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Limited Run Star wars anh chewbacca bowcaster run

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

  1. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    I love this work in progress!
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  2. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    sssswwweeeeeeet !

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    I got lucky and found a couple very good machinists :) the turn table parts blew me away how accurate they are


    thank you :D
     
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  3. Tboy7630

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    I haven’t attached them just yet but was planning on using the screws Jerry included. While magic spells could work quite well, I don’t know how reliable they are. I feel screws would work best and would be most secure.
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    Looks great!!! Where did you find the scopes? And scope mount assembly?
     
  4. russellsch

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    Thank you sir! :thumbsup
    I just had the scopes resting on the frame, for the photo. They weren't attached in any way. In fact, right after I took the photo, my cat knocked them off with his tail.
    The two 4x20's aren't vintage, & I don't know who made them, but they're "no name" cheapies. They work great though. I got them from some gun supply website. The Singlepoint Scope is actually from Think Jedi. He 3-D printed a WORKING scope!! It's freaking amazing!!! The clarity & sharpness of his printer is amazing. I can't sing Think Jedis praises loud enough. It really is a work of art.
    Anyway, that's what I've got for now. Should I come across some actual vintage, & screen accurate scopes, I'll definitely pick them up.
     
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  5. trooper

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    hello folks, a quick update for those whom have not yet received their stocks and parts.
    I had a brief set back on the stocks as the mold tore :(
    it is fixed now and im making castes as fast as I can so I can get them shipped out.
    I will be from 16th -27th. and will resume pouring the molds and getting these shipped out.
    fyi, as I ship out I am messaging you with a tracking number .

    thank you guys for your patience.
     
  6. newmagrathea

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    Thanks for the update. Take your time making the parts. I'd rather have good parts later then crappy parts sooner.
     
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  7. Tboy7630

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    *!! That blows. At least you have it sorted out now.
     
  8. newmagrathea

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    Any updates? Did you ever get the pulleys in?
     
  9. Vaderman

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    Does anyone know what dimension to use for the barrel? Seems simple enough to grab some aluminum pipe/tube.
     
  10. Marv

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    Sure transcriptors still sell these if you do a search.
     
  11. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes, I though I had posted this, but I don't see it, my bad
    the stocks are being cast up and orders are shipping out. you should get yours shortly

    btw, transcriptors new pullies are very high priced and not the same dimensions as the vintage ones ;)
     
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  12. trooper

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    here are the pics of the pullies


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  13. kurtyboy

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    The barrel is 5/8" OD.

     
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  14. newmagrathea

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    Ok, thanks for the update. No pressure, I hadn't seen an update in a few weeks and was curious. The pulleys look perfect.

     
  15. Vaderman

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    Thanks!
     
  16. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    how long should it be ?
     
  17. kurtyboy

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    You'll be asking me for the inside bore and weight next! :D
     
  18. kurtyboy

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    I get 310mm visible length, plus the part in the barrel block. I think it's 1/16" thick tube.

     
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  19. trooper

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    thank you budy :)
    now, what color and brand of paint to use, what type of aluminum? what grit of sand paper if it is used? type and number for screws, can I get a weight on the tube :D
     
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  20. russellsch

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    Also, does the barrel have rifling? & if so, what's the twist rate? :p :lol
     
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  21. trooper

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    yaaa :D
     
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  22. Hairyloft

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    Hi Trooper hope all going OK, Just wondered how the stocks were going, worth the wait to get this right.
    Thanks for all the work on this.
     
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  23. BACABreath

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    Is this run still alive? Any idea when then next set of parts will be completed?

    Thanks
     
  24. The Ninja

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    trooper is working so many hours on the stocks he has NO time for hunting, which is good for me lol!! keep him busy :lol
     
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  25. trooper

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    yes, the project is still alive :) lol
    there are parts being worked on like the trigger set up and the front site

    ya ive been very busy getting stuff out ian, your the junkie for hunting LOL
     
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  26. OdiWan72

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    cool...please put me down for a barrel and front barrel assembly :)
     
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  27. Hairyloft

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    Received all the parts from Trooper this week, and couldn't be happier, you're a star, just perfect. Thanks again, will be in for the next parts, whenever!
     
