Sometimes it's nice to watch or read some videos or posts by other people trying to make us airsoft players have our fit firmly planted on the ground. I'm sure some of you will agree with me that holding an airsoft gun, wearing an impressive loadout, and looking so tacticool sometimes get into the head of airsoft players thinking that they have the tactical skills to battle it out in the real world.
When everybody were focused on the photos and videos on the unveiled products of Tokyo Marui during the 52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show, we decided to get on with getting the exact details of these products as we have gotten exclusive information from the company itself. Now, after the initial excitement we take you to the exhibit floor where you can gauge for yourself the following the company has in Japan, where they have a dominant 80% share of the domestic airsoft market.
May is the month when airsoft players look forward to visiting Coventry, though not exactly the city itself, but at the outskirts near Solihull, where airsoft shops have setup their booths at The Grange for the Airsoft Arms Fair, which on the 18th of May 2013, held its seventh event.
A week ago, the Badger advance guard took a trip to Waltham Abbey in Essex to explore a new site called Dropzone Airsoft. Dropzone has been operating since November 2012 at the Royal Gunpowder Mills, and covers an area of what appeared to be approximately 30 acres; spread across brushland, tracks, fortifications, woodland, a lake, and several buildings. The highest point on the site would be no higher than 30 feet from the lowest; which, for these old retired bones was a good thing!
I guess it never took long to answer our gadget wish. We have written previously that the Google Glass Project could pave the way for the Tactical Heads Up Display (HUD), and indeed it paves that way for something more appropriate for our needs as airsoft players, or for that matter people who will be doing a lot of activity and frontline work.
It's the first day of the 52nd Shizuoka Hobby Show and surely many of you would like to know what Tokyo Marui would unveil during this event. Many of you have gotten the answers right on most products that were shown in teaser photos as we have posted previously. For now, we'll post full details about the new products of Tokyo Marui as sent in by the company and Hobby Show Floor photos will follow later.
Frankly, right now I am confused with all the different types of camo patterns being released left and right. For the meantime, the king of patterns is Multicam, or for us in the airsoft community is affectionately or infamously called "Guccicam" since getting genuine Crye Precision Multicam products are almost as hard and expensive like high fashion.
Not exactly the slickest, slam-bang, and movie-like story line FPS video game, but the "Receiver" FPS game has realistic gun handling mechanics which for the picky in "realism" in first person shooter would appreciate. Whilst that's the main feature that would attract the attention of firearms enthusiast, it's also has an unordered storytelling that would make the game unpredictable for the gamer.
The ongoing saga of having the world's first DIY gun that's made via 3D printing now achieved its major milestone. The first such gun, called "Liberator" has successfully been fired by Cody Williams, with the designs put up at DEFCAD.org for everyone to download. Whilst information about the gun is still posted, the designs have been removed the Department of Defense to prevent further download by netizens.
Reading the interview with Moondog about the importance of planning in preparing for airsoft events is apt for this game. No matter how we look awesome in our loadout, no matter how well we shoot, and no matter how fit we are, as long as we enter a strategic or tactical situation without a plan, we will lose an airsoft game, and if it were real life, we will lose even our own lives.