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    A real miniature crossbow

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    A real miniature crossbow

    Post by kwandokun on Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:08 am

    Not sure if this has been posted before (sorry if it has been) but I just had to share it.



    The attention to detail is amazing, and it shoots well too!

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by chaz on Wed Dec 05, 2012 5:43 pm

    Absolutely thanks for sharing! Very cool !

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by kwandokun on Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:53 am

    Glad you enjoyed it.

    He made a modern variant as well, and this one is super accurate.


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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by chaz on Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:13 am

    Does not hurt to have some great tools as well.

    Thanks again

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by Zardoz on Thu Dec 06, 2012 11:52 am

    Bad Kitty needs a crossbow now.

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by kwandokun on Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:29 pm

    Haha, he does make a tiny flintlock rifle which would be suitable for bad kitty.

    Also, reading some of the comments on youtube seem to indicate that he takes on commission work. Be warned though, the prices are 'not' to scale...

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by Ivo on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:15 pm

    These are probably the only few legit mini...or I would even say *micro* crossbows on YouTube.

    I was thinking about making a separate forum section devoted to the "watchmaker's crossbow" Wink, but couldn't really find anyone interested enough to participate in it. Those that seemed interesting at first, weren't really into crossbows and/or wanted me to be their delivery boy (I'm not a blogger, I'm an Admin). But anyhow, there is interest in the field, so there it is...Mini crossbow now has it's own spot. Kwandokun, thanks for the share...and *alleooop*



    >>>We got a new forum! Smile

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by kwandokun on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:28 pm

    Haha nice.

    watchmaker scale crossbows. is that the official term? either way, it sounds perfect.

    I'm very keen on trying my had at a mini crossbow after completing my first build.

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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by Ivo on Sat Dec 08, 2012 6:38 pm

    watchmaker scale crossbows. is that the official term

    It is now. Very Happy

    I'm very keen on trying my had at a mini crossbow after completing my first build.

    Yeh, I've got a few mini crossbows in the design stage as well, saving those for when I get a little better at smaller mechs...but so far an adjustable flip up sight for the current build got me plenty occupied, still >>> *one day*...

    Ivo

    PS: Welcome to pioneer that forum by the way, any *mini* specific finds/questions - post away...it'll fill up with ideas in good time.




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    The mysterious craftsman is on the forum!

    Post by El Zurdo on Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:19 pm

    Hi everyone,  Very Happy

    I am confused, I registered recently on the forum and I had not noticed that there was a section miniature crossbow.  Embarassed

    This is the first time that I hear the expression "watchmaker scale crossbows", In France we say simply "miniature crossbow" is less original! 

    I can answer all your questions on the subject because I am the creator of the crossbows that shows the friend Kwandokun! I have done much better since ... 

    Here is the post I put to introduce myself on the forum last Friday.

    Hello everyone,  

    I introduce myself "El Zurdo", I am French. I live Istres a city of the South-East of France. 
    Be indulgent with me please, I speak and I write very badly your beautiful language.
    I would be grateful if you could use simple words and not use too much slang or contractions because I would have a hard time understanding you. 
    Which would be a shame for me!   

    My nickname "El Zurdo", simply because I am left-handed and if I believe my family and friends not so awkward as the legend says!   

    I manufacture functional miniature weapons on my free time. My YouTube channel is of interest because few craftsmen make this type of weapon.
    To see my creations tap in the YouTube search bar "Gilles Lavandera" or "Comtedelanorena"

    That's why I registered on the forum. This forum of enthusiasts full of knowledge with which I hope to exchange opinions and share the knowledge and problems around this very strange art that is miniaturization...

    I recently built a medieval crossbow at 1/6 scale for a Texan collector. 
    With this crossbow, I set a world record distance of 49.21 yd. But the bolt could pull much further.

    If you are interested in this type of crafts I would be happy to answer your questions. I would not hesitate to ask you questions, because it is only my third medieval crossbow and I miss a lot of knowledge.

    Hope you like this new topic. EL Zurdo


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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Wed Nov 30, 2016 11:19 am

    Hi guys,

    For members of the forum who are interested in miniature crossbows, you can take a look at my YouTube channel and this playlists. cyclops
    I did a lot of different creations. Chu Ko Nu (scales 1/3, 1/4 and 1/6), 3 medieval crossbows, a modern crossbow and some other tricks.
    This can give you ideas. Don't hesitate to ask me questions!  scratch


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    Re: A real miniature crossbow

    Post by El Zurdo on Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:11 pm

    Happy New Year 2017 to everyone!  king 

    Just a little post to tell you the links of 4 new videos that show the manufacture of crossbow accessories.

    Thus you will be able to better appreciate and understand the techniques used in their manufacture.

    Friendly, Gilles









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