Official "show-off Your Crossbow" Thread
Posted 20 September 2009 - 07:47 AM
Name: The BRIT Bow
Mods Done: Mostly shell as you can see. Everything is epoxied, and the shell back on form. just waiting for it's +bow style internals, and some re-inforcement.
Integrations: 2k, with the slide connected to a shortened 2k pump (when some one sells me one!)
Comments: This has been an absolute bitch to get to this stage, so I hope this works...
Posted 04 October 2009 - 02:38 PM
Name: A Work In Progress. For now, I like 'the atombow' also, I might call it that later, when it's finished.
Mods Done: 1/16th aluminum spring rest reinforcement, four screw posts replaced with 6/32 bolts, epoxy putty and 6/32 locking nuts, Brass strips bolted to the plunger rod, the plunger rod end is bolted on and held with epoxy putty, CPVC coupler'd with some deaspace added to ease use.
Integrations: none at the moment, probably an AT2K later on..
Comments: Formerly 'the chilibow' (post 43 of this thread). It hits ~90' which is enough. It might not be pretty but it holds it's own.
Edited by atomatron, 04 October 2009 - 02:43 PM.
Posted 22 October 2009 - 07:26 PM
Mods Done: New plunger rod (CPVC with Neoprene Washer head), new spring ([k26]), and new plunger tube (LpLCS Tube. All comes out to about 100' ranges, 80' usable.
Comments: I bought this gun in beaten up condition with no internals but the plunger rod, tube, catch, and trigger. I replaced the plunger rod with CPVC (Endcap screwed on either end to hold in plunger head and stock priming handle.) The plunger tube/head/ spring are taken from a LpLCS. I have the internals set though so none of the plunger tube is wasted due to spring compression (unlike in the +bow, LplCS, and all homemades) The plunger head comes all the way to the back of the plunger tube giving it good ranges for half the price. The front of the shell was cut off so I covered it with polycarb. I like this gun.
Posted 12 November 2009 - 11:27 PM
Name: Murphy Macmanus
Mods Done: Level 4, 9/16ths brass barrel with nested 19/32nds brass in the coupler, New plunger head assembly synthesized from a screw, a washer, the original plunger head, and craploads of epoxy.
Comments: On halloween ( or "All Saints Day") I got bronchitis and had to stay home from the School dance I was going to go to. My Dad then went out with my mom, and stopped at a nearby goodwill to find this baby just sitting there with a glorious 50 cent price tag. Took it home found that the plunger head had completely snapped off, and demanded immediate attention. Unfortunately so did my SAT. Two weeks later, its all fixed up and ready for action. And Murphy Macmanus is my favorite Boondock saint.
FA_24's response to Ice's back pain thread:
I used to have that problem until I got circumcised. 15 pounds later I was able to stand up straight.
Posted 13 November 2009 - 06:21 PM
Name: Diamondbow, maybe...?
Mods Done: Level 4, I guess. The internals are entire replaced, including the trigger and catch plate. Therefore, not necessarily re-enforced, but nothing in there's gonna break. The only thing that might've ever broken would be the spring rests, which have been re-enforced with bolts running behind them. Plunger draw longer than usual and uses a [k26] (+bow) spring. (homemade internals made by Draconis. Definitely get some. Awesome stuff.)
Integrations: PVC coupler'd SS2
Comments: My first xbow worthy of being posted up here. A great combo, these two combined make this easily one of if not the most comfortable blaster I've held. Can't wait to use it at a war. They're combined via epoxy putty and then one zip tie added for extra support (although it's most likely entirely unnecessary). Ranges are good out of both guns. Nothing exact yet. The main gun should definitely get above 100, the ss2 shooting around 80' with the barrel I currently have on it. The clashing of colors makes it all the more awesome in my mind. Get ready to see it out on the field...
Edited by diamondbacknf1626, 05 December 2009 - 11:44 PM.
Hey...I got a crazy idea: how about you stop all that sigging stuff? It's not even my thread and it annoys me.
Posted 08 December 2009 - 08:32 PM
Mods Done: Level 4. Replaced plunger tube, replaced plunger head, re-enforced plunger rod. I used a cut-down [k25] for a spring. I had to do at least 3 screw post replacements, and fill at least 9 holes in the shell.
Integrations: PETG'd SMDTG.
Comments: This thing was pretty beat up when I got it. Not totally trashed, but still pretty bad. After a lot of restoration, I now have this. The crossbow gets a solid 100', and the SMDTG gets a decent 50', both of which are good enough for me. Hopefully, this thing will be seeing some good action after the winter (praying for no tragic car-xbow accidents, which claim the
If at first you don't succeed, add more epoxy.
Posted 17 December 2009 - 05:05 PM
Mods Done: Level 3 - PETG single barrel, reinforced spring rest, that's about it.
