Remember my Paintball Gun X-Rays?

Remember my Paintball Gun X-Rays?

Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

July 10th, 2012, 1:56 am #1

Now's your chance to own one of your very own!

Years ago (like, 2004-2005) I shot a bunch of X-Rays of various paintball guns. At first it was "just because we could", and because I'm an unrepentant gadget freak, but after posting a few shots online, I got lots of requests for copies or prints.

My local print guy hooked us up with a poster printer... who promptly got washed away- literally- in one of the Florida hurricanes. The printer himself also suffered a house fire in the middle of all that, so the upshot was it was a couple of years before the posters were available.

The original posters were only mediocre sellers, in part because at the time, the market was moving so fast, that by the time I got a poster out, there was either a new version out or they'd stopped making it. (The originals were an E-Blade 'Cocker, an Ironmen Intimidator, a new-style Shocker and an XMag- by the time the posters made it out, Eclipse had stopped making the EBlade frames, AGD had stopped making the XMag, and Bob Long's "flavor of the week" Intimidators had moved on five or six more generations.)

Anyway, while that was all playing out, I was X-raying other markers and making plans for more posters. I ended up zapping better than two dozen guns, ranging from an Angel to a Supernova.

The images are really cool, but they're just sitting here gathering dust. I have them scanned as high-resolution digital files (we even HDR'ed 'em to bring out even more detail) in case I ever want to do additional prints or posters, so I've put the originals up on eBay for your viewing pleasure. Bids start at just 99 cents and there's no reserve.

If I had a place to show 'em off, I'd make up a frame with some LED backlighting or something, maybe EL wire. They'd make a great sign for a store airsmith, too.

Doc.
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Rustyjake
Rustyjake

July 10th, 2012, 4:41 am #2

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Doc Nickel
Doc Nickel

July 10th, 2012, 5:33 am #3

The problem is that eBay has weird rules about paintball gear. Apparently in some countries it's illegal to play paintball and/or own paintball gear, so eBay has kind of a blanket ban- hence, anything listed under "paintball", can't be sold outside the US. (Or rather, the software won't let you list an item as "paintball" and with international shipping.

If I'm wrong about that, or there's a workaround, I'd be happy to hear it.

I could have- and maybe should have- listed the X-rays under "artwork" or somesuch, but I figured they'd be more visible to paintball players where they are.

If it lets you bid and win, then yes, I'll be more than happy to ship pretty much worldwide.

Doc.
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Evan
Evan

July 10th, 2012, 5:56 am #4

Now's your chance to own one of your very own!

Years ago (like, 2004-2005) I shot a bunch of X-Rays of various paintball guns. At first it was "just because we could", and because I'm an unrepentant gadget freak, but after posting a few shots online, I got lots of requests for copies or prints.

My local print guy hooked us up with a poster printer... who promptly got washed away- literally- in one of the Florida hurricanes. The printer himself also suffered a house fire in the middle of all that, so the upshot was it was a couple of years before the posters were available.

The original posters were only mediocre sellers, in part because at the time, the market was moving so fast, that by the time I got a poster out, there was either a new version out or they'd stopped making it. (The originals were an E-Blade 'Cocker, an Ironmen Intimidator, a new-style Shocker and an XMag- by the time the posters made it out, Eclipse had stopped making the EBlade frames, AGD had stopped making the XMag, and Bob Long's "flavor of the week" Intimidators had moved on five or six more generations.)

Anyway, while that was all playing out, I was X-raying other markers and making plans for more posters. I ended up zapping better than two dozen guns, ranging from an Angel to a Supernova.

The images are really cool, but they're just sitting here gathering dust. I have them scanned as high-resolution digital files (we even HDR'ed 'em to bring out even more detail) in case I ever want to do additional prints or posters, so I've put the originals up on eBay for your viewing pleasure. Bids start at just 99 cents and there's no reserve.

If I had a place to show 'em off, I'd make up a frame with some LED backlighting or something, maybe EL wire. They'd make a great sign for a store airsmith, too.

Doc.
I (barely) remember sending you my Excal for the x-ray back in 2004, but I never saw the result. I think the Viking may have been mine too, although I don't remember for sure. I'm glad it turned out (very cool looking), and I'd love to buy a digital copy of the HDR composite if that's something you'd be willing to sell. -Evan
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Austin J
Austin J

July 10th, 2012, 6:28 am #5

The problem is that eBay has weird rules about paintball gear. Apparently in some countries it's illegal to play paintball and/or own paintball gear, so eBay has kind of a blanket ban- hence, anything listed under "paintball", can't be sold outside the US. (Or rather, the software won't let you list an item as "paintball" and with international shipping.

If I'm wrong about that, or there's a workaround, I'd be happy to hear it.

I could have- and maybe should have- listed the X-rays under "artwork" or somesuch, but I figured they'd be more visible to paintball players where they are.

If it lets you bid and win, then yes, I'll be more than happy to ship pretty much worldwide.

Doc.
as far as I know; you can still post to / sell to the buyer. It just won't give you the option for international shipping.
I usually message the sellers and what not. being out in Canada. I have to do that for like 99% of the listings anyways.

However, paintball o-rings and stuff have the same issue. Makes it hard to buy those awesoem 300 pc general o-ring sets.

Austin
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Drew
Drew

July 11th, 2012, 3:41 am #6

Now's your chance to own one of your very own!

Years ago (like, 2004-2005) I shot a bunch of X-Rays of various paintball guns. At first it was "just because we could", and because I'm an unrepentant gadget freak, but after posting a few shots online, I got lots of requests for copies or prints.

My local print guy hooked us up with a poster printer... who promptly got washed away- literally- in one of the Florida hurricanes. The printer himself also suffered a house fire in the middle of all that, so the upshot was it was a couple of years before the posters were available.

The original posters were only mediocre sellers, in part because at the time, the market was moving so fast, that by the time I got a poster out, there was either a new version out or they'd stopped making it. (The originals were an E-Blade 'Cocker, an Ironmen Intimidator, a new-style Shocker and an XMag- by the time the posters made it out, Eclipse had stopped making the EBlade frames, AGD had stopped making the XMag, and Bob Long's "flavor of the week" Intimidators had moved on five or six more generations.)

Anyway, while that was all playing out, I was X-raying other markers and making plans for more posters. I ended up zapping better than two dozen guns, ranging from an Angel to a Supernova.

The images are really cool, but they're just sitting here gathering dust. I have them scanned as high-resolution digital files (we even HDR'ed 'em to bring out even more detail) in case I ever want to do additional prints or posters, so I've put the originals up on eBay for your viewing pleasure. Bids start at just 99 cents and there's no reserve.

If I had a place to show 'em off, I'd make up a frame with some LED backlighting or something, maybe EL wire. They'd make a great sign for a store airsmith, too.

Doc.
Doc, these are some of the coolest things I've seen in a while, I look forward to bidding on multiples!
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