In case you haven’t realised I am in my final year at university. Or I am until 14th when I hand in my final year project. As you would expect, this means I am working like crazy. In fact, the only reason this is going up at all is that I’m at home having an afternoon off before the madness of the final dissertation writing and product tweaking to be done next week. I’m not expecting much sleep.
But there is a bright side. Once that is over and done with (and I’ve done the Vivas for two subjects) I’ve got at least two airsoft trips. One is a trip to Halo Mill (a site I hope to spend a fair bit of time at over the summer thanks to (hopefully) working in Huddersfield) for some up close fun. The other is the Rejunion 2. Last year was a fantastic day of fun at a fantastic site with all my friends. This year should be more fun, especially with the plan to bring ALL my guns out for a play. From the MK23 up to my Garand, it should be a good day.
I’ve also got a set of airsoft footage I’m sat on until I’m finished from both my GoPro and my rear facing camera. It should be good to get two view points, but I need to take a look at it.
I’ll do a huge set of updates after I do my handin but until then here is the latest airsoft photo.
After writing about the Pot Factory trip and having looked at the lessons learnt from it, its worth looking ahead to the future for my airsofting seeing as the next few months are going to see some big things happening.
The big thing is that I’m having the next two months off airsoft. This is primarily to give myself plenty of time to work on my Final Year Project and the rest of the work I have to do to finish off my university course. I find airsoft open days take out more than just one days worth of time – you have the day before kitting up, the day of the manshoots and then the next day collapsed somewhere as your limbs attempt to function again. I might potentially go along to one of Northern Airsoft Alliance’s training days, as they are only half days and a lot cheaper as well. You also don’t use quite the same amount of ammo either.
At the moment, my LR300 is at a friend of mine’s getting all the upgraded parts I bought over the last term installed (photo above was sent as proof of life). By the sounds of it, its a bit of a mess inside which was not helped by the trip to Manchester. But its got a few things to be done
So what’s on the possible buy list:
Helmet mounted goggles – as my ESS glasses and mask combination don’t work with my helmet, I though I might as well replace them with a helmet mounted set
Helmet mounted face protection – as above, these will fit via velcro into the helmet and with a cover of EVA so I don’t have hard mesh against my face. It also looks a little like something the ghosts would be wearing
Tactical Torch – my current torch is a little weedy and lacks a pressure switch. This one is 200 lumens and has an attached switch which will be mounted on my AFG.
Eotech mounted laser – Lasers are pretty handy when in CQB (and they look cool) so I really want to keep this functionality. Mounting it on the Eotech allows me to easily align it using the sight’s adjustment keeping it accurate and useful
45 degree iron sights – These things look hilarious. There is just enough rail space under the magnifier to fit and as an aesthetic thing the look sweet.
Wrist strap for GoPro remote – I’m still trying to find the perfect place to mount this and I thinking using the underside of my wrist is probably the best. If I need to, I can hide the screen under my glove to give it a little bit of cover
Rail sets – The LR300 has no rails on it except the sight rail. For now, this has been fine but with the purchase of a cheap AFG and from looking into a gun mounted camera to bring something a little extra to my footage.
Cheap camera and rail mount – Watching the videos of KhanSeb (especially the one below) have shown me how having a different camera angle can really improve the footage, adding in a little difference to the monotony of all the footage pointing down at the ground. This isn’t my no.1 priority – its a fair amount of money to drop. However, I am chatting to a friend of mine so more on this at some point
I may be having two months off but that just means I’ll be raring for action come. The plan is to go to the two TSUAirsoft games in May, then do the Rejunion and depending on what my finance is over the Summer, I may be doing quite a few games alongside going to Ground Zero 2013. The aim is to go to every site within a two hour drive of Middlesbrough (the maximum at TSU trip can do) and then give the future chair a book of all the sites nearby that are any good.
Those are the plans, lets see how many will happen.
