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NEW LOOK FOR UK PAINTBALL SPORTS FEDERATION!

Steve Bull steps back after 15 years at the helm!

UKPSF Committee 2014

UKPSF Committee 2014

The UK Paintball Sports Federation (UKPSF) has put a new governing body structure in place following Steve Bull’s decision to stand down as chairman. More than 20 figures from the world of paintball met last week and threw their weight behind the new governing body.
Steve Bull said: “After more than 15 years as chairman of the UKPSF it’s time to focus on other aspects of my life. It’s been a privilege to be involved in the sport, but the volume of work means the UKPSF has to change and get a committed team involved.”
“Despite the best efforts of the meeting to get me to stay, my mind is made up that I am standing down – though I’ll be available to provide background information on issues I’ve been handling to the new governing body as it finds its feet.”
After a briefing from Steve on the history of the UKPSF and its present status, the meeting, which involved players from tournament, scenario, mag-fed and rec-ball as well as trade and sites, discussed a format for the new governing body and the issues it needs to tackle.

The consensus around the table was that the UKPSF should involve all aspects of the sport in its governing body – the Council of the UKPSF – with the clear aim of working in the best interests of all those involved in the world of paintball.
The meeting – held at Rodbaston Hall near Stafford – concluded that in addition to the usual officer roles found in any sporting association – chair, vice-chair, treasurer and secretary – there should be sub-committees focussing on specific issues, with the chair of each sub-committee being a member of the Council.
Following a break-out with representatives from each aspect of the sport forming small groups to discuss ideas for the work of sub-committees and the full Council, a clear consensus emerged on what the Council should look like and the initial ideas for its work agenda.

The favoured sub-committees were: Players, Sites, Trade, Sports Recognition and Standards.
The Players, Sites and Trade sub-committees have a common goal of trying to increase membership through enhancing the benefits – financial and otherwise – of being in the UKPSF, whilst the Sports Recognition and Standards sub-committees do what it says on the tin.
In addition, it was decided the Vice-Chair’s role should include handling Home Office/Police liaison, other legal issues, complaints and media relations, and may require a sub-committee to support that work.

It was agreed each Council member and the sub-committees, once members were nominated or volunteered, would review the initial ideas for their roles and responsibilities and bring forward proposals to the first meeting of the new Council – due in the summer.
The meeting then took nominations for the various officer and sub-committee roles, with the following emerging:

Chair: Bob Schofield
Vice-Chair: David Thatcher
Treasurer: Jock McCracken
Secretary: Kayleigh Stanton
Players sub-committee: Chair: James Gregory; Vice-Chair: Craig Patterson; Members: Alex Munro, Kayleigh Stanton
Sites sub-committee: Chair: Don Logan; Vice-Chair: Ainsley Baddely; Members: Tony McGinty, Jon Evans, Ged Green
Trade sub-committee: Chair: Anthony Leadbetter; Vice-Chair: Ash Chaplen; members: Tim Taylor, Fraser Colley
Sports Recognition: Chair: Lee Wickham; Vice-Chair: Jamie Pagett
Standards: Chair: Scott Rathbone; Vice-Chair: Danny Bradshaw; Member: Eric Bell.

The meeting also agreed that, if he was willing, Alex Heath should be co-opted for his expertise in paintballing for players with disabilities.

Bob Schofield said: “Steve Bull has done such a sterling job over many years that he has become the ‘Voice of Paintball’ and everyone involved in the sport owes him a huge debt of gratitude.
“Taking on the role of chairman is daunting to put it mildly, not least because Steve and the others involved in the Council have forgotten more about paintball than I will ever know after only just over three years in the business.
“What I do have is 20 years’ experience of helping organisations achieve their business objectives, which is what I’ll be focussing on trying to do in the UKPSF. That’s going to be made easier by the commitment round the table to advancing the interests of the sport and everyone involved in it.

“Deciding upon, and achieving, the objectives of the UKPSF requires the involvement and support of all aspects of the sport. The more the workload can be shared, the more manageable and achievable it will become. So I would urge anyone with an interest in helping shape the future direction of the sport to contact members of the Council and its sub-committees and get involved. Each will be able to offer a flavour of the areas they’ll be considering.”

