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Limited Run Star wars anh chewbacca bowcaster run

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by trooper, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'm happy to say that the bowcaster is moving along.
    you can see my thread here -- https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=269846

    this run will be done in several parts, one to manage better, and two, to keep the cost down into more manageable bites.

    the first parts will be the stock which is $250 each and ready to be cast now or anytime in the future.

    and second is the bow $165, or prod as it's called in for a crossbow. it is made from 6.5mm aluminum that is water jet cut, and machine bent to exact match the real bow. these will be made in around 3 weeks.

    this project will take some time, possibly up to 2 years to complete. this is NOT a throw together bowcaster, this is and will be, a very thought out and meticulously made kit.

    until parts are designed and a prototype is made will I know what the cost per run will be.

    anyone who is interested in getting on board with this project needs to do so now, there WILL NOT be a second run at this.


    you will need to first pm me your
    paypal id
    email address
    a full mailing address
    and full name
    any other contact info you wish to give is up to you

    please be sure to state weather you need the frame , bow or both so i know what to invoice you for

    I will keep that info in a file, and as parts come up you will be notified , it is your choice to purchase or not. at any time you want off this list simply pm me and say "you want off the bowcaster list" and I will remove you. once you order you own the parts, no refunds.

    here are some pics

    this is where it started

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    later found out this was a very rare model lol...oops the stock openings were made from the factory


    after a year and a half of measurements fiddling, filing, sanding, fiddling...repeat several times. tons of emails back and forth from two very helpful gents here, with out them this simply would not have happened, I cant thank them enough.


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    here is the aluminum prod.

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    all orders need to be paid by april 20th in order for me to place your order . please contact me if this is an issue

    bowcaster run list .........


    for frame and prod
    1 cyberblock...................... prod..................paid...shipped
    2 lonepigeon .....................prod...................paid...shipped
    3 mandingalow.................. prod.............. ... paid...shipped
    4 Asavage..........................prod..................paid...shipped
    5 protocoldroid ..................prod..................paid...shipped
    6 russellsch........................prod................. paid...shipped
    7 ataru72ita........................prod...frame......paid
    8 Mr_Sparkle......................prod..................paid
    9 Lycanbacca.....................prod...frame ......paid
    10 tomm1999.....................prod...frame .....prod paid
    11 BACABreath .................prod..................paid...shipped
    12 dandirk...........................prod..frame .....paid
    13 Cameron .......................prod................. paid...sjipped
    14 Tboy7630..................... .prod...frame.....paid...shipped
    15 RhinoActual ..................prod....frame.....paid
    16 timw1301 ......................prod....frame ....paid
    17 thom ..............................prod .................paid
    18 damon5973....................prod..................paid
    19 mgoob............................prod....frame.....prod paid
    20 seneca...........................prod..................paid...shipped
    21 jetsetwilly........................prod....frame....paid
    22 vaderman..................................frame....paid......shipped
    23 3DImpact.......................prod.....frame.....paid
    24 sjanish...........................prod.....frame.....paid.....shipped
    25 blindvoyeur................... prod.....frame.....paid
    26 newmagathea................prod....frame .....paid
    27 roninblade......................prod...................paid
    28 hairyloft………………….prod...frame...…paid
    29 kitjunky…………………..prod...frame and detail plate set...
    30


    If I missed any one please let me know

    update 5/9/18

    prods should be done by the end of the month :)


    ..............................update 6/7/18...……………………………………………..


    !!!!!!!! prods are here !!!!!

    BUT he forgot the bolt washers and did not make the center holes.. I can drill the holes. but we'll be waiting for the washers

    here is a pic of a couple of the prods


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    ................................update 6/20/18...…………………………………………………….


    the washers are in, these are $15 each , they will come with a bolt which is 5/15 x18 thread, and can ship with the prod's
    if you are buying a stock only, you will get the bolt .

    I will pm folks as I have your order ready .


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    also an update on the plates and details, the only remaining part/s needed is the pully's , those will be here by the end of the month.

    the set will include
    1 resin block for the plates to mount to
    1 left , 1 right plate
    2 flat discs
    1 rca jack
    4 pully discs
    1 philmore knob
    1 amp knob
    1 roland small knob
    1 full set of screws


    price per set is $146 plus shipping.



