News Page Archives- 25 Oct 2009 to 31 Dec 2009

AIRSOFT NEWS for 31 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

We have our OWN Baby New Year here at Thumpy’s…Happy 2010 to everyone!

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UltraForce puts the MINE in Mine Warfare!

INNOVATION comes to the lowly Airsoft land mine, thanks to one of the New Year’s exhibitors at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC this coming March, 2010:

Wow! That looked like a day at the water park! The Powder Mine variant of these pressure-activated mines, and a smaller “anti-personnel” mine, are also shown-to-effect at UltraForce’s YouTube channel, and you can get a better look at these posters, and more of their products at the UltraForce Website, if you can’t wait until March, to handle them for yourself at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…see the information on the NAAExpo in the News item below:

UltraForce Website: http://ultraforce.com.hk

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INCOMING! ‘Thumpers and Mortars and Knives…Oh My!

And, if you don’t “buy the farm” by stepping on a simulated land mine, how ’bout taking your chances with some indirect-fire foam rounds fired from a 40mm grenade launcher or a light mortar. This is what the guys in the chemistry lab-of-horrors over at Mil-Sim Labs have been up to!:

Check out all their goodies over here on the Mad Science website: Mil-Sim Labs

OR on the Mil-Sim Labs YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/milsimlabs

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Happy Holidays from Thumpy!

Sorry about not getting back to work here at the 3-D House of Journalism, but a great break in the action has let Thumpy do some re-thinking and retooling toward the ultimate goal of takin’ this sucker a bit-more full-time!

More details to come…until then, enjoy your visit and PLEASE leave some comments about what you like or DON’T like, so that we can improve the information we’re providing for the Airsoft community!

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UPDATE! The PPSh-41 IS TAKING SHAPE: ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

OK, NOW he’s gone an’ done it!  ODDBALL is working on some of the “fiddly bits” inside his homebuilt PPSh-41, and while I was beginning to have doubts…I mean, its has to shoot BB’s straight and HOT…ODDBALL digs deep into his bag of tricks and shows us a little glimpse of GENIOUS!

Previously on Thumpy’s, as we’ve followed the build!

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China…

A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

——-

Takedown Guide to the Tokyo Marui G36K….with Blowback

OK, so Santa thought you were a VERY good boy/girl, and brought you a little blowback love under the Mistletoe….and suddenly, you have the urge to field strip the Dickens out of a perfectly good Tokyo Marui gun on Boxing Day, but couldn’t figure out how to put it all back together?

Good thing the lads over at Redwolf Airsoft TV are here to rescue you, via YouTube!

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website
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More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE! I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

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Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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AIRSOFT NEWS for 30 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

UltraForce puts the MINE in Mine Warfare!

INNOVATION comes to the lowly Airsoft land mine, thanks to one of the New Year’s exhibitors at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC this coming March, 2010:

Wow!  That looked like a day at the water park!  The Powder Mine variant of these pressure-activated mines, and a smaller “anti-personnel” mine, are also shown-to-effect at UltraForce’s YouTube channel, and you can get a better look at these posters, and more of their products at the UltraForce Website, if you can’t wait until March, to handle them for yourself at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo…see the information on the NAAExpo in the News item below:

UltraForce Website: http://ultraforce.com.hk

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INCOMING!  ‘Thumpers and Mortars and Knives…Oh My!

And, if you don’t “buy the farm” by stepping on a simulated land mine, how ’bout taking your chances with some indirect-fire foam rounds fired from a 40mm grenade launcher or a light mortar.  This is what the guys in the chemistry lab-of-horrors over at Mil-Sim Labs have been up to!:

Check out all their goodies over here on the Mad Science website: Mil-Sim Labs

OR on the Mil-Sim Labs YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/milsimlabs

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Happy Holidays from Thumpy!

Sorry about not getting back to work here at the 3-D House of Journalism, but a great break in the action has let Thumpy do some re-thinking and retooling toward the ultimate goal of takin’ this sucker a bit-more full-time!

More details to come…until then, enjoy your visit and PLEASE leave some comments about what you like or DON’T like, so that we can improve the information we’re providing for the Airsoft community!

——

The PPSh-41..a la ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China…

A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

Previously at Thumpy’s:

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! : http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Takedown Guide to the Tokyo Marui G36K….with Blowback

OK, so Santa thought you were a VERY good boy/girl, and brought you a little blowback love under the Mistletoe….and suddenly, you have the urge to field strip the Dickens out of a perfectly good Tokyo Marui gun on Boxing Day, but couldn’t figure out how to put it all back together?

Good thing the lads over at Redwolf Airsoft TV are here to rescue you, via YouTube!

——-

Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website
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More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading. Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE! I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

——-

THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

——-

Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

——-

Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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AIRSOFT NEWS for 27 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

Happy Holidays from Thumpy!

Sorry about not getting back to work here at the 3-D House of Journalism, but a great break in the action has let Thumpy do some re-thinking and retooling toward the ultimate goal of takin’ this sucker a bit-more full-time!

More details to come…until then, enjoy your visit and PLEASE leave some comments about what you like or DON’T like, so that we can improve the information we’re providing for the Airsoft community!

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The PPSh-41..a la ODDBALL…Fighting back against Clone Excellence

Big update today on the Oddball’s Armory quest to build a superior HOMEMADE PPSh 41 before the production ones roll into the USA from China…

A couple of new videos from Oddball show his excellent barrel and feed chute work…and explain a bit more on how he’s fashioning the magazine:

Earlier videos showed his competition in action…from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past several weeks, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

Previously at Thumpy’s:

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

Check the first part of the Saga of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machine, HERE at Thumpy’s People of Airsoft feature: “The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! http://www.ppsh41.com/

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Takedown Guide to the Tokyo Marui G36K….with Blowback

OK, so Santa thought you were a VERY good boy/girl, and brought you a little blowback love under the Mistletoe….and suddenly, you have the urge to field strip the Dickens out of a perfectly good Tokyo Marui gun on Boxing Day, but couldn’t figure out how to put it all back together?

Good thing the lads over at Redwolf Airsoft TV are here to rescue you, via YouTube!

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Task Force 16 is looking for member in NC!

One of North Carolina’s longest-running and hardest-fighting teams is opening recruitment to new members…and Task Force 16/Atlantic Lightning has a video slideshow to show themselves in action, too:

Give their website a check, too!: Task Force 16 Website
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More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading.  Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE!  I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Airsoft in the SNOW! A Scoutthedoggie exclusive!

Here’s something we don’t get much of a chance to do in DIXIE.  Throw down in the snow! Although Western North Carolina was covered by a big US East Coast snowstorm last weekend….so was much of Europe and the UK, and our buddy Scoutthedoggie was out with camera-in-gloved-hand, shooting video of some great wintertime action.  Those “homeland” accents, the ring of AEG’s in the trees….seems a lot like the Battle of the Bulge, and gets ME in the mood for those goodies in Santa’s sleigh, headed south later this week!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link.  http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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AIRSOFT NEWS for 22 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

More Holiday AIRSOFT Reading Material…the Recon Rag!

If you’re from the USA, chance are good you have not heard of a new ONLINE magazine taking the UK by storm…winter or otherwise…called the RECON RAG.

Put together by the great cats over at Airsoft World (IIRC, the ASGI of the UK, IDK) this high-tech cornucopia of plastic-slingin’ goodness makes for some really excellent reading.  Plenty of new product reviews…oh, and did I mention a Santa’s Helper or two per issue…and all of it FREE!  I really REALLY love to compare other objective opinions about the INNOVATIVE Airsoft products and people coming down the ‘pike, ant this is a great way to do it!

Check it out over at the Recon Rag website right away…and tell ’em THUMPY sent you!

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Airsoft in the SNOW! A Scoutthedoggie exclusive!

Here’s something we don’t get much of a chance to do in DIXIE.  Throw down in the snow! Although Western North Carolina was covered by a big US East Coast snowstorm last weekend….so was much of Europe and the UK, and our buddy Scoutthedoggie was out with camera-in-gloved-hand, shooting video of some great wintertime action.  Those “homeland” accents, the ring of AEG’s in the trees….seems a lot like the Battle of the Bulge, and gets ME in the mood for those goodies in Santa’s sleigh, headed south later this week!

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The PPSh LIVES!…Poor Oddball!

OK, here’s the first in a series of videos from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past week, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

Previously at Thumpy’s:

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! http://www.ppsh41.com/

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RedwolfTV has a TON of last minute goodies for your Christmas Shopping LIST!


And the video production keeps getting better and better from THE LADS!  Nice work, fellas!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link.  http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids

Another UPDATE as the toys and donations pile up in the Carolinas from wargamers with BIG HEARTS!

From Command Decisions Wargames Center, via their FACEBOOK Page:
December 12, 2009 Charity Game – airsofters and paintballers donated over 300 toys and $150 in cash. AND CDWC was able to match the cash donations and purchased another $200.00 in toys for the drive. A great year, very cool people – THANK YOU!

See the fun “naughty” and “nice” toys that some of our players got as prizes! Ferg and Lee Ann have some photos up, if you check them out in FACEBOOK, too!

EARLIER FROM CDWC:
This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”
Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true! Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

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Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,”Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.”
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

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Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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WEEKEND AIRSOFT NEWS for 19-20 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

The PPSh LIVES!…Poor Oddball!

OK, here’s the first in a series of videos from new Airsoft INNOVATORS, Hexagon Production, bring the rumored PPSh Soviet Sub Machine Gun to Airsoft LIFE!:

More videos over at Thumpy’s YouTube site, or check out HP’s own:

If you have been following our reporting for the past week, the rumors of this gun’s emergence onto the Airsoft scene was reported just about the time one of Thumpy’s long-time gun-plumbing and tank-building heroes, “Oddball” over at “Oddball’s Armory” had just begun working on a home-brewed version of Uncle Joe’s Tommy Gun…and Oddball sent us the news today…so I’m wondering if he will take our advice and FINISH his PPSh…and then throw down for this very COOK LOOKING and HOT FIRING WW2 Airsoft INNOVATOR?

Previously at Thumpy’s:

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

AND, for everything you DON’T know but should about the real-steel versions of Uncle Joe’s Sewing Machines, check out the PPSh-41 Website! http://www.ppsh41.com/

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RedwolfTV has a TON of last minute goodies for your Christmas Shopping LIST!


And the video production keeps getting better and better from THE LADS!  Nice work, fellas!

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NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link.  http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids

Another UPDATE as the toys and donations pile up in the Carolinas from wargamers with BIG HEARTS!

From Command Decisions Wargames Center, via their FACEBOOK Page:
December 12, 2009 Charity Game – airsofters and paintballers donated over 300 toys and $150 in cash. AND CDWC was able to match the cash donations and purchased another $200.00 in toys for the drive. A great year, very cool people – THANK YOU!

See the fun “naughty” and “nice” toys that some of our players got as prizes! Ferg and Lee Ann have some photos up, if you check them out in FACEBOOK, too!

EARLIER FROM CDWC:
This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”
Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true! Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

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Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,”Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.”
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

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Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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TODAY’S AIRSOFT NEWS for 16 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

NAA Expo News: More than just talk…its ACTION TIME, Baby!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo has some BIG news…a chance for Expo visitors to actually get some trigger time at one of the East Coast’s best Airsoft venues, while they are in North Carolina for the NAAExpo!

“First, we are pleased to announce that you may now purchase Full Weekend Access Passes on the NAA Expo Website. For $20.00 you will have access to the Expo for all three show days. In addition, when you purchase online, you will have exclusive access to something only available for people who buy the Full Weekend Access pass online. To find out what it is, keep reading!
Second, we are excited to bring you an Exclusive Airsoft Game hosted by Wolf Creek Paintball!


When we originally began planning this show, we knew that Airsofters love one thing, and that is playing Airsoft. So anyway we could get the players some hands on activities, we knew it would be a successful show. However, until recently, the logistics in allowing Airsofters the ability to play airsoft at the show wasn’t feasible.

Recently, Wolf Creek Paintball has informed us that they would be willing to host an event at their field, exclusive to the show attendees. This was excellent news, but we needed to find a way to get the attendees there. So after some searching and negotiations, we have reserved a motor coach to transport a limited number of attendees to Wolf Creek to partake in this exclusive event!

Space is limited and is reserved on a first come first serve basis. This is why we are contacting you now. If you purchase the access to the Exclusive Expo Airsoft Game, it will only cost $25.00*, but if you purchase a Full Weekend Access Pass, not only will you get a discount on the entrance cost, but you will have access to a special offer. This special offer, good for only individuals who purchase the Full Weekend Access Pass online, can reserve a spot at this game for only $19.00!

For more information on the event pricing, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php option=com_content&view=article&id=2&Itemid=2

For more information on the airsoft game, visit this link.  http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=section&layout=blog&id=2&Itemid=5

To buy a Full Weekend Access Pass and/or to reserve a spot at the Exclusive NAA Expo Airsoft Game, visit this link. http://naaexpo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=archive&Itemid=28

For those not from the Great State of North Carolina, perhaps you’ll need a little introduction to Wolf Creeek…so check back in later this week…as THUMPY’S 3D takes you behind the scenes at some of the PAST EVENTS at Wolf Creek, and shows you why you’ll be walking in some big footprints–the US Army’s Special Forces “Green Berets” train there, too!

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero? Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game. First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams. Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination. It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field. They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field. Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future: One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN! Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids

Another UPDATE as the toys and donations pile up in the Carolinas from wargamers with BIG HEARTS!

From Command Decisions Wargames Center, via their FACEBOOK Page:
December 12, 2009 Charity Game – airsofters and paintballers donated over 300 toys and $150 in cash. AND CDWC was able to match the cash donations and purchased another $200.00 in toys for the drive. A great year, very cool people – THANK YOU!

See the fun “naughty” and “nice” toys that some of our players got as prizes! Ferg and Lee Ann have some photos up, if you check them out in FACEBOOK, too!

EARLIER FROM CDWC:
This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”
Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true! Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

EARLIER:

Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,”Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.”
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

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People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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TODAY’S AIRSOFT NEWS for 15 December 2009 FROM THUMPY

Redwolf TV Shows off the “Motion Tracker:”

Say you’ve always wanted a “heartbeat sensor” or Motion Tracker like your favorite FPS hero?  Science Fiction is now AIRSOFT Fact, as the lads over at Redwolf TV demonstrate the new Motion Tracker modules:

While this looks like an impressive piece of kit, Old Thumpy has his doubts about how viable TACTICALLY a set of these will be in the field, during a game.  First and foremost is the PRICE, which will keep them out of the hands of all-but the most well-monied players and teams.  Secondly, the small screen, and beeping/clicking buttons do not yield themselves to a “stealthy” approach to a potential target: although your DO get to see a rough approximation of your other teammates locations, you will be just as likely to see them as to figure out where they are from one of the trackers, as it only gives you an approximation of range as represented in the distance rings.

