AEG | TOKYO MARUI SCORPION MOD M!

Hey friends!

Welcome back to Femme Fatale Airsoft! Today I’m back at it again, in this post we’ll be looking at an AEP by Tokyo Marui that is based on the TM Vz61! The TM Scorpion Mod M from Extreme Airsoft!


Let’s first chat about the build! The Scorpion Mod M is made from mostly polymer like a lot of Tokyo Marui products, featuring a polymer stock, pistol grip (which houses the battery), magazine, receiver, hand-guard and rails, but it has an alloy outer barrel, flash hider and internals. It has a unique colour scheme - mostly black with gold accents on the outer barrel, trigger and mock bolt cover. At the top of the Scorpion Mod M, there are two rails, both a front and rear 20mm rail to attach iron sights and optics, and there is an additional lower 20mm rail for attaching a variety of grips AND if that wasn’t enough for customisation options, the handguard also features side M-LOK points for attaching more rails for attachments such as torches, PEQ boxes. Other notable features include the 14mm CCW Threaded Outer Barrel for attaching suppressors and flash hiders and a side folding stock that locks into place.




In terms of usability features, it has an enlarged charging, an enlarged trigger guard and a textured magazine to give you more grip. The magazine release button is also larger than you would expect on an AEP. I can’t find much information regarding the internals of the Scorpion Mod M but it does have an adjustable hop-up. 

It is worth noting that as it is based on the Vz61 from Tokyo Marui, the parts and accessories for that system are compatible with the Mod M including the magazines!

How easy is it to use? The battery is inserted by twisting the nub on the bottom of the pistol grip which then opens to reveal the compartment where the battery is housed, The battery slides into the battery adapter and then goes into the compartment, it is quite a tight fit so be sure to get it just right. The battery is stored in the stock which means there’s no chunky handguard or stock which keeps the Scorpion Mod M super compact but it can be a little tricky to battery up until you get used to it. No tools are needed to do this!


I used this AEP whilst playing at The Department CQB in Croft, Leicester and it was a great little gun for CQB! As it is so small and compact it was a dream to go around corners with. It’s lightweight so can be comfortably used for extended periods of time as well (although it does have a sling mount on the rear of the gun) I used a 7.4 small LiPo battery and 0.25g tracer rounds - the tracer unit was easy to install and gave the Scorpion Mod M an extra little something something! Once the hop was set, it was ranging most areas of the site. I think this is a great CQB weapon or a backup for a sniper. The only thing I didn’t particularly like about it, is how it sounds. As it uses a 7.4 LiPo or a 7.2V Micro 500 NIMH it sounds a bit flat but this doesn’t affect the performance, it’s just not something I’m used to. The gold accents give this gun a custom look as well and I really like the flash hider as it looks like a little crown. Overall, I think this is a great CQB weapon if you want something lightweight and compact.

In the box, you get the Tokyo Marui Scorpion Mod M AEP, a 260 round waffle hi-cap magazine and an AEP Battery Adaptor (it doesn’t include the battery so take that into account!). From Extreme Airsoft, the Tokyo Marui Scorpion Mod M retails for £229.99.

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AEG | SECUTOR ARMS AQUILA VII LMG!

Hi friends!

Welcome back to the blog! Today I have another review for you, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the new light machine gun by Secutor Arms - the Aquila VII LMG from Extreme Airsoft!


The Secutor Arms Aquila VII LMG is the new light machine gun from Secutor Arms that was released earlier this year. The body is full metal, with a short M-LOK handguard that has attachment points on all four sides to enable you to add rails so you can attach torches, lasers, PEQ boxes, bipods - whatever you fancy! It comes with a mock suppressor in the box that has a MultiCam Black cover, to match the MultiCam Black on the box mag (that is also included) and it has a polymer, telescopic stock that is adjustable for user comfort.





Internally, we’re looking at a 6.03mm precision barrel, a Maple Leaf Macaron hop bucking, quick change spring system, 8mm bush and bearing combination, full metal teeth piston, silver wiring and a high torque motor. I am surprised for the price that it doesn’t have a MOSFET already installed straight out of the box, but it is worth noting that not many LMGs have MOSFETs as standard.

The Aquila VII has a new drum magazine type that has magnetic contacts, which is designed to eliminate problems with cables and so that you can regulate the feeding speed, depending on the battery used.

In regards to size, it is quite a compact LMG and it weighs in at just over 3kg which is a good weight for an LMG - it’s not too heavy but still substantial and it feels sturdy whilst in use.

As for aesthetics - it is a really good looking gun! The M-LOK handguard paired with the MultiCam Black is a great combination and reflects the trends we’re seeing in the community right now - I think we can all agree that MCB is a vibe! There are some dummy rounds included in the box which also adds a touch of realism.


