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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:08 pm

I don't have many 'toys' because NZ sucks for that kind of stuff, thats why I build spudguns. I'll try and get a picture of them all later on.
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:09 pm

Well, my family can't afford nice things but I think my favorite toy is my tesla coil. Home built. 8)
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:10 pm

sweet man.. but whats a freeview box? I had a 360 but it got the three red lights of death.. so i got a ps3 for christmas.. then last week i was playing a stacker machine.. and one a nintendo wii for 4.00
Hows the hd dvd? i have the bluray.. never seen the hd dvd though

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when it fell out of the machine.. before opening the door...

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i had jamie take this pic.. to show i won it. before i brought it home..


cool huh?
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:21 pm

You lucky, lucky git. Lol

A freeview box is just a box that enables you to recieve digital channels on your Tv, I think Americans call it 'cable'.
I've got the Xbox360 Elite, it's great because Microsoft ironed out all of the problems with the 'Red Ring of Death', so if it does get an RROD, then it will reset itself. :D
The HD-DVD Drive is quiet awesome, I've only watched one movie on it so far and that was the Chronicles of Riddick, which I do say looked pretty damn awesome.
How is the Blu-ray?
I've never seen one playing.


rcman: How did you make your 'donut' ontop? I have no idea how to make mine..
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:26 pm

great.. I tell you.. if you want an awesome.. i mean awesome movie to watch... get King Kong in HD.. i watched it on my Plasma screen.. in the liviing room about a year ago.. and man oh man... it looked like the dinosaurs were comeing right at you... its the best hd movie i have ever watched.. (meaning blu ray) i think its like the same thing.. but not really sure..

Get it.... watch it.... and you will love it..

Plus.. who doesnt love Jack Black?
Yes.. cable is what americans call it.. I can't afford it right now.. so i get free channels with an antenna.. i had it.. until last week.. and they cut it off for not paying the bill. :(

LoL but my neighbor has wireless internet.. and i steal hers.. thats about the only plus i can think of about living in an apartment
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:31 pm

Lol, what she doesn't know can't hurt her.

Everybody loves Jack Black, he can be serious or make you laugh within 30 seconds. I watched King Kong on regular DVD ages ago and I remember it being a really awesome movie, the computer generated stuff being quite incredible. I must buy it on HD after watching my other HD movies which include Swordfish, Full Metal Jacket, Black Rain and Children of Men.

You don't have to pay for Freeview here, it's just a one time fee of £30 ($60) for a good Freeview Box and then enjoy. :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:33 pm

Swordfish in HD must be the best thing ever :shock:

Especially the scenes where the bomb goes off in the street and the car in the carpark 8)
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Unread postAuthor: MaxuS the 2nd » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:34 pm

Havn't seen it on HD yet, although I remember it being quite spectacular when I saw it on regular DVD years ago. I'll watch it tonight after playing a bit of Halo3 on SeXbox Live.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:42 pm

scottcrete wrote:
Plus.. who doesnt love Jack Black?
Yes.. cable is what americans call it.. I can't afford it right now.. so i get free channels with an antenna.. i had it.. until last week.. and they cut it off for not paying the bill. :(

LoL but my neighbor has wireless internet.. and i steal hers.. thats about the only plus i can think of about living in an apartment

Hehe I don't have cable, and I do alright. A computer with internet is more usefull.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:52 pm

lol.. yeah.. mcCrowley.. you must be talking about the human claymore... that was so awesome.. can you imagine that girl.. knowing that swat guy was about to kill her?

Can you say.. sucks to be you...

never seen on hd.. but on dvd.. was the shisnick
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:09 pm

Okay, here's a few of my toys...

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Unfortunately, I do not have a picture of the rebuilt ship on-hand -- I occasionally play with Big Gun R/C combat, and here's my biggest ship. It's the USS South Dakota (BB49). Note not all guns are installed, it only has the two aft triple turrets installed. I've since added two more fore, giving it a main armament of twelve 1/4" guns (Yes, they shoot 1/4" ball bearings) and last year, I added sixteen secondary guns (.177" BBs) to be historically accurate to what the ship would have had upon completion. I haven't been able to use it lately because last year, I got married so that tied up my entire spring/summer.

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Okay, guns are NOT toys, but I do love going to the range and do some plinking and hunting. Up top is a Ruger Mini-14, it's a very nice rifle. Bottom, is a Weatherby Mark V rifle, but I modified it to accept Winchester .270 rounds because they're much cheaper.

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Up top is some .22 lever-action LR I was given, the middle is my M1 Garand, and the lower is my beloved Springfield '03A3. By far my favorite gun!

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And last but not least, my ride. Yeah, it's a toy to me, because I love going up north to Wisconsin to drive around in the snow when it's snowmobiling season! 2005 Chevy Avalanche.
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Unread postAuthor: scottcrete » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:13 pm

sweet stuff man.. that ship is baddaaass even in the unfinished version you showed.. can it shoot another ship out of the water?

i had a big plastic ship .. bigger than that one.. this old man made and gave me when he moved when i was 10.. i kept it for a few years.. the we filled it with gasoline.. and lit it on fire..

poof.. and the creek caught on fire too.. then...
my friend tryed to put it out with a bucket of water..

poof.. the fire spread..

then it went out.. lol

thank god..
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:21 pm

M1 Garand!

Ahhhh! Such a classic...
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Unread postAuthor: Blitz » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:38 pm

scottcrete wrote:sweet stuff man.. that ship is baddaaass even in the unfinished version you showed.. can it shoot another ship out of the water?

i had a big plastic ship .. bigger than that one.. this old man made and gave me when he moved when i was 10.. i kept it for a few years.. the we filled it with gasoline.. and lit it on fire..

poof.. and the creek caught on fire too.. then...
my friend tryed to put it out with a bucket of water..

poof.. the fire spread..

then it went out.. lol

thank god..


Viking funeral? :lol:

Yes, the ship is designed to sink other ships. Notice how you can see the ribbing -- that is covered with balsa wood -- so these cannon can penetrate and allow the ship to flood. THe thickness is based on the ship's historical armor thickness. (And as you may imagine, the guns are based on the ship's historical caliber) You may notice the co2 tank there, the guns run at ~110 PSI, depending on the weather. Can't let the ball bearings exceed 240PSI.

It weighs about 85lbs finished. (I have two sets of superstructure -- one is shown, it's all messed up from getting shot, and that how it was when I bought it so I use that in battle, and the other is one I recently built for display.

EDIT: Here's what my ship looks like completely built.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:08 pm

blitz: is that a marlin lever action you got there? i got a .22 hmr

i post some more pics tomorrow
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