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 Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?

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PostSubject: Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?   February 26th 2012, 12:17 pm

Usopp (aka Sogeking) is one of the main characters in the popular Manga/Anime series "One Piece".



He fights with a slingshot as his main weapon! The large one is called "Kabuto", and it has five strings of rubber.

Many kids asked me to build such a weapon, and I have hesitated for a long time. But recently I learned that "One Piece" is immensely successful, 250 million comic books have been sold, and it is the most successful Manga ever.

The Slingshot Channel can no longer ignore such a famous rubber based weapon, and therefore I have made a "Kabuto".





Green paint and gauze bandage wrapping, as in the original pictures. Made from 18mm Multiplex and an old broom stick.

The pouch looks kind of odd, but actually work pretty well.

I did add a steel spike (hardened the tip) so you can stick it into the earth for a better stance, and of course so the weapon can double as a spear.



It is tested as a slingshot, a throwing spear and a as a stabbing weapon. And guess what, it even has anti Zombie qualities!

The outcome was surprisingly good - the designers at One Piece have really invented a cool and effective weapon. Well done!

Here is the video:



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PostSubject: Re: Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?   February 26th 2012, 1:38 pm

That's sick! I love the idea! Need to start watching One Piece again.

Does the lack of a top rubber band make any difference to accuracy? One would think that having a complete circle might make the shot a bit more stable. But, I don't know what I'm talking about. Just curious!

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PostSubject: Re: Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?   February 26th 2012, 1:43 pm

I did balance the bands, the lower one is thinner, the upper once are thicker.
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PostSubject: Re: Manga Toy, a Zombie Killer?   February 26th 2012, 6:20 pm

Awesome! One Piece is pretty awesome show, and that's an awesome sling!
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