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Old 10-10-2013, 03:48 PM #1
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...A little about myself and my collection...

I have been playing paintball for over 20 years now and I have owned or shot just about every gun there is. In 2002 I started shooting Matrix markers with a dust blue Gen E LCD and I've been hooked on Matrix markers since. To me they just shoot better. I just love them, especially the Vintage markers. I have a goal to try and get as wide of a selection of PL vintage markers as I can. I'm also starting a sub collection of just IM matrix markers too.. Anyways, on to the gun porn..lol



2003 Dye DM3



I bought this new as soon as DYE released the Matrix and it has seen it's fair share of use.. It was my primary gun untill dye released the DM4 and I won't ever sell it....EVER.. Here are the specs...

Hand Fitted Aardvark bolt kit
Stock LCD board/eyes
Check-It feedneck
Dye backplate
CP Reg
Dye LPR
System X asa
Dye Angel grips



DYE DM4



I purchased this new and was the 3rd Matrix I ever bought. This was my main gun through world cup in 05 and has seen more play time than I can ever remember. It rarely gets used anymore but will remain in my hands for all time. Here are the specs

Toxic Trigger
Tadao 12.5 chip
Everything else is 100% box stock.. even have the box, manual, and allen's..


NYX Tri-Fade

Before fresh anno:


Now with fresh new Anodizing:







Got this in a trade in 05 shortly after cup... I bought a "nasty" edition shocker at cup and ended up hating it.. I traded it for this NYX and some other things and It's been my workhorse marker since then. It was at one time an externally wired NYX and was converted to the traditional DYE eye carrier and breach. Earlier this year I got a UL frame and now it's UL'd. I still have all the stock parts so it can be put back with the traditional frame. This gun gets regular use and is my favorite to shoot by far.. I will never let this gun go. Here are the specs

Now has fresh new Anodizing from FX Anodizing. Kept the original Tri-Fade color scheme and the Skull and "X" have a matte grey finish to it.

Toxic ULE breach
CCM NoPro feedneck
DYE UltraLight Frame
Tadao OLED board with newest software
Virtue "laser" eyes
Custom punisher grips
CP reg
Dye DM5 reg adaptor
AKA lpr
Evolve Gold Bolt kit



K.A.P.P Flame Matrix





This gun took me nearly 10 years to get and It's my dream marker. I tried buying one new when they where released but i was too late and they where all gone by the time I acted. This particular gun has special place in my heart and I'm going to share my story with you.
I have been looking for this gun randomly for several years and I didn't think I was ever going to find one at the right price. My Fiancee was aware of my quest for this gun (she doesn't quite understand my gun whoring needs, but at least she humors me) I meet up with a fellow PBN'er and VMOT regular for a little open play and he was talking about his Kapp flame and how he was possibly looking to sell her. Obviously I was intrigued, and I told him to let me know. Well on the day he put it up for sale, my and my fiancee found out that she was diagnosed with breast cancer. I don't have to tell you how messed up of a day that was the us both. At that point in time I didn't know what I was going to do. The majority of my mental capacity was focused on her, but there was still a small part that was lingering on the Kapp. We where at one of her many Dr's visits when she learned about the Kapp up for sale and we talked about the possibility of me trying to go after it. She told me that she wanted me to get it and she wouldn't be happy unless I did. SO, I started on making arrangements to make it mine. It took me a couple weeks to get the money together, but in the end it all came together. After having it in my hands for a week or so I decided I was going to go all out on it and make it exactly the way I wanted. I decided I was going to get it custom anodized and cure it's "blindness".. I parted out one of my many parts guns for an eye carrier, eye set, and breach and did the mods to it myself. Now for the anodizing.... At this point I was meat gazing the many guns that FX has done and I made my mind up that Mario @ FX was the only one to handle the anodizing for me. I knew I wanted to do something special for my Fiancee to show my love and support for her and her time of need with her cancer. I talked it over with Mario and told him that I wanted pink in the gun to show my support and love for her. Needless to say I'm totally blown away with how the gun turned out and this is by far the sexiest Kapp I've ever seen. Here are specs... Ohh.. and this will never be for sale.. It will be buried with me probally..lol

Custom anno from FX
Both vision and blind breaches
FX modified trigger pin
Toxic Trigger
AKA Sidewinder reg
AKA lpr
Evolve Gold Bolt Kit
Matching Dye UL barrel
CCM NoPro feedneck
Tadao 5.0 Board with newest software update
Aardvark Tenticle vollie's
CP Snatch Grip
DYE Clear Angel LCD grips
CP Pro Rail
DYE NT asa


Ironmen Matrix Team Gun







My Vintage Ironmen Marix Team Gun. This particlular gun was formally owned by it's designer Rich Telford and used during his time with the LA Ironmen. It's seen more use than any other gun I currently have in my collection and gets a normal rotation of playtime still to this day. A definite head turner and and face mowing machine. If only the countless masses that have been shot by this beauty could appreciate the fact that they where being taken out by such an important peice of paintball history. Sports Rich's famous S.K.W backplate (shoot. kill. win.) Here's the specs...