All the roles on the council and its sub-committees are ‘acting’ and elections will be held for all the posts at the next Annual General Meeting of the UKPSF. It was decided to form a Council of acting members in order to progress the work of the Federation, rather than having to wait for the next AGM to make a start.


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Behind the scenes at a major UK paintball event - Planet Eclipse Big Game"Staargate" 2013

Have you every wondered what goes on behind the scenes of a paintball event? Well Shoreline and Planet Eclipse yet again put together their yearly Scenario Paintball game “Staargate” and we have a clip which featured on “The Paintball Show” earlier this year which will give you an insight into the inner workings of a major paintball event.

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Players from all across the UK and Europe descend on the English countryside for a two-day paintball festival loaded with attractions like the UWL, JT Splatmaster 3-man airball field, trade show, Eclipse tech classes, camping, and England’s The Blame rocking the player’s party into the wee hours of the night.

Shoreline

Featured on the clip is Mr Tim Barnett from “Shoreline Outdoor Paintball” who along with his hard working crew at Shoreline HQ, painstakingly organise paintball events worldwide. The guys and girls at Shoreline never fail to disappoint, and every year they bring the paintball industry something fresh and unique. They have some HUGE game plans for 2014, including a Zombie style paintball game to be played in an actual theme park! so make sure you check out their website to keep in the loop, you don’t want to miss out!


UK National Game "Santa Vs Snowman"

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This year Andy Sables (of YPC/ Fat Bobs) and Kayleigh Stanton (Skirmish Bristol) in association with the UKPSF, are organising the UK’s first national paintball game!

Win the paintball battle at your local participating venue, and ultimately win the war nationwide!

This will be the UK’s first national paintball game, where your paintball battle can effect the final scores from across the country.

With 17 venues participating so far we estimate around 1000 players for this event, with some of the UK’s most prestigious paintball venues involved in this nationwide game we are confident that it is definitely not one to miss!

*Prices vary at each independent venue, so please get in contact with them for more details!

Campaign – Surrey (www.campaign-paintball.com)

YPC – Yorkshire (www.ypcwalkon.co.uk)

Skirmish – Bristol (www.Bristolwalkon.com)

Ambush – Hampshire (ambushpaintball.co.uk)

Skirmish – Nottingham/Sherwood (facebook.com/SkirmishSherwoodForestPaintballEvents)

Powerplay – Wakefield (facebook.com/powerplaywakefield)

Skirmish -High Wycombe (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishWycombeWalkon)

Warzone – Wisbech (facebook.com/pages/Warzone-Paintball-Games)

Shoreline – Aberystwyth (facebook.com/ShorelineOutdoor)

Top Dog – Norwich (facebook.com/topdogpaintball)

Survival Paintball – Devon (facebook.com/pages/Survival-Paintball)

OTE – Congleton (facebook.com/OnTheEdgeEvents)

Skirmish – Norwich (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishNorfolkWalkon)

Mayhem – Essex (facebook.com/groups/MayhemPaintballGames)

Task Force – Cardiff (facebook.com/pages/Taskforce-Paintball)

Skirmish Central- Northampton (facebook.com/skirmishcentral)

Skirmish – Exeter (facebook.com/skirmishexeter)

Outpost – Chester (facebook.com/pages/Outpost-Paintball-Chester)

Skirmish – Leicester (facebook.com/pages/Skirmish-Paintball-Leicester)

Skirmish – Birmingham/Redditch (www.facebook.com/skirmishpaintballredditch)

Its simple, each paintball venue will have two teams:

Red Team aka “Santa” V Blue Team aka “The Snowman

 

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Each venue will text their final score to the HQ (Red win or Blue Win) and and we will tot up the scores and announce them at the end of the event!

We have left it up to the individual venues to run the event in what ever way they want, and some are running their normal christmas scenarios as usual (ie the prestigious “Wurzle Bash”  “Crimbogedden” “Command and Conquer“)- but they will essentially be using a red team and a blue team, and Informing the HQ of the winning team colour at the end!