When I first tested the Aquila, I did have some issues regarding feeding - it only fired on setting number 2 and every 10 BBs it would fire 3 at the same time and they would shatter as they exited the barrel (this was on a 7.4 LiPo). At first, I thought it might be the BB weight so I played around with different weights ranging from .2s to .28s but it didn’t seem to make much of a difference. As it didn’t have a MOSFET I didn’t want to risk using an 11.1 LiPo. I decided to postpone the review for a few weeks until Extreme got in a couple more Aquilas to test in case this was a one-off faulty gun. This week though another 2 came in and I was straight to testing. I’m pleased to say that this test went much smoother. I used the same battery as the test before and the same weight of BBs and both of the Aquila’s tested performed as expected, they fired on all 3 settings and there were no jams or BBs shattering on leaving the barrel which gave me more confidence in the Aquila. Once the hop-up was adjusted, it produced accurate groupings and covered a pretty good distance. The drum mag was easy to install. 

In the box, you get the Secutor Aquila VII LMG AEG, a 1200 round box mag with fake rounds and a MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover. The Sector Aquila VII LMG AEG from Extreme Airsoft is £519.99 (you can save 5% using my code ‘femmefatale’) which is slightly more expensive than some of the other airsoft LMGs on the market but it is a REALLY good looking LMG - the MultiCam Black suppressor cover and magazine cover gives it a ‘custom’ look straight out of the box.

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GEAR | RUSH 2.0 PLATE CARRIER TACTICAL VEST!

Hey friends! 

Welcome back to the blog! In my last post, I gave you the lowdown on my latest MultiCam plate carrier set-up and today I’m going to give you my thoughts on the base carrier - the Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier Tactical Vest from Gunfire.com


The Rush Plate Carrier 2.0 by Primal Gear is a lightweight and durable plate carrier designed for airsofters that is constructed from 500D Cordura. It has 2 plate pockets that are ready to take medium SAPI inserts (ballistic or training, your choice!). The front and back vest panels, along with the cummerbund, are covered in MOLLE / PALS webbing that allows the wearer to expand its carrying capacity with various pouches and panels. There is a flat pocket with an organiser on the chest which is perfect for keeping intel and important items on you, and this also has a large area of loop Velcro so you can attach your favourite patches. The shoulders are completely adjustable and are padded to improve the comfort of wearing even when the carrier is loaded up with magazines and equipment. On the back of the carrier, it has a large zipper for the attachment of a dedicated Rush 2.0 panel and backpack. Another notable feature is the drag handle. 





The plates aren’t included with the carrier but you can get some affordable ones like these from GF themselves which is what I’m running or you can make them yourself from thick yoga mats - this really helps fill out the plate carrier and gives you a little extra protection (it also gives it a really distinctive sound when you’re hit too!). Whilst the plates aren’t completely essential to its use, they do make it look filled out. 

Is it easy to set up? This carrier set-up was a learning experience for me as I’ve not had one of this type before. On each side of the loop velcro patch, there is a small hole in the fabric that conceals two tabs with which you can attach panels. The panels that you use with the Rush 2.0 will need to have hook velcro on the back and have small clips that can attach to the tabs. For mine, I chose the OneTigris Placard 01 that has 3 x 5.56 pouches, an admin pouch and 2 pistol mag pouches. It was easy to install but I did have to employ the help of a pair of tweezers to help me get the clips on as the tabs are malleable but still firm. Putting the plates in took barely any time and it was quick to adjust. I spent the longest amount of time getting the clips on the panels. 


It has a large range of adjustment in regards to the torso however the shoulders didn’t adjust to as small as I needed them to be so I had to fold some of the shoulder tab fabric over, it still fits in the padded shoulder covers so when they’re on you can’t see the folded fabric so it isn’t an issue. More of just a gripe about the fact I would like it to just adjust without making any ‘compromises’ if you get what I’m saying. Whilst the carrier is on, it is comfortable to wear and the weight is evenly distributed when it is fully loaded. The construction of the carrier is sound - the stitching is straight and everything lines up nicely! The MultiCam fabric also matches my other Multicam pieces nicely! 

At full price, the Rush 2.0 carrier is €67,85 but at the time of writing it is on sale for €43,94 which is a great price point for a base plate carrier! 

It is available in a variety of colourways including Grey, Coyote/Tan, Olive, Black and MultiCam. I would love to see this available in more camo patterns but there is still a great selection of colourways that would work with any loadout. 

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SET-UP | MULTICAM RUSH 2.0 CARRIER SET-UP!

 Hey friends!


Welcome back to the blog! Today we'll be looking at my latest MultiCam plate carrier set-up!

For the base, I'm using the 'Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier Tactical Vest' by Primal Gear from Gunfire.com. The Rush 2.0 Plate Carrier is designed to be a light and durable utilitarian piece of kit for airsofters. It's constructed from Cordura 500D which is more than enough for battle on the airsoft field. The vest is able to carry M SAPI ballistic inserts, as this is for airsoft, I'm using FMA SAPI M Ballistic Plate Replica (also from Gunfire) which gives me more protection and keeps the shape of the carrier. The front and back vest panels, as well as the detachable cummerbund, are covered with MOLLE / PALS webbing that allows you to expand the carrying capacity of the vest with various pouches. On the back there is a zipper so you can attach dedicated Rush 2.0 panels and backpacks (more on that later!)