While their TACTICAL value might be doubtful, they COULD have a higher-level use at the “gross tactics” or “Operational” levels, for a Friendly Unit Commander to “see” his forces in real-time, and develop what the German Army calls “fingertip feel” (“Fingerspitzengefuhl”) : to know where his larger units (squads/platoons and up) are in relation to each other, and their relation to potential “targets” for tactical coordination.  It could cut down on the need for repetitive radio traffic “sitreps” and allow adjacent sub-leaders to also share a better tactical awareness on the field.  They could also be used as some pretty awesome props for scenario writers and game organizers to work into an event…but again, this could be too high a cost to put many in the field.  Lets hope Generation 2 of these Motion Trackers is a bit more rugged, and a little less costly, but we’ll reserve all those judgements until we get a hands-on look at them in the future:  One of our key players here in NC has ordered a set for a test-run.

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THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN!  Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids

Another UPDATE as the toys and donations pile up in the Carolinas from wargamers with BIG HEARTS!

From Command Decisions Wargames Center, via their FACEBOOK Page:
December 12, 2009 Charity Game – airsofters and paintballers donated over 300 toys and $150 in cash. AND  CDWC was able to match the cash donations and purchased another $200.00 in toys for the drive. A great year, very cool people – THANK YOU!

See the fun “naughty” and “nice” toys that some of our players got as prizes!  Ferg and Lee Ann have some photos up, if you check them out in FACEBOOK, too!

EARLIER FROM CDWC:
This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”
Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true!  Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

EARLIER:

Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,”Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.”
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

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More Exhibitors line up for North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard, Anthony Letourneau the gang over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo are announcing two more MAJOR exhibitors have signed on for what is shaping up to be THE Airsoft Event on the East Coast next year!

Welcome to Ultraforce…all the way from Airsoft Nirvana…Hong Kong!

http://ultraforce.com.hk/

And, closer to home, the guys and hopefully GALS of Xtreme Kombat Warfare Training Center in Durhan, NC. Xtreme Kombat is one of the hottest new fields, featuring a large CQB City that keeps getting better and better, and one more P-Ball field that is also stepping up to the challenge of being MAJOR SUPPORTERS of Airsoft in North Carolina and the U.S.A.

http://www.xtremekombat.com/

And, if you haven’t made YOUR plans to be there yet, WHY NOT? All the latest news and info on THE AIRSOFT event of next year is right here:

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

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NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of AirsoftFaces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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Today’s AIRSOFT News for 14 December 2009

THE CAROLINA’S ARE OPEN FOR AIRSOFT!

Our buddies from the LESSER Carolina are out with a new Promo Video: Welcome to the South Carolina Airsoft Association!

The SCAA is a brother group to the North Carolina Airsoft Organization, and no two closer groups are coordinating to make Airsoft in America as Safe, INNOVATIVE and FUN!  Great job fellas, and old Thumpy will be keeping an eye out for future videos and games in the Palmetto State!

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Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids

Another UPDATE as the toys and donations pile up in the Carolinas from wargamers with BIG HEARTS!

From Command Decisions Wargames Center, via their FACEBOOK Page:
December 12, 2009 Charity Game – airsofters and paintballers donated over 300 toys and $150 in cash. AND  CDWC was able to match the cash donations and purchased another $200.00 in toys for the drive. A great year, very cool people – THANK YOU!

See the fun “naughty” and “nice” toys that some of our players got as prizes!  Ferg and Lee Ann have some photos up, if you check them out in FACEBOOK, too!

EARLIER FROM CDWC:
This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”
Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true!  Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

EARLIER:

Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,”Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.”
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

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In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

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More Exhibitors line up for North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard, Anthony Letourneau the gang over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo are announcing two more MAJOR exhibitors have signed on for what is shaping up to be THE Airsoft Event on the East Coast next year!

Welcome to Ultraforce…all the way from Airsoft Nirvana…Hong Kong!

http://ultraforce.com.hk/

And, closer to home, the guys and hopefully GALS of Xtreme Kombat Warfare Training Center in Durhan, NC. Xtreme Kombat is one of the hottest new fields, featuring a large CQB City that keeps getting better and better, and one more P-Ball field that is also stepping up to the challenge of being MAJOR SUPPORTERS of Airsoft in North Carolina and the U.S.A.

http://www.xtremekombat.com/

And, if you haven’t made YOUR plans to be there yet, WHY NOT? All the latest news and info on THE AIRSOFT event of next year is right here:

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

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People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…”Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here atThumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of AirsoftFaces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

________________________________________

Today’s AIRSOFT News for 10 December 2009

Airsofters with BIG HEARTS. Take 2….Command Decisions gets MORE Toys for kids


This one in to Thumpy from the FACEBOOK News Page, from Ferg and Lee Ann at Command Decisions Wargames Center in North Carolina…4 AIRSOFT and Paintball Toys games, with Adventure Beach’s post below…and a TON OF TOYS for Girls and Boys!

“Over 150 Airsofters showed up last weekend for their Santa v. Grinch game and with it – over $150 in donations and nearly 200 toys donated to Catawba County’s Christmas Store Charity. AWESOME!!!! Doing a “no crappy weather dance” for this weekend’s paintball event!!!”


Add that to Kevin’s game…and that’s a lot of Christmas Wishes-come-true!  Great Job AIRSOFTERS!

Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.


Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,” Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too. You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

——-
In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

——-

More Exhibitors line up for North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard, Anthony Letourneau the gang over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo are announcing two more MAJOR exhibitors have signed on for what is shaping up to be THE Airsoft Event on the East Coast next year!

Welcome to Ultraforce…all the way from Airsoft Nirvana…Hong Kong!

http://ultraforce.com.hk/

And, closer to home, the guys and hopefully GALS of Xtreme Kombat Warfare Training Center in Durhan, NC. Xtreme Kombat is one of the hottest new fields, featuring a large CQB City that keeps getting better and better, and one more P-Ball field that is also stepping up to the challenge of being MAJOR SUPPORTERS of Airsoft in North Carolina and the U.S.A.

http://www.xtremekombat.com/

And, if you haven’t made YOUR plans to be there yet, WHY NOT? All the latest news and info on THE AIRSOFT event of next year is right here:

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

——-

Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

________________________________________________________

AIRSOFT NEWS for 9 December 2009 from THUMPY!

Adventure Beach’s third annual Toys For Tots Shoot Out weekend gathers $3,200 in toys despite weather.

Kevin Shimwell, owner of Adventure Beach Paintball, admitted this year’s numbers didn’t quite stack up to the previous attendance figures because of the cold, wet weather, the generosity and dedication of those who came more than made up with for it.
“There was an outstanding outpouring of generosity despite the downpour,” Shimwell said. “The rain really hurt our turn out. However, we were able to still gather $3,200 in toys.”
For the third annual paintball shoot-out, 59 players—approximately half of last year’s turn out¬–took sides and battled it out despite Saturday’s weather.
However, the event was helped out by the addition of the inaugural airsoft shoot.
“I was really impressed with the number of airsoft players we had come out and support us for this first event,” Shimwell said. “We had 25 players come out on Sunday. It really helped make the weekend a success.”
While the “cost of admission” for the events were a single $20 toy, that didn’t stop players and volunteers from bringing in 160 toys for the Toys for Tots program. The toys collected were dropped off at various collection points throughout the area, including Krispy Kreme and Anderson Brothers Bank.
In addition to the toys, the weekend event also raised $400 for the Seahaven Shelter Home for Youth. To lean more about Seahaven go to: seahaveninc.com

“We got to have some of the boys out here to play some paintball,” Shimwell said. “I think it is just great that we could give them a special experience for the holidays.”
Volunteers and donations from local business also helped to make the weekend a success, according to Shimwell.
“We had about 20 volunteers out here helping in various capacities,” Shimwell said. “We also had the support of our local teams Shadow Group, Port City Militia and Sons of the South.
Kevin said local businesses also donated raffle prizes and services for the event.
“Krispy Kreme is a new sponsor this year,” Shimwell said. “They provided doughnuts for everyone. The North Myrtle Beach Starbucks’ provided coffee.”
Kevin added that Richard Albey catered the event, donating a portion of his proceeds to the event.
Other sponsors included: Kroger’s, McAlister’s Deli, Apocalypse’s Comics, Rocky’s Pizza, Long Bay Martial Arts, Chris’ Pizza, Outback Steakhouse, Wolf Creek Gallery, Carollwoods RV Campgrounds, Bell and Bell Chevrolet, Mason Tire, Rent-A-Tool, Ocean Sand Resort, Elliott Reality, Nick’s Cigars, and Coastal Scuba & Fishing. The Sign Station donated banners for the event.
“A little rain isn’t going to stop us from having fun and helping out our community,” Shimwell said. “We are already making plans for next year’s event.”
For more information, go to http://www.abpaintball.com or call 843-222-9081.

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Our Buddy Arnie over the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft has been doing some “Updates and tweaking”

“Published by Arnie on 20:45 December 8, 2009 in ArniesAirsoft Updates.

I’ve been tweaking and updating the website. It’s not nearly as much work as I intend to complete, however it’s a good start. So far:

We’re now running a wider site with more information on the front page. Almost all computers run at 1024×768 and above in screen pixels so it only made sense.
The top header images have been updated. If you have a photo of your own you’d like to submit please feel free to send it in. I’ll include a nickname/reference to show it is your in the image.


..header shots are a bit more festive. If you want to send over your own Christmas photo for inclusion please make it 950×201px in size and JPG format (see below).
The magazine links have been updated and new covers are there now.
There’s now a dedicated radio show/podcast link section on the front page. Have you got a radio station you want on there we’ve not covered? As ever email us and it’ll be considered.
We have new active facebook and twitter accounts for those of you that partake in such things.
If you want to send over an image as described above seed it to:

Please do remember if you have news you would like included or want to submit a press release, send it over to..

Easiest way is to send us text with attached images and URLs/weblinks. We’ll then format it and add it for you.

Very Festive, Big Guy…and easy to read for us older eyes, too.  You are TOPS in Airsoft News! – Thumpy

——-
In need of a RUGGED piston? Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen! We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth. Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube! That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

——-

More Exhibitors line up for North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard, Anthony Letourneau the gang over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo are announcing two more MAJOR exhibitors have signed on for what is shaping up to be THE Airsoft Event on the East Coast next year!

Welcome to Ultraforce…all the way from Airsoft Nirvana…Hong Kong!

http://ultraforce.com.hk/

And, closer to home, the guys and hopefully GALS of Xtreme Kombat Warfare Training Center in Durhan, NC. Xtreme Kombat is one of the hottest new fields, featuring a large CQB City that keeps getting better and better, and one more P-Ball field that is also stepping up to the challenge of being MAJOR SUPPORTERS of Airsoft in North Carolina and the U.S.A.

http://www.xtremekombat.com/

And, if you haven’t made YOUR plans to be there yet, WHY NOT? All the latest news and info on THE AIRSOFT event of next year is right here:

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner! Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer? For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year. All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in: “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT. That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its a Boys Antitank Rifle, a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos. And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future! TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you! Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

——-

Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website: http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE! No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas! Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

_____________________________________________________

AIRSOFT NEWS for 8 December 2009 from THUMPY!

In need of a RUGGED piston?  Try one of THESE!

The cats at WGC Shop have found one of the toughest pistons I’ve ever seen!  We need to lay our hands on one of these Azimuth pistons, for a THUMPY style piston-crackin’-good time!

They list these as being made of “Polycarbonate & NAK80” and another version comes with full-metal teeth.  Best of all, they list for under $15 bucks each! Gotta try this in an upgrade, soon!

And, with one supposedly INSIDE a mechbox, it looks to take a LiPo lickin- and keeps on tickin’:

Thanks to “mikkel987” over on the Y’allTube!  That’s a hummer you’ve got there, man!

——-

More Exhibitors line up for North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2010!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard, Anthony Letourneau the gang over at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo are announcing two more MAJOR exhibitors have signed on for what is shaping up to be THE Airsoft Event on the East Coast next year!

Welcome to Ultraforce…all the way from Airsoft Nirvana…Hong Kong!

http://ultraforce.com.hk/

And, closer to home, the guys and hopefully GALS of Xtreme Kombat Warfare Training Center in Durhan, NC.  Xtreme Kombat is one of the hottest new fields, featuring a large CQB City that keeps getting better and better, and one more P-Ball field that is also stepping up to the challenge of being MAJOR SUPPORTERS of Airsoft in North Carolina and the U.S.A.

http://www.xtremekombat.com/

And, if you haven’t made YOUR plans to be there yet, WHY NOT?  All the latest news and info on THE AIRSOFT event of next year is right here:

http://naaexpo.com/

And, remember, next year is right around the corner!  Be there!
NAA Expo 2010 At SHOWPLACE
211 East Commerce Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
http://www.showplace-highpoint.com/

Friday March 5th, 2010 – 11am to 8pm
Saturday March 6th, 2010 – 10am to 7pm
Sunday March 7th, 2010 – 10am to 4pm

——-

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer?  For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year.   All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in:  “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT.  That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its  a  Boys Antitank Rifle,  a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos.  And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future!  TWO THUMPS UP!

UPDATE: Oddball ‘pinged Thumpy over on the YouTube channel:

“Thanks man I love it!
Top job on the article I will have to send the link off to all my mates.

I will have to finish this PPSH41 now won’t I 😉

Oddball”

You BET…don’t let the Clone-meisters get the better of you!  Forge On, oh great Airsoft-smithy!

Thumpy!

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Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website:  http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

NEW FEATURE: INNOVATIVE PARTS: Azimuth Airsoft Piston…is it the toughest piston on the planet? New Videos..see for yourself!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!  No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas!   Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

_________________________________________________

AIRSOFT NEWS FROM THUMPY for 7 December 2009

The following tale involving an INNOVATIVE WW2 Airsofter seems to be incredibly appropriate, as we remember that “Day of Infamy” on Pearl Harbor Day…and say Thank You to those brave men and women around the globe who fought “WW-Two” to secure the freedoms many enjoy today:

People of Airsoft Feature: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory!”

It only happens to the Good Guys….or, “Negative Waves again, Moriarity?”

What happens when your FAVORITE gun isn’t made by a main-stream Airsoft manufacturer?  For some, its a long wait…ask the guys who begged and pleaded for a WW2 MP40’s for YEARS before the clone manufacturers stepped up and built one last year.   All you can really do is wait, OR step-up and put your manly gun-plumbing skills to the test and BREW YOUR OWN GUN.

This is where one of Thumpy’s HEROES of Airsoft comes in:  “Oddball” is well-known on the internet as the English chap who fashioned his own British Tetrarch Airborne Light Tank from a 8-wheeled Argocat ATV!

And, a quick scan of his YouTube Channel also shows that when he wants something that doesn’t exist, old Oddball just mans-up and BUILDS IT.  That’s particularly handy way of getting what you want, whether its  a  Boys Antitank Rifle,  a Thompson SMG, a Panzerschrek, a .30 M1911 LMG, or any of the other gun builds you’ll find in his videos.  And the ONLY way most World War Two Airsofter can play their version of our beloved game!

For Soviet/Russian fans, the “Holy Grail” has long been a PPSh 42 SMG. And, while manufacturers have long talked about doing one, “Oddball” again decided to roll-up his sleeves and get busy. He has been plugging away for a couple of months now, making his own and shooting video along the way…here’s Part 7 of his videos on the PPSh build…but BEFORE you view it, make sure you watch it ALL THE WAY TO THE END…as his ‘trial-and-error’ method of making the slotted heat shield, laminating up a stock that doesn’t quite work, and then fitting in a Type 7 M14 mechbox seem to be FINALLY coming together, JUST WHEN he makes a TERRIBLE discovery:

That’s right, EBayBanned Airsoft announced this weekend that a PPSh looks to be coming off the revamped Chinese Clone production lines, as they fire back up from the ChiCom crackdown this autumn!

