My budget TMNT ooze canister build

dbalschi

Sr Member
Checking in here with my first build in over 10 years. I have always wanted a TMNT ooze canister but don't have the funds to shell out for a machine made one. I figured I could make myself a budget version using PVC. The goal is to make 2 of these for under thirty dollars. I started off by buying a 2 foot section of 3 inch PVC pipe and cutting it in half so I now have 2 1 foot sections.


I decided to primer them first to help my paint stick to them better

This is the green I will be using once the primer is dried. You can't tell from the picture but it is a pretty close match.

For the endcaps I decided to use PVC extenders

They have a ridge on the inside though so I will be using a dremel to grind it down.

Because I don't want the ends to be open I am actually going to use a plastic for sale sign and cutting circles out to cap it.

I'm working on a template for the holes on the outside of the endcap and will be using a dremel for those too.

Hopefully I will have some more progress later tonight or tomorrow.
 

thegreatgalling

Sr Member
Excellent, this is going to come out great.

What will you use for the silver part under TGRI label? I think they were silver tape in the film, but others choose to build them out.
 

dbalschi

Sr Member
Excellent, this is going to come out great.

What will you use for the silver part under TGRI label? I think they were silver tape in the film, but others choose to build them out.

I got another for sale sign that is very thin metal. I figure I can cut it to size and use the tube to bend it into shape.
 

thegreatgalling

Sr Member
That's a great idea!

I supposed you can also Use another length of tube and dremel out a panel and it should fit over the other one.
 

dbalschi

Sr Member
Spent a bit of time with the dremel yesterday and took out the middle ridge of the PVC extension

Painted both tubes
 

slimesquare

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send a message to cklinejr I believe he said he had a paint code for it when he did his run
 

d_osborn

Sr Member
What will you use for the silver part under TGRI label? I think they were silver tape in the film, but others choose to build them out.
i bought a huge box full of original TGRI canisters years ago. a lot of pre-production canisters had silver tape... it may have been that metal ductwork tape. the screen-used canisters used cut strips of PVC that were painted silver for the "logo strip". i've heard of one stunt canister that used the metal tape, though.

great build, man! keep up the good work!
 

dbalschi

Sr Member
Thank you for the words of encouragement guys. It's been a little slow going today. I've just been finishing and double checking the rest of my measurements. I'm about to get ready to cut the holes in the endcaps. Hope to have pictures soon and then it will be a mad dash to the finish and hopefully this "OT Warrior" will have a nice display piece.
 

dbalschi

Sr Member
Nearing the home stretch and came up with some designs for the "window" cut outs on the endcaps. I'm leaning towards the one on the top left.


My idea for the side plates didn't work out either so I'm just going to use some automative metal mend tape
 
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thegreatgalling

Sr Member
i bought a huge box full of original TGRI canisters years ago. a lot of pre-production canisters had silver tape... it may have been that metal ductwork tape. the screen-used canisters used cut strips of PVC that were painted silver for the "logo strip". i've heard of one stunt canister that used the metal tape, though.

great build, man! keep up the good work!
Thanks for the info D!
 

PepMaster

Sr Member
So what color did you use for the green and have you figured out how you're going to do the letters yet, or is there a font out there for the letters?
 

dbalschi

Sr Member
micdavis actually helped me out with the letters so a big thank you goes his way and for the life of me I can't remember what color paint. When I get home I'll check that and post it up here.
 
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