Comments: I just received this in the mail a few days ago. It's in pretty bad shape. There are a lot of random chunks of plastic missing from the shell, but there's nothing that isn't repairable. I plan on using new plunger tube and rod most likely and a FF turret to make it up to my standard of having multiple barrels. I have plenty of work to do on this.
Edited by Ryan201821, 17 December 2009 - 05:07 PM.
Posted 16 January 2010 - 05:17 PM
Name: The Blue Monster
Mods Done: Level 4?. Bolts behind spring rests, sheet metal in front of the spring rest, plunger rod reinforced. BnA spring. Plunger tube made by Split, and gives an almost perfect seal. Catch spring addition/replacement.
Integrations: N/A, but that's changing soon
Comments: Name is a spinoff of Ryan McNumber's green xbow, on page 2 of this thread. The pictures were taken by Merzlin after he finished painting it, but it still looks the same.
The ranges are horrible, and I have no clue what's wrong, so I'll be buying homemade internals from Draconis soon.
Edited by hawkshot, 06 February 2010 - 06:35 PM.
Hawkshot, one of the founding FL Nerfers.
Posted 31 January 2010 - 03:32 PM
Name: IronBow (formerly Gemini, The Harbinger)
Mods Done:Level 4, completely reinforced, awesome pj, aluminum plunger rod and catch, replaced plunger tube, replaced plunger seal, mounts for a falcon strap.
Integrations: singled sm1500
Comments: This gun has had many owners, and many good memories in it. I cannot say that I have any in it, but thats because I have not yet had a chance to use it on the battlefield. It was first owned by Team_Slaya, and then passed it on to MSDFS. Eventually, MSDFS sold it to Split, who overhauled it and sold it to Icespartan_1114 . He used this as his primary for about a year, before giving up. It was then given to Ice, and then sold to DiamondBack, and then on to Coop, and then on to me. I sent it to Wes7143 to have it fixed up. He turned it into what it is now, a very formidable primary. Before I sent it to Wes, I was telling some of my nerfing buddies what it would look like, and nicknamed it "IronBow" because it has an Iron Man color scheme. I did not realize this until I watched the movie (Its not bad, by the way).
Edited by nerfer9, 10 June 2010 - 01:37 PM.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:37 AM
Name: Who Cares
Mods Done: Level over 9000, Custom Made
Comments: This was custom made for me by Split. Custom plunger tube, plunger head, priming handle, spring. Catch and trigger made by drac and modified by myself. Ranges? Who cares. It fires far and it fires fast. Possibly more potential energy then a +bow. Shell is still pristine, a single mark at the front where the barrel is. Stickers are pretty.
Edited by Muttonchops, 12 February 2010 - 10:01 AM.
21:45 Gears That's boob grabbing time
21:45 Gears it is so easy
Posted 27 February 2010 - 06:11 PM
Name: The BRIT Bow
Mods Done: Brand new internals (as built by Draconis), shell rebuilt with a recon shell and a whole tube of metal reinforced epoxy.
Integrations: 2k, with the slide connected to a shortened 2k pump
Comments: Taken a while to build, but is now finished and rocks.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:25 AM
Name: My crossbow
Mods Done: Barrel replacement, plunger elimination,trigger replacement, shell elimination, spring replacement, stock replacement, and reticulated splines.
Integrations: I can't do integral notation in plain text, but the kinetic energy of the tagger is the integral with respect to position from the catch to almost the end of the barrel of the force exerted by the string as a function of position.
Comments: Trigger was borked ~6 months ago by an idiot who didn't understand how clothespins work, and pulled the trigger in the opposite direction until it snapped off. Now it's functional again, but not quite finished. Shoots taggers (or anything else you want to stuff down the barrel) 40-50 feet.
Edited by KaneTheMediocre, 29 April 2010 - 12:38 AM.
My Half-Baked MHA Site
Posted 02 June 2010 - 08:17 PM
I have an odd habit of naming everything of sentimental value to me normal names.
Mods Done: Nothing too special, DT3 spring, level 4 reinforcements, reinforced plunger rod, replaced plunger tube. And an amazing seal, with the help of Cheesypiza001. I kept the stock plunger rod, catch, and trigger because I didn't want my Crossbow to be a Plus-Bow in a shell.
Integrations: I really don't have the need for any, with the use of a breech the ROF is enough to hold people off, and I wanted to keep the shell as stock and clean as possible.
Comments: I bought this a while back, for a steal if I may add, when I got it it wasn't in working condition. So I nurtured her to health again. I had to re-do the plunger rod reinforcements and the skirt needed some work, and to add to the performance replaced the plunger tube and gave it a "universal coupler". The range is enough, and the gun is easy to aim and fire so its pretty damn accurate. Over all I love this gun, its amazing knowing that this gun is my age.. weird right?
