After a lurking here for a long time, I would like to introduce myself. My German is not that good and that's why I write in English. I hope that's okay. My name is Avinash and I am from India. I have been in Erlangen, Germany for a couple of years (covid years so mostly home ). I work as a patent attorney at Siemens. I am married and have a 6 months old son.
I got into the nerf scene about 6 months ago and find it to be a rather fun hobby. I got into the hobby while buying some wooden toys for my 6 month old son. Since then, I have acquired a couple of boxes of nerf blasters (which my wife is not happy about). It's an addictively fun to go on ebay and haggle and buy blasters. I also like the modding aspect and building aspect. I had fun building YEHW with @smells like foam. I also tried modding a firestrike to take a talon mag (very crudely kindof like a worker cheetah) and am trying to do the same to a fortnite SP-l. I would like to build a Rx (foam knight) at some time.
In addition to nerf, I am also a fan of science fiction and video games. I am also a fan of warhammer 40K (especially the gaunt and nightlords books). I have painted a couple of chaos space marines and like watching the 40k in 40minutes channel (though I have never played a tabletop game personally). Additionally, I learnt how to use a pottery wheel to make cups and jars and the basics of glazing pottery. I also love chip carving and wood carving and have made some coasters and other small trinkets like spoons and small toys.
edit: I also am a big fan of origami and papercraft. I used to make masks using pepecura cutouts. Origami is something I still try to practice. I am particularly like making origami tessellation hydrangea.
I would like to meet more people with similar interests and work with them (kind of like sit, chat, have a beer and mod/chip carve/paint, etc).