As “Oddball” rightfully notes in his video, the two views on the corporate webpage SEEM to just be computer mock-ups. And while there’s some rationalization that months of work-and-wanting might just be one-upped by the profiteers, I’ll bet that HIS Home-Brewed gun will be MORE IMPRESSIVE and probably be every bit as good as the one you and I can buy in a box. Oh, and there’s always the possibility that “Oddball’ won’t have to work as hard to fashion up a magazine for his gun…since there will soon be some out there on the market!

I know just how this feels, since it used to happen to me in my other hobbies, of scale model armor building, and before that, motorcycle riding; just as you make a hand-crafted-with-loving-care modification that is “one of a kind,” some profiteering pro-outfit steps up and puts out the same exact thing you’ve been waiting MONTHS to buy! Sometimes it just plain SUCKS to be the GOOD GUY. But, we’ll be pulling for “Oddball”, and hope to see HIS PPSh completed BEFORE the Bad Guys get theirs shipped worldwide!

And, it breaks my heart just a little more that the Clone PPSh News came during Oddball’s favorite flick…Kelly’s Heroes, for those of you who didn’t pick out the “Oddball” references.

Still, even with the Negative Waves, “Oddball” is still a hero in Thumpy’s book, and we look forward to seeing more of his craftsmanship in the future!  TWO THUMPS UP!

——-

Alleyway Airsoft…Reviews and more

Thumpy’s introducing a new bunch of guys who bear much watching…the team over at Alleyway Airsoft have much the same background as the Thump-Meister…and many of the same interests…Good guns, Good games and Good VIDEO PRODUCTION:

Nice work, with plenty of background, and an INNOVATIVE way of presenting reviews that we’ll be linking into as they fire up the Colortini in the future! Here’s some more about Alleyway Airsoft, from their website at AlleywayAirsoft.com:

“We are a team of players in the Midwest who enjoy playing airsoft and trying to provide the highest quality of reviews for fellow players and companies alike. After scouring the net for airsoft reviews we believed we could contribute to the market in a professional manner, as many in our team have film and art backgrounds and our currently working in the industry. We hope you find the reviews enjoyable and also that they help you make an informed decision on your airsoft purchases. -JP”

Good luck to JP and the Alleyway lads, and if you’d like to see more, check them out at their website, or YouTube channel:

Alleyway Airsoft Website:  http://alleywayairsoft.com/Alleyway_09/Welcome.html

Alleway Airsoft YoutTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/alleywayairsoft

——-

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!…

Congrats to “Clayyalc” from Sioux City, South Dakota, who’s card was pulled from the big US Postal Service box by the Crazy One…the winner of a Supercell Development Claymore Mine!

And, if you want to know about the REAL DEAL, check out FM 23-23 over at Scribd.com, the Field Manual for the Claymore:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/12885223/Claymore-Mines

Earlier Story on crazyNCman’s giveaway:

Its on LIVE: Join crazyNCman for his big Claymore GIVEAWAY tonight on the AirsoftPlayer.com LIVE STREAMING WEBCAST, starting at 8PM on Saturday, 5 December 2009…we’ll be checking in from Thumpy’s 3-D live via the Skype Video Call…and this time, we’ll remember to turn on the camera when we start! AND, I PROMISE to pull the trigger on an airsoft gun tonight, too!

Its coming down to the WIRE!!! Who will win?

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

NEW STUFF AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s Newest Pages and Posts: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Thumpy’s Video Test: Paintball Barrel Sock as an Airsoft Safety Device? You Decide!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

People of Airsoft: The Saga of “Oddball’s Armory”

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!  No need to spen your time “Scanning the Globe”…we already do that for you, every day!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Original and Best source of Airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever! REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cept with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of cheap jewelry your Mama will just toss out anyway!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas!   Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

__________________________________________________

WEEKEND NEWS FROM THUMPY…5-6 December 2009

AND THE WINNER IS!!!!…

Congrats to “Clayyalc” from Sioux City, South Dakota, who’s card was pulled from the big US Postal Service box by the Crazy One…the winner of a Supercell Development Claymore Mine!

And, if you want to know about the REAL DEAL, check out FM 23-23 over at Scribd.com, the Field Manual for the Claymore:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/12885223/Claymore-Mines

Its on LIVE: Join crazyNCman for his big Claymore GIVEAWAY tonight on the AirsoftPlayer.com LIVE STREAMING WEBCAST, starting at 8PM on Saturday, 5 December 2009…we’ll be checking in from Thumpy’s 3-D live via the Skype Video Call…and this time, we’ll remember to turn on the camera when we start!   AND, I PROMISE to pull the trigger on an airsoft gun tonight, too!

Its coming down to the WIRE!!! Who will win?

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

More on “Hunteering”…I’ve had a day or so to digest a lot of what’s on PhantomTMA’s site, and this concept of combining airsoft and orienteering is intriguing and INNOVATIVE. There’s just something RIGHT about being SO WRONG, to “hunt” other humans, but as the players intend no real harm, this is as close to the mano-a-mano skills of “The Island of Doctor No” or other cult movie classics, where superpowers put their best men on an island to “fight to the death.”

I’m trying to contact PhantomTMA for a more in-depth interview…stay tuned!

WHY WE FIGHT: Airsoft Snipers Duel…and 6mm”Hunteering” with phantomTMA

Nearly Half a MILLION viewers can’t be wrong…can they?

This is some interesting fieldcraft…with a different kind of “game” in mind. And, an interactive game version, with video segments online:

Rather than just play airsoft, phantomTMA has created what he calls “hunteering”, as described on his YouTube channel, and in his forum:

“I’m a lover of the outdoor life. Always wanting to test fieldcraft and skill against an equal human opponent rather than helpless mammals. Dedicated to 6mm bolt action hunting (a unique sport).

Gamed solidly since 1991 to present day. Specialist in Endurance games with annual 5+ day events being a personal favourite.

Upgrading is not a major issue for me. Instead I have several rifles of different power/attributes for the changing seasons/terrain.

Fieldcraft is my edge and I concentrate on spotting opponents before they notice me. That way I can stalk in for my shot and hope I get a first shot hit.

Cunning is what gets you points. You have to be unpredictable and yet predict your adversary.

Good Hunting ;)”

We don’t intend to be judgemental about personal motives, but this version of airsoft might be viewed as politically incorrect…or just plain fun. You decide:

phantom’s “Hunteering” website, with definitions, rules, gear and guns, and more:

http://sixmmhunters.110mb.com/

phantomTMA’s “Hunteering” forum link: http://pursuitoutdoors.lefora.com/

NOTE: phantom seems to be updating his forums starting December 1st, so be patient, check back often, and we’ll update you when he shakes things out.

——-

11Charlie’s Mortar is officially FOR SALE:

As we showed you way back in October, 11Charlie was working on a foam-firing mortar…, and a 60mm “M19” version of their original 81mm “clone” M29 is now officially FOR SALE, via the website:

http://www.11charlie.com/

Check out the video, and Thumpy’s original coverage, too:

Thumpy’s coverage from TODAY’S NEWS, 22 October 2009, of the M29…which they now list as “discontined:”

A REAL Mortar system for Airsoft!

Thumpy’s always had a ‘jones” for adding indirect fire weapons for Airsoft. We got a chance to see some pretty amazing shots at Fulda Gap 2009 by “Pappy” and his guys, who put some pretty amazing home-built artillery fire downrange, with Mini-Nerf rockets. (Check the video below for them adjusting fire with a spotter, and getting a “slo-mo” hit on a bunker!)

But, now comes a little more professionally-produced package, an Airsoft MORTAR sporting true INNOVATION in some of its features, from the guys at 11Charlie.com:

11Charlie.com’s new MORTAR SYSTEM

http://www.11charlie.com/default.asp

Check out the ABOUT page for a video demonstration of the features, and its range..200 yard shots? Sign me up!…Pricy? Yea, but imagine a battery of THESE “bad boys” inside your firebase!

We’ll be ‘hooking up with Steve and the fellas at 11Charlie to get you more details on the M29 in the very near-future!

__________________________________________________

AIRSOFT NEWS FOR 4 December 2009 from Thumpy

Scanning the world, to bring you the constant variety of (Airsoft) Sport!

And, speaking of the “Thrill of Victory”

More shots of the A&K Masada, this time from the Boys over at Redwolf TV:

And, if you missed Tuesday’s News, here’s Airsoft G.I.’s TIM with his take on the uber-droolness that is the Masada:

——-

More on “Hunteering”…I’ve had a day or so to digest a lot of what’s on PhantomTMA’s site, and this concept of combining airsoft and orienteering is intriguing and INNOVATIVE.  There’s just something RIGHT about being SO WRONG, to “hunt” other humans, but as the players intend no real harm, this is as close to the mano-a-mano skills of “The Island of Doctor No” or other cult movie classics, where superpowers put their best men on an island to “fight to the death.”

I’m trying to contact PhantomTMA for a more in-depth interview…stay tuned!

WHY WE FIGHT: Airsoft Snipers Duel…and 6mm”Hunteering” with phantomTMA

Nearly Half a MILLION viewers can’t be wrong…can they?

This is some interesting fieldcraft…with a different kind of “game” in mind.  And, an interactive game version, with video segments online:

Rather than just play airsoft, phantomTMA has created what he calls “hunteering”, as described on his YouTube channel, and in his forum:

“I’m a lover of the outdoor life. Always wanting to test fieldcraft and skill against an equal human opponent rather than helpless mammals. Dedicated to 6mm bolt action hunting (a unique sport).

Gamed solidly since 1991 to present day. Specialist in Endurance games with annual 5+ day events being a personal favourite.

Upgrading is not a major issue for me. Instead I have several rifles of different power/attributes for the changing seasons/terrain.

Fieldcraft is my edge and I concentrate on spotting opponents before they notice me. That way I can stalk in for my shot and hope I get a first shot hit.

Cunning is what gets you points. You have to be unpredictable and yet predict your adversary.

Good Hunting ;)”

We don’t intend to be judgemental about personal motives, but this version of airsoft might be viewed as politically incorrect…or just plain fun.  You decide:

phantom’s “Hunteering” website, with definitions, rules, gear and guns, and more:

http://sixmmhunters.110mb.com/

phantomTMA’s “Hunteering” forum link:  http://pursuitoutdoors.lefora.com/

NOTE: phantom seems to be updating his forums starting December 1st, so be patient, check back often, and we’ll update you when he shakes things out.

——-

11Charlie’s Mortar is officially FOR SALE:

As we showed you way back in October, 11Charlie was working on a foam-firing mortar…, and a 60mm “M19” version of their original 81mm “clone” M29 is now officially FOR SALE, via the website:

http://www.11charlie.com/

Check out the video, and Thumpy’s original coverage, too:

Thumpy’s coverage from TODAY’S NEWS, 22 October 2009, of the M29…which they now list as “discontined:”

A REAL Mortar system for Airsoft!

Thumpy’s always had a ‘jones” for adding indirect fire weapons for Airsoft. We got a chance to see some pretty amazing shots at Fulda Gap 2009 by “Pappy” and his guys, who put some pretty amazing home-built artillery fire downrange, with Mini-Nerf rockets. (Check the video below for them adjusting fire with a spotter, and getting a “slo-mo” hit on a bunker!)

But, now comes a little more professionally-produced package, an Airsoft MORTAR sporting true INNOVATION in some of its features, from the guys at 11Charlie.com:

11Charlie.com’s new MORTAR SYSTEM

http://www.11charlie.com/default.asp

Check out the ABOUT page for a video demonstration of the features, and its range..200 yard shots? Sign me up!…Pricy? Yea, but imagine a battery of THESE “bad boys” inside your firebase!

We’ll be ‘hooking up with Steve and the fellas at 11Charlie to get you more details on the M29 in the very near-future!

——-

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

Its coming down to the WIRE!!!  Who will win?

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

__________________________________________________

Airsoft News for 2 December 2009 from Thumpy!

WHY WE FIGHT: Airsoft Snipers Duel…and 6mm”Hunteering” with phantomTMA

Nearly Half a MILLION viewers can’t be wrong…can they?

This is some interesting fieldcraft…with a different kind of “game” in mind.  And, an interactive game version, with video segments online:

Rather than just play airsoft, phantomTMA has created what he calls “hunteering”, as described on his YouTube channel, and in his forum:

“I’m a lover of the outdoor life. Always wanting to test fieldcraft and skill against an equal human opponent rather than helpless mammals. Dedicated to 6mm bolt action hunting (a unique sport).

Gamed solidly since 1991 to present day. Specialist in Endurance games with annual 5+ day events being a personal favourite.

Upgrading is not a major issue for me. Instead I have several rifles of different power/attributes for the changing seasons/terrain.

Fieldcraft is my edge and I concentrate on spotting opponents before they notice me. That way I can stalk in for my shot and hope I get a first shot hit.

Cunning is what gets you points. You have to be unpredictable and yet predict your adversary.

Good Hunting ;)”

We don’t intend to be judgemental about personal motives, but this version of airsoft might be viewed as politically incorrect…or just plain fun.  You decide:

phantom’s “Hunteering” website, with definitions, rules, gear and guns, and more:

http://sixmmhunters.110mb.com/

phantomTMA’s “Hunteering” forum link:  http://pursuitoutdoors.lefora.com/

NOTE: phantom seems to be updating his forums starting December 1st, so be patient, check back often, and we’ll update you when he shakes things out.

——-

A&K Masada gets the Airsoft G.I. TV treatment from TIM

OK, you Magpul and Modern Warfare/COD4 fan-dudes and dude-etts….time to break out the drool bibs!

——-

11Charlie’s Mortar is officially FOR SALE:

As we showed you way back in October, 11Charlie was working on a foam-firing mortar…, and a 60mm “M19” version of their original 81mm “clone” M29 is now officially FOR SALE, via the website:

http://www.11charlie.com/

Check out the video, and Thumpy’s original coverage, too:

Thumpy’s coverage from TODAY’S NEWS, 22 October 2009, of the M29…which they now list as “discontined:”

A REAL Mortar system for Airsoft!

Thumpy’s always had a ‘jones” for adding indirect fire weapons for Airsoft. We got a chance to see some pretty amazing shots at Fulda Gap 2009 by “Pappy” and his guys, who put some pretty amazing home-built artillery fire downrange, with Mini-Nerf rockets. (Check the video below for them adjusting fire with a spotter, and getting a “slo-mo” hit on a bunker!)

But, now comes a little more professionally-produced package, an Airsoft MORTAR sporting true INNOVATION in some of its features, from the guys at 11Charlie.com:

11Charlie.com’s new MORTAR SYSTEM

http://www.11charlie.com/default.asp

Check out the ABOUT page for a video demonstration of the features, and its range..200 yard shots? Sign me up!…Pricy? Yea, but imagine a battery of THESE “bad boys” inside your firebase!

We’ll be ‘hooking up with Steve and the fellas at 11Charlie to get you more details on the M29 in the very near-future!

