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sharpshooter11000
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:21 pm

I'm back! Which doesn't really matter... I don't have any spud gun projects going at the minute (well... I do have some unfinished old projects...) but yeah, I'm alive, and loving the new look of SF!

(Yeah I know, you probably don't know who I am... I never really posted much :P)
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 6:55 pm

Welcome back! :D
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Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:34 pm

Hey I remember you!

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Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:47 am

Hey I also remember you!

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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:26 pm

Thanks jrrdw!

Really? I feel loved :)

I've got a lathe now so I might have to make it a little machining project... It is really tempting, even just make a mini one...
Oh great now you've got me started :rolleyes:
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:45 pm

I recommend taking a look at this, great little machining project to hone your skills and you get a nice little pen gun at the end of it ;)
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:20 pm

Anytime! 8)
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Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:09 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:I recommend taking a look at this, great little machining project to hone your skills and you get a nice little pen gun at the end of it ;)
I followed that from start to finish when it was being built! It really is great, I think I might have to try something like that even if it's only something really simple! I have designs somewhere for a little co-ax penguin that should be really quick to make with limited materials, in fact I think I've already made parts for it!

I'm working on an ABS co-ax shoulder fired rocket launcher (will only be used at about 50-60psi though). I've already machined a piston and barrel retainers etc, just need a small QEV to pilot it and it should hopefully work! It'll be my first large co-axial project!
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:00 am

Guess who else is still alive? Sup fellas?
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:42 am

Awwww this is starting to feel like a high school reunion :D
hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Fri Nov 08, 2013 3:58 pm

I may also be alive, although I haven't got a large enough sample group to be sure.

Fairly certain the old girl still works though - got her out again today, only to find the projectile didn't want to stop at three milk cartons and a large lump of tree, but had disappeared a good foot back and half foot down into the ground under the concrete backstop.
Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:26 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Look who's taken a break from flying Apaches in Afghanistan :D
notification email wrote:Ragnarok, spudfiles has a new format!
http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view6/449802 ... arry-o.gif

:D :D :D
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hectmarr wrote:You have to make many weapons, because this field is long and short life
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Sat Nov 09, 2013 7:03 am

As it happens, I don't get told I look like Prince Harry much any more. Might be something with my girlishly long locks these days. :tongue5:

And as far as any such notification e-mail, I actually didn't get one - Hotmail rearranged itself sometime back (disabling multiple log-in) and a couple of my e-mail addresses thus died on me and stopped redirecting things; I had to reactivate the account I used in order to convince Spudfiles to give me a new password.

Anyway, I'm here. Not got many launchy type projects on the go - I might try and sort out the problems I had with HEAL-and-a-half at some point and would eventually like to work on the coilgun project I had in mind years ago, but given the way I remember things advancing in previous years, I guess both of those are probably a bit "old hat" by now.
Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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Sat Nov 09, 2013 3:34 pm

I was wondering what had happened to you Rag!
You went from "Harry" to "Hairy" huh?

Not that different.. :mrgreen:

I raise my glass, tilt my head, smile and say:

Welcome back!
All of you sharp-shooters!


A reunion indeed!
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Oh my friggin god stop being so awesome, that thing is pure kick ass. Most innovative and creative pneumatic that the files have ever come by!

Can't ask for a better compliment!!
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Sat Nov 09, 2013 9:49 pm

Brian the brain wrote:I was wondering what had happened to you Rag!
In short: shapeshifting aliens, an anti-gravity Renault Espace, a living shadow held captive in an ammo box, cannibalistic nobility, a herculean preacher, being measured for a very expensive dress and several missing crates of explosives (which were mostly found when they went off).
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I wish. I visibly tense in the video above.

Although, in fairness, the projectile was fair heavier than anything I'd previously fired or that HEAL had been designed to fire*, so I didn't actually know what was about to happen. Well, I'd done the maths, but a number on paper only says so much.
(*In hindsight, I probably should have trusted myself more - I went with that straight-backed design at least partly for its recoil characteristics).
Does that thing kinda look like a big cat to you?
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