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Georgia War: C.O.S.T.C.O.H. III

02 December 2016 - 01:19 PM

Chicken’s Old School Testicular Carnival OHorror III
 

All I want for Christmas is NO HOPPAZ

 

The premier Southeast winter war returns.
No hoppers. No melee. No mercy.

Date: Saturday, December 17th, 2016

Time: First round starts at 10:00 am. Be there by 9:30. We play until dusk.

Location: McCurry Park, Fayetteville, GA 30214

It’s a big park, and we’re only using a small part of it. Our staging area is a large pavilion with picnic tables.
The parking lot is right off of McElroy Road, as you can see in the picture:

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What to bring:

1) BLASTERS: Bring at least one reliable PRIMARY, a springer PISTOL, and an AWFUL (if you wish to participate in Awfuls rounds).

- If you need a blaster, someone may kindly lend you one, or there are loaners to rent.

- Blaster restrictions: DO NOT bring anything crazy overpowered. No homemade airguns or singled Titans/Hydro Cannons/drain blasters. If I deem your blaster to be too powerful, I WILL ask you to put it down.

- Pistol restrictions: Pistols may not hold more than 6 shots, and may not shoot more than 70'. Rainbow Pistols are not pistols.
If you do not have an adequate pistol, you may borrow one from the loaner pistol bin.

- Realistic blasters are dumb.

 

- Blaster hits WILL count and there will be NO barrel taps. 

 

- No hopper clips and no melee weapons are allowed.


2) DARTS: You may use stock darts, stefans, megas, discs, whatever. I recommend at least 200 darts per person.

- Dart restrictions: no darts with exposed metal. No darts heavier than a 3/0. All darts must have at least one inch of foam.

- Special disc rule: discs that bounce off of trees will still count as a hit.

If you don’t have darts to use, there will be stefans for rent as well.

 

LOANER BLASTERS/DARTS

 

If you do not have an NIC primary and stefans to use, for $5 you may borrow primaries or darts, and for $10 you may borrow both (they're not crappy, I promise).

                                                        

Loaner pistols will continue to be free.

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OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- LUNCH, I personally think it is much more efficient to just bring one with you instead of taking an hour to go get it. Trust me, a turkey sandwich tastes just fine after you have been Nerfing for a few hours. You are free to do what you want though.
- WATER, hydration is important.
- EYE PROTECTION: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES DO NOT COUNT AS EYE PROTECTION. You must be wearing something that completely covers your eyes. I don’t care if you’re over 18 or not, YOU WILL BE WEARING THEM.
- Money/Blasters for trading. We like to do a lot of this down here, so bring what ya got.
- Intelligence, Don't be an idiot.
- A good attitude. Don’t be a crybaby.
- Please do not bring any open alcohol, illicit drugs, or real firearms to this event.
- We will be renting the pavilion for the day, so I would really appreciate if people brought a few dollars to contribute.

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GAMETYPES:

FFA
Wingman

Squads
Deathmatch
Wildcard
Freeze Tag: Kill Confirmed
Carpe Testiculum

Territories 
Pistols

Speed Rounds
Headhunters
Awfuls


All gametype rules will be explained at the event.

Some rounds may also have prizes, so be sure to bring your A-game if you want to win some cool stuff wink.gif

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Raffle! Please try not to bring absolute garbage. We will be doing it as a picked first = gets to pick what they want. Santa may be putting some cool stuff in as well. 


Facebook event: https://www.facebook...24418284651085/


Attendees:

- flyingchicken

- NerfOmania

- Red

- Spud

- Mellow

- Drac

- EOC

- N00bman133712

- Chainmailleman 

- TheNerfZilla

- Like 20+ more on Facebook

 

If you’re interested in coming to this event, we’d love to have you! Here’s the war video for last year’s COSTCOH:




Feel free to ask any questions!


Georgia War: Spring SENO 2016

04 May 2016 - 09:03 PM

Southeast Nerf Outing - Spring 2016


Spring is here, and what better way to welcome this weather than with a classic Southeast war?

