app on my phone and didn't feel like posting to NH on mobile.  Uninstalling that right now.

 

I hardly have anything other than some clamps and a coping saw, but my parents' retirement community has a really well equipped woodshop I've been taking advantage of.  To make the box I used two different band saws (one has a very wide blade and a fence for resawing) and a belt sander.  I also used a router on the base.


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#31 Meaker VI

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 01:56 PM

I hardly have anything other than some clamps and a coping saw, but my parents' retirement community has a really well equipped woodshop I've been taking advantage of.  To make the box I used two different band saws (one has a very wide blade and a fence for resawing) and a belt sander.  I also used a router on the base.

 

That's a good way to start. Do they have a tablesaw? You can get into *real* woodworking with one of those suckers. I've gotten one, but I need to either fix it or trade it; I'm leaning toward trade as I haven't been able to afford to build anything since getting it anyway. I actually took a planer back and used the cash to get the 3d printer I now have.


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#32 Langley

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 02:10 PM

They have a couple of them. Right now I only have the money and space to work on smaller projects.  I can't really build anything larger than a breadbox or I wouldn't have anywhere to put it. 


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#33 Meaker VI

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 04:21 PM

They have a couple of them. Right now I only have the money and space to work on smaller projects.  I can't really build anything larger than a breadbox or I wouldn't have anywhere to put it. 

 

I feel you on that. From the sound of it, that shop is probably well-enough equipped to crank out some really nice stocks and grips though.


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#34 Pointman9

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Posted 08 July 2016 - 01:47 AM

Oh boy, I do a myriad of odd things. Firstly, I do a bit of Plasti-dip art for props and Larp weapons.

This is a saw blade throwing weapon that I made for fun.
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This is a weapon from Dark Souls to go along with a cosplay. It's really big, so I can only fit so much in the frame.
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I also do " low tech" blade smithing (lawnmower blades) and some leather working to go with it. Blade and sheath:image.jpeg

A set of leather lamellar I did for larp:
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I also reload real-steel ammunition:
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I make tires and parts for slot cars, such as these molds for vintage Eldon tires:
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And lastly, I do a bit of cooking. I make this 15 egg, bacon, potato, spinach, cheese, and pepper frittata last week.
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#35 cockerpunk

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 02:11 AM

i build and race cars, i also do high performance driving instructing:

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and i used to run a custom paintball gun modification shop, and still do play:

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i also do cross country road trips in a 30 year old german sports car, which end up like top gear special more often than not (the whole building cars thing helps out a lot):

 

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#36 TheNerfZilla

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 10:33 PM

Loving the MR2 Spyder and the 944 Turbo. Your paintball work is gorgeous too. What track do you drive at? Do you do your instructing through HPDE?


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#37 cockerpunk

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Posted 21 December 2016 - 01:08 AM

the two local tracks are DCTC, dakota county technical college, and BIR, brainard international raceway. next summer i plan to make the trek out to road america, ive been there before several times to watch racing, but never driven it myself. its a beautiful facility. i also do some ice autocross/track work. 

i do autocross, and HPDE, and instruct for both. im working on getting my SCCA race license, because i want to start wheel to wheel racing in like spec miata or spec 944.i just bought a truck, and this spring am buying a trailer, cause not driving your car to and from the track is like WAY better. 


the spyder is pretty trick. i swapped in the 2zz-ge from the celica GTS and lotus elise. its running some double adjustable koni 8611 coilovers, LSD, oil cooler, 4 point roll bar, hoosiers on 15x9s, stoptech brakes. im in the middle of a clutch replacement, and i plan to install a bigger radiator, full poly bushings, respring the front en and put on carbotechs. 

its a pretty bad ass machine: 

 


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Posted 29 December 2016 - 01:00 PM

I started to learn to program in javascript a while ago, I still don't know crud about it though. I also do very basic 3D printing, but since I don't have a printer, and the nearest one is 2 hours away I don't get to pursue that hobby very frequently. And I'm a kid so there is no way I can afford to buy one ANY time soon.

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#39 masterchief117

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Posted 11 February 2018 - 02:59 PM

I make amtgard boffer swords, shields and garb


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Posted 11 February 2018 - 06:23 PM

I build race cars and junk

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Posted 09 March 2018 - 04:15 PM

I make airguns & airsoft, now experimenting with Nerf Rival.

 

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#42 Hexpress

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Posted 04 April 2018 - 09:24 PM

I mainly goof around with microdrones - I mainly just use my Redpawz R011 because cash is tight and I don't trust myself not to do something stupid with a 150 dollar Tiny Whoop, so a chinesium clone of the Inductrix is a good bet for me. It's great because you can pull a lot of shenanigans that you can't really do while using a full-sized drone without turning someone''s hamstrings into ground beef. 

FPV is a hell of a drug.


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Posted 11 April 2018 - 01:33 PM

I make art. Mostly pottery and metal art. I’m a tinkerer (how I got into nerf), so I mess around with a bunch of stuff. I also do basic mechanical and electrical repairs.
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