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    Nov 17, 2010, 2:56 PM - Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips - FINISHED with pics #1

    Are the Razorbak5 arrow tips (with the sheaths) still being offered today by the manufacturer?

    If they are no longer in production, then there may be a small market for resin copies.

    Would be easy enough to mold and cast, and pulled casts should be relatively cheap (what - $10, or so?)...

    Anyone who has one should consider this...

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    EDIT 12/28/2011:

    Finally finished these!







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    Nov 18, 2010, 10:08 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #2

    Just read that George Cosmatos died back in '05. Did not know that. Very sad...
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    Nov 18, 2010, 10:27 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #3

    I don't know if they are being offered by the manufacturer still but they are pretty easily picked up on eBay. They would still need to be backfilled and painted to get them right, but the nice thing is, the box they come in is the same box used in the movie.
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    Nov 18, 2010, 11:26 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #4

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    I don't know if they are being offered by the manufacturer still but they are pretty easily picked up on eBay. They would still need to be backfilled and painted to get them right, but the nice thing is, the box they come in is the same box used in the movie.
    Art, you are "the man"! I just purchased these on the bay. Thanks for the tip!

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    Nov 18, 2010, 11:43 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #5

    Nice score! It's especially cool that the box is the same.

    If you do decide to mod the tips to make them SA and make a few resin copies, I'd be up for one.
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    Nov 18, 2010, 1:20 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #6

    Thanks, and will do... Let's just hope the seller gets them to me OK!
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    Nov 18, 2010, 1:47 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #7

    Never knew about those tips being used! Very cool.

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    Nov 18, 2010, 4:43 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #8

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    Art, you are "the man"! I just purchased these on the bay. Thanks for the tip!

    Nice find. They are still floating about. I adapted mine with P38 car filler, to hide the open ends, I have since acquired plastic caps that after drilling a small hole in the middle snap tightly over the open ends. Its a shame the sleeves are not the 5 ring type like the movie used versions, I know it took me ages to find those types, but they do surface, as do the Ripper arrow tips. :-)

    I made an improvised display for the theme. Its not entirely screen accurate, as the bow is only a cheap one I adapted, as I couldnt afford the Rambo 2 Hoyt Spectra with Omega wheels, or the Rambo 3 Pro vantage FPS Plus, but it works OK for a bit of fun. The glow stick on the arrow even works, which has a small 12V neon inside it. :-)



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqZCJXhtV4


    Like I said, its just a bit of fun. :-)
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    Nov 19, 2010, 3:09 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #9

    Raven1973 said: View Post
    Nice find. They are still floating about. I adapted mine with P38 car filler, to hide the open ends, I have since acquired plastic caps that after drilling a small hole in the middle snap tightly over the open ends. Its a shame the sleeves are not the 5 ring type like the movie used versions, I know it took me ages to find those types, but they do surface, as do the Ripper arrow tips. :-)

    Dang it..! Oh well...
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    Nov 19, 2010, 3:42 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #10

    By the way, how would I go about obtaining the correct arrow shaft for this arrow head?

    Forgive me - I know nothing about archery.

    Are the threaded shafts of these replacable heads standardized?

    Is there anything unique about the shafts used in the film?

    Anything else...?
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    Nov 20, 2010, 3:26 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #11

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    By the way, how would I go about obtaining the correct arrow shaft for this arrow head?

    Forgive me - I know nothing about archery.

    Are the threaded shafts of these replacable heads standardized?

    Is there anything unique about the shafts used in the film?

    Anything else...?
    Im unsure mate, basically what I did was to buy some arrow shafts, cut them in half, and add a small ali tube.
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    Nov 21, 2010, 10:56 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #12

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    By the way, how would I go about obtaining the correct arrow shaft for this arrow head?

    Are the threaded shafts of these replacable heads standardized?
    I believe they are---

    I own a box of Razorbak5s too:






    Scored these in early 2008 for a Rambo II impression (which I completed, but just never got around to converting the arrowheads or box to screen accurate).

    I also bought a set of arrow shafts for the impression from a local sporting store (Canadian Tire).

    Just now before typing this post, I successfully attached one of my Razorbak arrowheads to the standard shaft (which was actually my first time trying this since I bought all this stuff nearly 3 years ago! )

    So I would say yes that the Razorbaks should fit any arrow shaft.