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    and for those who would like a resin kodak knob I can supply that for you until you secure the real one.

    I also have a second option im thinking of. the opposite knob on the kodak could have the hollow filled and cast in a mold making it one, so that the detail is in the resin. I will make a mold and see how it works. I have several of those second knobs

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    also he the trigger discs ready, I ordered a ton of these to get the price down, so weather your on the list or not I have trigger discs for sale. $35 a set
    these measure exactly the same as the vintage ones I have.


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    in this pic I set the copy next to a vintage one, the vintage is on the right IMG_5883.JPG



    for a full set of the new parts is $196 plus shipping. but will add into current boxes to save on extra shipping if you wish

    this set will include -


    1 resin block for the plates to mount to
    1 left , 1 right plate
    2 flat discs
    1 rca jack
    4 pully discs
    1 philmore knob
    1 amp knob
    1 roland small knob
    1 full set of screws
    1 set of trigger discs
    1 prod washer with bolt, a threaded t-nut is available upon request



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    6/22/18

    this morning when I got up I felt the urge to highlight this last part, to make sure that every one knows and understands the options im giving. you do not have to buy the new parts at this time, please simply pm me and tell me you want your current paid order to be shipped, I will send you an invoice for the shipping only.

    please, if you have any questions pm me



    here are 3 options I can do since these two runs came in so close to each other.

    1. I can prepare to ship your current paid order now

    2, I can hold on shipping everything until I have the pullies

    3, or I can ship everything I have now and ship the pullies when they come in
    this way you can start putting it together and go pew pew pew !!! gaaagagagga !

    update 9/18/18
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    ok so I have fallen behind on getting updates, sorry guys I though I posted this a few weeks back.
    the are pullies in stock, they are made to the dimensions of a vintage pully. the machinist did an amazing job!!!!
    my pic limit on this post has reached it's limit. please see post #112 for pics
    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=288779&page=5&p=4522594&viewfull=1#post4522594




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  2. hairball

    hairball Active Member

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    Wow. excellent work :) do i understand it correctly that this runs can takes two years before we have all the parts?
     
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  3. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    thank you
    possibly, it all depends on how long it takes to have all the parts machined one prototypes are made. such as trigger assy. , scope mount, front barrel mounts, barrel.
    it may take less time, but I want to be sure that folks know this is not happening over night. :)
    so far the machinist is fast and ready to go when I give him parts, but I'm not going to count on that happening all the time.
     
  4. russellsch

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    I love being a part of this run! The Bowcaster has always been my favorite blaster, since I was 5 or 6 years old. The design was so unique from anything I'd ever seen before. & today there's STILL nothing else like it. Before, I would've been thrilled just to be able to hold one that someone else built (let alone the actual prop) for a few minutes, never thinking I'd be able to own one. & now I'm building mine!
    I've been in this run for about 6 months now, & Trooper has been the greatest help to me. I'm hunting as many real parts as I can find, & Trooper has been a great treasure trove of information. I hope I don't bug him too much ;). I have his crossbow frame, & I must say it's stunning. It's casting is very clean & sharp, & it has great weight to it. Putting it to my shoulder, it aims so naturally, I love it. I can't wait to add the prod to it!
    So for anyone who has always loved this prop, but never thought they'd be able to own it? Now' your chance!
     
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  5. ataru72ita

    ataru72ita Well-Known Member

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    I am in totally!!!!!

    Regards,

    Alberto
     
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  6. tomm1999

    tomm1999 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I am 100% in!
     
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  7. BACABreath

    BACABreath Jr Member

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    Cool... Wookiee needs a new boom stick! PM Coming! :cool
     
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  8. dandirk

    dandirk New Member

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    Pretty awesome!

    PM Sent.
     
  9. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    replied and added :)
     
  10. timw1031

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    Please add me also!!!! PM sent.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
     
  11. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    got you on the list :)
     
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  12. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    weekend bump :D
     
  13. damon5973

    damon5973 Well-Known Member

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    well ya talked me into it...since I sold my first one to asavage years ago and then really wanted one since...info coming:)
     
  14. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    invoice sent and added you to the list :)
     
  15. mgoob

    mgoob Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Couple of Q's
    - will you be able to supply resin copies of the scopes
    - will any of the knobs be real parts or all replicas
    - will you be able to provide replicas of the hard-to-find-in-the-US-scope brackets
     
  16. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I know of a couple people working on metal scopes, that can be a possibilty....resin would be the absolute last resort
    real yes, no resin. unless some one wants it. more details on that will come later.
    there are a couple options, depending on which is the best way, I will add them into one of the kit runs.

    everything will purchasable from me, or I will direct everyone as to where to buy
     
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  17. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Not needing a set, but may be interested in one or another of the smaller parts.
     
