matte black finish

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hp aesthetic + grumpy-moony ​text talk

Was it… was it fireworks? ” In the darkness behind his eyelids, Remus heard a shy laugh, and an answer that set his heart racing. “ Remus, it was an explosion. ”

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The Toy Water Guns of Entertech

Entertech was a subsidiary company of LJN, most popularly (or infamously) known for making low quality video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System, many of which were based on popular movies in the 1980′s. While LJN is known for their video games, in actuality most of their business came from the production and distribution of toys.  During the 1980′s, they made several lines of action figures and many other toys that were very popular, making LJN a powerhouse in the toy industry.

In 1985, the company MCA Inc bought out LJN, which gave LJN the power to buyout smaller toy companies and create several subsidiary companies.  One of these companies was Entertech, founded shortly after the MCA buyout.  Entertech invented and produced a line of children’s water guns that went above and beyond the water gun technology of the day. Rather than just being your typical squirt gun, Entertech’s guns used a battery powered motor to pump and fire the war.  In addition, Entertech’s guns used detachable magazine’s filled with water, making loading realistic to a real firearm. With the electric pump, the toy guns could fire fully automatic, with a rate of around 60 squirts per minute with a range of around 30 feet. Several models were produced, made to resemble common military firearms such as assault rifles, submachine guns, machine pistols, rocket launchers, grenade launchers,shotguns, and pistols.

Entertech’s slogan was “The look! The feel! The sound, so real!” Problem was, the guns did look very real, especially with it’s matte black finish. In a few incidents, teenagers toting the toy guns were shot by police who mistook them for the real thing. Some other incidents occurred in which robbers armed with the water guns robbed stores and banks. As a result, states and local governments passed laws banning toy guns that looked like real firearms, mandating they were finished in bright colors or had an orange barrel cap so that they could stand out.  Entertech attempted to remedy the situation by finishing their water guns in different colors, or with blaze orange caps. However by then, the damage had been done. Entertechs sales decreased by 79%.

In 1990 Acclaim Entertainment purchased LJN, and decided to reduce LJN to video game production and distribution only. As a result, Entertech was sold in September of 1990, and eventually dissolved. LJN’s run as video game produced was short, as Nintendo only authorized licensed game developers to produce five games a year. LJN was eventually folded into Acclaim in 1995, and thus LJN ceased production of crappy NES game. Inexplicably, Acclaim produced a game with the LJN name brand in 2003, called Spirit of Speed 1937. It was the last LJN title.

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Adams 1851 revolver

Manufactured by Deane, Adams and Deane c.1853 and presented by Lt. Governor John Russell Colvin to Ram Singh II, Maharaja of Jaipur - serial number No.7199/R.
.52 cap and ball six-shot cylinder, double action, matte black finish, gold inlays on every square millimeter of steel, ivory grip with cabochon’d rubies.

Must have been nice being a ruler in 19th century India.
For a while at least.

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Canadian sniper holds the record for longest confirmed kill once again with the C15.

McMillan TAC-50 C15 .50 BMG

Overview
The McMillan Tac-50 is a manually operated, rotary bolt-action rifle. The large bolt has dual front locking lugs, and its body has spiral flutes to reduce weight. The heavy match-grade Lilja barrel is fluted to dissipate heat quickly, reduce overall weight and is fitted with an effective muzzle brake to reduce recoil. The fiberglass McMillan stock is designed to be used with a bipod. The buttstock is adjustable for length of pull with rubber spacers and can be removed for compact storage.


Specifications
Manufacturer: Mcmillan

Model: TAC-50 C15

Calibre: .50 BMG

Action: Bolt

Trigger Type: Adjustable, set at 3.5 lbs.

Barrel Specifications: 29" Fluted Match Grade Free-Floating Barrel Threaded with Muzzle Brake

Twist Rate: 1:15"

Sights: 5" 30 MOA Picatinny Action Rail

Finish: Matte Black

Stock Description: Adjustable Stock in Olive Drab with Black Marble

Capacity: 5 Round Detachable Box Magazine

Weight: 12 Kg

Overall Length: 57"

Classification: Non-Restricted

Accessories Included: These rifles come with 1 x 5 round magazine, bipod, Pelican case, optic rail and QD buttstock with adjustable integral cheekpiece. 

Additional Features: Extra-long bolt handle to clear large optics


A sniper with Canada’s elite special forces in Iraq has shattered the world record for the longest confirmed kill shot in military history at a staggering distance of 3,540 metres.

The Canadian Armed Forces confirmed Thursday that a member of Joint Task Force 2 made the record-breaking shot, killing an Islamic State insurgent during an operation in Iraq within the last month.


“The Canadian Special Operations Command can confirm that a member of Joint Task Force 2 successfully hit a target at 3,540 metres,” the forces said in a statement. “For operational security reasons and to preserve the safety of our personnel and our Coalition partners we will not discuss precise details on when and how this incident took place.”

The elite sniper was using a McMillan TAC-50 sniper rifle while firing from a high-rise during an operation that took place within the last month in Iraq. It took under 10 seconds to hit the target.

“The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Islamic State] attack on Iraqi security forces,” said a military source. “Instead of dropping a bomb that could potentially kill civilians in the area, it is a very precise application of force and because it was so far way, the bad guys didn’t have a clue what was happening.”

The military source said the JTF2 operation fell within the strictures of the government’s advise and assist mission.

