Underworld: Silver Nitrate Bullets

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  1. Fetthunter

    Fetthunter Sr Member

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    Re-watched Underworld tonight, and I wondered if anyone had made the liquid Silver Nitrate bullets.

    Instead of being able to enjoy the movie, instead I was focused on "Acrylic slugs, Mercury for the Silver Nitrate, and laser-cut aluminum casings" through the whole thing. :rolleyes

    If anyone has done these, or has pics, please post. Seems like a cool, small, simple prop to add to the collection. :thumbsup



    Thanks,

    J
     
  2. hydin

    hydin Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    id avoid the mercury.... it isnt really close to the movie effects, its pretty lethal if it gets in your bloodstream, and its hard to get ahold of.

    you CAN use silver acrylic paint in a gel medium though :)

    guess what i tried to build after seeing the movie? :lol

    chris
     
  3. Fetthunter

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    The only side effects I've had from playing with Mercury is slight hearing loss, but hey, it did wonders for Beethoven. :lol

    I thought about silver paint, since I have some that looks *just* like the Silver Nitrate, but I know it would stick to the inside of whatever the slug was made out of. :( The reason I was going with Mercury is that it won't stick to most anything. ;) (on a side note, don't walk into an Autozone parts store and ask out loud "Hey. Do you guys sell MERCURY SWITCHES?". It'll make everyone in the store stop and stare at you like you just pulled out an Uzi, guaranteed. :lol )

    Hmmm... Off to research Silver Nitrate. :love

    :::EDIT:::

    After some research, I have concluded that Silver Nitrate (AgNO3) is not the way to go. :confused

    Back to something a little more "friendly" to use... :D
     
  4. hydin

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    i experimented a bit, and i was using those little ..... whatchadoodles... the little things you get from the gumball machines for a quarter.

    a very VERY slight coating of vaseline on there (barely visable) and a gel mixture worked out pretty well. i tried a watery gel mixture, and it worked pretty good except i can see it leaking pretty easily. never did figure out a good "stop leak" seal for it that wouldnt interfere with the bullets themselves.

    that and i never really got a good enough looking "bowl" for the actual bullet. couldnt find hollow castings that size, and dont have the ability to vacform. the bullets were surprisingly easy to get (shell casing that is). id love to get some purple acrylic and a lathe thats worth half a crap and turn out some UV bullets. a little LED in the back of the casing, a cell battery, and boom, instant light up bullets :D

    that progressed a little father than the silvery idea. actually, that sidestepped into my "liquid adamantium" project that i had in the works for a bit. thought itd look cool next to my wolvy claws.

    chris
     
  5. Gilmortar

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    heres your solution for the silver nitrate in the bullets. metallic flake. The same stuff used in paint mixing.
    I think you can order if from Dupont, just fine silver metallic flake mix. Its a dry powder that you can mix with water.

    Or similar to the "Liquid Adamantium" they used in X2, I believe it was the Metallic Flake and a water corn syrup mix to give it the thicker viscosity. and probably some metallic paint thrown in with it. But yeah...I would just get the Metallic flake powder, and mix it with water...then it wont adhere to the acrylic and so you can shake it and see it and it wont stick to the insides...botta bing, botta boom.
     
  6. Fetthunter

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    That reminds me... I have a 2 lb. canister of metal "powder" that I bought to add to resin to "cold cast" certain items. When you mix it into the resin, and the resin sets, it looks like metal. You have to tap it to tell it's resin. The powder is ultra-fine and is a mix of tin, nickel, and a slight amount of copper. I bet that would work, mixed with something like a clear corn syrup. :D

    My problem is getting an undamaged slug. I can get all the casings I want at the range, but all the slugs are buried into the safety stop behind the targets and are smushed to kingdom come. :(

    What caliber was she shooting? .40? .45? I'd assume it wasn't 9mm.
     