 

Date: Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Time: First round starts at 10:00 am. Be there by 9:30. We play until dusk.

Location: McCurry Park, Fayetteville, GA 30214

It’s a big park, and we’re only using a small part of it. Our staging area is a large pavilion with picnic tables.
Make sure you use the parking lot off of McElroy Road, which you can see in this picture:

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What to bring:

1) BLASTERS: Bring at least one reliable PRIMARY and a springer PISTOL.

- Blaster restrictions: DO NOT bring anything crazy overpowered (homemade airguns, singled Titans/Hydro Cannons/drain blasters), or it will not be allowed on the field. 

- Pistol restrictions: Pistols may not hold more than 6 shots, and may not shoot more than 70'. Rainbow Pistols are not pistols.

- Realistic blasters are dumb.

- Blaster hits DO NOT count, however this does not mean you can strap a large shield to your blaster.

2) DARTS: You may use stock micros, stefans, megas, discs, whatever. I recommend at least 200 darts per person.

- Dart restrictions: no darts with exposed metal. No darts heavier than a 3/0. All darts must have at least one inch of foam. Slugs are preferred above everything else.

 

 

LOANER BLASTERS

 

If you do not have an NIC primary and stefans to use, FOR A MERE $5, you may borrow loaner primaries and stefans from me for the day (they’re not crappy, I promise).                                                            

Loaner pistols will continue to be free.

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OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER:

 

- There will be NO BARREL TAPS. If you agree with your opponent to just take the hit, that's fine.

 

- Blaster hits WILL COUNT for this war.

 

- LUNCH, I would NOT LIKE to see people running off for an hour-long lunch break. I personally think it is much more efficient to just bring one with you. Trust me, a turkey sandwich tastes just fine after you have been Nerfing for a few hours. You are free to do what you want though.
- WATER, hydration is important.
- EYE PROTECTION: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES DO NOT COUNT AS EYE PROTECTION. You must be wearing something that completely covers your eyes. I don’t care if you’re over 18 or not, YOU WILL BE WEARING THEM.
- Money/Blasters for trading. We like to do a lot of this down here, so bring what ya got.
- Intelligence, Don't be an idiot.
- A good attitude. Don’t be a crybaby.
- Please do not bring any open alcohol, illicit drugs, or real firearms to this event.
- We will be renting the pavilion for the day, so I would really appreciate if people brought a few dollars to contribute.

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GAMETYPES:

FFA
Wingman
Deathmatch
Wildcard

Slaughter (Noobs vs Vets)
Freeze Tag: Kill Confirmed
No Hoppers

Whatever else we feel like playing.


All gametype rules will be explained at the event.

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Raffle! We will be having one as per the usual. Please try not to bring absolute garbage. We will be doing it as a picked first = gets to pick what they want.


Facebook event: https://www.facebook...38688156494086/

 

Attendees:

- flyingchicken

- Zaxbys

- Drac

- Mellow

- TheNerfZilla

- Spud

- 12 Facebook people

 

 

 

 

Feel free to ask any questions!


Georgia War: C.O.S.T.C.O.H. II

04 November 2015 - 06:30 PM

Chicken’s Old School Testicular Carnival Of Horror II


The premier Southeast winter war is back - and more outdated than ever.
No hoppers. No melee. No mercy.


Date: Saturday, December 12th, 2015

Time: First round starts at 10:00 am. Be there by 9:30. We play until dusk.

Location: McCurry Park, Fayetteville, GA 30214

It’s a big park, and we’re only using a small part of it. Our staging area is a large pavilion with picnic tables.
The parking lot is right off of McElroy Road, as you can see in the picture:

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What to bring:

1) BLASTERS: Bring at least one reliable PRIMARY, a springer PISTOL, and an AWFUL (if you wish to participate in Awfuls rounds).

- If you need a blaster, there will be plenty of loaners.

