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Airsoft can make GOOD FRIENDS! – THUMPY AND RANGEMASTER LARRY!


Yea, this just happened!

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From Left: Mrs. Rangemaster, the one and only RANGEMASTER LARRY, THUMPY, and Mrs. Thumpy! Oh, and last but not least, back there in Row Two…SPARKY the WONDER JEEP!

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There IS a life outside Airsoft and MilSim, but, hey…this crazy ‘biz sometimes makes strange bedfellows.  Take this as Exhibit One, your honor; RANGEMASTER LARRY’s uncommon ability to be everybody’s best sidekick.  He’s actually the frontman for the AIRSOFT MEDICINE podcast and YouTube channel…don’t believe all that “its-all-about DOCTOR AIRSOFT” hype…and recently Larry and his lovely wife “Mrs. Larry” (name withheld to protect the PerSec of the whole Larry crew, for no particularly necessary military or strategic reason…it just sounds cooler!) made a run from the “land of gun persecution” to the rough general neighborhood of the 3-D House of Airsoft.  The reason for the visit was a Mother’s Day trip to see their real-deal, no-lie Marine Corps hero kid of the Larry Clan…who just happens to live ‘cross the creek and down the road from Thumpy and my clan.

But there was a semi-devious double-blind undercover mission behind this cross-country trip; to get together away from the only place we ever get to see each other…the once-a-year madness that is the Airsoft Media Frenzy of the SHOT Show in Las Vegas.  And, we had a BLAST!  First night, we visited one of the most-amazing local attractions here in the greater Marine-town area…the private club/bar/museum that is Sywanyks’ Scarlet And Gold Traditions : LINK HERE  and LOTS OF PHOTOS: LINK HERE!  After a fun evening of meeting the good SGT Major Sywanyk and other Friends of Thumpy’s who add a ton of color to the already-colorful place…we pulled the top of SPARKY THE WONDER JEEP and took the good Rangemaster and Missus down to the beach for a sand ride, a visit to our local SEA TURTLE HOSPITAL…and a ton of laughs!

While we were out…and here’s the semi-devious part…their son was whipping up a special Mother’s Day dinner!  What a kid!  We are already planning on keeping an eye on this man-kid…as he lives in the same neighborhood as our buddy LIL EVIL, who’s also a Marine/MilSim GOD with the RAPTOR 1 MilSim team.   Apparently they are friends, too!  So, there could be another generation of MilSim Rangemasters just over the horizon!

And, as we said over and over, its funny how small this community of great guys is…and THE RANGEMASTER is the best of the best.  Even a better sidekick than Ed McMahon or Andy Richter.  You need to pay him more, Doc….more than he makes at the Banana Stand…or I’m likely to steal him, and move him to the East Coast!

THANKS LARRY and Ms. “J”…we can’t wait to get together again soon!

THUMPY and MRS. THUMPY…oh, …and SPARKY, too!

Dr. Airsoft has “MERCH” and a Mission for YOU…WINNING!


Well, Well…“the Doc” and “Rangemaster Larry” keep expanding the envelope of Airsoft Goodness and Light…

Now the home of Dr. Airsoft, and the Home for Airsoft Safety on the web is expanding into MERCHANDISE you can SHOW AND SHARE:

Check out the new ZAZZLE.COM site for AIRSOFT MEDICINE.COM’s new “MERCH”  From T-Shirts and Bumper Stickers, to some really cool “Wife Beater” tops and MUCH MORE!

CHECK IT OUT TODAY: http://www.zazzle.com/airsoftmedicine

AND…HERE’S A HINT!

If you are coming to Thumpy’s from CQB Radio’s latest podcast…you know why you are here!

But, if not…check the homepage of Dr. Airsoft’s site…or click on THIS LINK…to find out how YOU CAN SCORE some fantastic REVISION DESERT LOCUST EyePro…just like these….

by being a part of the “secret mission” going on all through MARCH…with Thumpy and some of the Doctor Airsoft “Good Buddy” Network !

NOW:  For your next CLUE!…

What do you have when you rotate a “Z” by 90 degrees?  (It makes a Compass seek it’s “Magnetic” bearing…that’s TRUE!)

Got the answer?  Head over to the Revision Eyeware FACEBOOK HOMEPAGE for the NEXT clue you will need…and, Good Luck, Jim!

THUMPY….OVER

Thumpy’s WEBSITE UPDATE…and some NEWS..ABOUT TIME!


How bout we get back into the AIRSOFT NEWS and INNOVATION Business, with another quick update on what’s happening?  GOOD!

Thumpy’s next Web Adventure is ON THE WAY…You can stay tuned here for some teasers coming this week…and we hope to have the grand unveil at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo in High Point, NC….which leads us into…

UPDATE on the EXPO!

Here’s  the link to all things AIRSOFT in MARCH!   YEE and HAH……http://www.naaexpo.com/

BEAT DOWN BOOGIE Cast and Crew Members coming to the EXPO!

