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Tonight’s entry is a crossover from my mate Andy S’ blog. Andy recently interviewed me for his own blog, which I was both humbled by and chuffed to bits with 🙂

Prepare to witness the carnage and excess that is Voltron’s back stage area!

“I recently interviewed Rich N (TRH) in my blog: s23gearmonkey75.

Whilst running the main man through my questions he delivered a fantastic reply, detailing his ten favourite blasters – as featured in The Reptile House blog – complete with links and photographs.

This brought on further conversation, where I remarked that I’ve got quite specific tastes and I was impressed with Rich’s more diverse and eclectic selection in his reply.

Anyhow, he’s thrown down the gauntlet and asked me to select my ten favourites.

1) First up is Andy from UCAP’s L119a1. Steeped in research, knowledge and naturally dripping in RS. This for me is a standout for its effective (and real) paint job alone. It’s all function over form, but it sure does look great …”

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“2) Seraph’s unique, organic approach was a game changer and in my opinion kills the trend and destroys the competition …”

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“3) Does it get any more authentic than this? SSN2’s Block II and its copious RS credentials …”

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“4) Ben’s grimy beat is strong with his L119a1 EBBRs …”

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“5) C16’s monstrously real looking Mk18 – authentic just doesn’t do it justice. Superb …”

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“6) Stefan’s clean, accurate and painstakingly researched Block 1.5 …”

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“7) TRH’s very own ‘Rattle Canned’ M4 was a disciplined, yet avant garde rendition. One of the first M4 PTW builds to utilise the venerable RS Geissele SMR. Two years later it’s still a vision of MilCiv re-interpretation, which has inspired many similar builds and paint jobs …”

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“8) Pie’s liberal and aggressive paint style was eye catching for all the right reasons. He dared to make his Block II functional and utilitarian, as opposed to all those clean blasters lying dormant in bedrooms the world over …”

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“9) Soren’s 416 is a firm favorite and this was one of several early TRH blogs that encouraged me into an avid follower …”

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“10) Ben from Cobalts CAG inspired 416 was a one of the earliest departures from the oversubscribed Block I, Block II’s and NSW inspired blasters – ultimately, again a functional PTW but an eye catching one none the less due to its subtle Krylon’d stylings …”

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Cheers Andy!

Lastly, I want to shamelessly plug Andy’s patches. I’ve ordered one and I think you should, too 🙂 Available here.

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