Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Duncan's Gets a Beating

Last but not least... me. If you look close, you can see my fucking safety glasses on my head. Put an extra pair on after I "couldn't find them."

We also blew the doors off of the 50 yard tunnel. I have pictures, but didn't actually catch it on video. I left my damn cord at work today when I uploaded the videos, so I'll have to post the pictures later.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Alyouminium Catan board

I kept thinking about my idea for an aluminum Catan board held together by magnets. It would be expensive and time consuming to make, but the end result would be a kickass, over-engineered, rock solid catanian continent.

I would use 1/4" aluminum plate with two 1/8" dia by 1/16" thk neodymium disc magnets per edge. If there are 12 magnets per hex and 30 hexes in the 5-6 player board, then I would need 360 magnets. You can buy 500 of these here (extras for seafarers hexes) for $40. Two pairs of magnets holding two hexes together would generate up to 0.9 Lb of force.

Each hex would be 3 inches across the flats, not 79 mm like the actual game. They would need 12 9/64" dia by 7/64" deep holes. If you set up a vice in a drill press so you could just drop in a hex without having to worry about positioning I think you get drill all the holes in a couple of hours. The magnets would be epoxied in the holes.

I haven't decided what to do for the decals. Acid etching would bee cool, but difficult. Stickers would look cheap and take away from the work already put into the materials.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Light Fifty My Ass

This Saturday, Andy and I will come across a unique opportunity. It's not too often you get a chance to go to a shooting range and blast some shit with an M82A1. Even less often do you get a chance to do so with your boss (or your friend's boss). What you're seeing in the picture above is actually my boss's brother... glad I got the picture while he had a bullet in his mouth lol. For some reason, I didn't think you'd believe the sheer size of the bullet or the magazine unless I actually posted pictures... so here you go.

It should also be noted that you can probably only fit two magazines into a standard sized ammo box..... if that. I suppose I'll post some action shots/videos this weekend. Should be epic.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Well... it's done.

The Jeep and I have departed. I have a new automobile in my life now.