Posted 05 June 2010 - 08:26 PM
Name: The Jagan Bow (Supa Original)
Mods Done: Level 4 mod, fully reinforced (ie bolts behind the spring rests, aluminum sheeting, catch reinforcement as well as the the plunger rod guides. New internals (made by HOTH, new plunger head, plunger tube, awesome seal), and some good spring(similar to a [k25]). It will rock a Rev. 2 slug breech with 11.5 inches of 17/32 brass or a 12in cpvc speedloader. I don't know ranges, but it slams into my metal gate from 25 feet away with slugs while making a loud sound. After BAFF, I estimate that it was hitting around 95 with slugs. The plunger head originally broke off because of this retarded spring I was using. I redesigned it to work off of cpvc, and an endcap which the plunger head is screwed onto.
Integrations: This thing shoots fast and well enough so I don't need to integrate anything. Besides, the shell is in fairly good condition, so I don't feel the desire to ruin it.
Comments:Name comes from my screen name, but I don't know who had this before me, besides HOTH. It served as a great primary at BAFF, scoring great shots while being extremely comfortable in both the priming and the shell itself. It went through a few mishaps (the internals breaking, making a new plunger head design, springs, catching issues) I have a video of it on youtube :Crossbow Video
Edited by jakejagan, 11 November 2010 - 01:49 PM.
00:38 Bags it is legend now
17:45 *** MrPzowned was kicked by Zorn (MrPzowned)
17:45 Zorn moral of the story: don't pick on idle mods yo
Posted 20 June 2010 - 12:02 AM
Mods done: Level 4, fully reinforced
integrations: 2k fired via keyring trigger
comments: Named after my second favorite guitarist, Jimi Hendrix, she has a replaced plunger tube, replaced plunger rod, improved trigger, [k26] spring, and Baghead's bling camo paintjob. It shoots haaaaaaard. Got it stock from Blue a couple weeks ago. All it needs now is a falcon strap.
Edited by nerfer9, 24 October 2010 - 06:57 PM.
Posted 03 July 2010 - 07:35 PM
Name: Made in Mexico/USA
Mods done: I rebuilt the internals, and the front part of the shell.
integrations: A strip of pure awesome located on the upper right hand corner of the stock.
comments: It was a disaster when I started and it works now. Even though I still have some work left to do on it.
Posted 06 July 2010 - 04:51 PM
Name: Ellen. It's the only one this site will ever, EVER have.
Mods Done: Split internals. Integrated bawls.
Integrations: YOU TELL ME
"I'll still Nerf circles around you." hate mail welcome!
Edited by Gears, 03 August 2010 - 04:30 PM.
Posted 16 July 2010 - 02:21 PM
The Guru MK2 has successfully changed hands. It just arrived safe and sound.
Posted 13 August 2010 - 04:20 PM
Mods Done: Split internals. 16" Petg speedloader.
Integrations: Rattler (Cali!)
Comments: WHIP IT!
17:58 Talio Why do you keep doing these things
Edited by Gears, 10 September 2010 - 06:18 PM.
Posted 11 September 2010 - 04:23 PM
Mods done: Level 4, replaced internals, fully reinforced, full draw, [k26] spring.
integrations: sm1.5k fired by keyring trigger
comments: Baghead pj. This thing is fucking awesome. Gets 120 easy. I'm going to have a swappable integration system that works on the bolt that goes through the front of the shell
Mods done: Level one, bone stock
Comments: I've got big plans for this one.
Posted 28 September 2010 - 11:56 AM
Mods Done: Split internals. Stock trigger and catch. The inside of the shell is basically covered in e-putty, metal, and superglue. Extended trigger.
Integrations: Turreted 2K with a linked trigger, and a lock 'n load on a rail on the side (holla, Binky).
Comments: I love this blaster. I purchased it on ebay two summers ago, and I have put more work into it than any other blaster I've owned. I believe it was first modified by Coop, but literally everything but the trigger and the catch has been replaced since then. I use this crossbow about 90% of the time at wars. It has broken and been rebuilt numerous times and through trial and error i have found the setup that works best for me. I normally play a fairly long range game, but the 2k is great for rushing/ fending off rushers, and the pistol is there for close range kills, but it usually comes in handy when the crossbow breaks in the middle of a round. The paint job (done by Sublimedom777) isn't finished in the pictures, and I will update them next month.
Posted 01 October 2010 - 01:40 AM
Name: I'll come up with one later
Mods Done: Level 4, replaced internals.
Comments:Got it from blue about a week ago. I did Louiec3's mod and it's brought good results. Soon to have an aluminum catch and plunger rod as well as a badass paint scheme. Here's a hint: Eddie Van Halen's Frankenstrat.
Edited by nerfer9, 01 October 2010 - 02:19 AM.
Posted 09 October 2010 - 09:45 PM
Can a brother get an amen?
Name: The Blingbow
Mods Done1: Louiec3 style internals and plastic resin in the handle.
Integrations: MASTER CHIEF
Comments: This gun originally owned and painted by baghead, and came into my possession in a state of disrepair. After several hours of machining, "tis done as far as I'm concerned"
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