Well, I bought one. I must say, it is quite huge. I looked at it and am now searching for silver paint and a crimson-red coat. I think my mom has some yellow hair-dye. Now if I can just work out the cyborg arm-machinegun I'll be all set... For love and for peace!
I think Jyhad hit upon something important. My biggest gripe is that the Mav's cyllinder barely swings out. Makes it a pain in the ass to load, so that's something I'll keep in mind when I work on the Mav tonight (I should be done with my Scout tonight, only need to do cosmetic work, for those of you keeping tabs on my life. I'm not keeping tabs.) and see what I can do.
The craft foam sounds like the best idea yet. I believe my mom has some, but if not I'll run to Walmart tonight (being unemployed rocks! Not really...) and grab some 2mm stuff.
Now, this is just a suggestion, but lemmy propose something the Ruskies figured out when revolvers were brand new. In about 1895, Mr. Nagant was sitting on his brand-spanking new indoor plumbing device trying to dream up how to make a decent gun so the Czar won't tie his genitals in a knot. Thing was, all revolvers before this kinda had a problem, the damn things shot gas out the sides and it lost a lot of power! Not to mention that shit got hot!
So he's sitting there and suddenly gets an idea, what if he made the cyllinder move forwards prior to the hammer falling so that the cyllinder was taught against the barrel? Well, it worked. The Nagant 1895 was born and it was the .44 magnum of the day. It blew the heads off of Ottomans and gave the Czar serious wood until the Bolsheviks lost it to a man named Vladimir Lenin. Now the horrible lack of any historical coherence in that takes a back seat to the central idea here.
Let's put a dealio in the trigger so that when you pull it, the revolving deal scoots back and seals with the piston better. What we get is great air efficiency and a cool design to boot. Now the real question is, how do we go about getting the revolving part to slide back?
As for my thoughts on the gun? It's by no means a split-fire, but it improves upon the 350 drastically. No more bent darts, it has better range, and holds more ammo. It's hugeness does not bother me, I have fairly big hands, and having a chunky cannon like this makes me happy. I also like that Nerf attatched some crude sights, I plan to hang onto this gun and probably deck it out with a Trigun approach. I might also keep with my trend of megaman fandom and go with painting it up in red, black, and brown and go with Metal Man as the theme (my favorite robot master!).
By the way, don't play Russian Roulette with this thing, I almost lost an eye.
Hasbro, please, bring back the Vortex blasters. Use the same rings as before and start releasing them instead of four different colors of the same football each year. There was clearly a market for the Vortex blasters and you had a loyal fan-base.
Since you've already been introduced to the venerable CoC I'll enlighten you on the history of NH.
Now the whole earth had one language and few words. And as men migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, "Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly." And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, "Come, let us build ourselves a city, and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth."
Salut! I think I remember you during my stint on NHQ, seems to be down right now, they had been attacked by hackers or voles earlier apparently.
I actually had to look up that quote... I am disappointed I was unable to pick it out. What I am more disappointed at is my spam:
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