The trip to the Pot Factory was among other things a real test of my kit. Everything from guns down to the boots I was wearing – all of it was being tested to see. Most of it met what it was required to do, some was lacking and a few more bits are required to be bought before the end of the year. I’m going to split this into sections.
The only picture of me. God I have a leer.
Border Guard camo is a great cover layer. Its way too thin to be worn as a standard layer but over my ABU trousers it works fine. The top can be worn with just a base layer underneath but in winter works with a hoodie or ABU jacket
My WW2 jump boots are great – really comfy, stood up well to the scrapes and scratches of the site. Need to work on walking in them as I kept moving around loudly due to the bottom of the boot clanging around.
Shemagh is still comfy while even worn under the helmet. Also helps to tie the look together
Tac and Safety Gear
Helmet – nice stable platform for the go pro and it saved my head from a couple of close range hits. The addition of the motto on the back brought a few smiles and makes be recognisable in a crowd. Paintwork seems to hold up to a few hits. Need to glue in the interior pads to stop them falling out.
Gloves – They are starting to look really scraggy. I need to seal up the cut sections. I could replace them with mechanix gloves but its seems a bit much
Eye and face protection – My current combination is not working. To be honest, it hasn’t for a while. Both parts are fantastic in themselves (the ESS ICE glasses are some of the best I’ve ever used) but I need to modify them to work together. I’m going to look into getting a google and facemask set designed to work together and keeping my glasses as rentals/when I’m not using my helmet
Vest – Happy with the current arrangement of pouches on my vest, especially for the M4 mag using LR300. Might need to tighten it slightly. Rear radio pouch also need tightening up.
Dump pouch – some of the best money I’ve spent. Able to store everything from used mags to gas cans (especially for the Garand). Also folds up inside the vest for storage
Drop leg – This needs sorting. Kept moving around and being uncomfortable. Sadly I’ve got limited options due to the size of the MK23. Going to tighten the drop leg so it holds in place.
Radio – I forgot to lock the keypad so it turned itself on and off. However, it worked fine when I was talking to people – just now need more people on the other end.
MK23 – used only a little bit due to conditions. Heavy slide made a huge racket in an enclosed space giving it an edge, got a few good kills. Need a torch mount on it – the Harris technique only gets you so far.
I’m going to cover each attachment separately as there is a fair bit for each. This was really a trial by fire for my setup and sadly a few parts were found lacking.
Silencer/Tracer unit – Looked cool, worked like magic. Due to the site, I was using a full load of tracer which meant every shot was a trail of green through the air before bouncing around (often off people). Only issue is that it needs taping up – its very easy for the cap on the end to twist off by accident.
Torch/Laser – This didn’t work. Not having a pressure switch made it hard to use, while the laser was useless as I couldn’t align it properly to my sights. The torch could also have been brighter
Eotech – The battery was dead. Ended up making good use of the front sight post. Need to remove batteries when in transit in the future.
Magnifier – The sight relief is a bit crap to use it while fighting. However, it is pretty good for long range spotting (which it wasn’t used for much in CQB) but primarily it looks cool. Mount is a little temperamental
Tactical latch – looked cool, had some comments on it, many of which were not just “this is dumb”
Overall the gun performed great. It was a little under-powered and the hop was in need of adjustment. But the rate of fire worked really well and all my mags worked fine. I also really loved the shape of it – it fit perfectly in my hands and shoulder. Also being able to fold the stock was very helpful.
Chemlights – need to buy a big bag for CQB and drop them at room edges when moving around the site to make it easier to get around without requiring a torch. The light cast by used molotovs saved my life repeatedly in the pitch black corridor
I need to get used to carrying a large number of mags – its tiring but being able to not have to reload after every game yet still being able to suppress people with tons of ammo is great
Tracers are great distractions – got a few group of enemies to back off just by bouncing tracer rounds at them.