  7. hydin

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    i think she was using an h&k usp. i think (emphasis on "ambien hasnt kicked in yet" think) those are .45.

    wakal would probably know, but i dunno where he is right now :(

    also, if you want to buy just bullet blanks, they sell just the actual projectile parts without the shells. or molds if you want to try to make your own "positive" ones to mold or vacform.

    i made a small set of hollow point kryptonite bullets from season 3 of smallville a while back. had to buy a friggin bagful of shells AND bullets to mold and cast up the 4 i needed for the clip :lol

    luckily i managed to pawn off the rest at the local gun range to a guy who reloads all kinda ammo. least i got some cash back outta the deal.

    chris
     
  8. xionx2k1

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    Selenes 2 Guns in the movie that have the titanium slide actions are Walther P99s. Those guns only come in 9mm and .40 S&W

    http://www.longmountain.com/movieguns/Underworld

    The Gun she fires in the shooting range at the statue head (with the silver nitrate bullets) is an HK USP MATCH wich comes in 9mm, .40 S&W & .45 S&W (same gun as the Tomb Raider Gun)

    http://www.longmountain.com/movieguns/TombRaider

    And of course her other 2 guns that are automatic hand guns are modified Beretta 9mms.

    The Gun that Kraven fires the Silver Nitrate at Lucian is also an HK USP Match.

    Hope that helps...
     
  9. xionx2k1

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  10. Noeland

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    Wow, they have some cool stuff for sale. * expensive, but it's cool stuff. Looks like good photo ref for creating your own UV bullets and magazines though ;)

    Njc---------------------------
     
  11. Fetthunter

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    The picture that they have of the UV bullet would be identical to the Silver Nitrate bullet, in that it was "copied exactly", according to Selene after seeing the first one at the firing range. ;)

    [​IMG]

    Just make that solid resin slug hollow, and fill it with the liquid silver. :thumbsup
     
  12. Rodann

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    Those bullets look way off. Are you sure they're the real deal? They look more like rifle rounds, not the pistol rounds. And the close-up of the pistol rounds showed a radius in the cutouts, not that etched square.




    You mean "Bada Bing, Bada Boom"...? ;)
     
  13. Rodann

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    Here's the best I can do.
    As you can see, they're nothing like those other rounds. Those must either be a rifle round we never saw, or a "licensed" version. Either way, I'd rather have the 9MM (which makes the most sense, since they are the most interchangeable caliber for the three guns mentioned) rounds.

    Silver Nitrate Round:

    [image]http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/2379504/1138194809733_Underworld_Rounds_SN_01.JPG[/image]

    UV Round. Looks like forced perspective to me. Notice how they only show it from the front. It appears longer for the batteries or something. Otherwise, the length could only be .357 caliber.

    [image]http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/2379504/1139830842504_Underworld_Rounds_UV_03.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/2379504/1140097150508_Underworld_Rounds_UV_02.JPG[/image]
    [image]http://images.andale.com/f2/115/106/2379504/1138362568582_Underworld_Rounds_UV_01.JPG[/image]

    Sorry for the brightness on the UV caps, but it's hard to take pics of light. The casings look identical to the Nitrate rounds- except for appearance of the added length.
     
  14. trekkieb47

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    Could you tell us what kind of brand that powder is and where you bought it? I'd love to know because I have a project this would be perfect for.

    Thanks

    Berry
     
  15. Fetthunter

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    It's actually only 1 lb, now that I look at it. Feels heavier, though.

    I bought it HERE. Scroll down to "Metal Powders". I bought the Nickel/Silver. :thumbsup
     
  16. trekkieb47

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    Thanks man, much appreciated.

    Berry
     
  17. xionx2k1

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    Here are a couple high res screen caps of the bullets from the first movie

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  18. Fetthunter

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    That pic looks (to me) like a 9mm, though it's hard to discern the difference between a .40 and a 9mm, being only about 1mm difference between them. :)

    I'd probably go with the 9mm, too. :thumbsup

    what would be the best and/or easiest way to do the slug? make a mold and brush the inside of it with clear resin? vacuumform some sort of thin, clear plastic over a 9mm slug? I'm sure there are other ways... Maybe milling a block of Acrylic, or something?

    Whatcha think? :confused
     
  19. Fetthunter

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    NICE. Thanks. :thumbsup
     
  20. moviebuff5

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    There is a material offered that looks and behaves like mercury, but is safe to handle. I don't remember what it is called, but it is rather expensive. If I can find it again I will post a link.

    edit: I found it. However, the description sounds like it may bond to glass.
    http://www.scitoyscatalog.com/Merchant2/me...&Category_Code=
     
  21. division 6

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    The above "wrong" bullet is from the new movie where they use rifles.
    If you look at the site selling them all the props are from Evolution.

    D6
     
  22. Fetthunter

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    Excellent. That would be enough to probably make several bullets, since you want it "loose" so it'll slide around inside the slug, per the movie. Good find. :thumbsup
     

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