If you haven’t caught the Modern War Gear Solid parody series on YouTube…get your “view” on OVER HERE, get up to speed,  and then get ready to meet some of the cast and crew from North Carolina at THE Airsoft Expo of 2011…

ALSO…MORE PARTNER/VENDORS ARE ANNOUNCED…

DIAMOND SPONSORS!

GOLD SPONSORS!

AND, STAY TUNED AS THE COUNTDOWN CONTINUES….MAKE YOUR PLANS TO JOIN US IN HIGH POINT!

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SHOUTOUTS TO THE SHOT SHOW MEDIA MAKERS!

LOTS OF SHOT Show 2011 coverage is still making its way to the Web’s of Airsoft Love….

Jonathan and Steve at AIRSOFTOLOGY give Thumpy a “Link” and a “Shoutout”…not a “pinch and a giggle”….Catch their latest FULL-ON Podcast over HERE!

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Dr. Airsoft, Mark Vaughn and “Rangemaster Larry” are discussing everything from Thumpy, to the Vegas Card Thumpers, to Gynecological Advertising….over at the BRAND NEW Airsoft Medicine Podcast…RIGHT HERE via FEEDBURNER!

 

OK, That’s it for now….more updates later…more VIDEOS on the way at the THUMPY YouTube Joint…..and STAY TUNED FOR TEASES AND UPDATES ON THE NEXT INNOVATION IN AIRSOFT NEWS….COMING SOON FROM THUMPY’S 3-D HOUSE OF AIRSOFT!

THUMPY’S SHOT SHOW ROUNDUP #18–No Airsoft for Old Men’s TIM ELLWOOD


He’s a friend, a Tarheel, and one of the most-solid representatives for Airsoft at the SHOT Show and throughout the shooting sports industry….allow us to present our very best-est buddy, Mr. “I’m turning 50 in Vegas, so Y’all come to my party at Gilley’s and buy me a beer, OK?”… TIM “TC” Ellwood..the legend behind the “No Airsoft for Old Men” blog….

We’ll have MORE of Tim this weekend, with a scary story you WON’T want to miss…and a bunch more videos still to come from SHOT Show 2011….BTW, this was the 25th SHOT Show that Tim has attended…lucky Bas%@$!….Hahaah!

We’ll be running “shotgun” for Tim again at the North Atlantic Airsoft Expo 2011 in MARCH, so stay tuned for MORE ACTION!

THUMPY….OVER

THUMPY SHOT SHOW UPDATE #9…DAY 3 is OTW!


Wow, we are so far behind now…but today is CATCH YOU UP Day from the 2011 SHOT SHOW, AGAIN, With the 3-D House of Airsoft trip out-west Sponsored EXCLUSIVELY by BIG BOY TOYS!

We have a TON OF GUNS to show you, reporting on an almost DIVINE meeting of Airsoft Media members at CYBERGUN’s Massive Display…yea, they DID talk with us, although they had so many “suits” in the afternoon we never did get an on-camera interview…they WILL be in 2011, though!

And first surprise later this morning, as Thumpy show you the meeting with one group of HIS PERSONAL HEROES….the gang from OPSGEAR!  Yea, Jaeger, Brandy, John and Bryan…in a THUMPY’s EXCLUSIVE….

THUMPY….OVER

THUMPY SHOT SHOW UPDATE #8…We do Dr. Airsoft!


Thumpy and the Dr. Airsoft gang got together on Day 2 of the SHOT Show 211, to talk about Airsoft Safety.   And, Hey, this “Rangemaster Larry” cat is just as good an interviewer as the old Thump-scribe!
We’ll have a ton of our own videos, photos and stories from SHOT Show coming up this week…but we ENCOURAGE you to check YouTube, Facebook, other airsoft websites and even FLICKR streams for ALL the Airsoft INNOVATION coming from this BIG BIG Show in VEGAS, Baby!
Thumpy…OVER

THUMPY IS GOING TO THE SHOT SHOW ALL NEXT WEEK FROM VEGAS!


What happens in Vegas will NOT STAY in Vegas when Thumpy joins the all-stars of the Airsoft World at the SHOT Show 2011 next week!

With EXCLUSIVE support from some of the top companies in airsoft, and VERY a generous sponsor…our own Big Boy Toys Airsoft right here in North Carolina, you’ll be seeing and hearing from manufacturers, distributors, Airsoft media members and others, DIRECT from the Sands’ Expo & Convention Center.  Stay tuned to Thumpy’s 3-D House of AirsoftThumpy’s YouTube Channel, and become a friend over at the Thumpy FACEBOOK and TWITTER (Thumpy3D) pages!
Get ready, Airsoft world…INNOVATION is just around the corner….LIVE FROM THE SHOT SHOW, all next week at Thumpy’s 3-D House of Airsoft! http://Thumpmaster6.wordpress.com