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Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters! Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!  crazyNCman is opening his OWN FIELD!  CANE CREEK AIRSOFT

UPDATE: Website for Frank’s new CANE CREEK AIRSOFT field is now active!

http://ccairsoft.com/

Check the Images Gallery for some of the not-so-horizontal shots of the field…he said “mountain field” and the Crazy One means it!

Previous Info from Thumpy:

Frank, aka crazyNCman announced on the AirsoftPlayerTV.com show that he’s opening a 160-acres in a “mountain field” someplace in Western NC, to cater to “kids” to get them out of the backyards and give them a place to play.  Frank says his decision to start a field near Asheville came after a local incident in which Asheville, NC Police responded to a local incident with kids playing in an unsecured location near a housing development.  More details are on the way as the show continues!

Good luck to the “Crazy One” on this project…and we’ll keep watching for Frank’s video promo for next weekend’s show!

——-

MAJOR MOUT Action in Ohio!

You want MOUT? You want OHIO action? Check out THIS place to play! Makes me pine for the days of the hatchet man…

http://www.airsoftohio.com/forums/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2009-12-12&e=546&c=1

And, while you’re checking out OHIO…say OH and HI-YO, to AirsoftSmith.com, who are ALSO INNOVATING with a great video put together by a cutting edge production company, Thunder Down Country, via VIMEO, a first for T3DHA, to0!:

http://www.airsoftsmith.com/

Vodpod videos no longer available.
more about “AirsoftSmith Comemrcial“, posted with vodpod
——-

AATV Guys with a NEW REVIEW!

Black Gun lovers, rejoice with a review of the King Arms SR16E3…done as only Scarr and the boys can do it! NOTE: Language Alert for the little ears, too!

——-

Will it Blend…an AIRSOFT GUN!

We’re in the big time now, as the INNOVATOR of Blenders, BlendTec, puts an Airsoft Pistol to the test!

Amazing how fast these guys rack up the views, as Thumpy still plods along…tell your friends to check their videos here FIRST!

——-

SPECIAL REPORT… WITH MORE FEEDBACK

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device? You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

Feedback comments so far include Shaggy, who says “the problem with your methodology on the barrel sock is that it is there to stop the accidental discharge from going down range. Which it does. Also being a Neon color you can see quickly if guns are safe or not. The Blackhawk Down “This is my safety” stuff is stupid, so is taking out mags as many guns you cannot tell quickly looking at the gun if the magazine is out. Of course disarming your gun is the safest thing to do, but it is not easily seen by field staff “did they clear the barrel” “is the mag out on that pistol/bolt rifle?” hard to say. The best compromise is to have people disarm the guns AND use barrel bags/socks and tell people if they accidentally fire into the bag to clean their barrel before going back into play.

Dismissing barrel bags because they are “too paintball” or “look stupid’ doesn’t outweigh saving someone’s eyesight because someone didn’t clear their barrel properly, or didnt take the mag out of their 550fps sniper rifle. Here in New England I cannot think of any commercial field that doesnt mandate at least barrel bags at a minimum and its been that way for years.

Shaggy”

And, airsoftvt, on the YouTube Channel, who had the following: “You have got to be kidding me. The first bb didnt break the 2nd or third broke on impact hitting one of the other bb’s which will happen on impact during play with high velocity hits this is why we dont play with mesh goggles. As far as any of these plastic flakes gaining enough velocity to travel more than a few feet at a few feet per second might at worst pose a risk to those without eye protection. Lastly any risk to the gun is due to user error if you do that clean the barrel out.”

Also, DyNo541 at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel MIGHT have a solid, yet flexible, solution: “If they fall back into the barrel, it would present a problem. A reservoir tip like a condom might help.”

THUMPY Answers:

The purpose behind the totally-UN-Scientific but very REAL WORLD test, was to see if BB’s would penetrate..and they do NOT. But we also wanted to test suitability of a standard barrel sock designed for Paintball would suit the same purpose as one for a totally different kind of projectile. There is just about ZERO risk from any expended parts of a paintball causing injuries….but the same can not be said for the pieces of projectiles…or even a full BB re-entering the barrel and being fired after an accidental discharge into a barrel sock. The testing and feedback will continue…and your Comments are welcome and will be forwarded to sock manufacturers and insurance companies, for their review, too.

——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemmas!:

——-

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

_______________________________________________________

WEEKEND NEWS for 27-29 November 2009 at Thumpy’s 3-D

Get out and play this weekend, THEN tell THUMPY about it!

Drop us an “After Action Report” on your weekend games, at Thumpy3D@gmail.com…and be a part of our new feature…“Battle Stories” We want to feature YOUR style of play, with your words, your Photos and VIDEOS, here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Shooters!   Send information on your photos, your YouTube or Vimeo videos, and we’ll LINK YOUR GAME to T3DHA! Get shooting (BB’s), and shooting (Pictures and Videos), and then e-mail old Thumpy for your shot at GLORY!

——-

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT!  crazyNCman is opening his OWN FIELD!

Frank, aka crazyNCman announced on the AirsoftPlayerTV.com show that he’s opening a 160-acres in a “mountain field” someplace in Western NC, to cater to “kids” to get them out of the backyards and give them a place to play.  Frank says his decision to start a field near Asheville came after a local incident in which Asheville, NC Police responded to a local incident with kids playing in an unsecured location near a housing development.  More details are on the way as the show continues!

Good luck to the “Crazy One” on this project…and we’ll keep watching tonight’s show!

ANOTHER WEEKEND OF FUN LIVE ON AIRSOFT PLAYER TV.COM!

Yup, get ready for Saturday night’s assorted mayhem with Frank, aka crazyNCman, as he fires up the Colortini and lets YOU be the star of the WORLD’S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW once again! Can’t wait to see who wins the Claymore…and who or WHAT shows up SATURDAY NIGHT!

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!——-

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Gun Pron from the Lads at Redwolf!

Look…Learn and LOVE!…And check out the Systema Energy line of parts and pieces:

And, Part 2:

——-

TacCityAirsoft has Tactical Videos!

Thumpy LOVES to bring you new video, and the guys out at SoCal’s revamped TacCityAirsoft are putting the hot tips and great tech info in you Video IN-BOX:

Check the guys and the SoCal action here:

http://www.airsoftplayground.com/index.htm

——-

MAJOR MOUT Action in Ohio!

You want MOUT? You want OHIO action? Check out THIS place to play! Makes me pine for the days of the hatchet man…

http://www.airsoftohio.com/forums/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2009-12-12&e=546&c=1

And, while you’re checking out OHIO…say OH and HI-YO, to AirsoftSmith.com, who are ALSO INNOVATING with a great video put together by a cutting edge production company, Thunder Down Country, via VIMEO, a first for T3DHA, to0!:

http://www.airsoftsmith.com/

Vodpod videos no longer available.
more about “AirsoftSmith Comemrcial“, posted with vodpod
——-

AATV Guys with a NEW REVIEW!

Black Gun lovers, rejoice with a review of the King Arms SR16E3…done as only Scarr and the boys can do it! NOTE: Language Alert for the little ears, too!

——-

Will it Blend…an AIRSOFT GUN!

We’re in the big time now, as the INNOVATOR of Blenders, BlendTec, puts an Airsoft Pistol to the test!

Amazing how fast these guys rack up the views, as Thumpy still plods along…tell your friends to check their videos here FIRST!

——-

SPECIAL REPORT… WITH MORE FEEDBACK

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device? You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

Feedback comments so far include Shaggy, who says “the problem with your methodology on the barrel sock is that it is there to stop the accidental discharge from going down range. Which it does. Also being a Neon color you can see quickly if guns are safe or not. The Blackhawk Down “This is my safety” stuff is stupid, so is taking out mags as many guns you cannot tell quickly looking at the gun if the magazine is out. Of course disarming your gun is the safest thing to do, but it is not easily seen by field staff “did they clear the barrel” “is the mag out on that pistol/bolt rifle?” hard to say. The best compromise is to have people disarm the guns AND use barrel bags/socks and tell people if they accidentally fire into the bag to clean their barrel before going back into play.
Dismissing barrel bags because they are “too paintball” or “look stupid’ doesn’t outweigh saving someone’s eyesight because someone didn’t clear their barrel properly, or didnt take the mag out of their 550fps sniper rifle. Here in New England I cannot think of any commercial field that doesnt mandate at least barrel bags at a minimum and its been that way for years.
Shaggy”

And, airsoftvt, on the YouTube Channel, who had the following: “You have got to be kidding me. The first bb didnt break the 2nd or third broke on impact hitting one of the other bb’s which will happen on impact during play with high velocity hits this is why we dont play with mesh goggles. As far as any of these plastic flakes gaining enough velocity to travel more than a few feet at a few feet per second might at worst pose a risk to those without eye protection. Lastly any risk to the gun is due to user error if you do that clean the barrel out.”

Also, DyNo541 at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel MIGHT have a solid, yet flexible, solution: “If they fall back into the barrel, it would present a problem. A reservoir tip like a condom might help.”

THUMPY Answers:
The purpose behind the totally-UN-Scientific but very REAL WORLD test, was to see if BB’s would penetrate..and they do NOT. But we also wanted to test suitability of a standard barrel sock designed for Paintball would suit the same purpose as one for a totally different kind of projectile. There is just about ZERO risk from any expended parts of a paintball causing injuries….but the same can not be said for the pieces of projectiles…or even a full BB re-entering the barrel and being fired after an accidental discharge into a barrel sock. The testing and feedback will continue…and your Comments are welcome and will be forwarded to sock manufacturers and insurance companies, for their review, too.

——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemmas!:

——-

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

_________________________________________________________

TODAY’S NEWS for 25 November 2009 at Thumpy’s 3-D

TacCityAirsoft has Tactical Videos!

Thumpy LOVES to bring you new video, and the guys out at SoCal’s revamped TacCityAirsoft are putting the hot tips and great tech info in you Video IN-BOX:

Check the guys and the SoCal action here:

http://www.airsoftplayground.com/index.htm

——-

MAJOR MOUT Action in Ohio!

You want MOUT?   You want OHIO action?  Check out THIS place to play!  Makes me pine for the days of the hatchet man…

http://www.airsoftohio.com/forums/calendar.php?do=getinfo&day=2009-12-12&e=546&c=1

And, while you’re checking out OHIO…say OH and HI-YO, to AirsoftSmith.com, who are ALSO INNOVATING with a great video put together by a cutting edge production company, Thunder Down Country, via VIMEO, a first for T3DHA, to0!:

http://www.airsoftsmith.com/

Vodpod videos no longer available.
more about “AirsoftSmith Comemrcial“, posted with vodpod
——-

AATV Guys with a NEW REVIEW!

Black Gun lovers, rejoice with a review of the King Arms SR16E3…done as only Scarr and the boys can do it!  NOTE: Language Alert for the little ears, too!

——-

Will it Blend…an AIRSOFT GUN!

We’re in the big time now, as the INNOVATOR of Blenders, BlendTec, puts an Airsoft Pistol to the test!

Amazing how fast these guys rack up the views, as Thumpy still plods along…tell your friends to check their videos here FIRST!

——-

SPECIAL REPORT…  WITH MORE FEEDBACK

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device?  You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

Feedback comments so far include Shaggy, who says “the problem with your methodology on the barrel sock is that it is there to stop the accidental discharge from going down range. Which it does. Also being a Neon color you can see quickly if guns are safe or not. The Blackhawk Down “This is my safety” stuff is stupid, so is taking out mags as many guns you cannot tell quickly looking at the gun if the magazine is out. Of course disarming your gun is the safest thing to do, but it is not easily seen by field staff “did they clear the barrel” “is the mag out on that pistol/bolt rifle?” hard to say. The best compromise is to have people disarm the guns AND use barrel bags/socks and tell people if they accidentally fire into the bag to clean their barrel before going back into play.
Dismissing barrel bags because they are “too paintball” or “look stupid’ doesn’t outweigh saving someone’s eyesight because someone didn’t clear their barrel properly, or didnt take the mag out of their 550fps sniper rifle. Here in New England I cannot think of any commercial field that doesnt mandate at least barrel bags at a minimum and its been that way for years.
Shaggy”

And, airsoftvt, on the YouTube Channel, who had the following: “You have got to be kidding me. The first bb didnt break the 2nd or third broke on impact hitting one of the other bb’s which will happen on impact during play with high velocity hits this is why we dont play with mesh goggles. As far as any of these plastic flakes gaining enough velocity to travel more than a few feet at a few feet per second might at worst pose a risk to those without eye protection. Lastly any risk to the gun is due to user error if you do that clean the barrel out.”

Also, DyNo541 at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel MIGHT have a solid, yet flexible, solution: “If they fall back into the barrel, it would present a problem. A reservoir tip like a condom might help.”

THUMPY Answers:
The purpose behind the totally-UN-Scientific but very REAL WORLD test, was to see if BB’s would penetrate..and they do NOT. But we also wanted to test suitability of a standard barrel sock designed for Paintball would suit the same purpose as one for a totally different kind of projectile. There is just about ZERO risk from any expended parts of a paintball causing injuries….but the same can not be said for the pieces of projectiles…or even a full BB re-entering the barrel and being fired after an accidental discharge into a barrel sock. The testing and feedback will continue…and your Comments are welcome and will be forwarded to sock manufacturers and insurance companies, for their review, too.

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh VIDEOS from crazyNCman Thumpy’s YouTube ‘Hero’, crazyNCman, aka Frank, has done it again! Two LONG videos of raw action at the Battle of Khe Sanh, held at Adventure Beach Paintball in Tabor City, NC…just inland from Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand. Frank’s YouTube site has some new videos!

Part ONE: Early Day action, near the Pyramid and in the woods:

Part TWO: Mid Day, as Tan and Green forces fight in and around Saigon, ABP’s MOUT City:

AND, While we’re at Frank’s Place, lets give the Crazy One another TWO THUMPS UP for a great show Saturday Night at AirsoftPlayerTV.COM.  If you weren’t there, you missed the WORLD”S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW once again!  Can’t wait to see who wins the Claymore…and who or WHAT shows up NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT!

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemmas!:

——-AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

______________________________________________________

TODAY’S NEWS for 24 November 2009 from Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

AATV Guys with a NEW REVIEW!

Black Gun lovers, rejoice with a review of the King Arms SR16E3…done as only Scarr and the boys can do it!  NOTE: Language Alert for the little ears, too!

——-

Will it Blend…an AIRSOFT GUN!

We’re in the big time now, as the INNOVATOR of Blenders, BlendTec, puts an Airsoft Pistol to the test!

Amazing how fast these guys rack up the views, as Thumpy still plods along…tell your friends to check their videos here FIRST!

