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For some reason, there are people who like to build stuff using nothing but the basic shapes supplied: rectangles, squares, and circles. I would agree, this really amounts to using the program as just a sixth-rate Paint substitute. That said, they can come up with some pretty wild results.
Uzi by davidman_92, made almost entirely out of shapes:
In a bit of a quandary about this one. The top carry handle/sight seems to be causing some people problems, so I'm wondering whether I should redo it. (It's supposed to be like the G36 unit, with a sight built into the handle.)
In penance for taking PMG seriously, I promise more katanae in the future.
Who is this Noone you refer to and why is his feedback so important to you?
Also, your latest katanagun looks a little too plausible, methinks.
What about a rocket propelled katana on the katanagun? Would that be less plausible?
Is it even possible to have a grenade launcher with a katana sticking out the end of it?
Why not just put the grenade launcher in the hilt of the katana?
why not just put the katana launcher in the hilt of the grenade launcher?
:(Also, your latest katanagun looks a little too plausible, methinks.
Also ppl, what is this "why not do this" and "why not do that" bullsheet? What am I, your personal dogsbody? Is my name Baldrick or Ramirez? No. The program is publicly available and free*, the code is out there (katana is here), you can do it yourself!
* although I ended up sending the guy money. Even though he's not updating it anymore.
In return for replying to a really old post with nerd-pedantry I present this: I call it the CAT (Close Assault Trebuchet*).
*Yes technically I know it's not a trebuchet as it doesn't have a counterweight but Close Assault Onager didn't have a cool acronym.
Six pages until we get a dildogun?! That's some shameful shite right there, people.
Sorry, no katanae this time.
F136A2 PDW, with carry case. Chunky compensator is chunky and compensating for something.
F137A1 designated marksman rifle, illustrating ambidextrous controls.
F138 carbine, using the same fore-end as the DMR, extended slightly.
F139 battle rifle, again with same fore-end. Top has 18in barrel and side rails, bottom is DMR config with 20in heavy barrel and bipod. Sights are next-gen ACOG/SUSAT/whatever scopes-cum-reflex-sights. You know they're advanced because they have blinkenlights.
(The size of these things keeps growing. The codes for the first pics I made were maybe 4-5K; the latest ones above are around 35K. It's amazing, the difference between then and now.)
Very nice work, hong. Looks like they added a mess of parts since this thread started.
Yeah, there's been a lot of changes. There's actually 2 separate apps now, called versions 0.6 (the old one) and 0.7. The new app is far easier to use; you can use the arrow keys to move parts in 1-pixel increments, define your own colours, and import/export the code in an XML-like format. Many parts can also be split into their sub-components, eg collapsible stocks or folding sights. Most people are using the new one now because of this.
It actually doesn't have as many distinct guns as the old one though. No shotguns, pistols or MGs, for example; and the only bullpup arm is the FN2000. Unfortunately it looks like there's going to be no more updates coming down the pipeline. The guy got pissed that noone gave him money, so he's abandoned the project (but hasn't taken down the site... yet).
Since everyone wanted a tube firing katana.
Demon G Sides has won the thread, but I shall continue regardless.
I'm in the middle of moving house, so no time to make new guns, but this is the last one I did. Someone complained on Flickr that the stock on my F138 carbine above looked too bulky, so I made up some alternatives. Which one do people prefer?
1. As seen before
2. Folding collapsible, SCAR-style
3. Folding skeleton, Galil/Minimi-style
4. "Para" sliding collapsible
Either the old version (I like rear loading designs) or the 2nd one. Top one looks huge, bottom two are too tiny.
I like #2 as well, but what is bothersome is that the weapon is limited in close combat situations with the stock folded. With a front grip it could be a useful assault weapon. As it is, holding onto a clip instead of a grip in such a situation is kinda shitty.
I'll jump in and say that they look awesome regardless hong. My vote would be for number 2 also. I'm not sure if it is just the grey, or the style of the stock, or maybe both, but it just seems to go best with the gun.
And Demon G Sides, Thank you! That made my night. One never knows when a tube firing katana will come in handy.
#2, for sure.
Off-topic, but I thought it might be of interest to those who frequent this thread: Edward Uhl, one of the inventors of the bazooka, died at 92. He was 24 and barely out of college when he was assigned to develop an anti-tank weapon in `42:
When it came time to prove his weapon design:One day, Mr. Uhl was stumbling through an old junkyard when he saw a metal tube about five feet long and had a brainstorm.
In an interview with Maryland Cracker Barrel magazine in 2007, Mr. Uhl remembered saying: "That's the answer! Put the tube on a soldier's shoulder with the rocket inside and away it goes."
After the war he went into the defense industry and eventually ran Fairchild Industries; during his tenure he oversaw the A10 Thunderbolt among other things, before retiring in `85.An Army official requested a live demonstration at the Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, where Mr. Uhl and Skinner would fire at a tank 125 yards away, moving at 20 mph.
After six other antitank systems had a try -- all missing the tank or failing to fire -- it was Mr. Uhl's turn. It was a perfect shot.
"I hit the damned tank dead center," Mr. Uhl said.
And just in case you think old age made him less badass:
So all you gun-nade-tana designers take note - you too can follow in Edward Uhl's footsteps!In retirement, Mr. Uhl and rocket scientist Wernher von Braun went on big-game hunting trips to Africa. On his deathbed, von Braun gave his prized elephant gun to Mr. Uhl.
Invented the bazooka and the A10, huh? That guy must have hated tanks.
Stick to what you're good at, I suppose.
This is the coolest thing I have ever heard.In retirement, Mr. Uhl and rocket scientist Wernher von Braun went on big-game hunting trips to Africa.
So, finally got some time to finish up my current project: first prototype of an SLR (side-loading rifle).
Feeds from a P90-style magazine (with rotating feed) flush against the left side, above the trigger and grip. 20-round 7.62x51mm and 30-round 5.56x45mm mags are also shown. Mechanism is already sized for the larger round, so I can make a battle rifle version if I feel like it.
The charging handle is on the right, because there's clearly not much room on the left. The mag release is part of the magazine itself (if you're going to the trouble of making a rotating feed, you might as well go the extra step and put the release in).
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