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Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
I was fortunate enough to get to make the wooden bows used in the recently released Hunger Games movie. Specifically, I made the wooden bow (acually 4 copies of the same bow) used by the main character, Katniss, in the beginning of the movie.

I will make for you or someone you love a replica of the bows I made. It can be up to 26" draw and 40#. We can work on the specifics after you win. I pay shipping up to $25.

Here are the bows I made with the artist's model in the center.

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The two on the left are functioning bows. The two on the right are permanently bent in the drawn position to allow for long holds during filming.

Here are the two functioning bows with the model in the center.

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And here is the bow drawn by me.

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And the bow (I think this is one of the permenently bent ones) drawn by the star, Jennifer Lawrence, who plays Katniss. I'm not sure what the heck the form is she is using but she is cute [Smile]

I don't know why they took the horse hair off. If they only knew how much trouble I had to go through to get that.

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Thanks.

(DISCLAIMER: Clearly I own no rights to the movie, the story, or anything related to them. Lionsgate Films owns the movie and Suzanne Collins and Scholastic owns the books. I hope they don't mind me doing this for a good cause.)

[ April 03, 2012, 11:42 AM: Message edited by: John Scifres ]
 
Posted by coaster500 (Member # 19836) on :
 
That's just to Cool John [Smile]
 
Posted by primitivealltheway (Member # 24715) on :
 
cool as all get out!!!
now how did a man from indiana,make bows for hollywood???? i would like to hear how it all began.
 
Posted by Paul/KS (Member # 8684) on :
 
Best get this started...
75.00
 
Posted by maineac (Member # 15727) on :
 
$80 This would help my archery club numbers
 
Posted by doug77 (Member # 11884) on :
 
$100.00 for my daughter
 
Posted by Blackstick (Member # 8777) on :
 
$150 for my granddaughter.
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
175.00
 
Posted by Jsthnt (Member # 10991) on :
 
200.00
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
Somebody asked some questions that I thought all might appreciate the answers to.

"Is the bow a useable /shoot able item?"

Yes, it is a functioning bow.

"Does it have a shelf or meant to be shot off the hand?"

I will make a shelf if you want or it can be shot off the hand. I generally put a floppy leather arrow rest on kids bows.

"What it the bow (wood) made of?"

I will use osage for the bow.

Just to be clear, this will be made to your specifications. I can do about anything you want up to 40# at 26". It can be made exactly like the ones I made or more like the one in th emovie which was tweaked according to their needs. We'll work out the details after the auction. It will take a few weeks depending on the timing and other details to complete.

If you are in a hurry, we can work that out too. I'm on vacation for the middle part of June. If I get it done quickly and you live somewhere between Indianapolis and Nemo, SD or Nemo, SD and Glacier National Park, I'll even drop it off in person [Smile]
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
225.00
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
If this gets to $300 I'll include 3 Katniss-esque hunting arrows.
 
Posted by Jsthnt (Member # 10991) on :
 
Let's make sure it gets there then...

300.00
 
Posted by Hawkeye (Member # 662) on :
 
Makes me smile... GOOD on ya, John!!! [thumbsup] [archer] [thumbsup]
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
400.00

Good idea Jeff!
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
$400 might even get you a Katniss quiver. God Bless you man!!!
 
Posted by jcar315 (Member # 19642) on :
 
[clapper]
 
Posted by Jsthnt (Member # 10991) on :
 
Don't you have some pound cake to eat or sumthin Sunny?

450.00
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
Naw..... Just making it this year.


475.00
 
Posted by Jsthnt (Member # 10991) on :
 
Then go bake darn it!!

500.00
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
I've delegated that job...


525.00
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
Holy crap, you guys are killing me!!! I never woulda guessed. Thanks for all the attention to my little offering. Just as an FYI, you all just topped what Hollywood paid for each bow [Smile] I will make this extra special for you all.
 
Posted by Matty (Member # 10632) on :
 
I don't eat flour or sugar....
Hollywood ,.... Sheeesh. What do they know!?
$550
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Matty:
I don't eat flour or sugar....

You obviously have never had Lowcountry pound cake....


575.00
 
Posted by Jsthnt (Member # 10991) on :
 
I do and I have...

600.00
 
Posted by Matty (Member # 10632) on :
 
Lmao
I love this auction
 
Posted by Bud B. (Member # 24907) on :
 
Looks like you need to start a new line of bows John!

WOW!


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Thank you bidders!!
 
Posted by Pokerdaddy (Member # 24679) on :
 
Awesome guys!!!!!
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Posted by Sam Harper (Member # 21030) on :
 
John, are you not allowed to tell us how it came about you made the bows for this movie?
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
Hey Sam,

Um, I guess I'm allowed 'cause I did [Smile]

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Posted by Sam Harper (Member # 21030) on :
 
Interesting. Thanks. I was curious about that since I heard you had made those bows. Did you get to meet any of the cast and crew, or did this all happen through mail and phone?
 
Posted by John Scifres (Member # 946) on :
 
Email and phone only.
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Jsthnt:
I do and I have...

600.00

So go bid on that!

650.00
 
Posted by Fletcher (Member # 1125) on :
 
My wife says $700 for her 70th birthday present. [Eek!] [help]
 
Posted by gregg dudley (Member # 3093) on :
 
[clapper]
 
Posted by doug77 (Member # 11884) on :
 
$725
 
Posted by doug77 (Member # 11884) on :
 
$825
 
Posted by sunny hill archer (Member # 10648) on :
 
900.00
 
Posted by doug77 (Member # 11884) on :
 
925
 
Posted by Matty (Member # 10632) on :
 
Wow guys. That was cool. Great job!
 
Posted by FerretWYO (Member # 13052) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by sunny hill archer:
900.00

Micheal wins at 900.00

Time stamp on the next bid was to late.
 
Posted by Walt Francis (Member # 1901) on :
 
Payment of $900 received from sunny hill archer.

Michael, Thanks for supporting the kids!

[Not Worthy]
 


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