Need to work on my cornering. I kept revealing too much of my body when clearing corridors.
The GoPro does not work well at all under low light conditions. I still got some footage but not much of it is useable. I have also learnt I need to disable protune mode in the dark as it stresses the sensor a little too much.
I’m going to include the things I need to buy in the next post but that’s all from this one. Keep your eyes open that last part of this set soon.
I mentioned before that I was going to try out the Old Pot Factory in Manchester in my last long blog post. If you don’t know about this site, its an old building that’s become available as the previous owner was using it to grow marijuana. Gunman Airsoft, the guys who run the WW2 events, have taken it over and use it as one of their northern sites alongside the badlands. This stuff makes it sound interesting. Sadly, it was one of my least favourite days of airsoft.
Before I got too far, I need to say a few good things. Due to the site, they can’t use pyro. Therefore, the site owner came up with two innovations to allow the removal of well dug in players. The first is the molatov – a plastic bottle (with a little water) with a lightstick in the top. Crack the light, throw it, anyone within 15m goes down “on fire”. At 75p this works damn well. In addition, the chemlights helped to light up some of the darker areas leading to a few chemlights being “borrowed” to light up areas. The other is the flame thrower. Its a fire extinguisher – pull trigger, burst of gas, people go down. More expensive but still damn useful although the weight limits you. There is also some riot shields which are useful for some of the tighter corridors, especially when combined with a taclight. The use of a red chemlight to show a player is dead is exceptionally well thought out, especially in the pitch black of the corridors. There was also some fun times clearing staircases with some of my best friends and some fun fire and manevoure.
First up the site issues. It reminds me quite a lot of the Stan – both are abandoned buildings that are now being used for airsoft and both have some a major safety concern. You know things are bad when the safety brief includes the words “Don’t step on the blue sheeting as you’ll fall through the floor”. Apart from that, there was a fair amount of crap lying around the floor and one or two holes in the floor, luckily nothing waiting to take the ankles out. Worse was the dust in the air. It got literally everywhere – onto clothing, into guns and mags. My Mark 23 was filled with a thick black paste (made of silcon grease and the dust) which jammed it until cleaned. I also ended up coughing up black for a few days after going there and a few people had nosebleeds before the day was out. This is not a good sign. Worse sign, people in the safe zone receiving ricochets and some high flyers from the game area
The primary reason for the day being hugely disappointing was our opposition. I don’t like to point fingers and call people out for being cheats because it doesn’t help airsoft as a hobby. But the level of ignoring hits, overly aggressive play and the literal throwing of money at a problem until it is fixed was like nothing I had even seen before. Our opfor for the day was the Djinn, a manchester based team I had heard about previously and played alongside a small group at Anzio last summer where I had no issue. But on this day they were the epitome of the teflon warrior. I’ve heard multiple teammates (including non-Teessiders) tell a story of one of the bad guys walking through multiple point blank shots to take out an objective carrier before finally taking hits. Heck I started noticing tracer round stacking up on the multicam and tan plate carriers. The other primary issue I had was an over use of blank firing grenades.
Now this is dangerous point to make – I have no issues about people spending stupid amounts of money on all their kit. Its up to the individual airsofter to decide how much money to put into the hobby. But blank firing grenades (when over used) can f*** up an open day. They are not cheap up front (£80 for a single grenade plus the cost of the blanks) but in the long run turn out to be a much better bet than pyro and also can be used when the environment doesn’t like hot pyro such as at the Pot Factory. However, due to the expense up front they are rarely in the hands of players seeing as they usually focus on getting guns and clothing. A team in which everyone owns at least one is another issue. Due to the cost of blanks being pretty low, they can be thrown with relative impunity – at one point on the game day we had one room filled with 5, one after another. On any other site, that much pyro in a small place would have the marshalls dragging people out of the game. It is not in any way fun to be stuck in a small room as detonation after detonation go off around you. But at the end of the day, I’m not allowed to say “No you can’t use that just because I haven’t paid for it”. It would be like yanking upgrades out of AEGs just because I’m rolling stock (not for long). I’ll be investing in some ear plug/ear phones though.
