A film maker friend of mine commissioned me to make the lollipop chainsaw from the new game.

so this is how i went about creating the prop from the game.

This is but one way to make this prop. im not an expert so there are probably better ways to make parts of this, this is just a guide to make it how i made it.

The second photo is one i found on the internet that i used to make my chainsaw . it is from here:  http://stuffpoint.com/lollipop-chainsaw/image/24173/juliets-chainsaw-picture/

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Materials :

Blue foam.
Acrylic plastic. or 9mm wood or something like that.
spray paint.
car body filler. P38 polyester filler is what i used, but there are many affective fillers.
glues of many types, two part epoxy resin, wood glue, super glue.
masking tape, lots of tape. double sided tape. electrical tape.
nuts and bolts. dome nuts (m5) m5 threaded rod.
random bolts and screws and washers for detailing.
thin card or thin styrene

main part materials are the back handle and top grip. i got mine from eBay
Bike chain.

files and sand paper.
cutting tools, lots of snap off craft knives and scalpels
jnr hacksaw, large hacksaw blade. saw of some description.
A rotary tool is always useful

workshop tools like clamps and a Vice and work benches will always be useful to hold work while working

Hi did you make this for Chris aka slackyboi photography
<p>nope that was not me. </p>
Look sorry if I'm being a pain by asking this, but, I'm on a very low budget on this, so what could I personally use to cut the inside pattern (like the heart and the holes like that) as this is my first ever project out of school! This is amazing though!!!!!! (If you were to play the game I would recommend the game if you are really good at button mashing simultaneously)
<p>just wondering how you cut the pattern inside the blade out,which tool is best and for the handle the cheapest I could find is about &pound;20 do you think that's a good price or is there cheaper?</p><p>Thanks Nicola </p>
I can't remember how much my chainsaw grip was. Sorry. &pound;20 isn't bad. <br>I used a laser cutter to make the blade. I guess a fret saw or jigsaw would work if you didn't have access to a laser.
<p>hi,wow your excellent at making this,just wondering where you got the blue foam from</p><p>Thanks</p><p>Nicola </p>
<p>Hi Nicola, i purchased it from ebay. i just searched for styrofoam. you can also get it on amazon. </p>
<p>Is there anyway that you could make another chainsaw, then sell and ship it to me for my daughters Anime-Con?</p>
hi, no sorry, im not in the position to make this prop at the moment.
<p>I don't want to make this but I would love for my daughter (Fashion_Monster) to have this for all the ComicCons she's planning on attending. Do you sell and ship? </p>
<p>Also, how did you make the little thingy's sticking out of the blade? The parts that the bike chain are on? </p>
They were just part of the middle section of the blade. It's made of three layers. The middle one had pegs coming out the side. But I think you can get away without them. Just a lot of glue should do the trick.
<p>Firstly, the result was superb. You are a very talented person! Secondly, what 2 grips/handles did you use? I know the red one is a chainsaw handle, but what is the black one and where can I get one? Also, is there any way that I can acquire the templates you used for the body? </p>
The handle is all one bit. Look at the photo in the material section and you can see it ontop of the foam it's all on section. I just searched for chainsaw handle on eBay and found a few
This looks great. Would you happen to have a list of dimensions for the body and the blade, or a PDF file of the measurements? Keep up the good work!
if you follow the link to my website in my profile you will see a link to my plans shop.
Hello <br>This is really helpful! but there's something I don't understand (sorry I'm not too good at English) <br>What is that back handle thing? is it a chainsaw handler? where did you get it D: I'm not sure if I can find that thing here in my city :S <br>thanks for this post!!
hi, yes the handle is a real chainsaw handle, i just searched for chainsaw parts/handle on ebay.
Thank you! What were your measurements for the body and blade? I found a good looking handle that may be slightly different than yours, but I was hoping to use your measurements as a reference.
Hi! In terms of the list of materials, how much of each material did you need to make the chainsaw?
i depends on how big you make it. <br> <br>i used three sections of blue that are the full length of the body. <br>and the blade was the same the amount of plastic used was three full lengths of the blade. <br> <br>i drew up the plans and then measured the parts and then i knew how much foam and plastic i needed. <br> <br>hope that helps. <br>
Hi. Why did you use blue foam? Is their a particular foam to be using?
hi, i used blue foam as its what i have and what im used to. <br>Its light and rigid and you can get a good finish to it opposed to normal polystyrene. <br>The blue foam is normally an insulating foam that goes inside cavity walls. hope that helps.
Can i ask what sort of Foam is it? <br>I cant see it being a spongey foam. <br>Is it some sort of Styrofoam? <br>
the foam i used was from here http://www.modelshop.co.uk/styrofoam-blue-10-x-330-x-580mm-5762-p.asp <br> <br>you can probably find better deals on ebay and all that.
What type of material was used for the blade ans what exactly do you mean by you had to make the middle twice?
just had a few questions. What tool did you use to cut the designs in the blade and what did you search to find that handle? your tutorial is amazing by the way!
Hi, and thanks do the compliments. For the blade details I use a laser cutter I have access to through work. Which was a great help but if I didn't have it a coping saw would have been what I would have used along with a file. <br> <br>I started my search for chainsaw for parts on eBay then went to chainsaw handle and was lucky there was someone selling the trigger handle and top handle as on part. Sometimes they are in two parts. <br> <br>Hope this helps.
What emulsion did you use to seal the foam. Brand, where you got it, etc. I have alot of foam to seal for a project and this would be helpful information. <br> <br>This project is awesome by the way. Love the details.
it was just a store brand white emulsion. acrylic paint will work too. you do need to make sure that its really sealed well as when you spray if its slightly flawed the spray will eat through and leave a cavity under the paint.
<br>Fair enough. I normally use Kilz primer to paint the foam board, prior to spraying it, or building it up. I just didn't know if the emulsion worked better. Thanks for the reply
That is amazing! You are so talented!
Looks good!
did you like the game?
i haven't had a chance to play the game yet. ive been told its a fun game.
it got a 5/10 from ign , if your a teen it will be good, adult your just creepey beyond

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