- Blaster restrictions: DO NOT bring anything crazy overpowered. No homemade airguns or singled Titans/Hydro Cannons/drain blasters. If I deem your blaster to be too powerful, I WILL ask you to put it down.

- Pistol restrictions: Pistols may not hold more than 6 shots, and may not shoot more than 70'. Rainbow Pistols are not pistols.
If you do not have an adequate pistol, one will be provided for you.

- Realistic blasters are dumb.

- Blaster hits DO NOT count, however this does not mean you can strap a large shield to your blaster.

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2) DARTS: You may use stock micros, stefans, megas, discs, whatever. I recommend at least 200 darts per person.

- Dart restrictions: no darts with exposed metal. No darts heavier than a 3/0. All darts must have at least one inch of foam.

- Special disc rule: discs that bounce off of trees will still count as a hit.

If you don’t have darts to use, you are free to use darts from the Community Dart Bin. However, please pick them up with us and return them at the end of the war.

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OTHER THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- LUNCH, I would NOT LIKE to see people running off for an hour-long lunch break. I personally think it is much more efficient to just bring one with you. Trust me, a turkey sandwich tastes just fine after you have been Nerfing for a few hours. You are free to do what you want though.
- WATER, hydration is important.
- EYE PROTECTION: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES DO NOT COUNT AS EYE PROTECTION. You must be wearing something that completely covers your eyes. I don’t care if you’re over 18 or not, YOU WILL BE WEARING THEM.
- Money/Blasters for trading. We like to do a lot of this down here, so bring what ya got.
- Intelligence, Don't be an idiot.
- A good attitude. Don’t be a crybaby.
- Please do not bring any open alcohol, illicit drugs, or real firearms to this event.
- We will be renting the pavilion for the day, so I would really appreciate if people brought a few dollars to contribute.

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GAMETYPES:

FFA
Wingman
Deathmatch
Wildcard
Freeze Tag: Kill Confirmed
Carpe Testiculum
Civil War
Speed Rounds
Headhunters
Awfuls


All gametype rules will be explained at the event.

Some rounds may also have prizes, so be sure to bring your A-game if you want to win some cool stuff wink.gif

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Raffle! We will be having one as per the usual. Please try not to bring absolute garbage. We will be doing it as a picked first = gets to pick what they want.


Facebook event: https://www.facebook...45683082338165/


Attendees:

- flyingchicken

- Zaxbys
- Nerfomania

- Red

- Drac

- EOC

- Scooba

- Mellow

- Margo

- TheNerfZilla + 1

- Like 20 more people on FB, holy crap

 

If you’re interested in coming to this event, we’d love to have you! Here’s the war video for last year’s COSTCOH:




Feel free to ask any questions!


GEORGIA WAR: Hell During Halloween

13 September 2015 - 06:51 PM

Looking for a more laid-back Southeast NIC war before COSTCOH? Look no further.

Also, it's Halloween, so DRESS UP!


Date: Saturday, October 31st, 2015

Time: First round starts at 10 am, so get there by 9:30. We play until ~6 or so.

Location: McCurry Park, Fayetteville, GA 30214

It’s a big park, and we’re only using a small part of it. The parking lot is right off of McElroy Road, as you can see in the picture. We will be using a large pavilion as our staging area.

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What to bring:

1) DARTS: We WILL NOT be renting our darts to ANYONE.

- Domes will be allowed, but slugs are always preferred.

- No deathdarts/tac darts/poorly made darts with exposed metal. Don’t be stupid.

- If you need to use stefans, you are free to borrow darts from the community dart bin, as long as you pick them up with us and return them.

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2) BLASTERS: Bring at least one primary, a springer pistol, and an awful (shoots 15ft or less). Stuff breaks, so bring extras.

- Restrictions: no homemade air tanks/things that can actually be dangerous. The normal Southeast stuff will be allowed; plugged Big Blasts, SM5Ks, Rainbow pistols, etc. We may also do some REKT rounds as well, so bring your shitcannons out for those.

