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UKNerfWar
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This is it... The moment you've all been waiting for...



Inspired by the recent spate of people making their own gear, the A&M team decided that it would be fun to make this years competition about tactical gear. The rules are pretty simple:

    Entries must be of your own original design and created since the competition opened.

    You can use any skills/materials you possess. Ballistic nylon is good, gaffer tape and tissue paper is just as good.

    Points will be awarded for originality and creativity just as much as quality and functionality so you can really let your imaginations run wild.

    Closing date will be 18th July so you've got three months to come up with something.

Right, Prizes.

First Prize-
"The Deuce" Stryfe- Full Album Here



Comes with Bagablaster slip, courtesy of Super Gripper.

Paint- 4 stage pearl and candy flames, micro metal flake "hot rod" black, blacker than Boffs language.
Petrol blue metallic grips and accessories.
Genuine Gavinfuzzy Customs mag release lever, printed by Gavin himself!
Three layers of high gloss lacquer, hand polished.
Tech-
Honeybadger flywheel motors- First set in the UK
Solid state MOSFET wiring, rated to 60A, no high current in the grip.
Plug in motor block for easy servicing
Cherry DC2 Rev trigger switch, plug in- first time anyone has done that. Enables wiring loom to be removed if required whilst the switch can remain fixed.
Full "Bobo" battery tray expansion to take 2s 950mah Graphene Lipo or 1000mah conventional pack.
Factory fitted XT60 connector.

All entrants will receive a commemorative BritNerf patch courtesy of Blastersmiths UK.



T's & C's

One entry per person. You are welcome to change your mind throughout the course of the competition, simply edit your post to change your photo.
At 23.59 (BST) on 18th July 2016 the topic will be locked and the judging process will begin. We will not accept any entries after this time.
International members are welcome to enter but if you live somewhere really remote, you may be asked to contribute a little towards the postage fee.
The prize is what it is. There is no cash alternative or anything.

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dabrad89
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Shouts: "Honey go to the store and buy all the Duct tape!"





...Sorry if I wasn't meant to comment on this thread.

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Davidov
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*breathing intensifies*

As soon as I get back from GC this is happening, I have a pile of scrap and random bits that now need to be tactical gear.

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ManiacalCoyote
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Does California (USA) count as remote?

Also, will the "tacticoolness" be a factor in the judging?

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OldNoob
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California is reasonably near for postage. Cost for there would be $30 max, we would get the rest. Given that a Stryfe from me can top $200 easily that's not much.
Tacticoolness can help, we are looking far more for creativity than anything else, go nuts.

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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haloxxbilly
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CHOP UP ALL THE BAGS

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Boff
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I assume equipment completed after the date of the opening of the contest is allowable? Otherwise, I've got a whole wardrobe that I could flood this thread with. Razz

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old_man_nerf
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'Tactical' and 'tacticool' are too very different things....

I'm more concerned about trying to beat justajolt Smile
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Justajolt
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*calls to wife*

"Sweetpea... we need to start keeping all the cereal boxes and loo role middles again..."
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UKNerfWar
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Just over a month to go!

I can't win because I'm a judge, but that doesn't mean I cant get the ball rolling!

Introducing the long awaited Tactical Pasty Holster (TPH).




The TPH was constructed of tripple laminated organic fibre board and reinforced with Durable Utility Combat Tape (DUCT tape). The tape is laminated for a super durable outer shell. The top flap is secured using a top secret space-age technology.




Inside the TPH is lined with a thermal layer to help regulate the temperature of the contents. Our research shows that a soldier is 100% more combat effective if their lunch is temperate.


Photobombing dog.


The TPH can be secured to the users belt for ultimate ease and convenience. The high tensile belt loops can accommodate a 2" belt and can even be attached to molle webbing systems.

The TPH was developed to be a truly versatile lunch system. Not only can it accommodate a pasty but in fact any semicircular or crescent shaped foodstuffs can be inserted. Croissants are a perfect fit as indeed are tacos allowing the TPH to suit NERFers from any nationality.


Full album can be seen here.

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OldNoob
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Awesome work. A blaster update, spec is now confirmed-
1- Fully expanded battery tray, room for the latest Graphene packs and a low volt alarm. (note, does not include pack/charger)
2- Third gen solid state wiring loom, no high current in the grip, pro grade microswitch trigger, 16AWG main leads, 60A compatible.
3- Weight matched stock flywheels.
4- MTB Honeybadger motors- one of the first sets in the UK
5- Custom body work, details when it's painted. Will be super tasty.
6- Extra features- only for the lucky winner to find.

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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old_man_nerf
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As much as uknerfwar deserves to win for the sheer beauty of the pastie holder, that blaster spec sounds even tastier than a pastry based consumable (bad pun intended).

Better get my arts and crafts kit out and get busy.....
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Boff
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I'm actually considering entering this since I'm not judging. I just have to think of something that's not in the company's development notebooks. Razz

I'm thinking a pistol and chain-sword holder. For when you need to unleash your inner Commissar.

