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ApplesauceBandit last won the day on May 5 2016

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  1. ApplesauceBandit

    Your Gun Porn Thread

    I couldn't help myself and got a Slavic ghettoblaster. Already removed the accursed safety, going to be ordering some nicer grips so it doesn't feel like holding a 2x4. The clip holding on one of the grip panels was bent too when I got it, so would be nice to have both sides sitting in firmly.
  2. Not just ice cream, but your booze too!
  3. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    So I tried some WT tanks again after a long break and that part of the game is now practically unplayable now for me. I don't know what changed between the last time I played and now, but steering feels like I've always got at least 500ms ping, if not more. There's no such thing as making minor adjustments to the way I'm heading, the quickest tap I can put on my A or D key is still going to put me in a turn for almost half a second. Steering armored cars is bad enough as it is, but trying to play it while not being able to turn less than 45° in a turn is just disgusting. I've done multiple battles in various vehicles to make sure it's not just some specific vehicle, but it's something with the game itself right now. Whether I'm on the NA server with 50ms ping and no packet loss or the EU one with 120ms, I still get the same problem. I passed on the T114 as well since I prefer stuff at tier 3 and lower, so I really don't want to dump all of my GE on a tier 4 meme.
  4. ApplesauceBandit

    General news thread

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/28/jair-bolsonaro-wins-brazil-presidential-election Bolsonaro seems to have won in Brazil.
  5. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I like this template idea too. I already mentioned the main reason for me not bothering to figure out any hard stats (some classes I'm in right now already having a lot of this same sort of work), but seeing how much math and detail everyone else was putting into their submissions at the time was giving me the impression that I'd have to calculate out all sorts of junk if I wanted to have a chance to compete with them. One of my classes I'm in has me designing some gadget down to the last nut and bolt, so I wasn't exactly feeling too motivated to go do nearly the same thing in my free time too. I've got little knowledge when it comes to designing cartridges or understanding engines, so going into serious detail about either of those was a worry as well. A lot of those restrictions I felt were self-imposed on my end, but I'd have probably felt more motivated to complete my submission if I had a clearer idea of when the math would stop giving credence to the design and would start becoming mere fluff.
  6. ApplesauceBandit

    WoT v WT effort-thread

    Gaijin seems to be running their anniversary sale thing, so stuff's 50% off. I've got 4720 gold left on my account with no intention to buy more, so I'm wondering if I should put that towards the T114 for 4010ge, or get the American Grant for 1000ge and left the rest to spend elsewhere. Anyone have any experience with the T114?
  7. It's like November 2016 all over again
  8. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Can't post your submission late if it's not a submission! XM42 "Prettyboy" Drafted up by students from the Tacoma School of Science and Technology as an extra credit assignment, the XM42 never left the drawing board. The XM42 was designed primarily with fire support in mind. For more mountainous regions, it would be able to provide heavy firepower with greater ease than larger vehicles would. Against the more mobile Mormon forces, the XM42 would be able to more readily respond to threats while still being adequately protected against many of the threats that it would face. While not being capable of withstanding heavy fire, the XM42's armor would still be able to stop fire from lighter (and more mobile) threats. The turret is designed to be protected against 40mm cannon fire from 100m in a 60° arc. From the sides and rear, it is protected against .50 machine gun fire from 100m. The hull is frontally protected against 20mm cannon fire from 100m in a 90° arc (only 60° arc with engine compartment area). The crew is protected from the sides against .50 machine gun fire from 100m whereas the engine is only protected against small arms. Screens can easily be added to the hull and turret to provide protection against handheld antitank rockets. Armed with a 3" cannon roughly analogous to the M32A1 76mm gun from before The Happening, the XM42 would be fully capable of taking out any armored fighting vehicle currently being fielded by hostile forces. Elevation values of -12°/+25° allow the XM42 to better handle combat in the more mountainous regions where combat is expected with Commifornian forces. A modified M240 is mounted coaxially to the main weapon. A mount on the turret roof exists for using an M2 heavy machine gun. 58 rounds for the main gun are stored both to the driver's side and in the turret basket. The vehicle was to be crewed by 4 men: a driver, gunner, loader, and commander. A radio is in the turret bustle directly behind the commander's and loader's positions. A large ventilation fan is located towards the rear of the turret to aid in crew comfort and to remove fumes from the fighting compartment. The engine was envisioned as 500hp, providing the tank with around 20 hp/ton, allowing it to better navigate difficult terrain and to react quickly to threats. The transmission is located in the rear of the vehicle with the engine. The running gear has 5 moderately sized roadwheels on either side, sprung with torsion bars running the width of the vehicle. A large plate on the rear hull may be unbolted and folded down to ease maintenance if needed. (exact numbers don't exist since I only made this in 3ds max, hence the nickname given. Numbers were compared to the M41 since they're very similar designs. The XM42 is assumed to be a somewhat more lean and mean fighting machine) A fire support version with a 4" howitzer mounted in a newly-designed, fully-traversable turret was also discussed. This variant would have been capable both of direct and indirect fire, allowing it to either serve as a mobile artillery or to provide heavy fire support for troops in areas where the heavier Cascadian 45 ton tanks would be unable to operate. While the turret is fully enclosed for better protection of the crew, provisions were made for large hatches on the turret's roof. The new turret is only capable of withstanding 20mm fire frontally, as opposed to the 40mm fire of the base XM42. Other versions considered but not drawn include a turreted SPAA with twin 40mm cannons, a utility variant capable of being outfitted for different roles (ARV, armored tractor, engineer vehicle, etc.), and a non-turreted SPG variant with either a long 4" gun or a 6" howitzer. I won't stop you from taking this as an actual submission, I personally am entering this both for fun and to keep in practice with modeling. I do realize this was submitted a few hours past the deadline too. As I was about to submit this reply, I noticed that I messed up the shape of the exhaust pipes. Oh well.
  9. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Instead of using this bonus time to write things or polish stuff up, I've instead ended making random things with my existing model. Made a quick and generic SPG/assault gun variant thing really quick after failing to come up with a welded turret that I liked.
  10. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    I'm out of town for the weekend, but that should hopefully be enough for me to at least pretty up the turret and all that. My tank has all been made in 3ds max as well, so nothing has any actual measurements tied to it at the moment. I suppose I could always make a rough mockup of it in solidworks to solve that, I'll look into it when I get the chance.
  11. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Not a submission Didn't go hard on making this a serious submission this time around since I've got classes to worry about right now and a lot of those classes already have me doing stuff similar to some aspects of this (mostly the number crunching). Just made this mostly for practice, though it's stuff that won't show up in the final model (hotkeys, cloning objects along a path, fancy details of the meshsmooth modifier, etc.). The model itself isn't really in a finished state. Turret is mostly placeholders still, hull still needs some more detail passes done to it. I want to make some minor layout tweaks as well, mostly in regards to the turret's base and roof. If this were to be serious, I would make myself a second turret that relies less on casting and would hopefully have a smaller frontal profile. While I would like to eventually get this finished, that all depends on how lazy I end up.
  12. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Since we've got an arms race, my tank has been showly shifting more and more towards Not An M41. Going to improve the suspension. Gave it a meaner gun and a better shaped turret, but made sure to keep all the comfort. Turret's gotten pretty fat, may be able to trim some off the back half still. On second thought, it's entirely possible that I've also just got the turret itself at too large of a scale
  13. ApplesauceBandit

    Competition: Tank Design 2239

    Getting some T110 vibes from this
  14. ApplesauceBandit

    General news thread

    McCain died