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Being in the independent movie field is a pretty tough job. The costs for everything, then time put forth to create a good product. In hobbies such as this, D.I.Y. projects can come very much in handy. Props online can be very expensive, so making them yourself is a life saver. Especially when your wallet is anorexic, or when more is going out than coming in. No Action movie is complete with out a gunfight scene, and all gun fights need some grenades to make it look even more awesome. While being on a small budget, I created the Hand Grenade Prop. Seeing how i forgot to take pictures, I had to borrow them from Indymogul.com. But the same idea is still there. And your wallet won't take so much of a blow. In fact, if you HAVE to buy every material needed to construct this, it would only amount to about $10.

I introduce to you...
The HAND GRENADE PROP!!!
 
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Step 1: What You Will Need

Quick List:

Empty Deodorant Can
Key Ring
Map Pin
Old unwanted MousePad
Flat Black Spray paint
Pliers
Sharpie
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun

Step 2: Can

Picture of Can
Make sure your can is empty first. After that is complete, rip the top lid off. This should leave an aluminum can top bare.

Step 3: Spray Paint

Picture of Spray Paint
Now, You need to spray paint your can. Otherwise, your movie won't look as good when your soldiers are throwing Axe Cans at each other. The preferred color to go with is Flat Black, but if you want something otherwise go ahead, it's your movie.

Customize each grenade!!!
Using your sharpie, you can add a serial number along the top edges to make your grenade look more authentic.

Pull The Pin!!!
Take the key ring and pliers. Using your pliers, bend one of the ring ends out so it will easily fit into the top of your can. Surprisingly, the ring is just the perfect size to fit into the top of the can.
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lwilton6513 years ago
lynx africa ftw :)
r u in australia? cos i know its called axe in the us
Or new zealand, anywhere than uhmericuh.

Old spice is better heuhaeuhauheauhe

Or new zealand, anywhere than uhmericuh.
Cool. This looks more like a non-frag grenade but here is my baseball-grenade instructable;

http://www.instructables.com/id/3-Hand-Grenades/
skater11825 years ago
you forgot to tell how to put on the map key but it looks so cool
theres no map key
its map pin
key ring

douffus
you spelt duffus wrong....
Actually, it's not a real word according to spellcheck, though you both seem to have the concept down and are practicing it wonderfully.
lol its still funny tat hes insulting someone and he overthinks a word
You do realize I just insulted both of you, right?
According to the New Oxford American Dictionary, doofus is actually a word:

doo•fus |ˈdoōfəs| (also du•fus)
noun ( pl. doofuses) informal
a stupid person.

ORIGIN 1960s: perhaps an alteration of goofus , or from Scots doof [dolt.]

Please, stop insulting people especially when you are wrong.

Good day.

P.S. I do not intend to insult you.
And you, my good sir, do not seem to understand the concept of necroing a post.
I just intended to tell you that "doofus" is a word, my friend. Necroing is not in my to do list. I understand the concept of necroing. I apologize for seemingly not understanding the concept of necroing, that I made you worry about me not knowing about the concept of necroing. By the way, necroing is not a real word. :)
A real word, no, but I always forget where the apostrophe goes.
yep i just have no feelings really lol
Excellent and very resourceful. Thank you so much for this.
hwhitley13 years ago
i used empty can of "Off" bugspray
Spannerhead5 years ago
Absolutely Unbelievable Its Amazing I Have All The Materials Good Job Mate :)
hah, you started every letter with a capital.
no he didn't
Smart Arse.
i meant every word.
Eacon3 years ago
Very nice idea! Never noticed before how badass an Axe can looks! ;)
Made two up to now and added some grip elements made out of black sponge rubber. Goes along very nicely with my modded Nerf Guns - can't wait to test my new gear "in the field"! Good work =D
bhetland13 years ago
This has probably already been stated, but for anyone in the US, you can buy a dummy grenade (an actual grenade with the bottom hollowed out and no fuze/firing mechanism) for about $8.

Just thought some people might like to know that.
nice,been ;looking how to make dis.throwing oranges at an enmy is wrong
sk8r4life5 years ago
Wow this is a really cool idea but my question is what is a map pin?
a push pin.
??? im wondering what a push pin is
your serious ':|
You're serious?
In Indiana we call them thumb tacks not push pins
for all your push pin needs
hungyhipo 24 years ago
can u use a soda can
sjoobbani4 years ago
 Very nice. might also want to add the lever...
isn't this the one from indy mogul???????
Nykus794 years ago
Awesome! I'm going build that one and throw it in my best friend's house *evil laugh*
DIY Dave5 years ago
I would use a painted airsoft grenade BB holder. You can get 2 for only $8
Hey so at least some of those pictures are from this tutorial by wraith 5 http://www.indymogul.com/post/10801/wesleys-weekly-presents-prop-grenade. Are you wraith 5 or did you use those pictures or what?
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