The following Instructable occurred during 7am and 9am on October 31, 2010. After seeing comments posted by D00M99, falafel, and Kryptonite on my Grunt costume. And conferring with the elated kid in the Grunt costume, I learned what a Needler was. I knew I could whip one out, just needed to sleep on it. So this morning I did a run to Wally world and started work on a Needler for the Grunt costume. It’s done, consider it a Halloween treat for the aforementioned individuals. Enjoy!
Step 1: Materials
3 Foam sheets in orange – 8.5 x 11
Cone shaped floral foam
Black markers – thick and thin
Black Acrylic Paint
Disposable 10 inch plate
Dowel or Small paint roller
2- 3 inch screws or bolt
Drill or Screwdriver
Toothpicks or Skewers
Pink glow bracelets - 12 total or neon pink paint
Needle and thread (Maybe needed)
Step 2: Preparing the Front of the Needler
Center of Front
Cut sides of plastic plate and trim edge. Cover in duct tape. Detail with marker and cut 1 ½ hole an inch from center back, then use black paint and a wet paper towel to give a war beaten look, let dry.
Paint the paint roller black, let dry. Put plate through the paint roller. Set aside, this will be used for final assembly.
Step 3: Preparing the Back of the Needler
Placing the floral foam and covers
Cut the cone to fit the top back of the Needler, duct tape into place making sure that the dots on the orange foam are over the floral foam. Place the toothpicks in the marked holes, this will secure it and create pilot holes for glow bracelets or painted neon skewers.
Fold last sheet of orange foam and cut to look like picture. Use black paint and a wet paper towel to give a war beaten look, let dry. Use duct tape to put in place.
Step 4: Putting It Together
Step 5: Finishing Touch
Activate bracelets and place on gun replacing existing toothpicks.
Paint bamboo skewers with pink neon paint and place on gun replacing existing toothpicks.