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Gemeneye

Member Since 17 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 29 2019 09:09 PM

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In Topic: Koosh Vortex

14 April 2018 - 11:43 PM

The rings aren't the mythical level of rare described above.  There are a few packages of rings on ebay at the time Im posting this, as well as several koosh launchers other than the powerstrike.  

Here's something I put together about the Koosh Vortex line.  https://imgur.com/a/GrvyHLet me know if you have any more questions.  


In Topic: What would you people consider the rarest blasters or attachments?

12 October 2017 - 05:45 PM

The clear version of the Koosh Vortex Tornado X/2 is hard to find since it was just a promotional piece.  All of the Rappn' Fire blasters are pretty hard to find as well.


In Topic: Koosh Vortex Guide

17 August 2017 - 12:20 PM

Ok it should be fixed now.


In Topic: Koosh Vortex Tornado Scans (Now a shell replica concept thread)

08 February 2017 - 12:14 AM

I question why people are so very attached to the idea of exactly mimicking these old designs. While I have never personally held a Tornadobow or X-bow, I understand that while they are very comfortable, the main draw is the rarity and status associated with it, correct? A 3D printed or cast or whatever won't have the same value. If people are seriously discussing trying to acquire tooling rights for this stuff, why not just design our own shells?

 

I don't have a ton of experience with surface modeling, but I'm sure there are people in the community capable of drawing comfortable and attractive blasters that would be easy to fit standard rainbows into. 

 

That said, that is a very impressive print mysterio. I just think that with the amount of effort put into replicating a 22 year old design, we could build something better from scratch.

 

I already answered this question on page 3 of this thread, but I have little to no interest in using the shells for homemade internals.  All of the Tornado internals are self-contained, so the strength of the shell is less of an issue for my purposes.  I collect Koosh Vortex launchers, and I wanted to have a way to make myself shells to mess around with without destroying originals.  Additionally, I was just curious to see if replicating a shell could be done. 


In Topic: Koosh Vortex Tornado Scans (Now a shell replica concept thread)

20 April 2016 - 08:06 PM

Given these factors:

  • Possible (though improbable) legal ramifications.
  • Disagreements about imperfections of the Tornado and Crossbow shells for NIC-caliber use.
  • Arbitrary placement of screw posts and vital features without regard to our preferences.
  • Mediocre strength members.

 

Here's is the question you should ask yourselves:  Why would we spend all of this time and effort replicating an existing shell, when we have plenty of talented artists and 3D modelers in this community who are capable of designing /exactly/ what we want?

Personally, I have little to no interest in using the shells for homemade internals.  If I did, I would have tracked down a crossbow and scanned that.  The Koosh Vortex line is my favorite blaster line, and I wanted to have a way to make myself shells to mess around with without destroying originals.  Beyond that, I was just curious to see if it could be done.