“As stated multiple times in the past, members of the Canadian Special Operations Task Force do not accompany leading combat elements, but enable the Iraqi security forces who are in a tough combat mission,” the statement said. “This takes the form of advice in planning their operations and assistance to defeat Daesh through the use of coalition resources.”

The kill was independently verified by video camera and other data, The Globe and Mail has learned.

“Hard data on this. It isn’t an opinion. It isn’t an approximation. There is a second location with eyes on with all the right equipment to capture exactly what the shot was,” another military source said.

A military insider told The Globe: “This is an incredible feat. It is a world record that might never be equalled.”

The world record was previously held by British sniper Craig Harrison, who shot a Taliban gunner with a 338 Lapua Magnum rifle from 2,475 metres away in 2009.

Previously, Canadian Corporal Rob Furlong had set the world record in 2002 at 2,430 metres when he gunned down an Afghan insurgent carrying an RPK machine gun during Operation Anaconda.

Weeks before, Canadian Master Cpl. Arron Perry briefly held the world’s best sniper record after he fatally shot an insurgent at 2,310 metres during the same operation. Both soldiers were members of the 3rd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.

JTF2 special forces are primarily tasked with counterterrorism, sniper operations and hostage rescue. Much of the information about this elite organization is classified and not commented on by the government. The unit’s snipers and members of Canadian Special Operations Regiment, who are carrying out the main task of training Kurdish forces, have been operating in tough conditions in Iraq.

The Trudeau government pulled CF-18 fighter jets out of Iraq in 2016 but expanded the military mission, which will see the number of Canadian special forces trainers climb to 207 from 69 in an assist, train and advise mission. Canadian commandos are not supposed to be involved in direct combat, but are authorized to go up to the front lines on training missions with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and to paint targets for coalition air strikes.

For operational security reasons, sources would not reveal the names of the elite Canadian sniper and his partner, nor the location where the action took place.

A sniper and his observer partner are often sent to remote and dangerous locations to hunt down insurgents while having to carry heavy equipment. Once they have located the target, snipers follow the same methodical approach before each shot. Breathe in, out, in, out, find a natural pause and then squeeze the trigger.

Canada has a reputation among Western military forces for the quality of its snipers, despite the small size of the Canadian Armed Forces compared to the United States and Britain.

“Canada has a world-class sniper system. It is not just a sniper. They work in pairs. There is an observer,” a military source said. “This is a skill set that only a very few people have.”

The skill of the JTF2 sniper in taking down an insurgent at 3,540 metres required math skills, great eyesight, precision of ammunition and firearms, and superb training.

“It is at the distance where you have to account not just for the ballistics of the round, which change over time and distance, you have to adjust for wind, and the wind would be swirling,” said a source with expertise in training Canadian special forces.

“You have to adjust for him firing from a higher location downward and as the round drops you have to account for that. And from that distance you actually have to account for the curvature of the Earth.”

U.S. Sergeant Bryan Kremer has the longest confirmed sniper kill shot by a U.S. soldier. He killed an Iraqi insurgent with his Barrett M82A1 rifle at 2,300 metres in 2004.

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Zarya skins I just made up that would probably be better than her Anniversary skin:

-Wartorn (Origins): A variant on Weightlifter, or on civilian clothing, showing her just after defending her hometown and enlisting. Her clothes are all scratched and battered, and her cannon visibly has wires and metal hanging off of it from being torn free, with scratches in the metal down the sides, with most of the decals missing. She’s splattered with motor oil, and (if won’t bump the rating up) her scar is visibly bleeding.

-Medieval: Old, scratched medieval armor, probably once silver steel, now faded to a rough grey, covered with the pelt of a bear, serving as an improvised cloak. Her cannon has a similar design to Mercy’s Valkyrie set weapons, although slightly less ornate.

-Punk Rock: In keeping with the punk theme of her Cybergoth set. Her armor is replaced with a leather jacket covered in patches for various bands, jeans, and dark combat boots. Her gun has a simple matte black paint finish, with the decals replaced with the same logos that are on the jacket.

-Aleksandra the Great: Literally fucking old Greek/Macedonian armor with ornately finished bronze on the armor and cannon. Don’t give me a character named after Alexander the Great and then not use the opportunity you’ve made for yourself.

-1812: A Napoleonic era Russian military uniform, with a captain’s rank markings and an officer’s sword at her side. The cannon is designed after a rifle or musket, made from wood or steel.

-Cyberdemon: Cyberdemon.

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B L A C K E S T BLACK

This is the ultimate pairing for the blackest of lashes!
This week I received these beauties in the post and I’m super excited to share them with you.
You know I’m a lover of all things Natasha Denona, and she has now created a brilliant mascara called #Mascarade which is the newest addition to the Blackest Black collection!

I like to work some of her matte finish Blackest Black eyeshadow at the root of the lashes and then apply a couple of coats of Mascarade mascara!
This creates very dark, luscious, full looking lashes! The formula is rich in pure pigments with zero carbon black.

FYI, Natasha Denona is a cruelty free makeup brand! You can’t get better than that.

In the UK you can purchase Natasha Denona products from @beautybaycom-blog
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Lamborghini Huracan sitting pretty on 20" VFN-503 wheels in Matte Black finish. 😘 #prodriveshop #vorsteiner #vorsteinerwheels #forgedwheels #lamborghini #huracan #lamborghinihuracan

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