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  28. dandirk

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    Agreed, can hardly wait on the rest... Looking into scopes, probably will bite the bullet on the darkenergy ones. Wish I could source the mounts, would be fine with cheaper modern options if I had the mounts.

    Have a bid on a camera body for last knob...

    My OCD is getting in the way atm... trying to figure out which screws go with which side greeblies:)

    I just finished sanding and filling the body, currently waiting for the epoxy to dry on the black block for the plates/greeblies... primer will be very soon:)
     
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  29. dandirk

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    Primer done...

    What are peoples plan for the base coat? Gloss or Matte black?

    Looks like trooper used gloss for the initial build, but I am contemplating matte.

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  30. kurtyboy

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    You're both wrong.:p The original nylon finish is satin.
     
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  31. russellsch

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    I've been tempted to paint what I've got so far, but I'm holding off... or trying to :D
     
  32. newmagrathea

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    Any updates on the stocks and parts trooper ?

    Also does anyone know of a good way to remove a hemisphere cap from a single point scope? I've got the a replacement but I can't get the original one off.
     
  33. trooper

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    my frame I made for the mold was gloss so there would be a smooth surface to paint on. like marcus said, it should be satin.
     
  34. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    yes, getting the last of them out this week :)
    to remove the cap, I just use a set of pliers and twist it loose.
     
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  35. Seneca

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    Hey guys! So I hunted down this coil cable for the back of the Scopes. It's from the 1970's and a very similar one can be seen in the millennium falcon on Solo's set right before the Jedi training remote session. Here's the cable and a screen shot. Jerry supplied me with some sort of round rolled tubing that I wanted in the side of the bowcaster. After I sanded them down I realized that I was able to pull out the inner part of the tube. So that gave me the idea that it might be kind of neat if I could just insert the cable into the side of the bowcasters just like a plug and play, if that makes sense. So I took the inner ring and mounted it to the coiled cable and use the dab of superglue on the inside to hold on the tubing. After that I simply just clicked the cables into the side holes where the outter tube was mounted. Worked out great!
     

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  36. newmagrathea

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    Nice, I have a coiled cable that came with camera flash that might work for this.
     
  37. dandirk

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    That's good info and idea Seneca...

    Any other noob info like length and thickness (guage or mm)? Noticed the other is a grey color rather than black?
     
  38. BACABreath

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    Hi, How did you attach the dial block to the frame?
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    How did you attach the rubber balls to the prod?
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    Any help is much appreciated.

    Thanks! :)

     
  39. trooper

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    for the balls you can cut a slit in it and simply slide the ball on.
    the block should be a tight/snug fit, so once you have your plates screwed to the block it will hold everything in place.
    as for the cord that wraps around the back, it's 4.5 mm thick, the coils are 14mm round. this is from an old headphone set
     
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  40. BACABreath

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    Thanks!

     
  41. newmagrathea

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    I think for the paint, I'm going to go with a flat black and polish it like I did with other blasters. I don't want it to be too shiny.
     
  42. newmagrathea

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  43. trooper

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    thanks man, love the video :)
     
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  44. russellsch

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    Great unboxing video. Welcome to the Bowcaster Club!
     
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  45. mgoob

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    I have a Graflex cable I plan to use.
     
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  46. Tboy7630

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    Can you provide some details on the scopes? Brand and/or where to find them?
     
  47. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    the scopes are "original model 7" 4x20 scopes and are rare to find, you can also use the nikko sterling scopes.
    the center scope is a singlepoint red dot scope, the correct version has the cone style tip .
     
  48. Marv

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    They look like this:
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  49. trooper

    trooper Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    except your single point scope has the screw on caps, it should have the push on
     
  50. newmagrathea

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    Does anyone know what the diameter of the red acrylic rod in the single point scope is? I want to replace my the rod when I replace my cap.
     

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