The final issue – general attitude. Now, I go to an open day I go for the joy of play, the fun of shooting each other and playing soldiers. I do not going calculating how much money I’ve spent on my kit and therefore how much I should win by. I do not mean to say that the Djinn are a bunch of crap players playing at being the top of the tree – they can pull off some pretty handy tactics and having knowledge of the site let them get the drop on us at a good few places. But full auto at close range? Firing pistols at close range in almost people’s faces? Choosing not to take surrender kills when at said close range? This is not the mark of a player out for fun – this is someone who is down to win and nothing more. Which for a certain type of day is appropriate – competitions perhaps. For an open day (especially ones with hires and new players in attendance) you leave this crap at the door and put on your honour face. Ease off on the attitude perhaps.
But again, this is just my opinion. The amount of control I have over players is the same amount of control I have over the moon. But it shows how things can conspire to really ruin a day of airsoft. I still had a fun weekend (primarily due to the night before) but I have never seen some of my friends and teammates as angry as I saw them afterwards.
Another airsoft post coming soon so keep your eyes open for talk about the LR300 and more.
Hi everyone. I’m cranking on with university. In a weeks time, I’ve have completed one module (the advanced games development group project), be three weeks away from another hand-in and just over 2 months until my final year project hand in. Its actually terrifying to think that in 2 months I will have finished university and be out in the bleak post education world. All going well, I’ll not be leaving education, instead going up to Abertay to do my masters. I am currently on track for this but I there is still a good deal of work to go.
I mentioned the advanced games dev project earlier on. Overall I’ve enjoyed this project – its taught me some vital skills I’ll use a fair bit in industry. One of the main things its taught me is letting projects be in the hands of others. Before now I have hardly had a project where I’ve worked in a group and had a leader, upon whom my grade stands. With this project, I’ve put the final control of what the project is to the developers. It’s frightening, soul crushing (especially when they cut something out) but at the end of the day something I have to get used to.
My FYP is going really well – I’ve got two of my three apps up and running and now just need to polish them all, continue with the write up and get the last app sorted. I’m excited about it but very conscious about the amount of work I’m putting into it. I want it to be the best it can be and my tutor seems to be happy with it.
Over Easter I have four projects to finish off. A java multiplayer framework for the first day back, a profiler for C++, my online business site which I’m getting close to finished with and of course my final project. This will mean my “holiday” will instead be work, work, work but seeing as I have so little time left before a summer hopefully full of airsoft and fun, I might as well go pedal to the metal on all this stuff.
I’m aiming to produce lots of smaller blog posts rather than the huge ones which take me hours to write as there is a lot more to think about. Come back soon for some more stuff on airsoft
Well time for another one of these blogs. I’m currently at home for a few days before a week off (har har har) for Animex so I have plenty of time to catch up on some uni work.
So far all of my work is progressing really well. I’ve managed to get working prototypes of both stages of my deliverables together by last week. As well as this, I’ve got large draft portions of my dissertation partially written. They need to be edited to fit the correct formatting but I’m feeling quite happy about how I’m doing. Simultaneously, my Advanced Games Development work has hit its second presentation which worked out pretty well. The gameplay is mostly complete and the artists have done fantastically. I just need to tweak a few kismet nodes into actual code. One of the flaws of doing a group project in UDK is that the programmers can be side lined quite easily by the designers using Kismet so I’m a little concerned about my final write up. The plan is to spend my Animex week hard at work for the entire thing. I’ve got what I have to do, I now have to sit down and get it done.
