Guess how many pieces Catastropha has

Ok, some of you may have noticed my ball machine Catastropha. If you haven't then take a look at it! :D Well, the point is: I'm making a contest, just guess how many pieces it uses. Every person can only guess once, dead line is Friday next week, even if I'm not finished counting pieces then. Oh, and a number can only be guessed once, otherwise just the first post wins. First place will receive a patch and a three-mounth pro-membership. Second and third place will receive a patch. And yes, the pics attached ARE Catastropha xD ESTIMATES: Xeda (from a other forum) - 3,700 Kerm (from a other forum) - 4,000 DJ Radio - 9,000 Juju (from a other forum) - 15,176 jsj795 (from a other forum) - 18,894 patriots8888 - 19,978 parser padwan (from a other forum) - 21,438 sathothy - 27,478 KneXtreme - 27,500 CassisDude98 - 28,500 RNB - 28,538 martijnb95 - 29,999 jmiester - 30,500 monsterlego - 32,347 I_am_Canadian - 36,000 turiqwalrus - 40,000 superbestknex - 47,000 knexinventer - 47,687 knex man2 - 56,267 Kjelddy (from a other forum) - 75,000 altair ibn la ahad - 100,000

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Knex Ball Machine 2

Hey guys this is really old I should of posted this ages ago. I finished my second big ball machine called: Project JellyFish about 4 months ago now and I filmed it put all the clips together only for my mum to say it contained too many pictures of our house so I deleted it off YouTube. I have actually made a third machine that I am hoping to post under the name american coaster or something similar Fr-Pa-Co

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Making my way through 2012.

Hi everyone ! Since Jan. the 1st I decided to set myself up to a little challenge by "making my way" through the year. In 2011 I was really disappointed never to seem to find the time to make enough stuff, so I decided to try to make something - even a little thing - every week. So far so good, as this has forced me to work fast and not overthink projects, and also go dig in the backburner folder to look for ideas. So far I've got : Week #1 : A papercraft and duct-tape mask made after an Army of Two template ; Week #2 : A hand-knit red scarf Week #3 : Chess piece flash drives Week #4 : Mont Black pens, an update on Kingant's original instructable Week #5 : Hackerspace passports from passport-sized Muji notebooks (Instructable coming soon) Week #6 : Plaster mold of my face for a harder version of the mask in Week #1 Week #7 : Custom Wordpress theme for my blog, based on Hamasaki theme (I had lent my Dremel to a friend, which I needed for Week #8 - see below) Week #8 : Fixing and repainting a skateboard found on the street ! Week #9 : Foam mold of the plaster mold from Week #6 ! Week #10 : USB gamepad from original Xbox pad Week #11 : Magnetic blackboard for appartment door (joint project with Rvaya from 5sizes2small Studio) Week #12 : Home-made BookCrossing labels Week #13 : Coming soon ! Have any of you ever tried anything like that ? Anyone have advice for skills to pick up along the way, or fun projects to do ? I'll try to post as many Instructable as possible inspired by that little challenge in the meantime !

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Bachelor survival guide

Hey, guys! my boyfriend is moving away for a year and he'll be on his own for the first time, doing his PhD. I'd like to make him a funny and informative guide about things he should know... But... errr.... well, I have no idea where to start.  Anybody have ideas, suggestions?  Thanks!

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Easy and Cheap Ways to Make Speakers into Different Things

I am wondering what inventions could speakers be made into different things

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fave game person

Hows ur fave game person? mine is alcratraz from crysis 2 , cole mcgrath from infamous 1,2 . ezio and altair from assassins creed, sack boy from lbp

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Large calm dog vs. little crazy dog video.

The large one is mine his name is Otis he is playing with my friends dog Charlotte. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urSRs6o1upQ

Topic by dreadyjazz 


How do you destroy your ball towers?

I might dismantle my ball tower soon. How do you guys usually destroy yours?

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Selling my Knex!

I really dont have alot of time because I have to go out. But Ive finally decided to sell my knex, and here it is on EbayUK. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/180799779094?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649#ht_2439wt_1396 Postage WILL be more if you are outside of the UK. Thanks.

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Any Simmers here?

Just wondering if there are any Sim fans here. I've always liked the sim games, Sim City, Sim Farm, Sim Tower.. you get the idea. When The Sims came out it was only natural to try it and I became hooked. 10 years later and we are now up to Sims 3 and I have all the expansion and stuff packs for Sims, Sims 2 and Sims 3. Currently I'm loving the addition of pets to the mix.

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Favorite Music

This is a forum where people can talk about their favorite songs and bands. If you've had a bad day, you can also say what's been buggin you and you won't be judged.

