Friday, 6 October 2017

Review: Nerf Mega Hotshock

The Hotshock is one of the smallest and simplest additions to the Mega line, being of the classic pull-back single shot format that sees an incarnation in almost every Nerf line. As someone not very interested in the Mega line or single shot blasters, I gave it a pass until MHvZ introduced Mega zombies. As they are a rare, special unit, I only needed a basic Mega blaster to combat them, so I picked up a Hotshock from BigW.

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Mod: LiPo'd Jyn Erso Blaster with Lights and Sounds

Some time ago I rewired and remotored my Jyn Erso blaster. However, I removed the lights and sounds system because I had fears that the increased voltage would fry the circuit. It's taken a while, but I finally acquired a suitable voltage regulator and the time necessary to complete this mod.

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Review: Buzz Bee Double Drum (15m) [Barbarian]


The Double Drum is a slight reshell of the Buzz Bee Barbarian, formerly Blizzard, a new blaster fed from two 20-dart cylinders. It is a pump action, pump-to-fire blaster, which has drawn criticism as pump-to-fire is pretty much universally inferior to a triggered system. Regardless, having been pleasantly surprised by the very similar Buzz Bee Sidewinder, I had some hope that the Double Drum wouldn't be terrible.

Disclaimer: This blaster was sent to me for review by Buzz Bee Toys. Despite their contribution, I will do my best to ensure that this review remains as objective and unbiased as possible.

Monday, 18 September 2017

Quick Mod: NerfTurf 10kg Thermal Hunter Spring

As mentioned in my previous game report, a 5.5kg Elite Upgrade Spring was not enough to push the Thermal Hunter to an acceptable muzzle velocity range (that spring has since been moved to my Tri-Strike). For a stronger main spring, I looked to NerfTurf, an Australian based spring seller. I ordered their 10kg Thermal Hunter spring.

Friday, 15 September 2017

Quick Mod: Titan Hyperions in a Stryfe


Flywheel motors are moving almost entirely towards 3S, which is a little unfortunate for me as much of my gear is set up for 2S. This includes my Stryfe, which was previously running on Blade 180s/-3240s. I was finding their torque to be just a little low, so wanted to pick up a 2S flywheel motor with more torque that wasn't the expensive and now discontinued XP180. The next best 2S flywheel motor on the market is the Titan Hyperion, so I picked up a pair of those.

Friday, 8 September 2017

MHvZ Game Report 2/9/17


Today at MHvZ we introduced a new zombie, the Mega zombie, and spent much of the day play-testing it.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Review: Buzz Bee Eradicator (15m) [Tactical Storm]



The Buzz Bee Eradicator is a recolouring of the new and primarily blue Tactical Storm, a modular mag fed blaster very similar to the Champion/Ultra Tek 8. As part of Buzz Bee's new releases, it includes some of Buzz Bee's new darts, in this case some Long Distance darts. Given how good so many of Buzz Bee's recent mag fed blasters have been, I was rather excited to try this one out.

Disclaimer: This blaster was sent to me for review by Buzz Bee Toys. Despite their contribution, I will do my best to ensure that this review remains as objective and unbiased as possible.

Friday, 18 August 2017

Mod: Thermal Hunter Handle Replacement and Lever Mag Release

While the Thermal Hunter has a fair few things going for it, there are a couple of standout issues ergonomically. The handle and stock are very short, and the mag release is rather poor. Furthermore, the magwell and pump are quite far away from the handle. Initially, I had planned on straight replacing the handle and stock attachment point with that from a Retaliator, but after seeing John Yechan Seung's take, decided to copy that instead.