Introduction: Small Scale Team Fortress 2 Grenade Launcher Model

A small model of the TF2 Demoman's grenade launcher made from scrap material.

Step 1: Materials

This is a pretty simple model that didn't take long to make and looks great on a desk or coffee table.

You'll need:

2" 3/4" PVC pipe (1x)
1-1/4" 1/2" PVC pipe (6x)
Plastic cap to an aerosol can (preferably one with a beveled edge on one end)
Grip-Rite Fas'ners Tin Cap Disks
Wood (I used 1/2" ish pine I had lying around)

Paint
Wood Stain
Glue or epoxy
Double sided tape (optional)
Sandpaper
Scissors
Knife
Saw (Jig saw or scroll saw is recommended)

Larger block of wood and 2 nails to build the stand

Step 2: Cutting and Shaping

After cutting the PVC into appropriate lengths, cut out the middle of the cap and glue the top to the bottom (make sure to use a lighter to melt the fringes)

Then cut 2 rectangles out of a disk and bend them at a 90 degree angle and glue them between 2 disks (see the diagram below).

Next, cut out the stock and grip out of wood. You can print out a template if you want, but I just drew an outline from looking at the picture. I recommend a jigsaw or scroll saw if you have one. Don't forget to give it a good sanding.

Step 3: Painting and Staining

I used black plastidip for all of the plastic parts and a walnut stain for the wood.

Note the holes in the bottom for mounting on the stand.

Step 4: Trigger and Crosshair

The trigger and crosshair are both made from strips cut from the tin.

The crosshair can be made much larger to look like the original if you like. It can be mounted with double sided tape and then painted.

The triggerguard and trigger are just 2 strips inserted into grooves in the wood put in by a knife. (Make sure to put glue in the grooves first)

Step 5: Assembly

Glue all of the chambers to the back, then the aerosol cap to the revolver portion.

Glue the barrel to the cap and give the whole thing another coat of paint.

I used automotive double sided tape to attach the stock and handrest because I had it lying around, but epoxy would work well as well ( and be less visible)

Step 6: Display Stand/Finishing

The stand is really basic. It's just a painted (or stained if you prefer) block of wood with nails through it that line up with the holes on the gun.I put duck tape on the bottom as a lazy way of preventing the nails from scratching anything rather than countersinking.

And there you have it- a nice, cheap display piece for the gamer in us all.

Comments

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ToriTech made it! (author)2015-07-21

Be careful with that, or they'll have to glue you back together... IN HELL!

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LaffyDuck187 made it! (author)2012-09-06

if you put a can of compressed air into the handle you could make this a paintball gun

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heavyweaponsperson made it! (author)2012-02-06

now try making a sticky bomb launcher

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EamonnM made it! (author)2010-11-06

What size should the Tin Cap Disc be

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The Jamalam made it! (author)2008-08-09

sweet! 5 stars
What makes me a good demoman?
WELL IF I WASN'T A GOOD DEMOMAN, I WOULDN'T BE STANDING HERE TALKING TO YOU ABOUT IT NOW, WOULD I!!!
lol

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An Villain made it! (author)An Villain2010-08-28

YOU HAVE DISHONORED THIS ENTIRE UNIT! DOWN AND GIVE ME TWENTY!

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bounty1012 made it! (author)bounty10122009-02-03

lol "Oh they'll have to glue ya back together.... IN HELL! HAHAHA!"

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peach_fart made it! (author)2008-10-25

itd be awesome if you could scale this up to the size of the grenade launcher...

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evilgenius 398 made it! (author)evilgenius 3982008-10-27

it would be even better if you turned it into a potatoe gun.

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naruto the ninja13 made it! (author)naruto the ninja132010-07-27

lol go to comicon or a lan party dressed as the demoman and you tell people your grenade launcher can actulaly shoot and if they dont belive you boom potatao crotch shot

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An Villain made it! (author)An Villain2010-08-28

I was thinking about going as the Medic this Halloween, I look like him (tall, thin, medium-short dark hair) all I need is to make the backpack, get a lab coat, and maybe make a bonesaw.

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YES! you are now my hero for that idea. (sorry about the caps)

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Kaiven made it! (author)Kaiven2009-03-18

What if I told you that I know how? ;)

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mr instructable made it! (author)mr instructable2010-07-08

Use a tazer and circuit connecter. You'll need to add a restriction plate so you can spray the hairspray in each chamber. Stuff small red potatoes in each hairspray chamber and if you assemble it right it will be a sweet spudgun.

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data23 made it! (author)data232009-03-01

hmmmmm. . . peach seem to be a bit of a tf2 person.

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An Villain made it! (author)2010-08-28

I was drawing plans for this and it was going to fire 37mm flares until I realized I was going to have to drop $400+ for 2 magazine loads (12 rounds) unfortunately, I don't have that kind of money I guess it's back to air pressure, toilet paper tubes, and match heads.

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junkfactory886 made it! (author)2009-09-30

No, It is just a display model .To the author, great job! You could simplify some parts and actually make the barrels rotate, if you tried hard enough. But still, fantastic work!

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The Red Button made it! (author)2009-06-02

i was gonna build this. (working of course)

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spencer42 made it! (author)2009-03-27

Does it shoot?

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jakee117 made it! (author)2008-09-11

maybe you could mod it to be an airsoft grenade launcher, its been done, but this looks cool

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baneat made it! (author)2008-08-24

Holy SH*T NICE! I'm scottish and the Demoman has always been my favourite. Believe me you don't find many Bblack cyclops around here..

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