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My airsoft gun.

This is my airsoft gun, its a SAS12. it fires at 240fps (1 joule, the max power limit for ireland) and packs a hell of a punch! its very accurate up to about 50-75ft. i painted the top of the barrel, for better looks, and the notches on the ironsights white, for easier aiming. its magazine capacity is 30 rounds. it also featues a safety switch just behind the trigger. it only cost me €50! (€35 for the gun, €10 for the pellets and €5 for the speed loader (holds 100 pellets)) its a brilliant airsoft gun!

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Cataclysm Knex Ball Machine-Update

I finally finished the new lift system for Cataclysm! It uses two CyberKnex motors for the are to go up and back down. When the ball exits the arm, it pushes switches to push the arm back down and reset the mechanism. Here's a video

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Secret stashes

Really enjoying this video by YiTing Cheng that shows lots of clever hiding spaces. The use of plywood is especially awesome. via Core77

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Leaving Knex, But Not Instructables!

Hey everyone I'm leaving knex now and I just wanted to thank all of my subscribers and friends I've mad on this site! Also I wanted to know how much someone is willing to offer for 25-30lbs of knex. Thanks everyone and I encourage the rest of you to KEEP knexing!

Topic by KnexFreak360   |  last reply


How long do you keep your knex guns?

How long do you keep your guns? Me? A week at most. You?

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Trombone Mouthpiece Dimensions

So for a local science competition a couple of my friends and I are making a trombone out of copper pipe for a music event. In the rules it says the mouthpiece for the brass instrument cannot be store-bought or commercially made, so we are going to print our own with a 3D printer. The problem is, I can't find my 12C trombone mouthpiece to make the model from. So what I want to know is can someone measure every dimension of their 12C trombone mouthpiece with some calipers? I would greatly appreciate your help!

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knex m4 carbine

Here is my m4 carbaine every knexer has ever made a m4 carbine but i don't so here is my m4 and now i'm a noob anymore wahahahah myself i really like it and maby i gona post this

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Knex Forum (Random thread)

(previously the ****ALL KNEX PPL COME HERE**** forum)Ok this should be now a random thread for knex because the other wasnt working so talk about knex, post your ideas and pictures, ask questions and just generally talk.to put it in a couple of words:SHOW OFF!Thanks

Topic by Danny   |  last reply


dog food recipies

Does anyone have a good, homemade dog food recipe? my dog has food allergies. She does a lot better when she doesn't have any sugars or grains. I still haven't figured out what she is allergic to, for sure. I am willing to try anything!

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What to do with old kids shoes?

I have a few dozen old shoes that my kids have outgrown but are too worn out to donate. Any ideas for what to do with them?

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What are the best mods for Nerf/Airsoft?

So....  Just wondering, I am blank out of ideas for mods, and uhh... I kinda need ideas, so post your instructable's link and I will be grateful. Or just make a list of best and easiest mods.

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Full Auto K'nex Gun Idea (Seriously)

To anybody interested in creating a fully automatic k'nex gun: Take a simple method of propulsion: splodies grenades or something of the like. Not a complicated ram-rod mechanism or anything like that. Find a way to make them a bit smaller and more stable (splodies are very unstable) via some sort modification. Then find a way to stack them, one by one, in a magazine. Find a way to release one end while using the other as a launching point inside the chamber of the weapon. Once the first end is fired, the second end is pushed up and out of the right side of the gun, mimicking shell ejection on automatic weapons. After the shell is ejected, the next piece of ammunition is fired and ejected, and so on. If anybody can figure out how to create this mechanism AND find a way to control it via a trigger, they will have created the first magazine fed, shell ejecting, fully automatic knex gun. And to whoever claims that it wouldn't be considered fully automatic, think again. Loading the gun would be a painful process, yes. But it would be fully automatic, because a fully automatic weapon fires continuously while the trigger is pulled, no matter the circumstances. And with the option of removable magazines, the possibility is certainly there. If anybody can actually succeed in this idea, all I ask is that you post it so we can build it as well.

Topic by Ikedog1995 


Knex Injuries

Have you ever been injured by knex? - if so please post pics !Give a pain rating from 1 to 10 (10 being the most painful) And i bet someone will say 'i hope so!'

