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    Post by AboMickey Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:22 pm

    Yes you read correctly, I have fullfilled a dream I've had ever since watching Road Warrior the first time so many years ago.

    I'm not 100% if this belongs in this category but mech crossbows sounded the best.

    anyways...

    I have built a wrist mounted crossbow!cheers

    I took me about a week to start and finnish. I was gonna do progress pictures but I decided to just get you all hot bothered in one big post.

    Bewm...

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    here's the underside, it's not pretty but that's fine cause you can't see it. AS you can see I like rivets, haha.

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    Magnets hold down the cocking lever.

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    And finally a video of me shooting it.



    Hope you guys like it jocolor
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    Post by stoneagebowyer Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:02 pm

    Okay, totally righteous. Humungous salutes you, no doubt.

    I loved The Road Warrior back when I was a kid, and always liked the punk wrist crossbows and all the other crazy weapons. We discussed them briefly here a while back. When I get the time, I need to make one of these!

    BTW, where did you get the little prod, and what weight is it?


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    Post by jeep Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:22 pm

    Hey Abomikel!
    Great creation,welcome to the unreal weapons club..Very ingenious en needing a pretty good tecnical level!! Definitely got your place in mechbow...You can do quite easily a repeating crossbow whit it.
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    Post by Basilisk120 Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:27 pm

    Wow, crazy, ridiculous, looks dangerous and unnecessary. I love it already. Twisted Evil cheers

    Good job on the mechanism and the design. The ring/trigger is clever. Keep up the good work.



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    Post by Ivo Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:19 pm

    Great job, I like it and the use of rivets is a very good touch...for
    too long have I been seeing people stress and over build when you could
    just pop a rivet in and move on. Smile

    welcome to the unreal weapons club

    Oh he's in the club alright. Smile

    Wow, crazy, ridiculous, looks dangerous and unnecessary. I love it already. Twisted Evil cheers

    When I first spoke with Abo about implementing a spanning lever into one of these (he has another bolt thrower ~ spring powered), we also scratched surface on adding a retractable blade to it. Wrist Crossbow Animated-smileys-bad-evil-019
    Something that is sort of specialty thing that Abo is known for. Wrist Crossbow 913681

    If you do add a xiphoid to it or just strap one to your other arm (Skyrim's ~ dwarven sphere style ~ Smile ) entirely up to you, but Wez would be very jealous either way. Laughing

    As for making a few improvements, I don't have much to add...except...

    * I'd make a few slight bends in the lever arm to make it a little more aesthetically fitting, but that's just my quirks. If interested here's a sketch. Smile

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    As always, Thanks for sharing.

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    I was thinking about making a separate forum for these arm/wrist mounted
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    Post by Guest Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:02 pm

    Haaaaarrrrrhhh - Haaaaarrrrrhhh - Haaaaarrrrrhhh!!! Wrist Crossbow 951629

    Dude, your builds are sick!!! Just from Exotic Automatic, been going through your stuffs on there. drunken drunken drunken

    Went long ways from the first one on this one, huh? cheers



    > we also scratched surface on adding a retractable blade to it. Wrist Crossbow Animated-smileys-bad-evil-019

    A blade mounted in the lever would be *oh so fuckin' amazing*!!!
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    Bending the lever like Ivo says will make mounting the blade easier. The lever is under a slant, but bend it and it goes inline with the body.
    Probably why he hinted in that direction. (I can read his mind Cool ).
    Absolutely no idea how you would separate the two triggers to release each wep separately with one hand. Any ideas crossbow guild? drunken

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    Post by Ivo Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:11 pm

    You wouldn't need a complex trigger if using the same blade system as in Abo's vid. Inertia deployed (by swinging his arm) and the blade locks automatically, the release is to retract the blade and can easily be directly linked with the crossbow release.

    So, the sequence would be -

    >Shoot something with the crossbow, >swing your arm to deploy the blade, >stab something, > when done pull the ring to sheath the blade, >use the lever to cock and load the crossbow, >repeat. Smile

    I'm pondering more on the subject of securely holding the lever in place. When combined with the blade, it's going to have to be a connection quite a bit more rigid than a pair of magnets, so a latch would be the choice...something to think about, but the concept is definitely cool, lol I even like the Combination Xiphoid/Crossbow title...haha, maybe even coin it under Xhiphbow. Wrist Crossbow 204712



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    Post by AboMickey Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:02 am

    Thanks guys:cheers:

    Not being a violent person, the reason I build all these weapons is for you people here on the internet.

    hmmmm... Xiphoid/Crossbow combo. I mean I could easily rivet a Xiphoid onto the bracer. That would makit too easy though wouldn't it? Accutally that just reminded me, I could also attach my Zip gun like I did with my hidden blade.

    It would be an arm mounted gun, blade, crossbow combo. It would probably weigh 5 puonds.

    Eventually we will work our way up to the Zorg ZF-1



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    I don't know about bending the cocking lever cause I don't know if the magnets wil still work if I do that. And I paid for those magnets Sad

    I'm working on a new project right now for a client in New York. He's gonna be part of a flash mob and he's going as Wolverine, and guess who he asked to build his claws for him...

    You can Czech out my progress on them on Exotic Automatic. (Sorry Ivo for advertising other forums)

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    Post by Ivo Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:10 am

    There you wouldn't be wrong.

    I agree, there should be a level of harmony in things...go too far and it's an overkill.

    Why I like combination weapons... from the examples I've seen, as in "those that survived similar judgement", that harmony is present and that's what I'm suggesting we go after.

    Yeh, sure you can rivet the thing in place and have it flop around like crazy and then feel like crap about it, but I know you better than that. Smile

    Precisely why I mentioned a few details from my design theory - to help in the development of a functional/balanced combination...not necessarily a push to actually go with it, but rather basis for continued discussion.

    I was actually hoping someone would say that putting a blade in the lever was a *BAD IDEA*. Razz

    PS: Don't really care about advertisements, in fact I actually support people who build thing to sell......it's the unrelated crap that I'm not too fond of (~ lottery, viagra, etc. Laughing ) *Plus* Sinza and I had an understanding from the very beginning about linking to each other's forums...so, it's all good. Wink Sweet blades by the way. Very Happy
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    Post by Kale Schlegel Tue Aug 14, 2012 1:36 am

    By far the best wrist mounted crossbow I've seen on the web! And ive done some digging. cheers

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