RKO Kong Gas Grenades

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eaviii

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Watching the original Kong this PM, noticed the gas bombs . . .

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and the box for them . . .

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Anybody know anything about 'em? It would be cool to have a case lying around the prop room-

Doc
 

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DARTH SABER

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Here's mine (Cast off of one of the original bombs) -

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DS
 

Kerr Avon

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Originally posted by ed-209@Nov 25 2005, 09:07 PM
Here is an ORIGINAL gas grenade from the Forrest J. Ackerman collection
Ed
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Painted turned wood? Looks like it has woodgrain.
 

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Rylo

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What a great idea. Time to have one done in aluminum.

Someone send me some dimensions.


Rylo
 

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DARTH SABER

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Just letting you guys know that I just watched the new King Kong remake (AWESOME BTW.) and the gas bombs from the original King Kong make an appearance in the film.

I thought that was pretty cool indeed.


DS
 

phase pistol

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So now these are props from TWO Kong films. :D

If somebody wants to clue me to where in the documentary the gas bombs are featured, I can take a couple grabs.

- k
 

Prop Runner

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I know it's a bit off on the curvature, but I felt like playing around and it was an easy one to model from the posted photos:

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DS - if I could get me measurements of the groove width, depth, distance between the circumfrential grooves, the height and diameter of the end caps, and the length of the cylinder before it begins to taper, and I can get this puppy 99% accurate. :D

I could then generate machining drawings and/or hand off the 3D file to anyone who wants to make these in 1:1 scale. My woodworker would be ideal for this replica - here's what he previously made for me:

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- Gabe
 

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TFrosst

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If someone could supply Gabe with the measurements it'd be great for everyone. If you do get them done Gabe, can you post the files or email them out?
I'd like to turn one of these out of wood on my lathe. Wouldn't take that long and it'd be accurate to the original. Question for any of you wood workers out there. How would I go about making the perpendicular lines on it?
 

Prop Runner

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Originally posted by TFrosst@Dec 14 2005, 05:25 AM
If someone could supply Gabe with the measurements it'd be great for everyone.  If you do get them done Gabe, can you post the files or email them out?
I'd like to turn one of these out of wood on my lathe.  Wouldn't take that long and it'd be accurate to the original.  Question for any of you wood workers out there.  How would I go about making the perpendicular lines on it?
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I'd be happy to. My plate is extremely full at the moment, and funds are somewhat overextended to allow me to take on a new prop project right now. I'm confident that there are a good half-dozen members here who'd be able to take this on, if not more. :)

- Gabe
 

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