——-

SPECIAL REPORT…  WITH MORE FEEDBACK

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device?  You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

Feedback comments so far include Shaggy, who says “the problem with your methodology on the barrel sock is that it is there to stop the accidental discharge from going down range. Which it does. Also being a Neon color you can see quickly if guns are safe or not. The Blackhawk Down “This is my safety” stuff is stupid, so is taking out mags as many guns you cannot tell quickly looking at the gun if the magazine is out. Of course disarming your gun is the safest thing to do, but it is not easily seen by field staff “did they clear the barrel” “is the mag out on that pistol/bolt rifle?” hard to say. The best compromise is to have people disarm the guns AND use barrel bags/socks and tell people if they accidentally fire into the bag to clean their barrel before going back into play.
Dismissing barrel bags because they are “too paintball” or “look stupid’ doesn’t outweigh saving someone’s eyesight because someone didn’t clear their barrel properly, or didnt take the mag out of their 550fps sniper rifle. Here in New England I cannot think of any commercial field that doesnt mandate at least barrel bags at a minimum and its been that way for years.
Shaggy”

And, airsoftvt, on the YouTube Channel, who had the following: “You have got to be kidding me. The first bb didnt break the 2nd or third broke on impact hitting one of the other bb’s which will happen on impact during play with high velocity hits this is why we dont play with mesh goggles. As far as any of these plastic flakes gaining enough velocity to travel more than a few feet at a few feet per second might at worst pose a risk to those without eye protection. Lastly any risk to the gun is due to user error if you do that clean the barrel out.”

Also, DyNo541 at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel MIGHT have a solid, yet flexible, solution: “If they fall back into the barrel, it would present a problem. A reservoir tip like a condom might help.”

THUMPY Answers:
The purpose behind the totally-UN-Scientific but very REAL WORLD test, was to see if BB’s would penetrate..and they do NOT. But we also wanted to test suitability of a standard barrel sock designed for Paintball would suit the same purpose as one for a totally different kind of projectile. There is just about ZERO risk from any expended parts of a paintball causing injuries….but the same can not be said for the pieces of projectiles…or even a full BB re-entering the barrel and being fired after an accidental discharge into a barrel sock. The testing and feedback will continue…and your Comments are welcome and will be forwarded to sock manufacturers and insurance companies, for their review, too.

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh VIDEOS from crazyNCman Thumpy’s YouTube ‘Hero’, crazyNCman, aka Frank, has done it again! Two LONG videos of raw action at the Battle of Khe Sanh, held at Adventure Beach Paintball in Tabor City, NC…just inland from Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand. Frank’s YouTube site has some new videos!

Part ONE: Early Day action, near the Pyramid and in the woods:

Part TWO: Mid Day, as Tan and Green forces fight in and around Saigon, ABP’s MOUT City:

AND, While we’re at Frank’s Place, lets give the Crazy One another TWO THUMPS UP for a great show Saturday Night at AirsoftPlayerTV.COM.  If you weren’t there, you missed the WORLD”S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW once again!  Can’t wait to see who wins the Claymore…and who or WHAT shows up NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT!

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemmas!:

——-AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

______________________________________________________

TODAY’S NEWS for 23 November 2009 from Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

Will it Blend…an AIRSOFT GUN!

We’re in the big time now, as the INNOVATOR of Blenders, BlendTec, puts an Airsoft Pistol to the test!

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SPECIAL REPORT!

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device?  You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

Feedback comments so far include Shaggy, who says “the problem with your methodology on the barrel sock is that it is there to stop the accidental discharge from going down range. Which it does. Also being a Neon color you can see quickly if guns are safe or not. The Blackhawk Down “This is my safety” stuff is stupid, so is taking out mags as many guns you cannot tell quickly looking at the gun if the magazine is out. Of course disarming your gun is the safest thing to do, but it is not easily seen by field staff “did they clear the barrel” “is the mag out on that pistol/bolt rifle?” hard to say. The best compromise is to have people disarm the guns AND use barrel bags/socks and tell people if they accidentally fire into the bag to clean their barrel before going back into play.
Dismissing barrel bags because they are “too paintball” or “look stupid’ doesn’t outweigh saving someone’s eyesight because someone didn’t clear their barrel properly, or didnt take the mag out of their 550fps sniper rifle. Here in New England I cannot think of any commercial field that doesnt mandate at least barrel bags at a minimum and its been that way for years.
Shaggy”

And, airsoftvt, on the YouTube Channel, who had the following: “You have got to be kidding me. The first bb didnt break the 2nd or third broke on impact hitting one of the other bb’s which will happen on impact during play with high velocity hits this is why we dont play with mesh goggles. As far as any of these plastic flakes gaining enough velocity to travel more than a few feet at a few feet per second might at worst pose a risk to those without eye protection. Lastly any risk to the gun is due to user error if you do that clean the barrel out.”

Also, DyNo541 at Thumpy’s YouTube Channel MIGHT have a solid, yet flexible, solution: “If they fall back into the barrel, it would present a problem. A reservoir tip like a condom might help.”

THUMPY Answers:
The purpose behind the totally-UN-Scientific but very REAL WORLD test, was to see if BB’s would penetrate..and they do NOT. But we also wanted to test suitability of a standard barrel sock designed for Paintball would suit the same purpose as one for a totally different kind of projectile. There is just about ZERO risk from any expended parts of a paintball causing injuries….but the same can not be said for the pieces of projectiles…or even a full BB re-entering the barrel and being fired after an accidental discharge into a barrel sock. The testing and feedback will continue…and your Comments are welcome and will be forwarded to sock manufacturers and insurance companies, for their review, too.

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh VIDEOS from crazyNCman Thumpy’s YouTube ‘Hero’, crazyNCman, aka Frank, has done it again! Two LONG videos of raw action at the Battle of Khe Sanh, held at Adventure Beach Paintball in Tabor City, NC…just inland from Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand. Frank’s YouTube site has some new videos!

Part ONE: Early Day action, near the Pyramid and in the woods:

Part TWO: Mid Day, as Tan and Green forces fight in and around Saigon, ABP’s MOUT City:

AND, While we’re at Frank’s Place, lets give the Crazy One another TWO THUMPS UP for a great show Saturday Night at AirsoftPlayerTV.COM.  If you weren’t there, you missed the WORLD”S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW once again!  Can’t wait to see who wins the Claymore…and who or WHAT shows up NEXT SATURDAY NIGHT!

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemmas!:

——-AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

____________________________________________________________

WEEKEND NEWS for 21-22 November 2009

Paintball Sock as an Airsoft Safety device?  You Decide…

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness. We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise! See for yourself and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh VIDEOS from crazyNCman

Thumpy’s YouTube ‘Hero’, crazyNCman, aka Frank, has done it again! Two LONG videos of raw action at last weekend’s Battle of Khe Sanh, held at Adventure Beach Paintball in Tabor City, NC…just inland from Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand. Frank’s YouTube site has some new videos!

Part ONE: Early Day action, near the Pyramid and in the woods:

Part TWO: Mid Day, as Tan and Green forces fight in and around Saigon, ABP’s MOUT City:

AND, While we’re at Frank’s Place, lets give him another BIG AUDIENCE at AirsoftPlayerTV.COM on Saturday Night, as the WORLD”S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW is back! “Khe Sanh” interrupted the show last week, but APTV is back on the air this Saturday 11-21-2009! Frank says “I am going to start the show at 7PM EST this week. Hopefully this will allow the international community a little better opportunity to see more of the show. Thank you again for all the support in making this the number one and only Live Airsoft webcast!”

“crazyNCman” and “Thumpy” together at the Battle of Khe Sanh

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!

——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause

Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large? Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO! FINALLY!

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh-Adventure Beach Paintball–After-Action Report!

What a weekend for AIRSOFT in the Carolinas. A RealMil event in Central NC, and a Airsoft Battle straight from the ‘Nam down at the Coast! Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT in Tabor City, NC, held another outstanding event on 14 November, 2009.

More than 50 players from North and South Carolina converged on Lays Lake, which was turned into Vietnam’s Central Highlands for a redux of the Battle of Khe Sanh. And, owner/event director Kevin Shimwell had plenty of trick up his sleeve for the US Marines, in Tan-based camo, and the NVA People’s Army, wearing Green.

Kevin also had plenty of top-notch help, as the Sons of the South Airsoft Team stepped in to referee this event, and did one of the most-professional games ol’ Thumpy has ever had the pleasure of playing! There were literally NO instances of failure-to-call hits, refs stepped into the line-of-fire, allowing players to disengage safely…and they also kept track of massive and often-conflicting missions being run simultaneously by Tan command team “J.H. Bell” and “Zechs”, and Green command cell “Zen” and ” Reekoe.”

The final score was Tan 1900 points, Green 1300 points in a close-fought battle that literally went down to the wire, with Tans capturing crucial medical supplies, components for a nuclear warhead, and a “black box” from a downed aircraft, as Green forces cleared out a major strongpoint at Khe Sanh…Adventure Beach’s renowned 4-story “Pyramid”…, captured enemy rocket launchers, and took the fight into the streets of Saigon, at ABP’s MOUT City, where Close Quarters Battle, chemical smoke and plenty of pistol and safety kills wound up the fighting. It was Fast, Furious, Fun and left one old Tan warrior and lots of younger Dogs panting…and wanting MORE!

And, to cap it all…awards from the Commanders to their best fighters, teams and individuals included Sportsmanship Awards for each side, that entitled the winners to a free entry into any Adventure Beach event in the next year. And a raffle, from ABP and Airsoft Carolina saw some new guns and gear handed out to lucky ticket holders, too!

Thumpy doesn’t like to brag, but the first time out of the gate for our Team USAGI…yea, these Battle Bunnies from the Japanese anime…with our buddies the Bates clan…the “C” boys, and a couple of hard-chargin’ junior fighters, included the winning Tan Junior MVP, Sierra Pall, ended up as the Most Valuable Team!

Teams USAGI..the Battle Bunnies…Tan’s MVT!

Great work, and lots of luck helped swing the day…and made for one of the best scenario events we’ve ever attended. Kevin and crew deserve YOUR attention and attendance at a future Airsoft event, and they are already planning a 24-HOUR Extravaganza for the Year 2010! Stay Tuned!

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players, keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie this weekend, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemas!:

——-

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

_________________________________________________________

TODAY’S NEWS for 19 November 2009 at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft

Battle of Khe Sanh VIDEOS from crazyNCman

Thumpy’s YouTube ‘Hero’, crazyNCman, aka Frank, has done it again!  Two LONG videos of raw action at last weekend’s Battle of Khe Sanh, held at Adventure Beach Paintball in Tabor City, NC…just inland from Myrtle Beach, SC and the Grand Strand.  Frank’s YouTube site has some new videos!

Part ONE: Early Day action, near the Pyramid and in the woods:

Part TWO: Mid Day, as Tan and Green forces fight in and around Saigon, ABP’s MOUT City:

AND, While we’re at Frank’s Place, lets give him another BIG AUDIENCE at AirsoftPlayerTV.COM on Saturday Night, as the WORLD”S BEST AIRSOFT LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW  is back!  “Khe Sanh” interrupted the show last week, but APTV is back on the air this Saturday 11-21-2009!  Frank says “I am going to start the show at 7PM EST this week. Hopefully this will allow the international community a little better opportunity to see more of the show. Thank you again for all the support in making this the number one and only Live Airsoft webcast!”

“crazyNCman” and “Thumpy” together at the Battle of Khe Sanh

Thumpy’s also planning to be back with NEWS from the 3-D House of Mayhem…so click that link, get your guns, your girlfriends or you mom camera-ready, get ready for in-show SPECIAL DEALS from crazyNCman, and fire up the Skype Video or call in, because YOU can STAR in the AirsoftPlayerTV.com Live Stream!

——-

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large?  Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO!  FINALLY!

——-

*POSTPONED Due to technical Issues…But watch for this video later this week!

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?  Coming up TUESDAY *Later this week!

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness.  We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise!  See for yourself TUESDAY *Later this week and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

——-

Battle of Khe Sanh-Adventure Beach Paintball–After-Action Report!

What a weekend for AIRSOFT in the Carolinas.  A RealMil event in Central NC, and a Airsoft Battle straight from the ‘Nam down at the Coast!  Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT in Tabor City, NC, held another outstanding event on 14 November, 2009.

More than 50 players from North and South Carolina converged on Lays Lake, which was turned into Vietnam’s Central Highlands for a redux of the Battle of Khe Sanh.  And, owner/event director Kevin Shimwell had plenty of trick up his sleeve for the US Marines, in Tan-based camo, and the NVA People’s Army, wearing Green.

Kevin also had plenty of top-notch help, as the Sons of the South Airsoft Team stepped in to referee this event, and did one of the most-professional games ol’ Thumpy has ever had the pleasure of playing!  There were literally NO instances of failure-to-call hits, refs stepped into the line-of-fire, allowing players to disengage safely…and they also kept track of massive and often-conflicting missions being run simultaneously by Tan command team “J.H. Bell” and “Zechs”, and Green command cell “Zen” and ” Reekoe.”

The final score was Tan 1900 points, Green 1300 points in a close-fought battle that literally went down to the wire, with Tans capturing crucial medical supplies, components for a nuclear warhead, and a “black box” from a downed aircraft, as Green forces cleared out a major strongpoint at Khe Sanh…Adventure Beach’s renowned 4-story “Pyramid”…, captured enemy rocket launchers, and took  the fight into the streets of Saigon, at ABP’s MOUT City, where Close Quarters Battle, chemical smoke and plenty of pistol and safety kills wound up the fighting.  It was Fast, Furious, Fun and left one old Tan warrior and lots of younger Dogs panting…and wanting MORE!

And, to cap it all…awards from the Commanders to their best fighters, teams and individuals included Sportsmanship Awards for each side, that entitled the winners to a free entry into any Adventure Beach event in the next year.  And a raffle, from ABP and Airsoft Carolina saw some new guns and gear handed out to lucky ticket holders, too!

Thumpy doesn’t like to brag, but the first time out of the gate for our Team USAGI…yea, these Battle Bunnies from the Japanese anime…with our buddies the Bates clan…the “C” boys, and a couple of hard-chargin’ junior fighters, included the winning Tan Junior MVP, Sierra Pall, ended up as the Most Valuable Team!

Teams USAGI..the Battle Bunnies…Tan’s MVT!

Great work, and lots of luck helped swing the day…and made for one of the best scenario events we’ve ever attended.  Kevin and crew deserve YOUR attention and attendance at a future Airsoft event, and they are already planning a 24-HOUR Extravaganza for the Year 2010!  Stay Tuned!

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players,  keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie this weekend, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemas!:

——-

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

______________________________________________

TODAY’S NEWS for 18 November 2009 at THUMPY’S 3-D HOUSE OF AIRSOFT

Airsoft G.I. Fights Chairsofters…and puts on a Tech Challenge!

Tim and the gang come up with what might be Thumpy’s #1 gift suggestion for SOMEONE on your Airsoft Holiday List…probably someone Naughty, ’cause Chairsofting isn’t NICE!

And, build an ACCURATE gun for under 5-Large?  Watch the Back Room Boys fight for supremacy AND INNOVATION!

And, Part TWO!  FINALLY!

——-

*POSTPONED Due to technical Issues…But watch for this video later this week!

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?  Coming up TUESDAY *Later this week!

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness.  We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise!  See for yourself TUESDAY *Later this week and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

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Battle of Khe Sanh-Adventure Beach Paintball–After-Action Report!

What a weekend for AIRSOFT in the Carolinas.  A RealMil event in Central NC, and a Airsoft Battle straight from the ‘Nam down at the Coast!  Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT in Tabor City, NC, held another outstanding event on 14 November, 2009.