- Do NOT bring any all-black/realistic blasters. This is a public park; we don’t need the cops called on us.

- Melee is whatever. Use it if you want.

- Blaster hits DO NOT count; however, this does not mean you can strap a large shield to your blaster.

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Other things to bring:
- Lunch: We would NOT LIKE to see people running off for a 45 minute lunch break. I personally think it is much more efficient to just bring one with you. Trust me, turkey sandwich tastes just fine after you have been Nerfing for a few hours. You are free to do what you want though.
- Water! Lots of water!
- Sunscreen (just in case)
- Eye protection: PRESCRIPTION GLASSES ARE NOT EYE PROTECTION; your eyes must be covered completely. It doesn’t matter if you’re over 18, YOU WILL BE WEARING EYE PROTECTION DURING ROUNDS.
- Money/blasters for barter: We like to do a lot of this down here, so bring what ya got.
- Intelligence: Don't be an idiot.
- A good attitude. If you act like a crybaby, we will escort you off the premises as a crybaby.
- Do not bring any open alcohol, illicit drugs, or real firearms to this event, or you will be kicked out. (Remember, public park.)
- As we will be renting the pavilion to use as a staging area, we would really appreciate if everyone chipped in a few dollars to help pay for it.

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GAMETYPES:
Whatever we want, who knows.
I can bring supplies for Carpe and Robot Mind Control if y’all want to do them.

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Raffle! We will be having one as per the usual. Please try not to bring absolute garbage. We will be doing it as a picked first = gets to pick what they want.


Don't forget, it's Halloween, so wear a costume! We may also have a costume contest with prizes!


Facebook event: https://www.facebook...48251968726103/


Attendees:
- flyingchicken
- Nerfomania
- Red(omania?)
- EOC
- ScoobaSteve
- Mellow
- Jake
- Harrison
- Daniel
- Aidan
- Charles
- Cameron
- Gus
- Lathen
- Kammy
- Jonathan
- Trisha
- Amy
- Tim


Feel free to ask any questions!

Crossfire Bow + Blastzooka Integration

09 August 2015 - 04:32 PM

This write-up is my submission to the 2015 NerfHaven mods contest.


I was very excited when this contest was first announced. I went out to my local stores and spent a good amount of time just standing in front of the Nerf aisle, brainstorming and conceptualizing. Out of the various ideas I came up with, I chose this one because I don't think I've ever seen something quite like it before.


The goal of this modification is to house a Buzz Bee Extreme Blastzooka (XBZ) in a Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow shell, with selectable firing between a 4-dart shotgun spread and an RSCB clip.


A rather lofty-sounding goal indeed, but pushing your boundaries is the best way to progress.


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Start out with your Nerf Zombie Strike Crossfire Bow. A very fun blaster to play around with, but sadly inferior to most other newer blasters.

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Open it up. Internals shot:

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Nice and simple springer, but it won't stay that way for long.

Take out the following pieces: the plunger rod, the catch, and the priming handle. They are not necessary for this mod.

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That essentially just leaves you with the trigger and the barrels.


Now move on to your Blastzooka.

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Do yourself a favor and buy one. No, buy several. They're crazy awesome.

Open it up and take out the juicy bits.

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Now step away from your blasters for a moment. We're going to create what I think is the best part of this mod: the selectable firing system.

You need 2 sizes of brass cut into 3 different pieces:
- 3" of 1/2" brass
- .75" of 17/32" brass
- 1.5" of 17/32" brass

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Take your 3" length of 1/2" brass and drill two small holes at .5" and 1" away from one of the ends. Make sure they line up straight.

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Now you need to seal off the end closest to the holes. I used Goop and hot glue; make sure it doesn't block the hole nearest to the end!

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Now take your 1.5" piece of 17/32" brass and drill two more holes at the same distances, this time perpendicular, so that the hole at .5" is on the side, and the hole at 1" is on the top, like so:

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Laying out the pieces, this is how they will fit together:

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The outer holes in the 1.5" 17/32" piece will direct where the air flows, simply by turning the piece of 1/2" brass.