Another reason to get it done is wanting to go on a few more trips before April/May time where i switch into final hand-in mode (apart from the Anzio trip but we’ll ignore that hypocrisy). My next trip is to Gunman’s new North West urban site in Manchester with a few friends outside of TSU. For this I’m hoping to have my LR300 all upgraded in time (hopefully) but it all depends on two parts arriving from abroad in time. Here is a brief list of what’s being done to it (the picture above is a work in progress):
Hurricane Upgrade Kit (M4 M90) / Polycarb piston / Guarder Shim set – So lets throw out everything from the gearbox apart from the casing and start again. Because clone parts. Should help to fix the airseal problem currently afflicting my LR300.
Tightbore Barrel – Increase in accuracy and improvement in grouping. Also LR300s have a tiny barrel.
R Hops, Hop Nub and Red Madbull Rubbers – Additions to the already installed Madbull hop unit should help to improve the range and accuracy even more. The R Hops were listed under “HOW UNFAIR DO YOU WANT TO MAKE THIS” on the list of parts to upgrade.
Upgraded Motor and Mosfet – improvements to rate of fire and more importantly trigger response. The mosfet also includes better wiring to replace the crappy stuff that literally falls to pieces while working with it.
Lipos and Deans Connecters – Improvements to rate of fire and trigger response. Also brings me screaming into the 21st Century.
Tactical Latch for the charging handle – IT DOES LITERALLY NOTHING. Seriously. All it does is make it look a little different and a bit more personal to me.
Single point sling – because its the best style of sling for a short length carbine. The three point I’d use for something longer or the L85 series doesn’t work so well with the LR300 due to the sling points
Torch/Laser combination on a barrel mount – I’m starting to do a fair bit of CQB and a torch always comes in handy. The laser is not aligned so its more for the effect rather than practicality. I would like to sort out something with a toggle switch I can attached somewhere else rather than pressing the button on the torch. But for now its fine.
Eotech with magnifier – The Eotech is my preferred optics for airsoft after having used it. Its cool looking amongst the rest especially on M4 style guns. It also pairs up with a magnifier making it useable as a 3x zoom scope. I need to adjust the mount a little bit to set it up properly but as a spotting device it works fine. IF YOU BUY A CLONE DO NOT TRY TO FLIP IT SHUT. It will not work. And then you will be sad
Tracer Unit – This was more a spur of the moment thing rather than a planned upgrade. One of these popped up on Zero In for cheap and so I grabbed it. This will be really cool at any indoor/night games and should lead to some cool effects on my GoPro. It does mean I need to buy tracer rounds (alongside 8mms, gas for 40mm shells and more) which is a little annoying but hopefully will be cool.
This upgrade is a fair amount of money but my LR300 will be my go to gun, its compact size making it perfect for packing into a rucksack and getting on a train to go to a site so I need it to be reliable, powerful and accurate. It will also be perfectly set up for me – a symbol of how I want to play airsoft, more so than any of my WW2 kit can really show off.
However, since the last post I have actually had another day out using my LR300 at the TSU Airsoft Give It Go. Well I say using my LR300, I actually mean using my Mk23 (after forgetting to put the battery in my LR300) a Maurshin shotgun (because 8mm is hilarious) and an LR300. Overall it was a really fun day. I took some great shots with the GoPro which is up in two parts on YouTube. I am annoyed that I managed to miss out on a fantastic moment of heroism just because I got out of sync with turning my camera on and off. I really need to start using the remote but I need to find a way to protect it from BB hits and turning it on and off by accident in my pocket. However, I think the footage from this trip really shows off just how good the camera can be under the correct lighting conditions.
You may notice from the picture I’m wearing the latest version of kit, with my usual plate carrier on top of my ABU kit and a new helmet. The helmet is a Fast Helmet replica which was bought as the perfect mount for the GoPro, giving it a stability you just don’t get with the head band mount. I also like having a solid lump of plastic on my head, giving a bit of protection from hits while also giving me a way to make my kit more individual. I’ll soon be tweaking it slightly for needs but from now on I’ll be rolling that arrangement unless the game demands otherwise.