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is there any good knex snipers

I would like a bolt action sniper that looks like one of the following

Topic by yamaha2342   |  last reply


Goldeneye source problems

I got goldeneye source and it tells me "hl2 has stopped working"

Topic by builderkidj 


My Brute

I found a fun internet game through another forum, and I thought I'd share for internet reputations!It's called My Brute, where you make a character out of randomly selected body parts and accessories, and then battle. It's not a hard game, just something to do in your spare time when you've got nothing better to do. IF you win a battle, you level up. If you lose, you lose, then try again. There are a few other factors and variables, but you'll find out.My Brute:Mepain's Brute

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Knex Platform Lift

Hey everybody!!! Here is a forum topic from my new ball machine lift called: The Platform lift. I have bin working on it for 2 weeks and I am happy with the result.  But one thing I did't solve was the exit track because I tried a lot of things but it just didn't work. I hope you like it. Because there aren't a lot of views and comments I just made some clearer destruction pictures and I uploaded a parts list.  Here is the parts list: Rods: -Green: 143 -White: 37 -Blue: 112 -Yellow: 51 -Red: 3 -Gray: 5 total rods: 351 Connectors: -Dark grey: 29 -Light grey: 3 -Red: 20 -Orange: 6 -Green: 2 -Yellow: 41 -White: 24 -Purple: 82 -Blue: 48 Toltal connectors: 255 Others: -Blue spacer: 71 -Silver spacer: 28 -Tan clip: 12 -Y-clip: 7 -Black hinge: 1 -Blue hinge: 1 -Blue gear: 5 -Red gear: 4 - Knex motor: 1 Total others: 130 Total: 736 Here is a video of it

Topic by CassisDude98   |  last reply


Musicians of the mandolin and guitar read this

Does anyone if the instruments included in this package ( http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Rogue-Acoustic-Guitar-and-Mandolin-Pack?sku=511194 ) are any good? according to the reviewers they sound pretty good. But it seems too good to be true. For reference, i have some guitar experience, and no mandolin experience, and have been wanting to learn both.

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My complete ball tower showcase

Just figured I'd post the images of all my ball machines (at least the ones I HAVE images of, mind you :D)Click on the pictures to see details of them.Fun Facts:-Although Enigma was much larger than Dynamo, it took half as long to build.-On Dynamo, the part with the Flexi-Tube and Ferris Wheel was initially a Maze (or, as I call it, a Ribcage). Due to balls having trouble making it through, I decided to replace it.-On Enigma, I had initially planned it to be two 8-foot-tall towers. Unfortunately, with all the elements I wanted to put in, I had to alter my design to make them all fit.-Both of the two machines have at least two loops on them and a spiral bowl.-The red staircase in Enigma goes across the machine instead of from one tower to another one adjacent to it.-Both machines have seven path separators.EDIT: New ball machine added.Feel free to comment, and if you want to showcase any ball towers you've built, be my guest.Here are vids:

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Hechler and Cock gun

Hey,I was wondering if anybody made a really good H&K gun  

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Knex G11 aAttempt Would like some help

Hello Everyone, Beanieorstrich convinced me to try and make a firing G11 and I would much like some help so anybody interested please send me a private message.Thanks.

Topic by didexo 


Color Changing Led, Rice paper Lamp

I entered this in the Holiday gifts and Shop ot contest. I would love to get some comments and ratings on it. Thank you in advance. Here the link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Rice-paper-LED-orb-Lantrens/

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Myst

Have any of you guys ever played Myst or Riven. If so, then this is a place where you can discuss with other people about your findings and discoveries. Have fun!

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Chat Room!

Just talk! Talk about anything! Just of course, nothing inappropriate. Have fun!

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Creatively using this space

Any ideas on how to use the space creatively. The open space is between the drawing room and the living room. In the pictures below I have captured this space from different angles just to give you some perspective. At this point I don't have the actual dimension of the space but can provide if required.

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Key chain multitool

I was thinking of getting a multitool that is small enough to fit on your key chain. Here comes the dilemma though... I don't know what tool to get. Leatherman has the squirt and the Micra. Other companies have ones as well... I was thinking of getting the squirt, but if I do, I cant decide if I want the P4 (pliers) or the E4 (wire cutters). Ahhh I cant make up my mind. Any help? The thing about the pliers and wire cutters is I don't have a set of wire cutters. However, pliers would probably be used more often. But if I need the wire cutters, I would wish that I had got them instead. Right now I am leaning towards the pliers, but...