    Hope this helps!

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    Nov 22, 2010, 9:40 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #13

    Thanks guys... Got my Razorbaks today.

    I'm happy with them, but bugged that they're not the 5-ring type sheath. Oh well. Are the porportions otherwise the same? Same length and diameter at the base?

    Kevin what is the item in the black thing in the center of the case? I received the black block, but not the metal rod inserted in it.

    Silly question, but how do you even remove the sheaths (not that I plan to, unless necessary).
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    Nov 22, 2010, 10:52 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #14

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    Kevin what is the item in the black thing in the center of the case? I received the black block, but not the metal rod inserted in it.
    I believe that is for replacing the blades, is it not?
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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:37 AM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #15

    Hey bud,

    Just went through and pulled a few caps for you. The filler in the back of the caps is VERY rough and hand done... nothing too fancy at all. I think some 2 part wood filler would work great for this.

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    Nov 23, 2010, 2:23 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #16

    Art those are stunning - thanks!

    The shot with the closed lid confirms what I presumed. Since the logo RAZORBAK>5 is in molded, raised lettering, they simply laid over it with a sheet of plastic.
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    Nov 23, 2010, 2:58 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #17

    Think it is plastic? I just assumed they printed on cardstock and glued it on.
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    Nov 23, 2010, 3:02 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #18

    Art Andrews said: View Post
    Think it is plastic? I just assumed they printed on cardstock and glued it on.
    Actually, yeah... Probably.

    Its Hollywood, with its own version of Ocham's Razor, "The cheapest, easiest method is, most likely, the correct method."
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    Nov 23, 2010, 7:34 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #19

    PHArchivist said: View Post
    Are the porportions otherwise the same? Same length and diameter at the base?
    I believe the length is the same but the width at the base is definitely slimmer for the 4 ring version we have. (However I do not have the 5 rings to compare with- I'm just basing my opinion on screengrabs.)

    Kevin what is the item in the black thing in the center of the case? I received the black block, but not the metal rod inserted in it.
    The Razorbaks have a little hole at the top of the threaded shaft- the rod is used to tighten the arrowhead onto the arrowshaft. I guess like the key of a drill chuck. You can't just turn the arrowhead onto the shaft yourself with your fingers because the bladed section has the ability to "spin". So you need the rod to tighten the arrowhead.

    Did that make any sense?


    Silly question, but how do you even remove the sheaths (not that I plan to, unless necessary).
    Far as I can tell they are simply held in with friction. Go ahead and take one off- you won't cut your fingers to pieces.

    Seriously though- 'dem blades is sharp!

    And Art is bang on that the explosive arrowheads were done very quick and dirty without much finesse. Sheaths filled and hurriedly painted. Even the paint can be seen bleeding onto the tip of the arrow in some shots.





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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:45 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #20

    SSgt Burton said: View Post
    I believe the length is the same but the width at the base is definitely slimmer for the 4 ring version we have. (However I do not have the 5 rings to compare with- I'm just basing my opinion on screengrabs.)
    Damn! I hope you're wrong, but I think you're right!

    Mine are roughly 25mm diameter at the base, by 45mm long. Roughly...
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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:49 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #21

    Even in this shot, you can see a difference. The copper version (which I think is what I have) looks more slender than the gold.

    Oddly, the gold one has only three rings...



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    Nov 23, 2010, 9:53 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #22

    Gah! No - the copper one is NOT the one I have! Though the porportions look like it.

    The gold one has the same number of rings I have, but the copper one seems to have the same porportions!

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    Nov 23, 2010, 10:18 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #23

    slightly off-topic, but the sling used for the quiver is an M-60 machinegun sling.



    I spoke with the prop guy (close friend of mine at the time) that made the quiver and sling for the new Rambo movie and told them it was a found item in the old film.
    they still opted to make their own.
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    Nov 23, 2010, 10:22 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #24

    Cool Nate!
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    Nov 23, 2010, 11:14 PM - Re: Rambo's Explosive Arrow Tips? #25

    Heh!

    All of this has inspired me to finish my own explosive tip arrowsheads and box!

    Bought these a long time ago too:






    Funny though... I just took a close look at my Razorbaks...

    They only have three rings on the sheaths.

    (Mine are 25mm at the base as well.)

    Kevin

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