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  1. Member Since
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    Apr 27, 2015, 2:30 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #226

    OdiWan72 said: View Post
    i guess you misread my post!?

    I stated that an INT thread for the barrel assembly and frontal barrel support would be a good idea, just not for the already found/ identified parts.
    I never implied that the barrel parts have been identified already

    Casting the horton magnum frame could be an option in the future

    markus
    I was just doing some research on resins that would be durable enough... the fiberglass route I was considering I don't think will work... Its too thick and will not pour well... and without the fiberglass in it, it would not be strong enough. I found a resin that seems plenty hard. I think just the resin would be about $100-150 without taking into account the molding materials etc. I still might do it though...would still be cheaper than a safari on ebay

    Casting the magnum frame- somebody would have to trust me with theirs. I'm never gonna find one - been looking for years. You know what would be REALLY cool is a laser scan of the magnum that we could take to a CNC and have cut from Aluminium... that would rule. trigger probably would not work without some shananigans but still be damn cool.

    Jedi Dade
  2. Hairyloft's Avatar
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    Apr 27, 2015, 3:25 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #227

    Would love someone to cast their Horton Magnum, in the mean time will have to stick to the safari, but always find when its not "the one" my hearts not totally in it
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    Apr 27, 2015, 5:24 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #228

    I think it's a safari....its plastic? That needs to be sanded and trimmed out. The bow itself has a ridge in it. Not flat.

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    I got my safari for 80 usd shipped from a guy off eBay....can't beat that!

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    I got my safari for 80 usd shipped from a guy off eBay....can't beat that!
  4. Member Since
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    Apr 27, 2015, 5:30 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #229

    80 bucks is almost as good as my first safari - $50 . but that was a LONG time ago buy had an auction ending at a weird time... and I just lucked out.

    Jedi Dade
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    May 18, 2015, 2:56 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #230

    I know there are several members here with the actual metal Horton crossbow, has anyone finished these versions yet be great to see, sorry if I missed them.
    Just got my old Horton back from Marv and have all the scopes and most of the bits, just missing the side plates and numerous knobs. Had a perfect set with cast ones, but gave away for another project, ah well should no by know never to give up on the bowcaster project as I always come back to it.
  6. Member Since
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    May 18, 2015, 3:51 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #231

    Me too... I'm working on the side plates and knobs, as well as the sight/barrel supports front and back. picked up some sheet metal - now I just need to carve a few hours out of my schedule to figure the exact pattern to I can cut once I still need to figure out exactly what I want to do with the front of the safari to make the front barrel support. it seems a bit nuts to cut off the front just to put something back that takes up the exact same spot... maybe some carving and adding on is the ticket... still figuring.

    Jedi Dade
  7. Wookiee RPF Premium Member GotWookiee's Avatar
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    Aug 5, 2015, 8:20 PM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #232

    So, who actually built the original bowcaster?

    I know the prop came from Bapty and Company, like many of the other weapons. Did they merely supply the base parts for rent or did they actually build the bowcaster prop, greeblies and all?

    Does anyone know who specifically might have done the work itself? I mean the actual person?
  8. RPF Premium Member OdiWan72's Avatar
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    Aug 6, 2015, 2:46 AM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #233

    As far as I know only kurtyboy and Marv have finished their BC´s so far...all other are just partially or unconverted as of yet.

    Would be interestíng to know who built the actual prop!

    GotWookie/ Marv: I am still counting on you guys to offer accurate conversion parts in the -near?- future

    Markus
  9. Wookiee RPF Premium Member GotWookiee's Avatar
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    Aug 6, 2015, 9:39 AM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #234

    Yep. That's my fall project.

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  10. RPF Premium Member OdiWan72's Avatar
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    Aug 6, 2015, 10:21 AM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #235

    GotWookiee said: View Post
    Yep. That's my fall project.

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    Cool... Have you ever thought about doing it as an active project? This way more people can contribute to discussion of the parts with the goal to make these as accurate as possible

    Just a suggestion

    Markus
  11. Wookiee RPF Premium Member GotWookiee's Avatar
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    Aug 6, 2015, 10:28 AM - Re: Bowcaster Parts #236

    Yeah, I plan on doing that.

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