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Hunting Shepard - Submission for NotCras Contest by rex3cutor Hunting Shepard - Submission for NotCras Contest by rex3cutor
Some weeks ago :iconnotcras: started a little contest. Goal was to visualize scenes, material, characters or whatever we want from his strorys. For more details read this [link] . So I decided to visualize a detail from chapter 6 of his story "From the Ashes" (really great story imo. Maybe you give it a try if you havenīt) and this is my submission for the contest.

In the Story Shepard went rouge and disappeared after the Reaper war and his LI Liara has to find and catch him, so that they can help him to stop his nightmare. In London they find him in an Refuge camp ruled by Aria. In the night they used a long-range-crossbow with a stun arrow to sedate him. So this is my try to visualize the preparation of the gun before the hunt.

So this is a CCBX-30 Shadow Hunter. Itīs an experimental long range compound crossbow. The design is basically an M-90 Indra but the barrel was completly replaced with the bow parts and the internals with a shooting computer. Also included is a blue aiming laser and a long range scoop. Itīs painted in an digital metro camo and has no manufacturer markings. Itīs the perfect weapon for a silent assasination - or in this case a silent hunt ;).

Now like always: Work and model by me, Mass Effect by Bioware and EA. And again special THX to :icontroodon80: for all the weapon-references and the Weapon models. They were really helpfull so thanks man.
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DFModMaster Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amusingly, it might even work in the mass effect canon; it travels slow enough and is large enough that kinetic barriers might not stop it.

…this is food for thought, I think.
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rex3cutor Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
That would mean that a crossbow or an Compound bow are more effectiv than the normal guns. Maybe we should use Rambos explosive arrows in the game :D - through the barriers and BOOOM ;)
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DFModMaster Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, more efficient, maybe. But there's something to be said for infinite ammo, long range (seriously, you can probably get more range out of a predator than a crossbow), and no wind deflection. Plus, a half-decent technician could probably fix the barriers (make them intercept slower-moving objects) in a second.
It's an interesting question -- a crossbow (and maybe a compound bow, but I get the feeling that would be less efficient for a lot of reasons) means you don't have to worry about shields unless someone knows you're coming, but you're still probably doing less actual damage than, say, proton rounds or a good sniper; high velocity rounds kill quicker than arrows or bolts. Plus it wouldn't do crap to synthetics.
But, for a stealth mission? You can't silence a railgun, and if you have the time to line up a killing shot your first shot, and they don't know you're using a crossbow then you're probably right — a crossbow is a good bet.

…on a totally different note, I overthink things. Dammit, I think I just self-nerd-sniped.
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MrKnight360 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Now your speaking my language, I love archery. While I don't know the types of bows, I always want to use them. Called it my nerd love for Green Arrow ^^;
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rex3cutor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Glad I hit your taste. I prefere firearms more, but a compound bow or crossbow is really an interesting construction, even for me.
And btw: thanks for the faves :)
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MrKnight360 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Your very welcome ^__^ So are you going to do something like that even more ?
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rex3cutor Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I really donīt know at the moment. In most cases I plan only for some days, not longtime specially with ideas like that.
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MrKnight360 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
I get the picture, so how is everything ? How are you feeling ?
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rex3cutor Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Feeling ok, but a little tired, weak and little burned out. Maybe I need a real vacation but no time for this. But all in all I can say itīs ok.
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MrKnight360 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Well at least your ok but you should get some well needed rest. :(
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