Thanks! Ages later and the first upgrade mods are finally in progress.You did a awesome job on it Red, of course I would expect you to refine it more to increase it's durability and be user friendly. Great craftsmanship.
Yes, I'd like to get some helmet or gun cam vids too. The game vid I posted is pretty lame compared to how the gun performed. Right now I have no working airsoft fields. Sucks!You are definitely going to get a lot of looks when skirmishing with this thing. But that's a good thing haha. Hope to see some helmet cam/go pro vids of this thing in action. Keep it up dude.
Thank you! Elite was a nice kudos while it lasted. There are 1100 problems to solve on a build like this. I solved one at a time and didn't move on to the next until I was satisfied with the result. The end result is always the sum of your compromises. Unfortunately, I didn't start with the skills I finished with so it took four years until I could live with my level of compromise. Or so I thought. Now I'm cleaning up some loose ends.Congratulations on your Legendary and Elite build, I wish I had 1/10th amount of perseverence and talent you have. I really appreciate all the informative updates.
Now with punctuation!Now I've got to wonder if this is any thing like a real Spartan Laser? If so, no wonder the Chief can't just reload it in the field.
Thank you! I was fortunate enough to get bumped up to Elite for about three weeks before the section was closed.This is well above & beyound the average build & truely deserving of being in an elite builders section if they only still had one.
You have some MAD SKILS.....
Thanks! I have a Tactonyx Magnum awaiting airsoft conversion, but the AR is what I'd really like to do soon. Your back mount is a great idea. I think I'd do that for the Splaser. Even stripped of the airsoft gear inside it weighs near 14 pounds. In street clothes that is manageable, but in costume you carry it further from your body. Even a half-hour becomes unbearable. I did the costume and the gun for the Master Chief Collection launch and was miserable pretty quickly. Back mount would work awesome.now a rail gun is something like 2 second and this is 4, okay let me know if you plan on doing a rail gun and if so start up a kick starter because the you would be in the limelight of props for 343i, oh and if you go to a con and you got an ar with you do you have a mounting plate on the back of your armor yet if not looking into one now would becasue a good idea but your epicess blows my brains out again.
Thanks Mstruvmgc! Welcome back. It's been through enough trials for me to know what I'd like to see it do better. Such is the nature of prototypes.I like the changes Red, its good to see this beast still going strong
Im super happy to be able to watch more progress
Thanks. I think I've got a solution to the fit issue. Everything else has screwed back together better than before. I've made several fit adjustments and re-tapped some holes. Yup, the Christmas tree keeps the Spartan Laser work festive. All I want for Christmas is for matchmaking to work on the Master Chief collection.Its good to be back lol.
Yeah i had a feeling that with the addition of the tubes it might not fit back together. :-( But sometimes with better upgrades you gotta work around them to keep em. I know you will figure it out buddy. Best of luck, I like the chrismas tree in the background by the way.
Thanks. There's always room for improvement. On any project that runs this long you're bound to find a better way to accomplish the early stages or become dissatisfied with the quality of your earlier work. Even as I wrap up this round of work, there are still things I'm wrapping my head around that could be better, more accessible, more robust.It's pretty cool to see that you didn't just call it good once you got it looking nice and working, but that you keep working on it to continually make it better. Can't wait to see what you decide is the final product!
Thank you! Welcome to one of the longest build threads ever.wow just wow
Thanks! Welcome back to the thread.Absolutely awesome
Thanks much! Be sure to note that there are a few 'what not to do' lessons in there as well. Don't weld your hand. Don't trust mold release wax (only PVA). Don't use a wood router to shape metal without full armor. It goes on . . . .now guys this is one of the elite builds the 405th has ever seen so noble you might want to read this from page one and take some notes I have.
Thanks and welcome back! I just wish I could take it out more. Local airsofting has dried up. It made it out for the Master Chief Collection launch and that's about it lately. I'll make it out for Pensacon. What's your next appearance?I've followed this thing from the start. It's nice to see it still going and being improved even more than what it was already. Great work as always Red!