Date: Sunday the 29th of December

– forget the mince pies and cold turkey sandwiches GET OUT AN PLAY SOME PAINTBALL!

All participating venues are UKPSF members, which means that they have undergone the UKPSF safety checks, and have the relevant insurance and procedures in place, so your sure to be going to a fun, safe venue to enjoy your day!

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If you run a paintball venue and want to be involved then message Kayleigh Stanton or Andy Sables or email info@ukpsf.com


The UK's Most Ambitious Paintball Game! Nationwide! "Santa V The Snowman"

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This year Andy Sables (of YPC/ Fat Bobs) and Kayleigh Stanton (Skirmish Bristol) in association with the UKPSF, are organising the UK’s first national paintball game!

Win the paintball battle at your local participating venue, and ultimately win the war nationwide!

This will be the UK’s first national paintball game, where your paintball battle can effect the final scores from across the country.

With 17 venues participating so far we estimate around 1000 players for this event, with some of the UK’s most prestigious paintball venues involved in this nationwide game we are confident that it is definitely not one to miss!

*Prices vary at each independent venue, so please get in contact with them for more details!

Campaign – Surrey (www.campaign-paintball.com)

YPC – Yorkshire (www.ypcwalkon.co.uk)

Skirmish – Bristol (www.Bristolwalkon.com)

Ambush – Hampshire (ambushpaintball.co.uk)

Skirmish – Nottingham (facebook.com/SkirmishSherwoodForestPaintballEvents)

Powerplay – Wakefield (facebook.com/powerplaywakefield)

Skirmish -High Wycombe (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishWycombeWalkon)

Warzone – Wisbech (facebook.com/pages/Warzone-Paintball-Games)

Shoreline – Aberystwyth (facebook.com/ShorelineOutdoor)

Top Dog – Norwich (facebook.com/topdogpaintball)

Survival Paintball – Devon (facebook.com/pages/Survival-Paintball)

OTE – Congleton (facebook.com/OnTheEdgeEvents)

Skirmish – Norwich (facebook.com/groups/SkirmishNorfolkWalkon)

Mayhem – Essex (facebook.com/groups/MayhemPaintballGames)

Task Force – Cardiff (facebook.com/pages/Taskforce-Paintball)

Skirmish Central- Northampton (facebook.com/skirmishcentral)

Skirmish – Exeter (facebook.com/skirmishexeter)

Its simple, each paintball venue will have two teams:

Red Team aka “Santa” V Blue Team aka “The Snowman

 

santa v snowman
Each venue will text their final score to the HQ (Red win or Blue Win) and and we will tot up the scores and announce them at the end of the event!

We have left it up to the individual venues to run the event in what ever way they want, and some are running their normal christmas scenarios as usual (ie the prestigious “Wurzle Bash”  “Crimbogedden” “Command and Conquer“)- but they will essentially be using a red team and a blue team, and Informing the HQ of the winning team colour at the end!

Date: Sunday the 29th of December

- forget the mince pies and cold turkey sandwiches GET OUT AN PLAY SOME PAINTBALL!

All participating venues are UKPSF members, which means that they have undergone the UKPSF safety checks, and have the relevant insurance and procedures in place, so your sure to be going to a fun, safe venue to enjoy your day!

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If you run a paintball venue and want to be involved then message Kayleigh Stanton or Andy Sables or email info@ukpsf.com


GET YOURSELF ON PAINTBALL TV!

The guys from The Paintball Show are doing amazing things for the UK Paintball scene, most paintball fanatics will remember tuning in last year to a somewhat “budget” show which featured Mr Tim Barnett from Shoreline outdoor paintball, and Bluewater Paintball, as the main presenter. There were mixed reviews on the content of the show, but you must remember that this is the first of its kind in the UK, and therefor it was unknown territory, and so now (Thanks to Tim, and his teams hard work) we have a platform to build from.

