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  1. Member Since
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    Aug 23, 2010, 1:31 AM - Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #1

    hey guys does anyone here have a good source for making spring loaded props ? I want to make a few small items that have a push button spring load effect to them and can not find anything online about how to do it.

    James
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    Aug 23, 2010, 2:55 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #2

    I'm not really sure if anything like that would exist, what exactly are you having an issue figuring out?
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    Aug 23, 2010, 2:57 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #3

    well I'm looking to make a few small hollow type props that I could make into a spring loaded action. I just can not find anything online about how to make the push a button/spot and have it spring open.
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    Aug 23, 2010, 3:44 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #4

    can you do a pic, there must be a place to get springs, what about one out of the bottom of a ball point pen.
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    Aug 23, 2010, 3:51 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #5

    well what i'm looking to do is make my own batman beyond batarangs, and when Terry uses them in the series they seem to retract and expand after he presses a section of the handle/base. and all i have is from small screengrabs.

    from how they seem to work atleast to me would be press a section in the center and the wings pop out or pop back in. making a prop from a cartoon and the largest pictures you can find are 150x112 pixels
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    Aug 23, 2010, 4:20 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #6

    ok I just did this grab from a video i have and it is the best way i can really show you what I'm looking to do.



    how it look like I will have to do it is divide the sections of the batarang into numbered sections

    Section #1 is the top of the wing/blades
    Section #2 is the bottom of the wing/blade
    Section #3 is the section between #1 & #2
    Section #4 is the section between the base and the wings
    Section #5 is the base that you hold

    sections #1 & #2 both insert into section #3
    Section #3 inserts into #4
    Section #4 inserts into #5

    Section #5 having the release/retract button in the bottom section
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    Aug 23, 2010, 4:34 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #7

    Im not sure you can make it pop out like that...
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    Aug 23, 2010, 4:37 AM - Re: Spring Loaded Prop Making ? #8

    Yeah I know it won't be exact but that is basically the style I'm trying to make

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