I'm into movies and one thing you always need, are props. No matter what setting your in, you need something to film with. I recently saw how to make some props on IndyMogul.com, they are a great website for home movie's and specialFX. Basically what they did for their prop, was to get some material as a base, and then just put random stuff on it to look good and give it an extra...kick, shall we say? Anyways they made a flying droid, i on the other hand am not that fancy and decided to make this small bomb type device (WARNING- DEVICE DOES NOT ACTUALLY EXPLODE) however you should refrain from bringing int to school or any other public area such as a airport, ( you could get in trouble, or shot) So be smart when using props and only use them in areas that your using to film, and make sure people know what your doing.
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Step 1: Materials
Materials List: - Really you can use anything for it, I just used random junk i found in my room and around the house that nobody needed anymore.
1 Old squirt gun - I only useed the "ball" water containg part of mine
1 Hot Glue Gun - the master of all "bonding" projects...besides ducktape of course
What I used:
Part of an old razor, the part that goes over the blades
Some rubber stoppers for who knows what
8 metal nuts, very small
Some wire for an added "realism"
Step 2: Painting
Ok so I don't know how to spray paint any fancy way, i just help out the can and sprayed and covered the entire ball. I had it help up by a metal rod that i stuck in the ground.
Step 3: Glue
Glue on all the parts you want, it's not the hardest thing in the world, just try to make sure that there isn't any stray glue on your project or it could degrade the look of it.
Plan out how you want it set up before you glue, I wanted the rubber feet on the bottom so it would lean to a side when its just sitting on a table or something. It makes it almost look like it's on display but without adding a special stand for it.
As for the metal i just grouped them together, then later decided i wanted wires between them.
Step 4: Bombs Away!
All done, now you have a bomb to go shoot a film with! Or you can just show off to your buddies (thats what I did) Anyways, use your imagination to take junk that you normally wouldnt use, and turn it into cool props and decorations!
Sorry for some of the blurry pics, my camera doesn't like close ups :S