My Target Shooter

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by CaptainBacon, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. CaptainBacon

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    I made this the other day from 1" thick plywood. The fork and finger notches are based off of Bill Hayes' "Pocket Predator," however I have altered the rest of the frame after my Little Stinger frame. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=20&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0628.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Since I don't trust the strength of the fork of this frame, I've resolved to let this model serve as a target shooter, which is also nice because the through the fork shooting is absolutely pin-point. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=21&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0629.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>As usual, it is sculpted to fit the hand comfortably to eliminate fatigue, look nice, etc etc.<br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=22&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0630.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>Most notable about this frame in particular, I think is the paint job. It is a red to black fade done with spray can paint, that is then polished to a high luster, and then attacked with a little sand paper to age it a bit. The entire thing is then hand rubbed with black ink, which makes the red only come out in direct light. A few coats of clear enamel seal the finish. <br><br><a href="http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=23&u=17228318" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://i42.servimg.com/u/f42/17/22/83/18/imag0631.jpg" border="0" alt=""></a><br><br>It is banded up with red bands to match the paint (Even though they look extremely pink in the photo). The bands wrap around the fork to extend from inside the frame. <br><br>I intend to remake this frame, whether with a steel core, or from a fiber reinforced plastic. I really want to put some heavier bands on this frame style to match power with absolute accuracy. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  2. tokSick

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    This one is realy beautifull. You did a great job on that( as usual) .<br>Keep on showing your little beauties.
     

  3. CaptainBacon

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    Thank you, TokSick. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br>I intend to continue to show my little beauties, as I make them.
     
  4. pipesmoker

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    nice one captain!!!!<br>love the shape & finishing
     
  5. Abe_Stranger

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    Hayes couldn't have done it better himself. Great Job, very sleek!
     
  6. CaptainBacon

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    Thank you, Pipesmoker. I'm currently working on a second version that involves steel to ensure it's ability to handle heavier bands. <br><br>Thank you, Abe_Stranger, but Bill could (and has) done much better work than this. On a side note, your name and avatar make me yearn for that last oddworld game.
     
  7. Abe_Stranger

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CaptainBacon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">Thank you, Pipesmoker. I'm currently working on a second version that involves steel to ensure it's ability to handle heavier bands. <br><br>Thank you, Abe_Stranger, but Bill could (and has) done much better work than this. On a side note, your name and avatar make me yearn for that last oddworld game. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>There are actually two new ones on the way, according to a good friend...but mum's the word on that matter, lol.</span>
     
  8. CaptainBacon

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    That's good to hear. It was such a creative franchise.
     
  9. Abe_Stranger

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>CaptainBacon wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">That's good to hear. It was such a creative franchise. </td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>Definitely one of my favorites. I don't know if you've played it, but Stranger's Wrath was the reason Lorne decided to disband OI (because marketing really screwed the pooch, and sales sucked.). He felt that he needed to rebuild the franchise from the ground up, hence the HD remakes of Stranger's Wrath, Munch's Oddyssey, and the upcoming remake, Abe HD. I could keep you posted, if you're interested.</span>
     
  10. CaptainBacon

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    No doubt the trouble was the originality. Games have to be cliche' or mimic reality for sales to be incredible.