OTT The BarkyCat

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  1. BarkyBow

    BarkyBow Veteran Member

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    Hey guys.
    Anyone who has had the pleasure of dealing with Alex ( @byudzai ) knows what a fantastic person he is and those who have got there hands on the FlatCat (OTT or TTF) know what a pleasure it is to shoot. I was lucky enough to be a very small part of the process when Alex was developing his shooter and as a thank you he sent me one of his early models. #002
    Any of you who know me know that I don't like to feel like I owe something to someone and Alex has been so generous that I had to do something to say thank you. I love making slingshots so I asked Alex if I could copy his design and make a FlatCat with a Barky twist to it. Alex graciously agreed and when I told him it was ready he asked me to do this thread so that he can share with all of you.

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    The material is burgandy pearl kirinite and a special centre sandwiched between brass spacers.


    Thank you Alex I hope I do your design justice.

    Glamour pictures to follow ;)
     
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  2. JTslinger

    JTslinger Veteran Member

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    That is amazing! I can't wait for the glamor pics. I second everything you have said about the FlatCat and Alex.
     
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  3. BarkyBow

    BarkyBow Veteran Member

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    I sanded from 120 all the way to 7000 as I really wanted the kirinite to shine. I then hand polished it with a soft cloth and finally added 2 layers of Renaissance wax.
    I think it was well worth the extra effort as it came up very nicely. I'm very happy with the results and I hope Alex has as much fun shooting it as I had making it.

    Here are some glamour shots.
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    Thanks for looking in and all comments are welcome.
    I also want to state that I only made this with Alex permission and it was made for him.
    Thank you
    Clint.
     
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  4. BarkyBow

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    Oh I nearly forgot.
    These are the night time pictures. :p
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  5. Fletch

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    WoW, just WoW...........
     
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    What!? I'm blown away. I was in love after the first glamor shots but the night pics made my jaw drop. Standing O!
     
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    Truly amazing work! Beautiful choice in materials, came out fantastic
     
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  8. Bugsbrew

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    Well, I gotta say, That is Pretty Darn Sweet! Want my address?
     
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    Widget Well-Known Member

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    Wow!!!!!
    Wonderful and awesome
     
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  10. Emitto

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    I think i hate you! :drool::drool::drool:
     
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  11. Sanch

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    That is beyond cool no other words!!!!
     
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  12. WeldItWill

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    Awesome work! I honestly wish there were a stronger word for how amazing this looks. I'm at a loss for words!
     
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  13. Florida Forks

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    That is incredible! That looks like it took a long time to create... Which by the way is masterful!


    Florida Forks
     
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  14. Snib87

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    Omg! Clint it's mega !! That's perfection right there an a Labour of love , the shine on it alone must have taken hours , it's absolutely stunning mate ! U should be well chuffed ! That piece right there is what dreams are made of !
     
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    One of the most beautiful and functional frames I have ever seen.

    Absolutely amazing.
     
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  16. BarkyBow

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    Thank you Fletch. I'm glad you like it:tu:

    Babycow you sir are far to kind thank you.:tu:

    Thank you Smee I really appreciate that.
    The type of material I chose but the colours were chosen by Alex. Both he and I are not so good with colours so my wife had the final say thank goodness. I'm glad you like it:tu:
     
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    Oooh pretty!

    Sent from my ONE A2003 using Tapatalk
     
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    Wow thats absolutely stunning!
     
  19. BarkyBow

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    Cheers Brew man.
    I'm afraid she already has a master. Alex''s design is amazing but it is his so I'm afraid she's not coming your way big man;)
    I'm sure we can come up with a plan though:)

    Thank you very much Widget. I am happy you like it:tu:



    Hahaha no you don't! !!!
    I know you love me really hahaha ha!
    Cheers bud. I am glad you like her:tu:


    Thank you Sach I appreciate that:tu:
     
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  20. Mr Muz

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    Wow. I just messed up my pants. Fantastic work that's really something else!
     
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