When I was first starting out as an early modder, I think one of the things that terrified me the most was the idea of building a brass breech. I became pretty good at simple muzzle-loading rebarrels with materials ranging from old Crayola markers to brass to the newly-adopted 13(ish)mm aluminum, but never a “proper” breech. It always seemed so intimidating to me. There were helpful guides out there like the OzNerf approach to the Sleeper Breech or the ModWorks take on the Angel Breech, but they seemed so daunting. I was totally lost. It didn’t help that when lots of fellow modders posted on their new brassed blasters they didn’t really approach exactly how they brassed it out. I can imagine that I’m not the only person that feels this way.
Ever wonder what blaster ideas are bandied about by Nerf designers that never see the light of day? It’s every Nerf fan’s dream to be part of the behind-the-scenes decision-making process. Most of us will never get that opportunity, but Hasbro has been kind enough to let us see a few Nerf prototypes and design schematics, giving us a rare peak behind the curtain.
MLF event with less players than usual for the majority of the time, with several players joining in about an hour before the end of the rounds. Nevertheless the day had quite a few good rounds. I chrony’d several blasters as we had a chrono on hand, which was nice.
MHvZ event with a surprise appearance by the police. I’ll let the MTB video fill you in on more of the details and such. Basically someone in the park saw what they thought was a rifle of some kind, called the cops, and the cops responded appropriately. Thankfully noone was fined or anything, but obviously it’s better if the cops don’t need to come at all.
With the first Modulus blaster being a flywheeler, the next logical Modulus blaster to release is a springer, most likely based on the Retaliator for maximum tacticool. That’s exactly what Nerf has done with the Recon MkII, interestingly taking the name of the blaster that the Retaliator originally improved upon. Does the Recon MkII improve upon the Retaliator then?
Another MLF event, because of the shields there was a lot more grenade action. I also got a good amount of experience with Worker wheels in my Bullpup Rapidstrike, and tried out my Demolisher with MTB Honey Badgers.