"Gladiator" Four Shot Crossbow Movie Prop: Feasible?

Discussion in 'General Slingshot Discussions' started by JoergS, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    I am in the process of making a four shot "revolver" crossbow powered <br>with rubber (of course). It already works! Will soon present it.<br><br>I<br> have done some research on the concept and found that Ridley Scott had <br>the same idea... the movie prop makers at Zorg made a great weapon which<br> I think would be quite functional. <br><br><img src="http://www.zorgltd.co.uk/images/photos/gldtr_crossbow_500x340.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Here are some screenshots from the DVD:<br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gwgaLBL74ik/T-wol4Y--DI/AAAAAAAAB20/Fi7WBFsh5g0/s1558/CrossbowGladiator1.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-k__ufa-Czy8/T-wodGQYRXI/AAAAAAAAB2s/fDJhPiI40-k/s1043/CrossbowGladiator2.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>I like that little thing a lot. Do you think a replica is worth the efforts?
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    yess that would be awsome
     

  3. Courier

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    This would be a epic step to the coolness.<br>Very excited to see it, Joerg!
     
  4. pasquale

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    This would be a new epic Jörg Sprave weapon.
     
  5. tokSick

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    That' s great idea.<br>What kind of ammo are you gonna use, arrows, steel balls, knifes, pencils,...?
     
  6. Artifex

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    The only thing that I would change is to off set the staves for each one so that they are centered on the arrow they're firing. It looks great being all symmetrical, but wouldn't they have the tendency to pull the arrow off center?
     
  7. JoergS

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    <embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/tYRkb5TVVok" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed>
     
  8. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Awesome <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cool.gif" alt="Cool" longdesc="6">
     
  9. tokSick

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  10. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  11. Muizert

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    RUBBER POWER <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> .<br><br>Looks great , make some pins on the stirup , so you can pin those zombies down <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"> after the killshot (overkill??? i dont think so <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"> ).<br><br>All the best.
     
  12. kingmurphy

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    <div>great idea good luck with it</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>As soon as women see me, they want to get in shape to impress me. <br><br>So they start running. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33">
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  13. DangerMaus

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    Actually your design is a lot better than the movie prop. A major design flaw in theirs is expecting someone to be able to remember which 2 arrows to fire first during the heat of battle. Firing the wrong one first looks like it would cause the bow string to ride up one side of the other set of strings possibly causing injury to the shooter or someone next to them. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_pirat.png" alt="pirat" longdesc="23">
     
  14. e_monster55

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    So many projects, so little time, between Nerf and school, I don't know If I have time for a project like this, BUT I SOOOOOOO WANT ONE!!