Mod an old guitar case into a custom paintball gear case.

Step 1: Overview & Supplies

Hey everyone! This won't be a typical instructable; I had too much fun doing the project and completely forgot to document what I was doing along the way. Fortunately, there's really no special skills or knowledge needed to make your own custom paintball gear case.

Let's get started!

You'll need the following supplies:
- Guitar case
- One half yard of 4" high density foam
- All purpose spray adhesive
- 1 or 2 yards of fleece
- An electric knife
- An old newspaper
- A marker
- Scissors

The guitar case should be a hard shell case with a soft lining in it. The high density foam is custom fit and relies on friction to stay in place. If you don't already have a guitar case, check with a local Guitar Center and ask if they have an old case you can buy for cheap (or free if you or your buddy works there).

The high density foam can be purchased at a craft store like Michaels or Joanns. A half yard of 4" foam will run about $22.00 so make sure you grab the store flyer that comes out every Sunday (they almost always come with a 40% off coupon). This will put the price around $12.00.

<p>I was inspired by your instructable and made a custom case of my own. Let me know what you think:<br><br>http://www.instructables.com/id/Awesomely-Customized-Cases-From-20-2000/</p>
<p>I'm surprised that nobody has mentioned this yet ( at least a word search didn't find it ), and is mostly the reason I clicked on the article.</p><p>there is an Anime called <em><strong>Gunslinger Girl</strong></em></p><p><em>the main difference is A. real weapons B. a violin case<strong>,</strong> but the exact same concept<strong>.</strong></em></p><p>with all that said, I think this is an awesome case idea!<em><strong> </strong></em>and I'm not in to paintball<em><strong>!<br></strong></em></p>
Esta bien chido eso. Conozco unos <a href="http://www.mariachisofmiami.com" rel="nofollow">mariachis en Miami</a>. Pues son mis amigos y seria bueno llevar algo asi para espantar la gente. Pero a lo mejor no seria ilegal.
OHHH NOOOOO what happened to that guitar case!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
now how would i be able to put this gun in a case like that, when i have 2 20oz tanks to put in there! lol i have the same case too! l
What gun is that, too dark to see...
Looks like a Tippmann A-5 with response trigger and Flatline Barrel.<br>He also has the stock barrel in there as well.
*facepalm* not the guitar case.
its an A-5 with a Flatline barrel M-4 style stock built in grip with a stove pipe hopper made to not jam and a response trigger witch means only semi auto<br>the scope seems to be a red dot but i cant see it all haw ever these can be found at http://www.pasintballonline.com they have really good deals on all there guns
wait, which marker are you talking about, the one that is in the comments, or the one in the Instructable's Author's pictures?
the one in the comments
Yes, two years later, I have since figured that out...
Although I would guess, a tippmann 98 custom, some kind of stock, flatline, and a scope...
for the full la mariachi effect you should make a hinged inner lid that looks like a normal gutiar
LOL Wire the handle to the trigger and cut a hole in the tip that would be so funny walking through a paintball battle field and your "killing" everyone with a guitar case.
Like the film "Desperado" starring Antonio Banderas.
actually Desperado was the second of three movies by Robert Rodreges staring Bandaras as that character the first was La Mariachi he and his companions used weapons either stored in or disguised as a gutiar case (except the one guy who rigged a base chello case to be an RC car/bomb
I was thinking of that when I saw the first pics.
Are guitar cases long enough to hold a long gun? I would like to make one for my Hex Barrel Remington Pump .22.
where do you get these guns
You can get them at any paintball discounter or sporting goods store
I am so happy I dont have to spend money on a case built for this.
This is awesome. Gotta love the A-5 too. How do you like the flatline and RT trigger?
I love the flatline. It's great for suppressive fire.
whats a flatline?
A tippmann barrel that puts backspin on the ball so that it doesn't lob. The tippmann site explains it pretty well if you're interested.
so kind of like an airsofts hop-up?
Exact same technology on a larger scale.
thanks i get it now.
Apex barrel is better
Flatline = more ball breaks. I'd rather just get close enough.
I have a Tippman X-7 with a flatline barrel. <br>I know that flatlines do usually cause more breakage, but I can count the number of ball breaks I've had in my numerous years of experience on my hands. <br>Although, admittedly, that might just be the super-heavy paint the park I frequent uses.
I have never used the flatline cause I don't need to. I find that I can sneak close enough so it doesn't matter what barrel i use. However i can see the apeal and might try one, but i don't see it being something ill use on a regular basis
yea but the flatline barrel is bent , and the hop up is alot different.
Nice case. I did a similar thing using a couple old Dewalt power tool cases. Only thing I don't like about mine is I'm afraid somebody might steal it thinking its some tools. Nice instructable.
i would think people were more likely to steal it if they knew it had a paintball gun in it
This is so.......freaking....sweet...... I Must make it...Awsome instructible..
i would advise using extra room for extra paintballs
Poor Pooor Guitar Case
this is an awesome idea I'm going to give it a try
that....is......AMAZING! man I've been looking to get a case, but now...this is genius! thanks for posting.
use normal gun case ven travling by aero plane
Would this work for an ego?
haha sweet. I'd do this if i found a cheap guitar case (anyone know where to find one?) and i guess it would help if i had a paintball gun...
Can you modify this to shoot while in the case? Gangster style, or didn't a couple of guns in guitar cases appear in Desperado? That would be cool L
Agreed. Shooting the gun while in the case would be cool. That's just a little above my skill level. And yes, Desperado was the inspiration for this project.
I think it's called an MP5K and you can get a suitcase to put it in and fire it from there.
i beleive the MP5K was used used as a sub-rifle for the military
I believe so too. It definitely has a James bond style suitcase for it to go in with a trigger on the handle though.
I watched Desperado in my spanish class about two months ago! <br/><br/>Yes, there were guns in guitar cases ;)<br/><br/>Nice Instructable Animal, I can imagine the look on people's faces when you walk into a paintball shop/field with a guitar case =D<br/>

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