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Bowcaster Requirements

 
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Sicko ()
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2019 11:59 pm    Post subject: Bowcaster Requirements Reply with quote

Hi there,

Contemplating a Chewie, just trying to figure out the requirements for the bowcaster, can't find it in the OT chewbacca crl, I guess it would be considered an accessory. Can someone point me in the right direction or is it more of a "as long as it looks right" thing? Tried searching on the forums here but there's soooo many hits with bowcaster in it.

cheers!
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 1:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got mine from Aaron Green at Premier Props. It is 3d printed and very affordable. Im not sure about the requirements of them though.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello, he bowcaster in the OT is basically the same in each episode except in ROTJ it has the bowstring seen. ( experts here can kindly correct me) Wink , there is usually a run on the OT bowcaster here. ( search marketplace) there are also great threads building very nice ones. http://www.forum.rebellegion.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=401, i presume since it is not a requirement for approval. there would be no fine details on the CRL for it.
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PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another option if you are looking to build your own, is the threads on the RPF, or Replica Prop Forum. There's a bunch of useful info to be found on their site, with some of the best fan built casters I've seen.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses guys..I'm having a hard time locating reference photos of decent size to see what the paint job should be like and where to place the wiring (aka telephone cord) on the weapon itself..
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi there! The bowcaster is not required for approval, but you should talk to Jason Rucci of Wookiee Workshop, he made my kit Smile
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So each movie the bow is a bit different. The main body is the same for sure, but different. Knobs dials and such are all over the place. Also the front ends are different from movie to movie. I wish I could share or post pics but I cant. But I can tell you there are some basic black and white photos floating on the internet of the ANH set up. Its not clear enough to tell exactly what it all is, but enough to give you the ideas. I do make bowcaster kits from time to time which are spot on accurate minus two parts. And if anyone can catch those two parts they know more about wookiees than most. lol
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the responses guys, appreciate it! Will just do some digging, I think I found a kit but I need some telephone cord and to figure out how to attach it and worry about the paintjob. I think black with some drybushed metallics would be okay judging from the pictures I can find.
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