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blindgeekuk
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One month in, and I've yet to think of anything to make Sad

The extent of my non bought stuff is probably the two carabiners that clip between my belt loop and bandolier that stop the bsuk holster on the bandolier sliding off.

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OldNoob
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More inspiration for you all. I can't enter as I am a judge, but with Bristol Blast incoming the Minion fancied a small armour upgrade. The main vest is an old soldier 95 plate carrier altered to fit, with camping mat replacing Kevlar on the inside.
The shoulder pads are made from 1000d cordura (ordered from Boff) and have my first attempt at Molle loops on, which also provide attachment for morale and unit badges. Embroidery by BSUK.
They are fully removable with velcro and have an elastic strap on the upper arm to help them stay in place and keep them out the way of his rig in action.
Also a handy accessory to school uniform..


Right side pad


Left side pad, with unit badge.


Velcro overlock attachments to the main vest. All this was stitched, then the pad folded inside out, hemmed, leaving a small gap, then turned the right way and the foam rolled and inserted into the pad. I then stitched up the last bit. This can be seen in the ugly bit at the bottom. If I was making it again I would have vid that on the back corner, not the most visible part!
Apologies as usual to Spud for calling this sewing!

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Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.


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majorkurn
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This is  my  entry.  An aluminum holster  for my tri-fire

http://imgur.com/a/QurNm
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Elime_rawne
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Britnerf 5th anniversary competition entry:

Title: Mag Mag (proof of concept)

Overview and aims:

I had two main goals setting out on this project...

1. Whatever I built must be easily replicable for reasonable cost
2. Must actually be usable/solve a problem

Optional goal

3. Get a sweet morale patch for max Nerf swag points

After scouring the internet for some ideas I noticed that quite a few people have tried attaching magnets to their blasters/mags, however it seemed that in almost every case it required permanent changes and looked ghastly. I wanted to create something which was standardised against the most utilised platform (molle) and this led me to discovering that no one (as far as I know) had considered crossing magnetic attachment with molle pattern.

Over the course of a few iterations and due to a few sourcing issues I was unable to actually mount the magnets to the bars as I could not source magnets which had the appropriate strength with a low enough profile. This issue meant that I would need to mount the magnets to the mags themselves.

Project build:

1. Making my own proto molle bars (trying to resist urge to cheat and use BSUK bars)





2. Adding metal to the bars and covering in ductape.





3. Creating the adjustable straps which hold the magnets





4. in place on a molle panel




Total cost:

4 x Neodymium magnets (7.50)
4 x Velcro patches (2)
Duct tape (negligible)

Project conclusion:

Overall as a prototype/proof of concept I am exceptionally happy with this. The choice to go with 4 distinct points of contact which match molle spacing is effective in ensuring stability and will mean that this will work across any standardised molle panel which opens up some crazy options.

Additionally given the low cost this could easily replicated and is accessible by anyone with a roll of ductape and a pair of scissors/junior hacksaw. I will be field testing my prototype at GC next month however jumping around indoors I have been unable to make the mag drop or even wobble.

I think the systems low weight and profile could really lend itself to a specific type of player and add yet another option for everyone's load outs. (assuming test goes well)

As an added bonus, the 4 points of contact means the mag automatically snaps into place and straightens itself out assuming you place it within a reasonable tolerance... which suits people with OCD (like myself).

Next steps:

Molle bars will be replaced with polycarb with inset metal or will be metal lined. These will then be able to be act as regular molle bars in addition to magnetic ones

The straps will be redone in proper velcro (as per the BSUK jungle kit) and magnets will be secured within two layers.

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Special notes:

Even if this prototype was taken through to a final version, it in no way would equal the greatness of the tactical pasty holster. The only thing that could beat that would be some kind of large rivals type mag which dispensed pork pies.

@mods, yes, I have a few issues with grammar. Please do not edit me into oblivion Wink

**Edit**
Can all of the above be done with velcro? Yes, but drawing this mag is silent... proper kingskeep style

Notable sources and acknowledgements:

A chosen few of the sources that helped form the vision

CADdaniels:
http://www.instructables.com/id/H...els-Leg-Magnetic-Attachment-Poin/
http://imgur.com/a/wAdki

Socksofgrandieur:
http://imgur.com/gKTFZSu

Jedielthewise:
https://www.reddit.com/r/Nerf/com...ef_style_magnetic_mounting_system


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OldNoob
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Genius idea, simple, elegant and not too expensive to make. Best of British engineering, well done! Bar raised.

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Big_Poppa_Nerf wrote:

Boff whats the damage? I have spent over 3 times my Nerf budget this month already. Part of me is trying to be a responsible parent/husband/house owner. The other half is just says 'Ahhhh, Screw it!'.
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Boff
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Elime_rawne wrote:
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So, erm, fancy a job? Razz

That is an exceptionally elegant solution to the problem and I really like it. I'd be curious to see how this weathers. That said, I'm already working on solutions to that problem. Very keen to see this in the flesh at E2.

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UKNerfWar
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Jeez Elime, this was supposed to be a silly contest and you turned it into something credible. Damn you!



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