Finally films. Two recommendations - Wreck It Ralph and Good Day to Die Hard.
Wreck It Ralph is one of my favourite films of all time after seeing it. Its a fantastic animated film with some really clever ideas that makes the worlds it makes work. It isn’t just “LOOK GUYS WE GOTZ SONIC” – in fact after the first 10 minutes you hardly see them. The story is really good, voice actors perfect and well worth a watch.
A Good Day to Die Hard is a fun dumb action film featuring Bruce Willis being an American in Russia and wrecking stuff. Don’t come to it expect anything as good as the originals. Instead its something to sit down to with some popcorn and enjoy the spectacle of stuff blowing up. Sadly, its obvious that this has been censored heavily for the UK release which means it loses some of its yippee-kay-yay. But its still a laugh.
So thats it. I should be posting, though it will be shifting to my project blog and focus more on my work. But see you around – expect a big article after my LR300 is upgraded talking about how cool it is.
I mentioned in my last post about my GoPro and showed off my first trip to Halo Mill. That was a fantastic introduction to it and now I’ve had two more chances to play with it and make some videos.
The first trip was to Halo Mill again, this time on my birthday weekend and with the Teesside Airsoft lot. I had a blast – all the joy of the small site and tight spaces combined with the speed and aggression of the Teesside and NAA players led to some fantastic play. I tried filming with a much lower frame rate this time and although still a little grainy, the footage looked a little better. I also managed to capture some cool scenes. Sadly at the end of the day a few other people turned up who cheated although I later found out they had been kicked out after we finished for the day. (Videos here )
The second trip was last Sunday in the midst of the UK falling to pieces in the snow. Up until this point, I have never played in the snow due to a few factors such as it hardly snowing in the UK enough to leave a thick layer on the ground or being busy when it has. However, we went back to NAA to have a bit of fun in the snow. The day was great, some good play on each side even through a few people may have been ignoring a hit or six. The GoPro also had a good use showing just how good it can be in daylight, especially with the snow adding extra light to it. I’m struggling to find time to edit it just yet as I have a project due in next Monday but as soon as I have some free time it will be online.
On both these trips I’ve been using my LR300. So at the moment it has a minor issue with an airleak meaning its got a lower FPS than it should do. This hasn’t stopped it being a fantastic gun to use. No matter what your thoughts are of the AR15 series, you can’t argue its a iconic looking receiver. The LR300 combines this with a different hand guard, different flash hider, an AK style gas system (at least on the real steel) and due to this last feature a skeleton stock. This makes it a perfect CQB gun allowing you to knock it down to the point where it acts like an MP5K. Having tried it folded its a super fun gun.
In contrast to my last post I’ve decided to save a little money. Rather than buying an MP7 after I sell off my M1 Carbine and my P226, I’ve decided to spend some of that money on upgrading my LR300 seeing as I’ll be using this for most of next year. The biggest expenditure will be a tune up thanks to Owen, one of the clubs grads (and iconic tech priest) as I’m not doing anything else gearbox related in the future. This should give it an all round improvement and make it primarily reliable while improving the Rate Of Fire, Range and Accuracy. On top of that I’m buying a few accessories. The first is magazines – I’ve traded away three of my VN mags and replaced them with some PMAGs. These are fantastic looking mags complete with fake rounds in the magazine. The swap has also meant my friend’s CAR15 is using proper mags rather than modern stuff. I’m intending to buy three more (bringing the total up to 6). But that isn’t all the mags I’m buying. I’m a fan of Cat Shit One (Apocalypse Meow) and its anime version includes an M4 that uses AK mags. Upon seeing a 6 pack of mags for £6 each, I though they would be a useful/funny addition to my arsenal. I’m also picking up a magnifier to go with my EOTECH, less for aiming and more for target spotting. It also helps to make the gun look cooler. Finally my last part of this upgrade is something else I want to leave until it arrives.
