The New Year really started with a bang. A profit bang. An early morning scan of one of my usual ebay searches threw up an interesting item. An item I'd not actually seen since I started getting into 'Gucci Gear'. A Crye Precision AORI Back Panel in size XL. Starting bid was £60 or best … Continue reading Chapter 82. My Best Score Yet.
Last weekend was my first opportunity to skirmish this year. Truth be told, I had lost an awful amount of desire to skirmish after bills kept rising, AEGs kept breaking and magazines kept leaking! I scrambled together some kit that I knew was working: TM M4A1 MWS, TM M9A1 and TM L96 (a recent purchase … Continue reading Chapter 81. Rekindling an old flame.
Once again, I turn to a topic - as promised in Chapter 73 - that contains a portion of regret. Several years ago, I acquired a TM Uzi and a nearly complete set of spares. After some excellent work by the tech at Crawley Surplus, the bag of spare was assembled into a working AEG … Continue reading Chapter 80. Tokyo Marui IMI Uzi AEG.
I didn't sit down with much anticipation for 'Prey.' Shane Black's 'The Predator' a few years ago had a few promising moments, but the film, for me, was overblown and far, far too reliant on CGI. I rarely felt that the action was being shot on location and the script was definitely lacking the sharpness … Continue reading Chapter 79. Why ‘Prey’ is the best Predator film since the original.
Over the last couple of years, I've been fortunate enough to source two very agreeably priced Ops-Core helmets on ebay. After wearing an Emerson 'FAST helmet' clone for a couple of years, I liked the design but didn't like the fit, comfort or fragility of it; the inner padding broke away not long after purchasing, … Continue reading Chapter 78. Brain Buckets.
So, with the pandemic and lockdown came 'the new normal.' For us, to start off with, it was home-schooling, getting by on Facetime to socialise and using whatever small amount of leftover money which would've gone on airsoft in any normal time on other things. My wife was working at her hospital and my job … Continue reading Chapter 77. Getting through the Covid-19 age.
Well, the pandemic had certainly affected everything to do with this hobby of ours. My ability - and indeed desire - to skirmish has completely rescinded. My gear collecting has fallen away too, partly because I don't really want anything else and partly because it just seems so much harder to buy things from abroad. … Continue reading Chapter 76. Ennui.
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Sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I had never become involved in this stupid damn hobby. Time flies. I realised at some point last month that I hadn't done any plastic slingin' in 2020 and as the lock-down measures eased, and sites started to reopen, myself and youngest younger brother started to look into dusting the … Continue reading Chapter 74. I just want to Crye.
As I stated earlier this month, keeping mentally healthy is vital during this lockdown period; aka 'Operation Hammerdown'. Thus, I shot a few pictures of my Tokyo Marui RiFs whilst the sun was out, the kids were being entertained by Disney+ and my wife was toiling away at her hospital. Just getting hands-on and escaping … Continue reading Chapter 73. Tokyo Marui Airsoft: Lockdown Series Pictures.