More than 50 players from North and South Carolina converged on Lays Lake, which was turned into Vietnam’s Central Highlands for a redux of the Battle of Khe Sanh.  And, owner/event director Kevin Shimwell had plenty of trick up his sleeve for the US Marines, in Tan-based camo, and the NVA People’s Army, wearing Green.

Kevin also had plenty of top-notch help, as the Sons of the South Airsoft Team stepped in to referee this event, and did one of the most-professional games ol’ Thumpy has ever had the pleasure of playing!  There were literally NO instances of failure-to-call hits, refs stepped into the line-of-fire, allowing players to disengage safely…and they also kept track of massive and often-conflicting missions being run simultaneously by Tan command team “J.H. Bell” and “Zechs”, and Green command cell “Zen” and ” Reekoe.”

The final score was Tan 1900 points, Green 1300 points in a close-fought battle that literally went down to the wire, with Tans capturing crucial medical supplies, components for a nuclear warhead, and a “black box” from a downed aircraft, as Green forces cleared out a major strongpoint at Khe Sanh…Adventure Beach’s renowned 4-story “Pyramid”…, captured enemy rocket launchers, and took  the fight into the streets of Saigon, at ABP’s MOUT City, where Close Quarters Battle, chemical smoke and plenty of pistol and safety kills wound up the fighting.  It was Fast, Furious, Fun and left one old Tan warrior and lots of younger Dogs panting…and wanting MORE!

And, to cap it all…awards from the Commanders to their best fighters, teams and individuals included Sportsmanship Awards for each side, that entitled the winners to a free entry into any Adventure Beach event in the next year.  And a raffle, from ABP and Airsoft Carolina saw some new guns and gear handed out to lucky ticket holders, too!

Thumpy doesn’t like to brag, but the first time out of the gate for our Team USAGI…yea, these Battle Bunnies from the Japanese anime…with our buddies the Bates clan…the “C” boys, and a couple of hard-chargin’ junior fighters, included the winning Tan Junior MVP, Sierra Pall, ended up as the Most Valuable Team!

Teams USAGI..the Battle Bunnies…Tan’s MVT!

Great work, and lots of luck helped swing the day…and made for one of the best scenario events we’ve ever attended.  Kevin and crew deserve YOUR attention and attendance at a future Airsoft event, and they are already planning a 24-HOUR Extravaganza for the Year 2010!  Stay Tuned!

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

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A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players,  keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

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Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie this weekend, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemas!:

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AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 16 November 2009 at THUMPY’S 3-D HOUSE OF AIRSOFT

Battle of Khe Sanh-Adventure Beach Paintball–After-Action Report!

What a weekend for AIRSOFT in the Carolinas.  A RealMil event in Central NC, and a Airsoft Battle straight from the ‘Nam down at the Coast!  Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT in Tabor City, NC, held another outstanding event on 14 November, 2009.

More than 50 players from North and South Carolina converged on Lays Lake, which was turned into Vietnam’s Central Highlands for a redux of the Battle of Khe Sanh.  And, owner/event director Kevin Shimwell had plenty of trick up his sleeve for the US Marines, in Tan-based camo, and the NVA People’s Army, wearing Green.

Kevin also had plenty of top-notch help, as the Sons of the South Airsoft Team stepped in to referee this event, and did one of the most-professional games ol’ Thumpy has ever had the pleasure of playing!  There were literally NO instances of failure-to-call hits, refs stepped into the line-of-fire, allowing players to disengage safely…and they also kept track of massive and often-conflicting missions being run simultaneously by Tan command team “J.H. Bell” and “Zechs”, and Green command cell “Zen” and ” Reekoe.”

The final score was Tan 1900 points, Green 1300 points in a close-fought battle that literally went down to the wire, with Tans capturing crucial medical supplies, components for a nuclear warhead, and a “black box” from a downed aircraft, as Green forces cleared out a major strongpoint at Khe Sanh…Adventure Beach’s renowned 4-story “Pyramid”…, captured enemy rocket launchers, and took  the fight into the streets of Saigon, at ABP’s MOUT City, where Close Quarters Battle, chemical smoke and plenty of pistol and safety kills wound up the fighting.  It was Fast, Furious, Fun and left one old Tan warrior and lots of younger Dogs panting…and wanting MORE!

And, to cap it all…awards from the Commanders to their best fighters, teams and individuals included Sportsmanship Awards for each side, that entitled the winners to a free entry into any Adventure Beach event in the next year.  And a raffle, from ABP and Airsoft Carolina saw some new guns and gear handed out to lucky ticket holders, too!

Thumpy doesn’t like to brag, but the first time out of the gate for our Team USAGI…yea, these Battle Bunnies from the Japanese anime…with our buddies the Bates clan…the “C” boys, and a couple of hard-chargin’ junior fighters, included the winning Tan Junior MVP, Sierra Pall, ended up as the Most Valuable Team!

Teams USAGI..the Battle Bunnies…Tan’s MVT!

Great work, and lots of luck helped swing the day…and made for one of the best scenario events we’ve ever attended.  Kevin and crew deserve YOUR attention and attendance at a future Airsoft event, and they are already planning a 24-HOUR Extravaganza for the Year 2010!  Stay Tuned!

PhotoSoft: Battle of Khe Sanh Photo Feature…check out ALL Thumpy’s pictures at the Flickr site…but see some of the best before, during and after shots in our new PhotoSoft feature, CLICK THE LINK RIGHT HERE!

——-

A THUMPY’S EXCLUSIVE: ZShot/Systema and Pantac USA are coming to the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo!

The World’s major Airsoft INNOVATORS…. manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers, and teams and players,  keep saying “YES” to what will-likely be THE Biggest Airsoft Event on the East Coast in the New Year!

Kyle “Halo” Thaggard and company are announcing that ZShot.com, the USA’s Systema and Tornado Airsoft Grenade Exclusive Distributors have signed on for the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo, in High Point, NC, March 5-7, 2010.

http://www.zshot.com/

And, joining them will be Pantac USA, THE distributor in North America for Pantac Rigs and Pouches…beloved by Airsofters and their WALLETS everywhere!

http://www.pantac-usa.com/…or check the original website for gear details: http://www.pantacgear.com/pantac.gear/

Make YOUR plans early to be there for the NAA Expo, and Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft will have more as other INNOVATORS sign on for the Airsoft’s Must-Have Ticket in 2010!

——-

Arnies Airsoft News: From our buddy Arnie this weekend, a cool link to the Airsoft Press Tech Videos, for everyone looking for a little visual help through those tech dilemas!:

——-

Thumpy’s VIDEO Test…Is a Paintball Barrel Sock a SAFETY device for Airsoft…or creating a danger itself?  Coming up TUESDAY!

Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft has word from several Field Owners that new insurance regulations are on the way next year…mandating some type of barrel cover for ALL guns handled outside of safety netting at events. Right now, most fields only have paintball-style barrel socks…a nylon reinforced “pocket” that covers the muzzle of paintball guns, held in place by some type of elastic harness.  We obtained one popular model this weekend, and when we put it to a non-scientific but totally real-world test, we got a NASTY surprise!  See for yourself TUESDAY, and please push the link to Thumpy’s YouTube Video Channel to players, teams, field owners or insurance reps you might know…to spread the word!

——-

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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Weekend News–See You at “Khe Sanh!”

Thumpy’s running the crew down to Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT, for the Battle of Khe Sanh on Saturday, November 14th….we’ll have full coverage, photos, video and interviews with staff, players…the guys from ABP and Airsoft Carolina…and hopefully a one-on-one with CRAZY NC MAN himself!  In fact, we might get to shoot at one very “scouty dog” too!

Stay Tuned this weekend…right here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft!

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TODAY’S NEWS for November 13 2009

Friday the 13th brings a scary sight…Thumpy on TWO other International Airsoft News Sites!

Yes, it seems the phenom that is the 3-D House of Horrors gets a double-dip of LOVE from two of the TOPS in the Airsoft News Game.  First, out of nowhere comes a join-up on Thumpy’s Facebook Page from none other than Popular Airsoft Magazine!

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The guys did a nice preview on their website of what T3DHA is all about, ‘cept they got the Big Guy’s first name wrong.  I WISH I was “Steven” Covey some days…or at least had his cash, because we’d have an armory that could field a 3rd-rate Central American Dictator!  Still, it’s not what they say about you, it’s that they are saying ANYTHING about you that matters!  Thanks TONS, and we’ll be poppin’ the Hot Link and Banner down-below in the “Best of the Web” Section, to link folks over to Popular Airsoft a few readers at a time!  And you NEED to be checking out their slick new DIGITAL On-Line format…cutting edge in Publishing as-a-whole, as well as AIRSOFT Publishing…that’s why “T-Six-Actual” gives them two big THUMPS UP!  Keep kicking the print guys’ behinds…especially the “Great One’s.”  He needs a boot or two!

Then, our buddy Arnie over on the other side of the Pond at Arnie’s Airsoft News gives a shout-out to Seniore Thumpy…and linked up our Airsoft TV Live Shot Special and preview video for the Battle” of Khe Sanh at Adventure Beach Paintball and AIRSOFT this weekend in Tabor City, NC/Myrtle Beach, SC!

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A Great Big Thanks to Arnie…we’ll have to get something in the mail, but what do you send the Airsofter who can put his hands on ANYTHING?  Cash, perhaps?

Khe Sanh’s DARK Secret!…EXCLUSIVE HERE AT THUMPY’S

Speaking of ABP, Kevin Shimwell’s gang will be welcoming players from the Carolinas and beyond to this weekend’s big  Khe Sanh event..and one little EXCLUSIVE hint you won’t hear or see until you get there…BRING FLASHLIGHTS, because not only will there be a pick-up short NIGHT game for early arrivers on Friday Evening, but the site of this year’s Haunting at Lays Lake means a fair-sized portion of ABP’s MOUT City has been BLACKED OUT, and you will likely need a Tactical Light or two, especially on your SIDEARMS for one very special CQB objective!  Can you say “Lights OUT?”  Yup, get ready…its going to be a Great Weekend of Airsoft action at Adventure Beach!

You BETTER bring plenty of AMMO…and if not, Airsoft Carolina is tapped to be the on-site vendor and even have some limited repair and upgrade services available this weekend!

New Airsoft Store in North Carolina USA…with an Old NAME behind it!

Hot from the Airsoft Retreat and NCAirsoft.org websites…and from their own announcement, too…Blitzkrieg Games announces its opening on November 21st in beautiful Downtown Asheville, NC.  While THAT name is new, the guys behind Airsoft Atlanta are actually partners in the new venture that will combine a games shop with AIRSOFT from the same good ‘ol boys from Georgia!

BlitzkreigGamesLogo091111

From their new Website:

Welcome to Blitzkrieg Games!  The best game store in the southeast!  Located in downtown Asheville, across from the Grove Arcade.  We have 6 gaming tables, a giant selection of boardgames, miniatures, Warhammer 40K, Magic, D&D, and a full selection of wargames.  We are also a secondary store location for Airsoft Atlanta with a top-quality selection of airsoft guns and equipment.

Retail prices are a thing of the past at Blitzkrieg Games!!  All our games are discounted to compete with online retail stores, anywhere from 10-30% off MSRP depending on the manufacturer.

AA NEW LOGO 091009

Sounds like a great place to do look forward to visiting, and apparently these guys and our old buds at Airsoft Carolina have already worked out a friendly, business-like atmosphere that can only spell great things for the growth of airsoft in Western North Carolina!   That is, if we can get the airsofters away from the Warhammer tables long enough to sling some BB’s!

The Warrior Song…for our U.S. Veterans and MARINES EVERYWHERE this Veterans’ Day Week!   This is TOO GOOD to take down yet!

Echo 1 USA has VIDEO HELP for M4-Lovers!

The Echo-1 USA gang is showing some Y’allTube LOVE to Black Gun owners, with a slew of new Tech Videos posted up on their YouTube Channel:

M4-Mechbox Takedown Video:

And, when you have it apart, and need it back together, how’bout a M4 Mechbox Reassembly Video, too!

And, if the videos don’t fully help you, try ‘Tweeting’ your questions to “Brian the Tech”, Echo-1 USA’s web-helpmeister and Welcome Page-Resident ‘disembodied floating head’, HERE:

http://twitter.com/brianatecho1

And, while you’re there, check out the UPGRADED M8A3 Stag-15 rifle, in all it’s metal reinforced inside-and-out goodness!  Echo-1 USA is taking it to a new level, and INNOVATING in their products, service AND web content that helps players.  Two THUMPS UP from ‘Six-Actual!’

Thumpy’s Magunm Opus…OP: Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEO!

In beautiful HDV!  Yes, it is FINALLY Done…and we’d love your comments on the biggest, baddest Airsoft event EVER in the U.S. of A!

And, tell old Thumpy what you think about the video, too!  Comments on YouTube and here at the 3-d House of Video are OPEN.

Madbull/JAG Precision are at it again…Clone Snipers get a Tight Bore Barrel !

Couldn’t be easier to get higher FPS and some more accuracy, right out of a TUBE!

And on YouTube, too!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

NEW THIS MONTH AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s New Pages and Posts this week: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

THUMPY’S “BEST OF THE WEB!” Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Best source of airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever!  REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cpet with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of pottery!

Popular Airsoft logo

Popular Airsoft: The BADDEST Online Magazine that Thumpy HASN’T written or shot photos for YET…Perhaps we can work on that, Felllas!  Get ‘ye over ‘an subscribe, forth-with!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 12 November 2009

Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT is the PLACE TO BE on the East Coast this weekend, as Kevin Shimwell and the guys and gals at ABP&A host The Battle of Khe Sanh…and, a Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft EXCLUSIVE, Thumps takes you “behind the scenes” for the recent Airsoft In the News LIVE SHOTS with WMBF News, the Grand Strand’s NBC Affiliate…and also talks with Kevin about this weekend’s event, the growth of airsoft in the Carolinas, and what his plans are for the future!

You BETTER bring plenty of AMMO…and if not, Airsoft Carolina is tapped to be the on-site vendor and even have some limited repair and upgrade services available this weekend!

New Airsoft Store in North Carolina USA…with an Old NAME behind it!

Hot from the Airsoft Retreat and NCAirsoft.org websites…and from their own announcement, too…Blitzkrieg Games announces its opening on November 21st in beautiful Downtown Asheville, NC.  While THAT name is new, the guys behind Airsoft Atlanta are actually partners in the new venture that will combine a games shop with AIRSOFT from the same good ‘ol boys from Georgia!

BlitzkreigGamesLogo091111

From their new Website:

Welcome to Blitzkrieg Games!  The best game store in the southeast!  Located in downtown Asheville, across from the Grove Arcade.  We have 6 gaming tables, a giant selection of boardgames, miniatures, Warhammer 40K, Magic, D&D, and a full selection of wargames.  We are also a secondary store location for Airsoft Atlanta with a top-quality selection of airsoft guns and equipment.

Retail prices are a thing of the past at Blitzkrieg Games!!  All our games are discounted to compete with online retail stores, anywhere from 10-30% off MSRP depending on the manufacturer.

AA NEW LOGO 091009

Sounds like a great place to do look forward to visiting, and apparently these guys and our old buds at Airsoft Carolina have already worked out a friendly, business-like atmosphere that can only spell great things for the growth of airsoft in Western North Carolina!   That is, if we can get the airsofters away from the Warhammer tables long enough to sling some BB’s!