That’s it for now, sorry for a short one. Now to get back to programming.
So 2012 has been and gone. Its been a pretty decent year especially in terms of my airsoft. It really was this past year that it has become my main hobby above even videos games, a previous focus that was the main thing that focus behind making this blog. You can see this shift in just how many posts I’ve written about games this year compared to how many I’ve talked about video games.
This doesn’t mean I’m not a fan of games anymore – I still like playing games, I still want to work in the industry making games for other people after I finish university and I’m wanting to do a masters in Games Production to get more skills to help me make games. But at the moment, most of my thoughts are on airsoft especially when I’m in a blog writing mood. I’m going to be writing a lot about airsoft in the future with a much greater focus on it in terms of the theme (I’ll be adding some new top bar images) and such.
2012 has seen some great leaps forward in terms of being an airsofter. I’ve tried some different styles of events, managed to go a few more new sites will also increasing my own knowledge of different airsoft guns and their mechanics.
Events – 2012 was the first year I’ve tried the filmsim WW2 events. These are a real change of pace from normal skirmish events, providing a bit more of a realistic feel without slowing down the day or requiring you to play through the night.
New sites – I’ve managed to get to The Mall, Anzio Camp and Halo Mill. All three site are outside of the usual places I go to with more CQB stuff than NAA. The Mall and Anzio Camp are two of the landmark sites in the UK and while I found The Mall disappointing, Anzio Camp was a fantastic trip. Halo Mill is very different site to anything else I’ve tried. With it being entirely indoors, there is no sudden change in range unlike at the Mall and its all about fast paced CQB games.
New Airsoft Guns – Over this year I bought and sold a horrifying number of guns. Looking back, I am a little worried that it may be a little overkill. This has the plus side of letting me try out so many different types of guns from spring shotguns to gas power grenade launchers. This year I’ve picked up my M1 Garand, a collectors piece I will never sell, and a fine set of CQB length pistols and rifles that I will be taking with me to Dundee in the vain hope I can still airsoft and do my masters.
Knowledge – For once I’ve actually pulled open my various airsoft guns and grenades and disassembled them. Now this hasn’t always gone well (I’m so sorry M16) so I probably won’t be doing this again. But I can at least talk to a tech guy and know what the hell he is blabbering on about.
Stop buying guns – Seriously I need to stop. After looking closely at my collection, I’m going to sell off my M1 Carbine and replace it with the slightly more practical MP7 GBB which I have been wanting for ages. This and a few bits of kit should be the last new things I buy apart some consumables and sundries like gas, bbs and replacement parts.
Improve my skills – I’m not a fantastic airsoft player as you might be able to see from some of my few videos. I really would like to improve my skills at airsoft to make better use of the kit I wear. Be this just by playing more with the same kit or learning a few more tweaks I don’t know. I really want to improve my M79 use amongst other as this is a pretty unusual weapon to see.
Record and edit video – I got a GoPro 3 Black Edition for Christmas/Birthday from both sets of my Grandparents which is something I am immensely thankful for. I love airsoft and I love showing off pictures and talking about it. The only downside is that without a cameraman always following you, you can miss out on some cool stuff. I really wanted a headcam so I can capture everything at the games I go to from my point of view which I managed to have a first try at Halo Mill on the 30th. Part of this is a desire to learn video editing and how to use cameras in generally and combining it with airsoft makes a lot of sense. Hopefully, you’ll be see a lot of footage. Or my Grandma will be hunt me down
Try Milsim – I’ve made fun of it so much but I never tried it. Having seen that the NAA marshalls play a fair bit of milsim games with Stirling, I’d like to join them in giving it a go. Just so I can say I’ve played it.
Play more Airsoft – Trains on a roll – why should it stop?
So that is it for now – I’ll be writing ore about my GoPro once I’ve had a little bit more of a play with it.