Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by JoergS, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. JoergS

    JoergS Administrator

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    Usopp (aka Sogeking) is one of the main characters in the popular Manga/Anime series "One Piece".<br><br><img src="http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080916130737/onepiece/images/c/c6/Sogeking_Kabuto.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>He fights with a slingshot as his main weapon! The large one is called "Kabuto", and it has five strings of rubber.<br><br>Many kids asked me to build such a weapon, and I have hesitated for a long time. But recently I learned that "One Piece" is immensely successful, 250 million comic books have been sold, and it is the most successful Manga ever.<br><br>The Slingshot Channel can no longer ignore such a famous rubber based weapon, and therefore I have made a "Kabuto". <br><br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xohGVtojNBI/T0czreFp8DI/AAAAAAAABZE/r7sC12CclHY/s1600/Kabuto1.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br><img src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-v9kcNnzn1-Y/T0czxT-j-TI/AAAAAAAABZk/CJPnhKO7Z_c/s1600/Kabuto5.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Green paint and gauze bandage wrapping, as in the original pictures. Made from 18mm Multiplex and an old broom stick.<br><br>The pouch looks kind of odd, but actually work pretty well.<br><br>I did add a steel spike (hardened the tip) so you can stick it into the earth for a better stance, and of course so the weapon can double as a spear. <br><br><img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GCQGgr-Dabw/T0czuEpWwZI/AAAAAAAABZU/xPXLwgvvXoc/s1600/Kabuto3.JPG" border="0" alt=""><br><br>It is tested as a slingshot, a throwing spear and a as a stabbing weapon. And guess what, it even has anti Zombie qualities!<br><br>The outcome was surprisingly good - the designers at One Piece have really invented a cool and effective weapon. Well done!<br><br>Here is the video:<br><br><embed pluginspage="http://www.macromedia.com/go/getflashplayer" src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ViYMbow6Rf0" width="425" height="350" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" quality="high" scale="exactfit"></embed><br><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViYMbow6Rf0" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViYMbow6Rf0</a>
     
  2. HonzaS

    HonzaS New Member

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    Well done! It looks very well and gives pretty good shots! Do not have fear of 18 mm. multiplex to a height of forks that could break?
     

  3. Tobias

    Tobias New Member

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    Nice Toy! i think the fist Fistgrip work well with this pouch.
     
  4. neal_cassady

    neal_cassady New Member

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    shoot trough da head, rofl. what i like da most about jörg stuff and performance.. he has a great imagination compared with good humor.<br><br>sometimes its poetry. if i say for example only a dead nazi is a good one, doesn´t mean i wanna kill one. its only poetry.<br><br>nope, preparation and the work and creativity is the most fun.
     
  5. tokSick

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    It looks like a very dangerous weapon... and prety easy to make.<br>Hope we won' t see, in the near future, children playing with that stuff on our streets. But i must say... I LIKE IT!!!
     
  6. JoergS

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    Well, I must say that the staff concept is a good one... but a normal fork would do a better job for sure.
     
  7. Oneswunk

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    Came across a guy hiking the Appalachian Trail years ago that had a walking stick with a slingshot fashioned out of the end, a leather wrapped section and inlaid compass. <br><br>Was very nice wish I would have got a picture. Ahh I think I found my next project, time to search for good shaft.
     
  8. e_monster55

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    In my eyes this design just seems like an over sized version of a regular slingshot with too many forks (no offence Jorg), but I can't deny that it does look good.
     
  9. fighter1123

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    This is a nice <img src="http://r28.imgfast.net/users/2815/14/20/70/smiles/2307125563.gif" alt="Slingshot" longdesc="36"> but what are the design Plans for this? I would love to have something like this.