The Green Harpee

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by slingashot, Nov 28, 2013.

  1. slingashot

    slingashot Over 50's Member

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    :eek:Never thought I would ever get around to attempting to make a slingshot but after coming across a few scrap pieces of 18mm, 7 ply, plywood, what else could i do !!

    As you will see it is based on Bill Hays 'Harpy' hence the name. I tried to capture the project from start to finish, hope you like it.
    By the way it shoots really good - just like a Pocket Predator really :D
     

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  2. WildBill

    WildBill The Silly Song Guy

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    Sweet! I like how it matches your tape measure. Well done!

    -Wild Bill
     

  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Senior member who totally rocks a pink Scout! Pink

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    That's amazing.
     
  4. beaverIII73

    beaverIII73 Junior Member

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    That's so cool. How do you do the green color and kind of paint do you use?
     
  5. Withak

    Withak aka Whitehawk!

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    I like that green color - the shape is wicked. Nice work on this.
     
  6. Drew_Bilbrey

    Drew_Bilbrey Drew Bilbrey

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    Great job! Very cool!
     
  7. slingashot

    slingashot Over 50's Member

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    Hey Beaver - The color is from a bottle of green food coloring I found in the cupboard. Just painted it on with a paintbrush then finished off with a couple of coats of spray varnish.

    Thank you all for the nice comments :)

    Still can't believe I actually made something that actually resembles a slingshot let alone shoots like one !!!
     
  8. Antraxx

    Antraxx #7

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    Very venomous look.
    Nicely done!
     
  9. Brazilviking

    Brazilviking Thread Hijacker

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    AHHH! My eyes!!!! Too green!
     
  10. kohlqez

    kohlqez Accident-Prone

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    Nice looks like it's poisonous :eek:
    I really like the food colour, gives me an idea on how to colour my next 3 boardcuts. Did you add anything to the food colouring or put any finish on?
     
  11. Courier

    Courier Senior Member

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    I know, I know many have already said it, but I will just say it again...the color is AMAZING.
    The shape is also very cool. It fits the color really well.
    Well done.
     
  12. JohnKrakatoa

    JohnKrakatoa Loudest boom on Earth

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    wow haha that looks like a 3d tattoo or painting!
     
  13. slingashot

    slingashot Over 50's Member

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    Nothing added - just brushed it on straight from the bottle and finished it off with a couple of coats of spray varnish.
     
  14. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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  15. Skorps

    Skorps Senior Member

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    very nice green shooter!