The Warrior Song…for our U.S. Veterans and MARINES EVERYWHERE this Veterans’ Day Week!   This is TOO GOOD to take down yet!

Echo 1 USA has VIDEO HELP for M4-Lovers!

The Echo-1 USA gang is showing some Y’allTube LOVE to Black Gun owners, with a slew of new Tech Videos posted up on their YouTube Channel:

M4-Mechbox Takedown Video:

And, when you have it apart, and need it back together, how’bout a M4 Mechbox Reassembly Video, too!

And, if the videos don’t fully help you, try ‘Tweeting’ your questions to “Brian the Tech”, Echo-1 USA’s web-helpmeister and Welcome Page-Resident ‘disembodied floating head’, HERE:

http://twitter.com/brianatecho1

And, while you’re there, check out the UPGRADED M8A3 Stag-15 rifle, in all it’s metal reinforced inside-and-out goodness!  Echo-1 USA is taking it to a new level, and INNOVATING in their products, service AND web content that helps players.  Two THUMPS UP from ‘Six-Actual!’

Thumpy’s Magunm Opus…OP: Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEO!

In beautiful HDV!  Yes, it is FINALLY Done…and we’d love your comments on the biggest, baddest Airsoft event EVER in the U.S. of A!

And, tell old Thumpy what you think about the video, too!  Comments on YouTube and here at the 3-d House of Video are OPEN.

Madbull/JAG Precision are at it again…Clone Snipers get a Tight Bore Barrel !

Couldn’t be easier to get higher FPS and some more accuracy, right out of a TUBE!

And on YouTube, too!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

NEW THIS MONTH AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s New Pages and Posts this week: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Best source of airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

arnsbanner

North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

NCAObanner1

North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever!  REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cpet with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of pottery!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 10 November 2009

Happy 234th Birthday USMC!

And to the Airsofters in the ranks of Uncle Sam’s Misguided Children, a little Birthday SHOUT OUT this 234th anniversary of the founding of the Few and the Proud!

Check out Thumpy’s People of Airsoft Photo Feature, on Airsofters who are Marines…REAL MARINES…and also check out Don’t Look In Here -CHESTY WOULD, if you DARE to follow the toughest son-of-a-gun EVER to wear the Eagle, Globe and Anchor!

And, from our old Marine buddy, The Finger, a little video to get you into the cake-slashing mood!

The Warrior Song…for our U.S. Veterans and MARINES EVERYWHERE this Veterans’ Day Week!

Echo 1 USA has VIDEO HELP for M4-Lovers!

The Echo-1 USA gang is showing some Y’allTube LOVE to Black Gun owners, with a slew ofg new Tech Videos posted up on their YouTube Channel:

M4-Mechbox Takedown Video:

And, when you have it apart, and need it back together, how’bout a M4 Mechbox Reassembly Video, too!

And, if the videos don’t fully help you, try ‘Tweeting’ your questions to “Brian the Tech”, Echo-1 USA’s web-helpmeister and Welcome Page-Resident ‘disembodied floating head’, HERE:

http://twitter.com/brianatecho1

And, while you’re there, check out the UPGRADED M8A3 Stag-15 rifle, in all it’s metal reinforced inside-and-out goodness!  Echo-1 USA is taking it to a new level, and INNOVATING in their products, service AND web content that helps players.  Two THUMPS UP from ‘Six-Actual!’

Thumpy’s Magunm Opus…OP: Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEO!

In beautiful HDV!  Yes, it is FINALLY Done…and we’d love your comments on the biggest, baddest Airsoft event EVER in the U.S. of A!

And, tell old Thumpy what you think about the video, too!  Comments on YouTube and here at the 3-d House of Video are OPEN.

Madbull/JAG Precision are at it again…Clone Snipers get a Tight Bore Barrel !

Couldn’t be easier to get higher FPS and some more accuracy, right out of a TUBE!

And on YouTube, too!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

NEW THIS MONTH AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s New Pages and Posts this week: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Best source of airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever!  REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cpet with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of pottery!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 9 November 2009

Thumpy’s Magunm Opus…OP: Fulda Gap 2009 VIDEO!

In beautiful HDV!  Yes, it is FINALLY Done…and we’d love your comments on the biggest, baddest Airsoft event EVER in the U.S. of A!

And, tell old Thumpy what you think about the video, too!  Comments on YouTube and here at the 3-d House of Video are OPEN.

The Warrior Song…for our U.S. Veterans EVERYWHERE this Veterans’ Day Week!
And, while you’re diggin’ on the videos, check this one sent to us by our old real-steel sniper buddy, TheFinger…

Madbull/JAG Precision are at it again…Clone Snipers get a Tight Bore Barrel !

Couldn’t be easier to get higher FPS and some more accuracy, right out of a TUBE!

And on YouTube, too!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

NEW THIS MONTH AT T3DHA:

Thumpy’s New Pages and Posts this week: In case you missed them, click on the LINKS below!

Fulda Gap VIDEOS: Our first and SECOND (LONG-Production) EXCLUSIVES with more ON THE WAY!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda ’09

People of Airsoft: Happy Birthday Marine Airsofters

Airsoft Field Reviews: The 3-B’s of Virginia are A+++ in Thumpy’s Book!

SPECIAL REPORT: The end of Airsoft in the USA? You decide!

How did this get started? The real life story behind Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft’s humble beginnings as a thread on Arnie’s Airsoft!

IN REVIEWS: AEG’s

KWA-USA KG36C Commando AEG Review…what innovative guns should be!

BEST OF THE WEB! Where you can find the latest news from airsoft and MilSim, plus some real-world links of interest

Thumpy’s YouTube Channel: Where you can find the originals of our EXCLUSIVE CONTENT as all of Thumpy’s Favorite Videos, featured in TODAY’S NEWS and the ARCHIVES, all in ONE PLACE!

Arnie’s Airsoft: THE Best source of airsoft news from the UK and around the Globe!

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North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO): Thumpy is the Secretary of the Old North State’s first-and-finest Airsoft group

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North Atlantic Airsoft Expo website, to stay up-to-the-minute with who’s coming, what’s happening, and where YOU SHOULD BE, COMING to High Point, NC March, 2010!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com: Join crazyNCman–yea, THAT guy who does the wild and spot-on Airsoft Gun Reviews on YouTube, and the guy behind TheAirsoftSoldier.com forums–for the WORLD’S BIGGEST AND BEST LIVE STREAMING WEBSHOW, every Saturday Night, starting at 8PM Eastern, USA time….and YOU can be a Star, by calling in OR making a Skype VIDEO CALL, to show off your guns, gear, girls…whatever!  REGISTER FOR FREE GIVEAWAYS AND SPECIAL PRICES ON AIRSOFT GEAR THAT POP UP DURING THE WEBCAST…just like the Home Shopping Channel, ‘cpet with Frank as a host, and Airsoft instead of pottery!

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AIRSOFT NEWS for the WEEKEND!  7-8 November 2009

AirsoftPlayerTV LIVE SHOW IS A BIG HIT AGAIN!

Frank-aka crazyNCman– is rockin’ the streaming world again, with the ONLY LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally dedicated to what we love…AIRSOFT…over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com!

Saturday, 7 November, 2009 show was DA BOMB again, with the Crazy One adding another new feature…a LIVE SHOW SPECIAL Sale…where he’ll put up special items, at a one-time-only price only available while the LIVE USTREAM SHOW is on the air.  Some great things this week…and all you have to do is register on the AirsoftPlayerTV.com website, then click on the “Live Show Airsoft Deals” tab at the top!  Pretty Neat!  Frank’s turning into the Airsoft Shopping Channel!

Also, Yours Truly, the THUMP-man Skype Video called in, with this week’s news from the 3-D House of Wonders…and TunnelRat stepped into the picture, sporting the Echo1 Advanced Squad Carbine “SCAR” variant!  Pretty Sweet and you can buy them from Airsoft Carolina…how fortunate!

Another great show, with plenty of visitors Skype calling in, showing off their guns, possibly showing their moms and sisters, and keepin’ it real with the Crazy Man!

Nice work again, Frank…and hopefully next week LIVE from Adventure Beach Paintball and Airsoft, for The Battle of Khe Sanh!

Virginia Airsoft RULES…Know the 3 B’s

A STRONG airsoft scene in the Commonwealth of Virginia gets better and better.  And all you have to know to get “into-the-flow” is Know the 3-B’s:

Blackwater Airsoft: Blackwater is actually in Knotts Island, NC, but a fave of VA players!

http://www.blackwaterairsoft.vbairsoft.com/

They have a limited number of rentals, food AND they’ll take your Plastic, too, if you forget to crack the ATM on the way out!

Ballahack Airsoft: Another solid field, and GROWING leaps and bounds, in Southern Chesapeake.

And, where ELSE might your find yourself in a REAL helicopter assault during a big-game weekend!

http://ballahackairsoft.com/

Blackstone Airsoft: VA Players say Blackstone is the “Ultimate” Airsoft experience..and when you SEE the website, even you might be itchin’ for a trip to Old Virginie!

http://www.blackstoneairsoft.com/

Good Luck to these fields…and the players who support them…you guys have a smokin’ trio of B-Fields that are A+ in Thumpy’s Book!  We’ll need to visit real soon.

Hot Rod parts for your KWA MP7 GBB SMG!

Erica & Johnny at RA-TECH Customer Service have great news for KSC MP7 owners!
Check this new NPAS System for the KSC…hope it works with the KWA MP7, too…this is a NICE upgrade!


RA-TECH is INNOVATING the GBB world, by designing and building the parts you SHOULD have had inside your gun when you got it!  If GBB is your thing, and you want to TRY to skirmish one, then you have to check out RA-TECH parts!

Behind the Scenes at Airsoft G.I.!

Great new video from our buddy Tim over at Airsoft G.I. TV, that takes you deep into the bowels of the ASGI Man Cave!

Neat Stuff, and shows how Airsoft G.I. manages to keep abreast of all the latest-‘n-greatest in the airsoft world, and then show it to YOU!  And, they’re giving away a KWA SR-12! Want the details?  Just break out the video camera and CLICK HERE!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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TODAY’S NEWS from Thumpy – 5 November 2009

Trinity Airsoft RPM Device…Speed-trap Radar for your guns!

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NOW This is a cool little download!  The ‘cats up at Trinity Airsoft have whipped out an “app” that uses you computer, your mic and their software to calculate the Rate-Of-Fire of your guns.  OF COURSE, you’re going to need to be a Trinity Airsoft “member,” but why AREN’T you one already?  Check the details HERE: http://trinityairsoft.com/t-trinitylabs.aspx

Redwolf TV Video Competition:

Check out what the fellas at Redwolf TV want to give you…if you have ANY mad video skillz at all, get into this one ASAP!

LINK: http://www.redwolfairsoft.com/redwolf/airsoft/NewsDetail?newsID=894

Redwolf TV has also posted up their Latest New Products Video, live to you from the warehouse.  Novak NexT, and Thumpers…and a Man-BAG??? OH MY!

Madbull INNOVATING Again?  “New” M4 Hop-up on the way.

Arnie and the gang over at Arnie’s Airsoft News get the scoop on this one:  Madbull is on the cutting edge with another innovation on the lowly M4 hopup…with a redesigned model that could be the go-to replacement part for lovers of the Black Gun…hey, that sounds like a great 3 Musketeers-meet-Delta Force movie pitch!  I gotta ‘git this script to Hollywood, stat!

LINK: Arn’s link: http://arniesairsoft.co.uk/news2/9195

Madbull Homepage: http://www.madbullairsoft.com/English/

CQB VIDEO!  Man DOWN–Part 3!

Check out this well-shot and edited CQB video, recently “stacked up” at TAC City, formerly Airsoft Playground in L.A.:

This is Part Three of a 3-Part series, posted up by thejugglerrr” over on YouTube…we’ll feature Part Three later this week, although if you just can’t wait for Thumpy, you can go HERE to see them all, and other videos, too!  I especially like the grenade action with the INNOVATIVE Airsoft Innovation Twister grenades, even the guy DIVING ON ONE to save his team!  NICE! Two THUMPS UP for thejugglerrr and TAC City!

Behind the Scenes at Airsoft G.I.!

Great new video from our buddy Tim over at Airsoft G.I. TV, that takes you deep into the bowels of the ASGI Man Cave!

Neat Stuff, and shows how Airsoft G.I. manages to keep abreast of all the latest-‘n-greatest in the airsoft world, and then show it to YOU!  And, they’re giving away a KWA SR-12! Want the details?  Just break out the video camera and CLICK HERE!

AirsoftPlayerTV’s Big BANG Theory…another giveaway!

The BIG NEWS from crazyNCman over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com during last Friday night’s LIVE STREAMING WEB SHOW totally devoted to AIRSOFT…

WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY, too!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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Airsoft -LIVE ON TV on the Grand Strand!

A Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft EXCLUSIVE!

Thumpy, Mr. Castle from Sons of the South (SOS), BravoSolo and Kevin Shimwell of Adventure Beach Paintball & AIRSOFT take the Airsoft Safety story LIVE at 4, 5 and 6PM on November 5th, as WMBF-TV anchor TreyPaul and the live truck crew ‘trucked on out to Tabor City, NC for a series of liveshots and a major story on Airsoft- and how to play it SAFELY.

Mr. Castle check out M4 before Live Shot #1
Adventure Beach MOUT Town is Picture Perfect
Trey and Crew from WMBF, Armed and Dangerous!

Story Link for WMBF’s “Toying with Danger” Including FLASH Videos of Trey’s report, and an interview with ABP’s Kevin Shimwell on why it is important to play with Safety in mind!

http://www.wmbfnews.com/Global/story.asp?S=11441440

Kevin and “Castle” put out the word on Wednesday via the NCAirsoft.org web forums that the WMBF crew would be featuring a story and series of live reports on Thursday afternoon/evening broadcasts…and they were looking for some volunteers to help tell the Airsoft safety story.

Well, Old Thumps just can’t keep his mug off a LIVE TV screen, so “Representing” the North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO), “Secretary” Thumpy and BravoSolo hit the Ocean Highway–US Highway 17 South- for a 2-hour road trip to join up with the gang at the EXCELLENT ABP MOUT City, the backdrop for 5 live segments from 4-to-6PM, setting up Trey’s story during the Grand Strand’s biggest newscast.

Adventure Beach hosted the WMBF crew a couple weekends ago, for a background shoot and report on the dangers of playing Airsoft in un-controlled environments, covering issues including orange barrel tips, eye and face protection, safety briefings at a REGULATED airsoft field…and the dangers of un-educated players coming in contact with local Law Enforcement.

We break out the arsenal for the TV Boys!

While it was fairly well researched, Trey’s long Ratings-Month piece could have used a little more input to the depth that Kevin and I talked during the 5 live cut-ins leading up to 6-pm.  But, from this former TV reporter/editor/news director’s point-of-view, and to their credit…WMBF did two great POSITIVE services to Airsoft…spreading the word about responsibility and safe play, and also handling a coincidental, tragic situation with lots of class.