Other features of the carrier include: a drag handle, concealed tabs for the attachment of panels and placards, a flat pocket with an organiser on the chest, padded shoulders for added comfort and large loop velcro space at the front of the carrier for patches! My full review on this plate carrier is coming soon so keep your eyes peeled!


For the front panel I have the OneTigris Placard 01 (OneTigris Chest Rig/Vest Add-on Triple Mag Pouch with Utility Pouch) in MultiCam! The Placard 01 has the capacity to carry three 5.56 magazines (however I did manage to fit some AK mags in as well!) and 2 pistol mags. The 5.56 pouches have adjustable shock cord retainers plus webbing pull tabs to keep the mags secure even when you're prone and the pistol mag pouches have velcro flaps to keep them secure. It also features a utility pouch at the front with an adjustable hook-and-loop divider inside so it can be customised to the users spec. I secured this to my Rush 2.0 carrier via the hook velcro at the back and the buckles at the top of the panel.


For the back panel, I'm using the Tactical Backpack for Rush 2.0 Tactical Vest from Primal Gear also from Gunfire.com. Now, hear me out! This backpack is quite large but, it has a lot of space and in turn a large carrying capacity which is fab for longer ops or when you play sites that run longer than average games. It is a dedicated backpack for Rush 2.0 Plate and it zips onto the back of the vest - super simple. This backpack enables the end user to carry additional equipment including extra ammo or a hydration bladder for hydration on the field. It has a vertical zipper giving you quick access to contents of the backpack, additional mesh pockets inside the main compartment to keep everything organised and separate, a flap with a pocket to keep small accessories accessories safe and a grommet at the bottom for drainage.



AEG | VFC AVALON SAMURAI EDGE!


Hey friends! 

Welcome back! Today I have another review, and in this one, we’ll be looking at the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE CQB from Extreme Airsoft. The Avalon Samurai EDGE AEG from VegaForceCompany or VFC as they are also known is a premium carbine AEG within the Avalon range of airsoft guns.


It features a mostly metal construction (aluminium and zinc alloy) with a few steel elements that includes the flash hider, shell ejection window flap, and the forward assist. It also has a few polymer parts including the QRS pistol grip (that has anti-slip texture) and an adjustable, telescopic stock. The VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE has a Modular M-LOK CNC hand-guard that features a top 22 mm RIS rail (in sections meaning it doesn’t run the whole length of the hand-guard). The lower receiver has the Avalon Weapons Works markings giving the RIF a premium feel. The receiver also has the ambidextrous fire selector, mag release button, an operational bolt-catch, and an enlarged trigger guard for user comfort. For the stock, the VFC Avalon Samurai Edge has an adjustable VFC QRS (Quick Response System) stock which is where the battery is housed. It has a sling swivel, a short RIS 22 mm rail and it is padded for added comfort. 


Internally, the Samurai EDGE is impressive on paper right out of the box. It has the ECS Version 2.1 gearbox that includes an integrated Digital Firing Control System, reinforced piston, steel ball-bearing spring guide, Ultra High-Speed 8 mm ball-bearings, set of steel High-Speed gears, an aerodynamic CNC nozzle, av reinforced tappet plate, temperature-resistant contacts and a High Torque motor. This is joined by a Maple Leaf Competitive Grade Hop-Up bucking, a Maple Leaf Competitive Grade external barrel, a quick spring change system and a rotary style hop-up. 

One of the main talking points about the Samurai EDGE is the Digital Firing Control System. This offers the user fire-mode programming which gives you the option of 3-round burst, a piston reset function, automatic tension detection and an alarm that warns the user about battery discharge. Except for 3 round burst, these features help prolong the life of the weapon. 


On getting the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE out of the box, it has a good weight to it thanks to the mostly metal construction and there’s no doubt that it is a good looking AEG. I like the look and functionality of the M-LOK handguard and the fact the RIS rail is in sections gives it a very unique look. M-LOK rail pieces are easy to add onto the hand-guard to expand its attachment capacity to include torches PEQ boxes etc. The red trigger is also a nice touch. 


The battery is easy to install via the removable back part of the stock and on 0.2g BBs, it chronos consistently at 323 FPS which is more than enough for any CQB site in the UK. It fires with no issues on both semi-auto and full-auto (and has a good rate of fire too). The 3 round burst is a great feature although I didn’t use that during a game as I was limited to semi only. 

Despite being a full-sized M4, it isn’t clunky or too long to use effectively in really tight, CQB and the butt pad makes it comfortable to shoulder. As it’s full metal, it is a bit weightier than other polymer M4s but it isn’t uncomfortable. I chose to run it with a sling just to prevent my arms from becoming tired after a full day of airsoft. I used the QRS magazines but it does have pretty good mag compatibility with G&G, PTS and also KWA mid-caps. 

In the box, you get the VFC Avalon Samurai EDGE AEG in black, a mid-cap QRS 120 round magazine, RIS rail for M-LOK, a set of KAC iron sights, a Mini-Tamiya to Deans connector and the all-important manual! 

It retails for £429.99 from Extreme Airsoft, which is more than your bog-standard AEG, but I think the quality of VFC’s builds warrant the price tag. Use code ‘femmefatale’ for 5% off your purchases. 

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