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    Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

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    Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:32 pm

    First topic message reminder :

    Ok, so I have gathered a few things and a few ideas. Last night I got some stuff cut out on a laser cutter I have access to (love hackerspaces).

    So first official build part has begun...
    Had this cut out of corrugated cardboard.
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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:20 pm

    Quiver update.



    And here's the start of what will fill the lower opening. Smile
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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:45 pm

    Remember that metal 1/4 dome aluminum piece in the background of the above pics? It's a doorstop!
    And now its a lower jaw!



    Of course a lower jaw alone is...lonely, so I formed a skull face to go with it as well. It's from a vacuum-formed piece off a cool coin bank I got. Then I tucked and attached material to it to blend into the rest of the quiver.



    Finally, a bit of color matching paint over the skull face. The flash makes the color a little light compared to the leather. To the eyes in regular light it looks to blend well.



    So how does it look so far to you??
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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by Ivo on Sat Oct 06, 2012 2:16 pm

    This is gonna look so wicked when it all comes together!

    How is the progress on the bow going by the way...how far are you into that part of the project so far?

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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Sun Oct 07, 2012 7:55 am

    The body of the crossbow is on a bit of a holding pattern while I get the kinks worked out on the trigger mechanism area. It will be the part that holds the two halves of the body together in one piece.

    Also, found that my Alma-mater has a 3D scanning device, so I am working on getting my swing arm bone prototype scanned, then the 3D model cleaned up and hollowed, then printed in ABS plastic. I will also get a matching mirror-reversed swing arm printed so I have a perfectly matched pair of left and right.

    Then I will send them to an associate to get cast in bronze. Speaking of casting in bronze... I need to do some further repairs on my tickler trigger because of my failed attempt to mold it myself snapped it in half. Sad So I got to fix that this week and get it cast in bronze as well.
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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Thu Oct 11, 2012 3:35 pm

    A little more progress on the quiver done. Nearly able to call it complete.



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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by whiteraven on Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:48 pm

    Okay, the quiver is finished (as far as I can tell).

    Tell me what you think folks!


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    Re: Official Mechanical powered Crossbow build

    Post by downunderrunner on Mon Oct 15, 2012 12:35 am

    looking good mate! really like the whole "gothic" look you've got going

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