Just after the first live shot, WMBF and the world got word of the terrible shooting situation at Fort Hood, Texas.  Instead of canceling the rest of the broadcasts, we helped Trey and the crew scale back some demonstrations we had planned…and put on a more-serious face.

In fact, I think the live segments may have had even MORE impact on viewers, as we went to great lengths to explain that not only is Airsoft a game-of-honor, that violence has NO place in good play, but that honest, upstanding citizens…including many veterans and especially our Wounded Warriors here in Eastern and Central North and South Carolina..are the core players in our sport/hobby.

All in all, a dramatic, heart-wrenching juxtaposition of images, but one that the WMBF crew, Kevin and “Mr. Castle”, BravoSolo and yours truly wouldn’t have missed!  Thanks again to WMBF, and we’ll have MORE on the Live TV Airsoft event…and VIDEO from Behind the Scenes…along with a TEASER from Kevin on the upcoming “Battle of Khe Sanh” on November 14th

ALL Ahead this weekend, with the latest AIRSOFT NEWS, right here at Thumpy’s 3-D House of LIVE AIRSOFT!  “Video at 11!”

Thumpy….That’s a WRAP!….OUT!

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TODAY’s NEWS For 2 November 2009

It’s ALIVE…a Tank is Born!

For months now, I’ve been following the build of a 2/5ths scale M60 tank via Gizmo4t’s YouTube videos…and it is now COMPLETE!

Dave’s creation is just BEAUTIFUL, and gets TWO THUMPS UP from T3DHA.  Being an old armor modeler/”Treadhead”…I can’t begin to say how realistic this M60 is.  This comes amid a spirited discussion over adding and expanding the role of tanks and armored vehicles in airsoft here in North Carolina, a discussion that usually re-fires just after OP: Fulda Gap each year.

If you’d like to see more of Dave’s build and other tanks under construction and complete, check out ScaledTanks.com HERE!

What are your thoughts on armor and airsoft?  What should be allowed, and what is just “junk” that messes up the game?  Leave a Comment Below!

CQB VIDEO!  Man DOWN!

Check out this well-shot and edited CQB video, recently “stacked up” at TAC City, formerly Airsoft Playground in L.A.:

This is Part ONE of a 3-Part series, posted up by thejugglerrr” over on YouTube…we’ll feature the others this week, although you can go HERE to see them all, and others, too!  I especially like the grenade action with the INNOVATIVE Airsoft Innovation Twister grenades, even the guy DIVING ON ONE to save his team!  NICE! Two THUMPS UP for thejugglerrr and TAC City!

AirsoftPlayerTV.com Breaks it LARGE for Airsoft!

What a Friday night over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com…as crazyNCman took the WORLD’S ONLY LIVE STREAMING AIRSOFT WEB SHOW into new territory! CRAZY Frank added another upgrade this week, with a live call-in phone line for pure land-line and cell phone calls! And the first caller was from Michigan.

But first, he cranked it up a notch, by having 82nd Commander-aka Mike P.–as his first special guest. For those who don’t know, 82nd is one of the East Coast’s top Airsoft Players and a NC-based commander who ran up the Three-peat this year as the Commanding General of Warsaw Pact forces at Fulda Gap 2009.

“82nd Customer”, AKA Mike P.
“The Crazy One” got another call from Thomas and Lillia in P.A., and Frank offered the “news girl” position to the sister-brother team! But, Mom dropped the hammer, and AirsoftPlayerTV viewers had to settle for Thumpy my-self….as I Video Skyped in, showed off a test-pair of ESS Airsoft Goggles we’ll be reviewing at the 3-D House of Safety….ticked of the Vietnam Required Reading list for those headed to Adventure Beach Paintball and Airsoft for the Battle of Khe Sanh in November (reading list and game info are BELOW)…AND, we pulled the trigger on the KWA-USA M16BR battle rifle, which is our “long-term” Reverse-Review gun! We’re doing what YOU do…pull it out, push some BB’s and batteries inside, and try to THRASH it…and 12 bags of BB’s later…its running strong. More soon in our AEG Reviews!

And, thanks to everyone for the comments on Tunnelrat’s Fulda Gap Video…and if you HAVEN’T seen it yet, here you go!

A GREAT show, with more fun, frivolity and at least two ticked-off Mama’s in two Yankee states…he got one in N.J. and one in P.A….Long Live the SOUTH, and crazyNCman…and YOU, as you Skype in, call in or just drop in next Saturday, November 8th…starting at about 8PM EDT..USA-Time!

You MIGHT event get to hear some ROCK Guitar! G’N-R Rules!

Also, the BIG NEWS of the night…WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine. Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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NOW THIS IS SAFE AND INNOVATIVE!!

No one should have to be reminded to leave their guns OUT of a Halloween Costume, but AEX does it, and makes it fun and SMART for everyone!  Spread the word!

A truly GREAT Public Service from the guys at Airsoft Extreme!  Way to Go and Two Thumps Up, guys!  And, while you’re there, drop some Green on these fellas, who always put their money where the Good of Airsoft Lives!

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WEEKEND NEWS For 31 October and 1 November, 2009

AirsoftPlayerTV.com Breaks it LARGE for Airsoft!

What a Friday night over at AirsoftPlayerTV.com…as crazyNCman took the WORLD’S ONLY LIVE STREAMING AIRSOFT WEB SHOW into new territory!   CRAZY Frank added another upgrade this week, with a live call-in phone line for pure land-line and cell phone calls!  And the first caller was from Michigan.

But first, he cranked it up a notch, by having 82nd Commander-aka Mike P.–as his first special guest.  For those who don’t know, 82nd is one of the East Coast’s top Airsoft Players and a NC-based commander who ran up the Three-peat this year as the Commanding General of Warsaw Pact forces at Fulda Gap 2009.

“82nd Customer”, AKA Mike P.

“The Crazy One” got another call from Thomas and Lillia in P.A., and Frank offered the “news girl” position to the sister-brother team!  But, Mom dropped the hammer, and AirsoftPlayerTV viewers had to settle for Thumpy my-self….as I Video Skyped in, showed off a test-pair of ESS Airsoft Goggles we’ll be reviewing at the 3-D House of Safety….ticked of the Vietnam Required Reading list for those headed to Adventure Beach Paintball and Airsoft for the Battle of Khe Sanh in November (reading list and game info are BELOW)…AND, we pulled the trigger on the KWA-USA M16BR battle rifle, which is our “long-term” Reverse-Review gun!  We’re doing what YOU do…pull it out, push some BB’s and batteries inside, and try to THRASH it…and 12 bags of BB’s later…its running strong.  More soon in our AEG Reviews!

And, thanks to everyone for the comments on Tunnelrat’s Fulda Gap Video…and if you HAVEN’T seen it yet, here you go!

A GREAT show, with more fun, frivolity and at least two ticked-off Mama’s in two Yankee states…he got one in N.J. and one in P.A….Long Live the SOUTH, and crazyNCman…and YOU, as you Skype in, call in or just drop in next Saturday, November 8th…starting at about 8PM EDT..USA-Time!

You MIGHT event get to hear some ROCK Guitar!  G’N-R Rules!

Also, the BIG NEWS of the night…WIN A FREE C-L-A-Y-M-O-R-E!!! And its EASY!

Check out AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Register as a user on the front-page…and you will see all the details on how YOU can WIN a Supercell Development ASC-7 Airsoft Claymore mine.  Every good ambush needs a ma-hoosive weapon-of-destruction, and this one could be YOURS!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 29 & 30 October 2009

Our First VIDEO!

Yup, T3DHA enters the VIDEO Age, as we post-up, via YouTube, the first of our videos from OP: Fulda Gap 2009,  Thanks to the hard work of Tunnelrat, who is learning non-linear editing from “Papa-san” Thumpy and his big brother, BravoSolo, we have a great little music video for you to enjoy!

Also, Silent Angels Airsoft (www.silentangelsairsoft.webs.com) and “3benny3” posted up some raw video taken during the event, complete with some “Smirnov” propaganda bullhorn work in the background, and a massive chemical attack on Frankfurt/Sim City!:

AirsoftPlayer.TV moves to FRIDAY this week!

A reminder to get the Skype fired up, this week, FRIDAY October 30, starting at 8PM EST! Here’s Frankie!

People of Airsoft: Faces of Fulda Gap ’09

A new photo feature today in the PEOPLE OF AIRSOFT section, with some of the Faces of Fulda we saw at Fulda Gap ’09…thanks for striking a pose, and if you’d like to see more photos from Saturday or Sunday,  and the last 4 YEARS of Fulda Gap, you can punch on over to Thumpy’s Flickr website and scroll away!  LINK HERE: Thumpy’s Flickr Pages.

Airsoft GI TV’s Coming Attractions

…seem to include some sort of “Tech Challenge”…this could get very interesting, Tim!

I’m thoroughly TEASED…but don’t disappoint us, fellaz…you are some of the real INNOVATORS for Airsoft on Video and the Web!  This better be AWESOME!

And, while you’re over on the Left Coast, check out what every Vietnam-Era Fanboy wants to find in his Christmas Stocking…a little M60 PIG goodness!:

You better tell Mom to pick up some bigger stockings…if she doesn’t slap you first!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 28 October 2009

AirsoftPlayerTV Moves to Friday Night…This Week ONLY!

Our “Hombre-Superiore,” Frank…aka “crazyNCman” is moving the WORLD’s ONLY LIVE-STREAMING AIRSOFT WEBCAST to a new day for THIS WEEK ONLY. The AirsoftPlayerTV.com show is moving to Friday, October 30th, due to Halloween….that’s Friday Night, NOT Saturday Night this week. HERE’S LAST WEEK’S Promo…where Frank tells you how it works:

And, if you missed last week, you missed INNOVATIVE TV for the sport you LOVE! YOU can now be a part of the show…LIVE and IN COLOR, via Skype. Frank’s cutting-edge video gear allow YOU to show off YOUR GUNS AND GEAR on YOUR Webcam, as you chat with the Crazy-One himself…and even show off your Mom, your sister, your Dog or Cat, or whatever else El Crazy Uno wants to put on the Old Colortini, too!

Load up the Skype, dust off the headphones, and prepare for another OFF THE HOOK episode of hater’stompin’, gun breakin’, sister-ooglin’ fun, on AirsoftPlayerTV.com….Friday, October 30th THIS WEEK ONLY….starting at 8PM Eastern Time.

AND, Personal Kudos to the Frank-ster from Thumpy for putting a HOT LINK right there on the front of AirsoftPlayerTV.com, so you can check out all the goodness that is the 3-D House of Mayhem, too! This is INNOVATION at work, giving Airsofters AROUND THE GLOBE a chance to be SEEN AND HEARD….and spread a little “Crazy” around, too! Check it out!

Thumpy has a “Second Home,” thanks to North Carolina’s Airsoft Organization!

WOW! Are we excited about THIS ONE! “Halo” over at the North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAirsoft.org) has hooked into a direct feed from the World-wide Thumpy News Network.

If you are a FREE member of the NCAO Forums (and ANYONE can be, its FREE, for crying out loud!), you can now join Thumpy’s News…a “Specialized Access” portion of the NCAO ‘site, which will receive DIRECT RSS feeds from each of Thumpy’s News Posts, within MINUTES of me pushing the PUBLISH button here at the 3-D House o’ Trout.

You can stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, leave comments at the NCAO site in one of the most INNOVATIVE Airsoft Communities in the US of A, or share your thoughts right here in our COMMENTS section at the bottom of each Page and Post,

Or perhaps YOU can post up a HOT NEWS TIP that will scramble the “Rovin’ Thumpy” to find that NEXT INNOVATION in the Airsoft World!

Think of it as “Wide World Of Sports”…without this guy falling off the 90-meter Ski jump ramp…oh, and with a lot more BB welts! That’s your promise from us… the “Agony of Defeat,” at the hands of Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft NEWS
Check it out RIGHT HERE, Click FORUMS at the top and sign up…and become a part of the Airsoft Information Revolution!

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TODAY’S NEWS for 25 October 2009

He’s Crazy… like a FOX!

Big Kudos to crazyNCman and the HOTTEST thing on the W-W-W right now for Airsoft! If you missed it Saturday Night is AirsoftPlayerTV night, and Frank, aka the Crazy-one…is hosting the ONLY LIVE Streaming web show devoted exclusively to Airsoft…and this week, Frank took it to a whole new dimension, with LIVE CALL INS and VIDEO CALLS from Skype, to the crazyNCman network.   Yours Truly…Thumpy…called in for a few minutes to plug the ol’ 3-D House of Mayhem…and who else showed up?  SMIRNOV, MVP from last weekend’s Operation Fulda Gap, on the video, in RUSSIAN dress with the Red Banner of Victory behind him…and a bottle of “kid-friendly” vodka in-hand!.   All that, and a kid with hot guns and a good-looking sister!  Yup!  You missed it?  Well, just tune in every Saturday night, starting at about 8-pm…fire up the Skype and the Old Colortini, and watch the BB’s as they fly through the skies!

The Nebelwerfer LIVES!

Someone beat old Thumpy to the punch!  Leave it to the Europeans…and PAINTBALLERS at that…to come up with a “safe*” way to replicate a rocket attack.  I’ve wanted to build something like this for ages, a replica Nebelwerfer or Land Mattress-style rocket launcher that would fire the LARGE size Nerf Footballs (that still have the whistles in them)…but, hey, why not just rain down some little sparkler rockets on your buddies!

*Meant semi-sarcastically…it LOOKS safe, but let the rocket launcher boys stand under one of these barrages first…and if you scan through the videos and watch some of the arty strikes, notice they’re playing on soft, wet ground…not as likely to start a woods fire as you might be in most of the airsoft-playing parts of the USA.

While we’re at it, lets give some PROPS to the Prop-meisters at Kaput.ru who built some of the great World War Two tanks and artillery you see in videos posted by “Tankist01” on his YouTube site, including this video that shows what its like to get hit with one of those artillery barrages:

And, as a long time Russian/Soviet Assault Gun fan, Thumpy give “Two Thumps Up” to the midget SU100 Assault Gun…I think Smirnov needs to give up on the BMP and bring one of THESE to Fulda Gap 2010 next year!

If you’d like to see more, clicky through some of the links at the website of the dudes and dude-ettes..yea, some pretty spicy babes on the tank team, too…atKaput.ru

Feedback and AAR’s still flowing in from FULDA GAP 2009!

Many players in the Southeast US are saying you missed out if you missed last weekend’s 4th annual OP: FULDA GAP at Command Decisions Wargames Center here in North Carolina.  More fan videos and field action is being posted up on the old’ Y’allTube…including today’s additions:

3rdOptik’s take on the final Warsaw Pact Charge on Sunday:

And, our buddy Smirnov, who was the winning Warsaw Pact team’s MVP  for his intense propaganda effort, put some photos to appropriate music, for this retrospective!:

Artillery and Warsaw Pact Infantry in action, from SCAA’s “Joshua”:

And, Thumpy himself has the Mac back in operation, and is chopping up the HDV for his OWN take on the weekend, coming soon…so, stay tuned!

The North Carolina Airsoft Organization (NCAO) also has some on-going and very constructive chatter and AAR’s, to make next year’s event even better!

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(See News Archives – Through 23 Oct 2009 for earlier archives)

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