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Gundam Astray Red Frame + Compound Bow
FichtenFoo
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 10:20 PM UTC
Here's my latest... no in-progs though. I modified the gun to look cooler with some styrene and option parts. Modded the colors to be a buff and red-orange, and of course... the now infamous compound bow I've been talking about at FFF! The "string" is stretched sprue, the cams are watch parts. I'm not sure of the need or practicality of a huge bow, but it looks cool so who cares. I also modified the body in spots to make seams less of an issue and used the teeny Ako aluminum bells on the backpack.

http://fichtenfoo.com/02GiantRobots/02a-astrayRF.html
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 01:45 AM UTC
Very cool Gundam. Love the muted color scheme.
The stand is a really nice one- is that the one you purchased a 'bunch' of (I saw a thread on your sight about buying stands from another member).

very nicely done
FichtenFoo
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 03:25 AM UTC
Thanks!

Yeah... I got the stands from mechaskunk.com. I believe he still has them and some other style available like some cool hangar backdrop ones.
MZ3
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 08:35 AM UTC
That bow fits in almost prefect with the Red Frame. I need to finish the one I'm working on. I need to finish a lot of the ones I'm working on.
FichtenFoo
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 09:12 AM UTC
Thanks! Start finishing them up! I wanna see more gundam here.
slodder
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North Carolina, United States
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Posted: Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 04:43 PM UTC
Jason I echo Michael - finish'em up and post some images.

Let us know if you need any help with anything
Pave-Hawk
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Western Australia, Australia
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Posted: Thursday, December 28, 2006 - 10:36 AM UTC
The 'Arrows' aren't really long enough for the draw of the bow, or the bow is flexed too much when not drawn, but apart from that I really like this one.
droseman
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England - South East, United Kingdom
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 04:44 AM UTC
Thats very cool, as an archer myself I would probably make one like that. Is that custom or off the shelf?

Dave
FichtenFoo
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Pennsylvania, United States
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Posted: Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 05:27 AM UTC
Thanks! The bow I made from various leftovers and styrene shapes. The Gundam is mostly stock except for a few aesthetic modifications.
Vadster
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Tennessee, United States
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Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007 - 11:10 PM UTC
I like your website and the custom crossbow for your Gundam.