Cheap Cannon how to

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BigEvil

New Member
I thought I'd take a crack at a huntorial of my own. I've learned a lot just reading and trying things from here and this is some of what I've come up with.

The beauty of the Predators is that they are all a little different, there are some basic common threads but really the armor is as individual as the hunter. I would love to get a screen accurate cast cannon, but it just isn't in the budget. So in the interest of cheap can be made to work too, here's how I made some cannons on the uber cheap. I'm building 2 sets of armor in tandem which is why you're seeing double.

1. Buy some cheap 1 dollar squirt guns from wal mart. These were in the seasonal summer section.
2. I used a scroll saw but a dremel should work fine, Cut the handle/trigger assembly off of the gun and fill the gap with some flat plastic (I used some from a thin plastic license plate)
3. Get a cap from a spray paint can, make a blank from some thin plastic to cover up the open end and trace then cut the back of the water pistol.
4. Glue it all together, I used a high heat hot glue gun and filled in all the spaces at the same time.
5. Paint it, I couldn't handle the glow in the dark neon color so I hit it with some flat black to assist in the final stages.

This took about an hour to do 2 cannons to this point. I will be embellishing with foam accents and some other bits (covering up mold lines and the "splash" logo) before final painting and assembly.

Total cost per Cannon right now is about 3 bucks. Hope this is useful to someone

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FZ1

New Member
I love it! Way to think "out of the box". I've started putting together my cannon out of Kool-Aid lids and a piece of sink tubing. I have pics in another thread.
 

Guan Thwei

New Member
I think this is the best low budget cannon huntorial yet when it comes to making a cannon fantastic job!!
 

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Tatsu

New Member
Those are awesome, they look like they could pass for Wolf's dual blasters, a hopeful thought for current & future wolf suit builders.
 

BigEvil

New Member
Those are awesome, they look like they could pass for Wolf's dual blasters, a hopeful thought for current & future wolf suit builders.
I think Wolf is my favorite to date. Super Bad Ass "Cleaner" of the Predator world.
 

BigEvil

New Member
Here's what got finished last night

1. Cut out and attach some foam accents
2. Glue on some 1 gallon water bottle caps to the sides of the drums
3. Hit it with some paint, hammer finish black krylon



ps. Sorry about the triple post, any admin/mod feel free to thin it out.

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Guan Thwei

New Member
Here's what got finished last night
1. Cut out and attach some foam accents
2. Glue on some 1 gallon water bottle caps to the sides of the drums
3. Hit it with some paint, hammer finish black krylon
ps. Sorry about the triple post, any admin/mod feel free to thin it out.
You can have also put yourself some model kit pieces as well to accent the Plasma Drums and make them more machine like (just a thought) excellent work man.
 

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