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This year they are coming back with a bigger budget and with all the knowladge gained from last years show with an entire Paintball channel, aptly named Primetime Paintball TV  which will feature lots of other shows filmed around the world including “Fat Bobs – lets play Paintball” which will be advertising paintball sites and selling tickets in a QVC style format, also “The Newbies” which is a show following some “newbie” paintballers around as they compete, and of course the much loved Canadian “Catshack Reports” which did feature on last years paintball show, but in a more condensed version (we are looking forward to Tom “Catshack” Cunningham having full reign of his own show this year!)

Tim and his team will still be filming “The Paintball Show” program, and will still be adopting a “relaxed” format to the show. They have decided to go for a TFI Friday style show and instead of having all of the studio based content filmed in the depths of Wales, “The Paintball Show” are touring around the country to give paintballers from all around the UK an opportunity to participate, this is where YOU come in! they want paintballers from all background involved in the audience.

Filming has started!

Below is a image of the first bit of filming Tim has been doing, they are apparently “testing” paintball equipment to see if it will withstand the demanding use of a paintballer…  We are told that one of the tests did include blowing up a raw chicken though?

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The UKPSF are taking part!

The UKPSF will be filming a few short segments for the show, we will be starting from the very beginning, going through topics like “What is Paintball?”, “What to expect when you go paintballing”, and “Got the bug? where to go now, buying equipment, walk on’s, tournaments and scenario games” we hope that these short clips can be then be used as informational videos for the future, which can be spread across the internet via UKPSF site members to help explain a bit more about paintball for those who are looking at trying it out.

If you would like to be a part of the audience this year then read on..

– Its completely FREE!

– Absolutely anyone can go, whether your a paintball pro, or have only played once!

There will be locations around the country so if this one is not close by then there will be an episode filmed somewhere near you over the next few months!

+ This year there will be a bar on set so that the audience can chill out and have a beer!

All you have to do is drop the guys from “The Paintball Show” a message! by clicking the image below and booking your free space:

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Have you ever seen a 1100 Barrel Paintball Gun? No? if thats not cool enough, this one can paint the Mona Lisa!

The MythBusters created a 1100 barrel paintball gun, that accurately shoot paintballs at a canvas to “paint” the “Mona Lisa” with Paintballs!

We have seen a few Paintball experiments from the MythBusters, but we think this one is one of the most interesting by far, not least because it can “paint” the Mona Lisa with paintballs in literally less than a second, just think of the other possibilities…..

This small clip was filmed at a show called “NVISION” in 2008 where the MythBusters presenters Adam and Jamie unveiled their 1100 barrel paintball gun, but in typical MythBuster fashion, the incredibly elaborate experiment was only loosely linked to their hypothesis. The demonstration was to show the difference in operation between single and multicore processors or something? of course its all a lot more complex than the MythBusters are making out.

But we don’t really care about the reasoning behind this machine, as with many of the experiments on their TV show its all for a bit of fun, and we could think of a lot better uses for it!

 

 

Just imagine a “5 man pro paintball team” V “The 1100 barrel paintball Machine” …. the classic “Man V Machine” Battle..

What do you guys think ? Can you think of any better uses for this awesome machine?


NEW Limited edition Official UKPSF Badges!

So you guys have been asking us for years have you got any UKPSF badges? well with the huge rise of support we have got lately we though it was about time to bring you what you’ve been asking for!

UKPSF Badges

Wear your Limited edition UKPSF badge with pride!

UKPSF members only, get your hands on the 1st Edition now! – as we only have limited numbers.

1 Badge – £3.10 plus 50p P&P*
2-4 Badges – £3.00 plus 50p P&P*
5+ Badges – £2.85 plus £1 P&P*
* Postage to the UK Mainland

To get your hands on a badge or two Click Here!

So question is, what other UKPSF merchandise do you guys and girls want to see ? Comment below..

Official UKPSF Badges Released!

You can now get your hands on our official UKPSF Badges directly from the website.

Order your badges here


UKPSF Question time; Ask Ledz!

Ask Ledz from Planet Eclipse

For those of you who don’t know, Ledz from Planet Eclipse is a huge supporter of the UKPSF and a familiar character in the UK paintball industry, he is in fact the managing director of Planet Eclipse, which is now one of the biggest paintball brands in the world!

ASK LEDZ!

