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Grappling Gun Repro Prop by Bilious Grappling Gun Repro Prop by Bilious
This thing has been consuming my life since October but I'm finally DONE! It not only has spring-loaded aluminum grapple blades, but also really fires the grapple!

For a demo video and more information if you'd like to buy one of these for your own collection, check out: [link]

Based on Rorschach's Grappling Gun from Watchmen.

:new:EDIT:
Managed to juggle around costs and bring the price-tag down for you all! My first three pre-orders are now $500, and after that, units will be $600. See the website for more information!

Remember, these are hand-made fan-made toys of top quality. Take-up Reel is still TBD.
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That first edit:
Holy sugar cubes, a Daily Deviation! Thanks so much guys!
For those interested to buy but anxious about the price, please note I am currently doing my best to reduce costs where ever possible and bring that price tag down for all of you! I have also been debating the addition of a take-up reel and have made some adjustments that will boost the grapple firing-range to twice what it was already! More news soon!

If I do decide to add a line, guys, please don't really try to climb it. It will be for lulz and photo-ops only, these are fairly sturdy toys but they are still just hand-made toys!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-03-23
From suggester: "Not only is Grappling Gun Repro Prop by =Bilious a well-made and beautifully detailed version of Rorschach's grappling gun, but it actually works! (There's a link in the artist's comments to a video of the firing action.)" ( Suggested by QueenGwenevere and Featured by Thebuild )
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TESLA5380 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
EPICNESS
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:iconmenenyay:
MenenYay Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
Awesomeness Overload
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MouseG32 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
wow simply wow. I cant even think of where to start a project like this. Great work!
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:iconphrostie:
phrostie Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
very freakin cool!
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:iconglenmiles:
GlenMiles Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh shit, congrats Bilious.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man! It certainly made my day yesterday XD <3
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:iconcalgarc:
calgarc Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Artist
EPIC :D
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Epic
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:iconstigmartyr762:
Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
This is cool beyond words! :wow:
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DangerousHabits Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
$800! it's good man but not that good.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
I know that's a huge chunk. XD I'm working currently at budgeting things out and seeing where I can lower the price. I should edit in a note here since it got a shit ton of attention today. ^^' The final produced ones may also have a take-up reel, I'm still looking into what it would take, and I've also figured out how to get the grapple to go twice as far (I managed a good 15 feet in my yard with a lot of attention from the neighbors. :D ) It takes a lot of time/money/effort to make for just one small girl with a lot of tools. XD

I was lucky my prototype was made from a lot of stock we had on hand, but even so I invested a lot out of pocket to cover. I've had established professional model makers price my prototype at being worth a good $4k.
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Ledded Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
:iconitsbeautifulplz:
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:iconbirvan:
Birvan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woohoo, congratulations on getting a DD. You definitely earned it ^^
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks, B! (Lol this is my third DD XD I still can't believe it.)
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:iconbirvan:
Birvan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, nice =D

Just shows you have plenty of potential ^^
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconimtoohappyplz:
A fully functional well-made grapple gun.
Somebody pinch me, I think I might be dreaming.
Either that, or died and gone to Watchmen cosplayer heaven.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
And I may make MORE TO SELL if I get enough pre-orders. ;) <3
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:icon0armoredsoul0:
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AUGH, I need a job so desperately.
Lack of cash, strangling-!
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
I know how that feels ;A; <3
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:icon0armoredsoul0:
0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It doesn't help that no one seems to be hiring right now, just when I need the cash most.
Frustrating as HELL.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've been freelancing to help out but yeeeaaaaah here's hoping things pick up in the economy, right? X|
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0ArmoredSoul0 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amen to that.
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oathkeeper-auctor Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Wow, it looks awesome :3
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TheRandomnessDude Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Kickass prop - but a tiny nitpicking thinger: Doesn't Rorschach have leather gloves?

Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
He does! But I did not have the budget to pick some up! :C My costume itself was scavenged from thrift shops for under $20. X) If I sell any of these props I'll be able to afford a pair though! ;) AND pay my bills!
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TheRandomnessDude Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Hope you do, cause I got a pair of leather gloves, and they are so fucking awesome. Didn't cost too much either, luckily.

Btw, is there a string attached to the grappling hook? Because I saw the demo vid, but didn't spot a string between the hook and the gun?
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
The prototype does not have one, it took a shit ton of engineering for me to get it to have it's dual actions alone. I may add a take-up reel in the short-run I do to sell 'em, but I gotta get pre-orders first to pay for materials. ;) I've already figured out how to get the grapple to fly farther easily, but after dissecting a bunch of various objects to try to figure out the take-up reel it was scraped for the time being. (There's 60 hours of work in what you see here alone. X) )

Additionally, imagine comic book guy from Simpsons trying to climb it, regardless of how strong I make the rope. I'm not sure I want that on my hands. D: Although if there's enough requests from serious orders I will make the adjustment. XD AGAINST MY BETTER JUDGMENT.

The nose cone does come in a choice of three different colors though. :D
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TheRandomnessDude Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Pffft, if people decide to use it for idiotic purposes, that's not your fault. Put up a disclaimer: "Bilious is not responsible for any and all stupidity while using this device. So stop trying to pick your nose with it, asshole."
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Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
HEY MAN. If I was just buying one and hadn't made it myself I'd want to try to climb it. XD LOOKA ME I'M AWESOME LIKE RORCASH.

But yeah XD I mostly put the disclaimer for lulz. XD

P.S. I just lowered the price the other day. X)
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TheRandomnessDude Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I would shoot people. Or pick my nose with it. OR BOTH AT THE SAME TIME MOTHERFUCKER FUCK YEEAAAAAH!
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Foxdogdemon Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Congrats on the DD :D You deserve it!
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kingfury76 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
looks like the one from the movue
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
That was my intention, thanks! ;)
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kingfury76 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010
good work than
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Voodoofish Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WAAHAHAHA CONGRATS! XD
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG THANKS I was like OMGWTF 150 MESSAGES OVER NIGHT??
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starfiregurl26 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Holy shit that is impressive!! Awesome!! XD
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
EEEEE, they did it, they did it, they DD'd it! :excited: Congratz, man! This so TOTALLY deserves a DD! I mean, come ON, how cool is that thing!
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Omg. OMGOMGOMG. OMG YOU.

I was like "Lalala I wonder if I got anymore responses to yesterday's journal- (hits refresh) omg where did a hundred and fifty messages come from o_o "

Thanks so much though seriously!! This thing took such time and energy it's great to see people impressed by it!!

Guess I really have to be Rorschach for halloween again this year XD
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:iconqueengwenevere:
QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
Well, it's a Super Cool Thing, I thought it deserved some attention... :)

Hey, if you do Rorschach again, you'll have an excuse to make a working shifting-blobs mask-thingy! :la:
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bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional
sweet job
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Voidblade Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
cool.
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
haha neat! think if u had some strong rope and a better propulsion thing you could use it for real haha but its still awesome
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm just glad I was able to engineer a toy that worked THIS well. ;) The final products sold will have some fine-tuning from this prototype.
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Student General Artist
kool, like i said it is awesome lol
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rubberbend Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Very awesome!
Love the design and colors.
How come the hook doesn't have a rope?
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
Because it took months of engineering to get it this far.

Also, imagine comic-book guy from simpsons trying to climb it.

Overall it was a corner that was okay to cut IMO. X)
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Buuya Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010   Digital Artist
Holy shit. The holiest of shit. :0
This is so well crafted. Again, holy shit. This is beautiful!
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Saroh Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
DUDE! I want one! Ahh~ You've made me happy~
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:iconbilious:
Bilious Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Well I just managed to lower the price! ;)
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