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rolling work bench

Does anyone have any feedback on workbenches on wheels? I've got some old shop lockers from a school that got demolished and I'd like to put wheels and a top on and use as a moveable work area. I've got two locking casters and two free moving casters to put on the bottom, but am not sure about the steadiness of the work surface. Any thoughts or Ideas? I will be putting tools in the locker so that will weigh it down quite a bit. Foothill Frontier

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Evolved Gardening

I love having plants indoors and I'm always interested in new ways to grow and display things. A firm called Boskke is redesigning how we approach indoor container gardening.  "BOSKKE means ‘a small forest’ and that’s exactly what you can create with our intelligent eco-sensitive designs."  Boskke - Evolved Gardening Via: Readymade newsletter

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how to add a bathroom in the house

each and every home renovation challenge can be an thrilling time. not just that, it's fun, bad improve a home getting a new, but at the same time to include worth to some home and produces it additional handy for family people and guests. at any time you include a bathing room within your house, there are many factors that contractors will should look at preceding for you go out and lease one. right listed here are some recommendations for adding a bathing room in the house; 1. among the probably the most crucial considerations when adding a> Bad, problems relating in the direction of hydraulic system. should know in which the pipes and fittings are installed. You also should look at in which the pipes in relation in the direction of septic method will very likely be run. As well, you appear in the situation with regard in the direction of current plumbing related pipes within your bathroom. It 'important to be aware the fact that additional apart from current pipes, the higher the cost. It 'best to include a producer new bathing room nearbyexisting bathing room as above or below the bathroom. 2. at any time you include a producer new bathroom, look in the sizing in the bathing room so des approach to expand the home to preserve a tremendous bathing room or any space within your home at current allocated? you must also look in the fixtures and bathing room furniture. For example, you must look in the sizing in the tub and shower, if it is used into account. You must also create a graph that isshows the place in the window, sink, toilet, shelves, vanity with drawers and cupboards, linen cupboard … etc., make specific the space is huge enough to include each of the equipment you need to keep. 3. at any time you include the bath, you must confirm space the appear and design. offered the qualities such as color-resistant to moisture, type of floor, like vinyl, marble or granite, and ventilation. In contemplating the views in the bathroom, you mustIn determining no issue whether this kind of the setting up fixtures, bathing room with current and traditional with an old-fashioned look. As well, when preparing in which to set up equipment, you must maximize space, but do not create a crowded bathroom, in which consumers have problems moving. 4. energy performance can be an extra thing to consider at any time you include a bathroom. Consider, for example, reduce flow toilets, wall insulation, energy effective windows, energy saving The lighting, surroundings friendly wooden and setting up materials, as well as the range in the boiler away from your bathing room again. 5. The character in the sink and bathtub can be an extra important consideration. For bathrooms, you have individuals decisions, such as porcelain, fiberglass and metal. To sink, you can in the sink with vanity, pedestal sink and even a sink which has built attached to some wall. Bathtubs and sinks in numerous shapes, styles, sizes and colors. No issue what sort of> bad add, consider your time and spending budget for that challenge that money and spend less time. It will be also beneficial at any time you clarify in the direction of contractor precisely that which you want, and will reduce the probability of errors. As well, it is very crucial that you take advantage of pros to set up the plumbing related and electrical.

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Modding table?

I want to make a work table not for stuff like carpentry and hammering I need a table for modding nerf guns or making small things like my instructable (link at bottom) This table needs to some way to organizing tools and about 30 or so small materials If anyone knows if there's a good guide to making one or has any tips please reply Link to my guide https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-bolt-action-BB-launcher-out-of-a-m/

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Making traps for a persistant home intruder

Our 12 year old neighbor will not stay out of my house and car. We have to keep everything locked, and even though we do that, he comes in. We can't afford a home security system, so what can we do? The police don't care, really, because they're always driving him home from someplace he isn't supposed to be. He is like a ninja- he used to come in while we're sleeping, and he could take things from right next to our heads without us knowing. Now, he usually goes into our shed and steals things even when we're awake, and have company! When we locked the gate, the window on the shed got broken. One time he almost walked in the door while my mom was sitting on the couch watching tv. He started to beat on the door for about 15 minutes. Mom doesn't want anything to do with him, so she let him knock because something happens almost every time he comes inside. She said he started to come inside, and she pretended to be asleep. When he saw her, he pulled the door shut real quick. I pulled into the driveway at about this point, not knowing anything that just happened. I though he had just walked up to knock. He then got all wide eyed when he saw me and my sister. He asked "who's in there!?" Like he was afraid or something. We said "mom," and he asked my sister for a cigarette. I'm getting tired of not feeling safe in my own home, and now we have someone else's car here. I don't want her stuff stolen, so what are some traps I can set up so that if they don't hurt him, they will at least wake me up so I can do something?

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Knex TH2BR [Mod 3]

Hey knexers! I have a modification of the TH2BR here for you to see. [Mod 3] Just some final pics of what I have of this gun. .

