The terrible son of the Blunderbuss.

Discussion in 'Crazy contraptions' started by AtomikBanane, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    Hi Joerg, Hi everyone.

    After watching with a friend the video of the blunderbuss, we wanted to make ours.
    The thing we came out with is a plywood monster bigger and stronger than his father.
    It was a real challenge for us because we had absolutely no experience in wood working. It takes us may be about 30 or 40 hours to make. We had not a lot of tools. It was shooting after 30 hours of work.

    Plans and explanations for construction

    Some pics of the fabrication:
    The trigger mechanism:
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    The piston with nasty nails in it:
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    In the barrel:
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    The badass part:
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    The face:
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    1:30 AM, we're totally knackered but the thing SHOOTS!
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    Now the paint work (no more experience than in wood working)
    The side:
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    The underside:
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    The top of the barrel:
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    The thing is really powerfull: 4 thera tubes black each side. We need to be two to load it. The little tubes at the end of the barrel are slowing donw the piston before it reaches the end of the breach to prevent eventual brokes. The cannon is 8cm by 8cm and 1 meter long. We can really shoot everything we want.

    The front plate has been painted too but I have no pic of it yet and the blunderbuss is at my friend's house. Wait the end of the week!
    We made a video yesterday, but my gopro camera screwed up and we lost 3/4 of the videos. We will make a new video in August. I'll update this post.

    I hope you will enjoy it!
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    bad ass for sure!! i love it and the paintjob just makes it even better!!
     

  3. Jazztuss

    Jazztuss Junior Member

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  4. studer1972

    studer1972 scooter trash

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    Hello, welcome to the forum, and bada** work!

    How does the spike plate projectile stay stabilized in flight? Any impact photos to share? I imagine it would make Gallagher proud on any melon impacts.
     
  5. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Great work!! This thing is pure devastation! Paint job is awesome too, and your building process steps were really well done!
    I would definitely have say that this is one mean son-of-a-gun:D!
     
  6. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    Thanks you all for your comments!

    @Studer: The spikes are not very stable and you need to shoot very close to the target (20 cm) But these 5 nails are devastating.

    This pic survives to the gopro's bug:
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    You can see the fives holes, and they are really deep in the water
    melon.
     
  7. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Really really cool! Great job! [​IMG]
     
  8. dannytsg

    dannytsg Senior Member

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    Really nice work.
     
  9. Schultz

    Schultz New Member

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    Great Work, looks very Evil :D
     
  10. xXdoomXx

    xXdoomXx Junior threadjacker ag. J

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    Nice work and exactly how many bottles of coffee and cola were drank in the making of this!?

    J
     
  11. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    Hehe, may be 4l or 5l of cola, that's all!

    Some guys asked me to put pore details ans drawings of the thing to make theirs.
    Wait one week or may be one and half.
     
  12. Slagskimmer Mike

    Slagskimmer Mike thinks TBG smells better than roses

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    Paint me green with envy!

    You are natural craftsmen if this is the first thing you've made. I really like the gun.

    The tubes for deceleration are a great idea.

    Thank you for showing us the fruit of all that midnight oil.
     
  13. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    Update: I made the plans for persons that asked it to me. Link of the thread in the first post.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  14. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    The video will come soon. Here's a little hint to wait ;)
    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3FSY80QXW4[/ame]

    EDIT: This is a private video. Do not spread the link everywhere.
     
  15. Will

    Will Thread Hijacker

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    Nice work, and I've been looking forward to this for quite some time!
    Here is a question, how is the 'casing' around the spiked going to open in flight? Curious about the design and what you may have in mind.
     
  16. Baller-Bub

    Baller-Bub New Member

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    Nice Thingy!
    Looks to me, as the nail carrier has kind of a hollow tip,
    wich gets divided by air force while flying.
     
  17. AtomikBanane

    AtomikBanane A dangerous banana

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    Totally right. And it's working.

    Wait some days again! My firend will edit the video.
     
  18. dolomite

    dolomite Banned

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    spike sabots...outstanding.