  18. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    which part?
     
  19. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    Depends on final product and price - but in general ... sideplates, some greeblies, frontmount.

    Prod could be interesting too, but unfortunately shipping and customs easily brings it´s endprice in a region that is not cost effective anymore for me.
     
  20. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    If I haven't thanked you yet jerry, Thank you for putting this together.
     
  21. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    you welcome, and thank you :)
     
  22. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    1522699748205.jpg some bowcaster side plate jewelry just came in
     
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  23. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Why don't these go to 11? :)
     
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  24. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    .............:lol
     
  25. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    room for more people, this is a one time gig for me, so if you don't get it now, you'll have to wait for some one else to do a run.
     
  26. newmagrathea

    newmagrathea Sr Member

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    It looks awesome and I'm very tempted, I'm trying my best to stay away from collecting parts for new projects.
     
  27. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yaa, but this will be awesome !!!!! :D
     
  28. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    There's always room for new project PARTS... & most of these parts don't take up much room :devil
    You know you wanna :D
    & when it's all done, you'll HAVE a Bowcaster!!! :love
    Boooowcaaaaassstterererererrr :angel
     
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  29. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    And you will be cool. Like the cool kids. That have a BOWCASTER!
     
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  30. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    come oooon, join us ....... life will be awesome
    the flowers will bloom
    the sun will shine so much it will be like living in paradise
    all because you will have
    *** a bowcaster*** insert oohh's and aahh's

    cant you just see it.... the bowcaster in your hands, your making sounds like.... pew pew pew ..boom!
    the princess will give you a medal for your bravery
    the people will cheer for you
    the droids will dance in delight
    the x-wings will zoom over head.....

    aahhhh
    it will be glorious

    here you go :)

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  31. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    You guys are crazy.

    I don't even have plans to display mine when it's done - no matter it's a real Horton with real scopes.
    Just to big, no space for it.
     
  32. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    .plenty of space over here brother :) I will keep it save and warm :lol
     
  33. Lichtbringer

    Lichtbringer Sr Member

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    That's a very generous offer my friend, I really appreciate it.

    But i think it would be to far for the occasional grab to make pewpew and rrraarrrrrr, when I am tired to rip off the arms of my droid.
     
  34. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    :lol:lol:lol:lol
     
  35. tomm1999

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  36. newmagrathea

    newmagrathea Sr Member

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    Holy peer pressure Batman!
     
  37. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    weekend interest bump :)
     
  38. 3DImpact

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    Oh, the peer pressure! Okay, you got me - I'm in. PM inbound... :)

    Dan
     
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  39. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes, my plan is working.......heheheee
     
  40. Cameron

    Cameron Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Humble brag alert!! :lol
     
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  41. Lichtbringer

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    Sounds like, i agree. :lol

    But really, over 90% of my stuff is just stored away. Some i can/will display one time (hope dies last ;)), but the bigger ones ...... no idea if ever.
    I like my props behind glas, not only hanging on a nail on the wall. And this thing is a beast with no displayfriendly shape when completet.

    Nonetheless ..... it´s Chewies bowcaster, i need to have it. :angel
     
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  42. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    just a heads up.

    I'm starting to send out friendly reminders, the frames are getting ordered on the 20th, I will need the funds in order to do so.


    thank you :)
     
  43. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    just a teaser for the next run, another detail part for the side plate

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  44. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    Ooooo look at those beautiful gems :thumbsup
     
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  45. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    4 days to last call on getting on the list. please remember guys, if these are not paid by the 20th yours will not be ordered
     
  46. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    list has been updated
     
  47. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    last day to sign up. m me with any questions
     
  48. newmagrathea

    newmagrathea Sr Member

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    Alright, I've managed to bypass my willpower. I'M IN BABY!!
     
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  49. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sweet!!!

     
  50. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    there is still time to get on the run :)
     

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