Side hole exit:

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Top hole exit:

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The side hole will direct airflow to the 4 barrels in the front, while the top hole will direct airflow to the RSCB we'll be adding.

Now we make the connection point for the RSCB. Take a small piece (~.75" or so) of 1/2" CPVC, dremel it so it fits around the brass, then glue it in place like so:

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Make sure the connection is airtight!

Downward view:

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Back to your XBZ! Chop off most of the barrel, so that there's just a little stub left.

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Wrap your .75" piece of 17/32" brass in a little bit of electrical tape, then Goop it into the XBZ barrel stub.

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The combined assembly so far:

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Now take a 1/2" CPVC tee and throw it on there. It should be very nearly flush with the brass, if not totally flush. Make sure it's straight!

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We finally return to our Crossfire!

Drill out those smart ARs. We don't need no education!

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On the lower barrels, make sure to clear them out enough to see that little plus shape in the back.

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By clearing out the air restrictors, we're essentially creating a 4-dart shotgun effect instead of the normal one dart per shot deal.

Moving on to the plunger tube: mark 1 inch from the end, then cut that piece off.

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Now take your dremel and carve out a little scoop, so that the tee can fit inside, like so:

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Now we have to seal the gap around the tee and brass. Seal up the plunger tube JUST up to the edge of the 17/32".

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Make sure the piece of 1/2" brass can be moved and taken out smoothly.

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Once you glue that tee in airtight, it's not going anywhere, so I took the opportunity to choose my barrel (6" of clear CPVC) and align it with the other 4:

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Now we get to the fun part.

Shell carving.

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The blast button ended up being very well-placed; just cut up the trigger a bit. Make sure the part that comes in contact with the button is slanted, so the button doesn't get caught on it.

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Almost done!

Now we need to attach the selecting arm to the 1/2" brass. Grab a little bit of CPVC (2.5" or so) and carve it to fit the brass.

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You'll have to cut a big slot in the shell. Don't make it clean.

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In this picture, you can see the lines I marked that showed me when the holes lined up:

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At first, I just used a zip tie and superglue to secure the arm, but that didn't hold up. Smother that shit in JB Weld.

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Finished internals! I decided to glue the tank down to prevent it from spinning.

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Bam!

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I used some copper piping for the RSCB clip (holds 3 Elite darts), and added the stock priming handle to the lever for some extra flair.

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As you can tell, the XBZ tank may be a bit too wide for the shell...

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Performance:

Anyone who's modded a Blastzooka knows how much power they put out, even with the tiny release holes in this mod.

I chose to leave the pump unplugged, so I can pump until the OPRV kicks in (10 pumps or so).

To select the RSCB clip, flip the lever into the upwards position. To use the 4 dart shotgun spread, flip the lever down. It's got a cool Secret Shot 1 kinda vibe.

When they fly straight, Elite darts out of the RSCB will go over 80' flat.
The 4 dart shotgun blast goes... significantly less, probably around 25', but with a great spread. At close range, I don't see it being avoidable.

This blaster is compatible with stefans as well, but I made it primarily with stock darts in mind.

A firing demonstration of this blaster can be found here:

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Closing thoughts:

- I originally intended for the smart AR system to keep its function, but as it turns out, smart AR systems and air tanks don't go well together. One pump would only send a dart 20 feet or so. Any more than one pump would launch multiple darts. I guess it really only works with springers.

- Since I built the selectable barrel system with the above in mind, there is still dead space to be cut down. The air release holes could also be widened as well. The tank would have to move up, requiring a less convenient trigger arrangement, but it can work.

- It's hard to tell in the video, but the bottom dart tends to plop out shorter than the others. In the future, I'll probably end up plugging that fourth barrel, so that the air is better spent on launching the other 3 darts farther.


I plan to put this thing through its paces next Saturday at our local SAMBO/superstock war.


All in all, I'm just happy it works.
Questions and comments are welcome.


Thanks for reading!