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K'nex Challenge

UPCOMING K'NEX CHALLENGE! I know a bunch of you will be getting new K'nex this year and since you have time off from school I thought another K'nex Weekly Challenge would be perfect! This Challenge is open to all types of K'nex projects, but I want to see some originality and some mind-blowing entries and not just the run-of-the-mill type guns. The Weekly Make It Challenge: K'nex will run from December 26, 2011-January 1, 2012. I'll link to the Challenge page when it goes live. i'm giving you plenty of lead time to brainstorm awesome entries, so save up your K'nex projects for the next week and then enter to win some great prizes!  This page will be updated with any new information until the Challenge goes live, and then again when the Challenge starts. 

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What Shall I Build? Hmm?

Hai. It's the old tosser from Holland again! I am feeling nostalgic, so I might perhaps build a K'nex gun quite soon. I'm not making any promises so don't expect me to push out like 3 guns a month anytime soon. College is very demanding, but K'nex is just too awesome to let go of. And since I FINALLY got a new camera, it's a very fortunate timing of events.  Hopefully see you all soon, with a new Instructable! -Viccie.B1993-

Topic by Skreetsha   |  last reply


Steam radiator made of copper pipe?

I have an old house that uses steam heat and has big, single-pipe, cast-iron steam radiators.  I wanted to replace one of them with something modern looking, and one company sells such radiators, but they are very expensive (sold here http://steamradiators.com/) My question is, can I make one of these  out of large (1.5" or so) diameter copper pipes, soldered together in the same fashion?  I've read that steam systems typically operate at 1psi of pressure, which sounds like it's well below the safety limit of copper pipes and solder joints. I think it would look fantastic, but would it work?

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post your favourite k'nex kit!

In this topic you can post your favourite k'nex kit, consisting of: 1 main gun - no size limit 1 main pistol - up to 45 centimetres (17 7/10 inch) 1 extra pistol/gun - up to 20 centimetres (7 8/10 inch) mine is: Danny and mmzdaniels m4 killerk's magnum thanks quincy85wrestler and RazerM the zt465 assault pistol by bunduk i also made a ammo belt (haha, no realy) wich i use to store ammo, the m203 grenades, and the zt465. post yours too! alty

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One Must Go

Sorry for the dramatic title.  I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything.  I've been having a rough time lately and I really haven't had the time nor energy to begin a new project, although I do have a couple promising designs drawn that I would like to begin working on.  But unfortunately I am going to have to take apart either the KLS v.2 or my beloved Kinetic Rifle to begin a new, potentially better project. Because I am attached to both (embarrassing, isn't it?) I want to ask you guys which one you think I should take apart: 1)  The Kinetic Rifle               or 2)  The KLS v.2 Either one should give me enough pieces, so don't take size into your consideration.  Thank you for helping me out and I promise I will have something great for you guys within the month. -Kinetic 

Topic by Kinetic   |  last reply


What would be your war set?

Alright now that I have the ability to post again I'm going to start a random thread that I haven't seen yet. Say you had enough pieces if you don't already. What would be your perfect set of war weapons. I don't care how many you pick because you'd only be able to carry so many at a time and place the others somewhere for safe keeping. Mine would be- 1. If only I got it to work perfectly (it worked a lot better than my last one) I would use this as my main weapon or side arm if I decided to snipe. In case you didn't know this is my updated assault pistol. I could probably remake and improve further if I get requests. 2. For a normal side arm I'd probably go for my TDS2 simply because nearly all side arms function the same and I'm used to using this. I have made another side arm based off of Dsman's and making it more compact but I couldn't get a picture. I could probably remake that under request too. 3. If nothing else this would probably be a main weapon. The feel of the weapon is just awesome. If we played replicas only this would probably be on the better ones only behind the MP5 and K'nexStealth's sniper (only because it's a sling). It's reliability and removable magazine would make it an awesome short-medium range weapon. 4. (updated from picture) Then I might also carry this around as a secondary. Everyone loves a good shotgun. Or at least I would love sending a spread of "pellets" toward the enemy. I have a better idea for a repeating pistol with removable magazine, shells, and awesome shot amount. 5. Alright finally to get away from my weapons. I'd probably use IaC's striker pistol or whatever just so I can get those long distance shots without a sniper. 6. If I absolutely needed a sniper I'd probably go for K'nexStealth's (sorry I forgot the name of the weapon) because it looks the coolest. 7. I said this earlier but I'll say it again. I'd probably try out my modded version of dsman's side arm because it's more accurate than the TDSs. 8. Finally I'd carry a couple of D splodies or a war bomb just incase I need to flush out an enemy. By the way I'm currently stumped on what to make next. I happened to make a new curved magazine so if you guys happen to have a gun with a curved magazine (removable) I might do that although I'd prefer something new.

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