He has kindly agreed to spare some of his time to answer 2 questions from you guys every month, which will feature in our monthly newsletter which is sent to all UKPSF members!

WHERE HE BEGAN!

“Unemployable” is basically the story of where Planet Eclipse began.
– It is a brilliant clip, and definitely worth a watch, Im sure some of you will reminisce at the old clips and photographs of the way paintball used to be played in the UK 20 years ago!

If you have a question for Ledz then email it to:

Social@UKPSF.com

or post it on our Facebook page! UKPSF FACEBOOK

 


UKPSF to the rescue! ..You're welcome "Meatloaf"

Its Just another day at the office for the UKPSF’s chairman Mr Steve Bull who seems to  get some strange requests..

So Steve had an interesting telephone call today from the O2 arena looking for a bit of advice, as a multi million pound event company, who have been employed to run the “Meatloaf Farewell tour” had become stuck when unfortunately their “T shirt cannon” would not work as it had run out of C02 ! (We want a T-Shirt cannon! imagine what you could fire from that thing?!)

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They were looking for help sourcing an approved C02 supplier, and the UKPSF tend to be the first point of call for large companies with queries on compressed air, especially when the general public are involved.

Steve kindly pointed them in the right direction to get their air bottles filled in time for the show, Its all in a days work!

You’re Welcome Mr Meatloaf!


Paintball + Clay Pigeon Shooting = "Clay pigeon Paintballing" for the sophisticated paintballer!

*Please note, silly tweed fancy dress not required!

Laporte’s Paintball Trap System featured at the Bristol Shooting Show, and we think its pretty cool!

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Clay pigeon shooting with paintball guns

Click this link to view the video clip: Field and Rural Life Television

This is a brilliant bit of technology considering the brands heritage, here is an extract from their website: “Laporte is the reference in terms of Clay Shooting.
Founded in 1927, the Laporte name belongs to the history of clay shooting. Seven times Exclusive Supplier to the Olympic Games, Supplier to the English Royal Family plus thousands of National and International references including the top American Shooting Federations. Laporte also remains at the forefront of innovation with the new ecological Flash clay that offers quality and performance.
Create, develop, and innovate, this is the secret of Laporte’s ongoing success.”

Check out their Website:  www.laporte.biz/en


Autonomous Turret Sentry Paintball gun

Things could get a bit more interesting  out on the paintball field with a few of these guarding the base camps!

The guys at RealSentryGun.com have developed a Sentry gun, that can be carried, and deployed easily on a battlefield. The team have been creating multiple prototypes of automated sentry turrets, including sentry guns, targeting systems, Paintball & Airsoft Sentries, and object following cameras.

In the video below is their well designed briefcase style Airsoft sentry gun, that can be set up on the field in under a minute and can be set to track single or multiple targets, to fire single or burst shots, and also semi, or fully automatic rate of fire. Also with a universal gun mount, and trigger finger, allowing you to mount any airsoft/paintball gun you want.

Although just in prototype stage so far, and not for commercial sale yet, the project looks promising. When closed, the sentry gun is completely water proof, and due to its lightweight, and small size, it easy easy to store, and carry across the battlefield.

Using cheaper alternatives, like a tennis ball can for a hopper that can hold 6000 rounds, and a $4 dollar waterproof camera case, along with a $50 Airsoft Gun, they have created an outstanding piece of kit.

Our favourite touch is the addition of the voice of the sentry guns from Portal 2!

Fore more videos on their other projects, you can check out their youtube page here, or visit them directly at www.thesentryproject.com


Is your Paintball Event, Tournament, or walk-on UKPSF "Affiliated"?

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A UKPSF Affiliated event is a walk on, scenario event, or paintball tournament that has been sanctioned by the “Tournament Committee” UKPSF Players memberships are only be valid at UKPSF Affiliated events

The organisers of Affiliated events have supplied the UKPSF with information regarding insurance cover, first aid cover and use the UKPSF air policy, and meet the basic criteria of the UKPSF “Tournament committee”

-What is a walk-on? A walk-on is a regular event (usually monthly) that paintball venues run for their regular paintball players, who have their own equipment.

