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Fumps last won the day on June 16 2015

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About Fumps

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    AF-UK Regular
  • Birthday 03/01/1976

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  • Guns
    G & G LR-300 Short, WE T-Rex, APR9, MP5 EBB, KA 1928 Thompson, TM Detonics & Double eagle shotty
  • Loadouts
    British DPM
    British MTP
  • Gender
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    In your mind.....left after the pub
  • Interests
    Bass guitar
    Mountain biking
    My Mrs
    My son
    and laughing at everything & everyone

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  1. Imitation Loadouts vs Personal Loadouts

    I have a very basic approach to my kit. I don't follow or copy anything, I just wear what works. I play woodland and often tear kit so I just buy cheap & easy to replace. OD UBACS, DPM trousers, surplus boots, RICAS plate carrier (So I can change to any kind of pouches I want), MICH helmet & Heroshark face pro. Clothes wise I don't think I spent any more than £50 including boots. I really don't think too deeply about what I wear because I enjoy Airsoft for the fun element, I don't take it seriously or consider it a sport, It's just fun & a bit of a mild Adrenalin day out with my son. Picture detail: I'm the one on the right (That's my offspring on the left)
  2. Nwebie rules and equate

    At the site I play all hits are hits, friendly fire & gun hits are considered hits. The line they use, if it hits between the bottom of your feet to the top of your head/helmet its considered a kill.
  3. Have I been kidding myself?

    Good on yer mate. With some hard work & time you will become as crap as us lol
  4. To be honest when I first found out about Airsoft I automatically assumed the BB's were going to be biodegradable, it took me a silly amount of time to notice that they were not. Although most land that Airsoft events happen on are considered scrub land etc the argument can be made for the land Over time to become seen as contaminated & the value of the land could be drastically reduced due to this, In effect the land owner could be loosing money by allowing events to take place on the site. Which could be disastrous for the hobby. So I can see a clear argument for Bio BB's to become the norm in the not too distant future. A 50 acre section of land behind my employers site came up for sale & my company was keen to buy but the land was found to be contaminated by waste plastics & industrial waste, so we walked. Another company purchased the site at a huge knockdown price because of it. The contamination turned out to be nothing more than just waste plastics in the earth. but the landowner took a huge hit on price either way.
  5. Have I been kidding myself?

    I'm in my 40's and I just let the younger ones do all the running.
  6. I think its a fantastic idea. I play Woodland only & wondered if this ever was going to come into force. I for one totally agree with the idea
  7. gum shields

    mixed words mate, you said that you like the look of the face-Pro that I use I told you who made it. I didn't suggest you use him or modify your face-pro either. That's why I was confused by your comment about painting your face pro. Are we clear now? so we can let the thread go back to topic. Lol just one of them times the written word comes out wrong
  8. gum shields

    Still no idea why you were on about painting them. Anyway moving on
  9. gum shields

    Sorry lost by this comment. Just to clarify Heroshark makes bespoke facepro to your own designs & face shape. He will use frames (Like Bolle) but he replaces the lenses with very high quality mesh
  10. gum shields

    Heroshark is the man to talk to. very comfortable & light
  11. gum shields

    I used to Box, I know what a Gum shield can do. I wear a mesh lower like this, I wouldn't trust a gum shield to protect my teeth because they don't do a great job to be honest . My teeth are battered and I have a loads of lasting damage,
  12. Best WE gbb pistols.

    I've got a WE T-Rex (1911 hi cappa) .Had it for two years, never missed a beat even in cold weather, never cleaned it or even taken the slide off it either. I love mine & have no reason to say anything negative about it at all. maybe i'm lucky I don't know but I don't get why people bitch about them so much. My son has a TM 1911 with a plastic slide so I often compare the two's capabilities, in my experience there isn't that much of a difference to be honest.
  13. Importing & Brexit

    Your right mate. Our economy is being weakened and other companies & countries are profiteering from that (Very blatantly in most cases). We have hardly any manufacturing left in the UK so we import. That's our weakness and its really biting us on the arse. If people think for a second that to dismantle a 2.2 trillion pound economy, a killing would be made & the moves are already being made. If I was a competitor to the UK and I was ruthless I'd do the same. Its cold hard capitalism and although it kind of annoys me I don't blame them. That's why it seems like such dark times, the tide seems to be turning against us. The big money made here isn't benefiting the people who live here, its kept offshore and the profits keep stacking up elsewhere while our assets become too expensive for us normal people to afford. Now we need to draw on things like welfare systems, NHS etc the help just isn't there. Its a bad state of affairs
  14. Importing & Brexit

    Don't really care what facts & figures people get from what websites or media sites, the following is what I am dealing with day to day in my job, I don't pretend to be an expert economist or anything I just comment on what I know for sure and what are being discussed in meetings & inter company groups that I am a part of. I am a buyer with a £1.8 million budget & pretty much all the things I buy for my company has risen sharply since the Brexit vote. ie: a rubber gasket seal that I buy in bulk has risen from 98p to £3.20 this is a seal that our 24/7 factory would grind to a halt if we ran out of. mechanical parts for certain machines we use has gone up 5% and we have received letters to tell us in the next year to 18 months will rise a further 15%. Filters and consumables are set to rise by up to 40%. And raw chemicals are set to rise too, forcing our company to reconsider its product range price which will definitely effect the building industry and the cost of building houses and commercial buildings, I know our competitors in the UK are experiencing the same price increases so this looks like it will be across the board. My employer cant raise my budget to cover these price hikes due to the weakness of the pound so the dreaded term of streamlining has been mentioned in meetings that I have attended. I have to say that manufacturing is up at the moment but the profit margins we are seeing as a major UK manufacturer is much lower than hoped and with more price increases planned it looks pretty poor to say the least. I know at top management level the cost of a major relocation to mainland Europe has been costed and is being seriously considered which would put over 2000 people out of work and 4 Uk factories will shut, this will have a knock on effect with smaller firms that rely on us as their biggest contract's who would be either forced to downsize or close all together. This isn't opinion by the way, There is a few guys I work with who voted for Brexit and was very vocal when the result came out are now very worried about the impact of what this all means to their jobs and future of our industry. Its a pretty bleak time for me personally as my other half has built a very good career in Financial services and her company is also looking to relocate. She is by far the highest earner in our house, earning over double my income so if the company she works for leaves and she decides to stay in the UK we would be financially crippled & our plans for the future would have to be scrapped. So we also may consider a relocation in the future. Maybe because I'm looking down an abyss and being pessimistic I honestly cant see how we as a country will get through this whilst retaining out status in the world. I know for a fact that the UK may be downgraded to a "Third country status" which basically puts us on the "Shady list" when it comes to international credit which is extremely bad. And I find that very worrying when it comes to future investment in the UK. I know some of you will read this and take it with a pinch of salt, that's fine I'm not trying to convince anyone or change their opinions, but I am writing what I know for sure and what I am seeing day to day which just seems to be getting worse than I'd ever hoped it would be. I wish it was better news to be honest.
  15. How much is enough?

    I have been into airsoft for just short of 4 years & I still use the same primary as I did when I started. I own a few spring shotty's for messing about with at home but I have stayed with the same set up simply because it works. I own a few different options on behalf of my son, but I'm just not a collector, I don't really have that impulse. Everyone is different & everyone takes different things from the hobby. It's what floats ya boat.