CCM NoPro feedneck
Evolve Gold Bolt Kit
NYX eggi eye board with newest tadao software
AKA Sidewinder reg
AKA LPR
Toxic Trigger
Hybrid Grips
System X asa

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:49 PM #2
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Nicky Cuba Ironmen DM9





This is a Nicky Cub IM9 edition matrix. There are very few of these in the world and this is the only one i've ever seen that is polished. I think this is 1of 4 that where polished but correct me if I am wrong on that. Gun shoots butter smooth and is dead sexy. Here are the specs...

Billy Wing bolt kit
Tadao board
Tadao grips
Matching Titanium UL



BBT Shocktech Matrix









This Shocktech Matrix was custom built and anodized by Mario @ FX Anodizing. This was his personal gun and I obtained it from him in a trade. Truly an amazing and beautiful gun

SPECS:

Toxic ULE Breach
Dye eye carrier and eyes
DM7 feedneck (I think)
Toxic Magnetic Frame
Custom CP trigger with magnet mod
Tadao 5.0 board
Aardvark bolt kit
Shocktech LPR
Dye Backplate
Toxic Dub breach rod
AK-47 volly's
AKA Sidewinder reg w/custom fluted milling (matches barrel)
P.E. Shaft barrel
CP On/Off asa



BBT Shocktech Matrix





Got this in as just a body kit and I put it together myself from specially selected parts. Many thanks to those that I purchased parts from.

Specs:
Aardvark red bolt kit
Toxic breach and CCM feedneck
NYX board and new set of O.G. NYX eyes with latest software
CP Regulator
Shocktech LPR
NDZ 15* vasa and breach rod
Shocktech mini rail and ASA


Gen E






This is my infamous "parts gun" Gen E.. This sucker is always in my gear bag and gets used by the countless masses who wants to shoot a matrix. I lone it out damn near everytime I'm out to play. I threw it together one day from the mass of random matrix parts i had laying about. Several people have purchased a vintage matrix, shortly after using this one. I figure I'm helping the world to be a better place so I'm happy. This particular gun also has the best feeling microswitch trigger action I have ever felt. Ohh so nice and crisp. here's it's specs

Check It feedneck
WGP ergo reg
PBC lpr
Aardvark Blue bolt kit hand fitted my me
Stock led board
gun 20 chip
Kapp asa


Warp Modded Gen E




I did all the work to this gun myself to mod and rotate the breach specifically for running a warp feed. the body is notched to allow a full 90* breach rotation and the breach tab was re-located. I'm taking advantage of the intellafeed function of the warp directly to the board so it has feed for every trigger pull.

SPECS:
Aardvark Blue bolt kit
IRONMEN grip frame
stock led board/gun 12 ship
AKA Sidewinder
PBC LPR
Dye backplate
agd warpfeed

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Old 10-10-2013, 03:56 PM #3
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:13 PM #4
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thanks ... she had the lump removed and is currently going through radiation therapy.. as of now chemo is not needed, thank god.. Radiation therapy is a ***** though and she is doing her best to keep her spirits high..
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:41 PM #5
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You got 5 stars for the KAPP, I would have given 6 if you let me have that Tequila!
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:44 PM #6
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it's still up for sale...
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Glad to hear your fiancee is doing well.

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:33 AM #8
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thanks everyone.... my collection is constantly changing and I will update it as it progresses..
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Sorry I left out the most important thing. Glad she is doing better, tough road to travel. But I had a dream she told you to give me the Tequila........
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Old 10-11-2013, 09:19 AM #11
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Sorry I left out the most important thing. Glad she is doing better, tough road to travel. But I had a dream she told you to give me the Tequila........
lol.. that's crazy.. she told me she had a dream that I randomly had a shocktech show up in the mail.. lol....

but seriously though.. thanks for the kind words on her behalf.. she is doing ok right now and she is just fighting to finish up radiation... it's been hard for her.. she goes mon through Friday and it's like getting an internal sunburn everyday.. assume days are worse than others but she is trying her best to Keep her head high
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update::....

Just got back my NYX from FX Anodizing and it's all pretty and better than new now. Also added a Shocktech matrix into my collection
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That's awesome. I remember when the DM4's came out. wanted one so badly. few years later I picked up a pm5 with the ul frame. it was fun for awhile but now just leaks and sits
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I updated the thread and added the grey shocktech and my warp feed matrix. I can't wait to get that warpfeed beast out there for some open play. The kids will not know what it is..lol
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