-What is a Scenario Event? Scenario Events are larger events that are usually based around a theme/Scenario, there are scenario events held around the country that attract hundreds of paintballers, they are often continuous all day paintball games.

-What is a Paintball Tournament? Paintball tournaments or leagues are held across the country for 3/ 5 and 7 man teams, usually they are based around an inflatable “Sup’Air” tournament field.

 


"The Range" new paintballing advert! "The Range, If we don't sell it, its not worth having!"

So we were sat back watching a bit of Telly the other night, and paintball just doesn’t stop at the office…

Nope, there is no getting away from it, paintballing it is appearing on the television more often these days. Some adverts are so much better than others, and we think this one is a gem (apart from the distinct lack of paintball safety goggles of course) but then, lets bear in mind that this is not a realistic paintball setting, its just a bit of fun!

The paintball gun, dubbed “The Emulsionator 3000″ seems to be some sort of hybrid, and has 3 hopper type paintball feeds on the top. If anyone has any idea what this paintball gun is then feel free to comment below!

Check out this new advert from “The Range” below..


 


Paintbot - a paintball gun you can shoot, by tweeting it! #ISLPaint

Paintbot is a “Tweet to Shoot” paintball gun that uses Social Machines hardware and software to trigger shots based on the use of a hashtag. It’s totally dangerous and awesome!

All you do is Tweet  #ISLPaint

Check out the video below;

Paintbot: A New Tweet to Shoot Social Machine from iStrategyLabs on Vimeo. .

iStrategyLabs, based in Washington D.C. rigged the paintball gun to an Arduino, and set it up to respond to commands sent via the internet. Simply add the hashtag #ISLPaint to your tweet, and know that somewhere across the world, a whiteboard is being covered in paint, not the most interesting target, but… you can shoot this gun from anywhere in the world (provided you have access to twitter!)

Unfortunately it is not possible to see a live video feed of your shots firing live! but you can check out the video above to see it in action!

Check out iStrategy Labs website!

 


Official UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar Released!

You can now view all official UKPSF affiliated events for the year in one place!

Simply navigate to http://ukpsf.com/ukpsf-event-calendar/ and bookmark!


UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar LIVE!

The UKPSF would like to make it easier to see all the organised events in one single place and make them easily viewable for all players. We’ve now released the official UKPSF Affiliated Events Calendar which you can see directly here

The next 5 events in our list are displayed on the right of the UKPSF website from which you can access further information on the event. You can also find the full calendar link on the UKPSF Affiliated Events section.

We will be constantly updating the event information of the next few weeks to map out the biggest and best events in UK paintball. Lots of exciting things happening this year, it’s going to be awesome!


UKPSF Affiliated Event List Updated

We’ve updated the latest list of affiliated event organisers. This section of the site will be updated more frequently to show more information on the events in advance of the official UKPSF Affiliated Event Calendar being released very soon.

Click here for the official UKPFS Affiliated events list


UK Paintball Site and Activity Search Updated

We’ve updated the site to use the new site search rather than the old page, this page is now “mobile friendly” making finding sites on the go easier!

We’ll be adding some new functionality including a new easy find map soon!

Click here to find a site


Paintballing with 2 Audi RS4 Cars, Featured on Top Gear's Website!

So even “Top Gear” have stumbled across the video we were sent last week. The video, which is of 2 Audi RS4’s racing around a abandoned aircraft hanger shooting at each other with mounted paintball guns.

The paintball guns were 50 Cal replica’s which were mounted to the car bonnets, and the driver had a button inside the car which shot the paintball gun.

The film production crew previously did testing at a UKPSF accredited venue “Skirmish Bristol” we are told they did test shots on the bonnet at different distances, so that they could assess the damage, Skirmish also recommended  “Enola Gaye” pyrotechnics to trial on the filming tests, which they were given various samples to trial on film. They also put them in contact with a paintball venue who had custom built the replica guns that were mounted on the bonnets!

The Black car was shooting blue paintballs, and the white car shooting yellow paintballs, they keep a score throughout the “game” and they also have a few secret weapons which they unleash during the battle, such as paintball oil slicks, and powder grenades!