game prop ides??

I need to know how to make  some cheap easy game props, if anybody got a ide i would like to know (sorry aobut my grammer)

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Video game, Prop

Hey every body I was just looking for a new project to start working on,  and then it came to me I would leave it up to the internet. well what I want from y'all is just give me some ideas on what kind of props from video games or movies y'all would like to see.  Thanks Riverswamp

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Legend of Zelda Props?

Anyone know what Legend of Zelda stuff i should make? i want it to be easy and not too much time to make

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Fallout 3 weapon props

These Fallout 3 weapons by Ryan Palser are sweet. The attention to detail is fantastic and the whole project is awe-inspiring. Check out the Flickr set for many more shots of the props and the build process. A3-21 Plasma Rifle via MAKE

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Knex Juggling prop stand

Just a little stand to hold some of my juggling props. Takes 3 clubs, 5 rings, 3 medium balls and 5 small balls. I know I know, it's not the most outstanding thing I've ever built, but I thought is was cute... IaC

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can someone make me a cool prop for an acton film?

Im making a film about a boy who loves danger and i cant find a really good cheap prop to use

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How to make a giant (12'x12' x 9 ' high) inside of a computer for my kids school.

Hi all, I need to figure out how to make a giant inside of a computer for a school project for my kids class.  I can get a 2"x4" frame for the entire space, but need ideas of how to decorate the inside of this giant box.    Any brilliant ideas on how to do this thing on a shoe-string budget? Thank you all for your brilliant ideas.  I am a worker, not creative!

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motor from small Halloween prop (toy)....any ideas? Answered

I have a small prop that is a bat that hangs from fishing line and flies in a circle. The wings got damaged, so I took it apart to look at the little motor. The bottom half of the bat body (see photos) has the battery case with the wires and motor on the other side, it also has led lights. The motor works fine when I turn it on and the lights work too. Can I use this for anything? Any ideas would be great. The motor is small and I dont know what kind it is, but the gears turn very fast. I thought it would be too small for anything, but the bat is actually quite heavy, so I should be able to use it for something Thx

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Reshaping Rondo'ed pepakura items? Answered

I've done some digging, and I keep getting mixed answers on this. I have a pepakura helmet I have been working on, and recently, I had the back end of it warp on me. I applied rondo (which is roughly 70% figerglass and 30% bondo) It warped while I had it sitting in my car on a rather hot day, so my hopes for fixing it are high.  However, I have already taken a heat gun to it (which did make it very flexible) to reshape it. However, it always returns back to it's original misshaped form. Am I just no applying enough heat to it? Or have I basically accidentally created a memory material? Thanks in advance! 

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Whats the point of these "Steam punk" props? Answered

I dont really see the appoint or appeal of these. Maybe its just my taste. i just wanna know if maybe i dont get the like point or something.

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WatchDogs 2 Prop Replication WIP

Yo everybody!! After E3 we have a better look on the Game. As you all know i made my fair share of video game props. I have hopped on early replication props! i have already recreated the pins and the melee weapon thunderball, with instructable in progress... I am also starting this discussion in RPF style, cus RPF is not very easy to use for me. Plus Ubisoft related project are not to hot there.... Bascially i wish to build a RPF culture here!! as a bank of reference and exchanging ideas for build!! Anyways please join me in the discussion for the latest reference and ideas!! let me start with som photoshop design i did!!

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I'm seeking ideas for building a prop exploding dynamite stick

Hi all, I'm building a prop dynamite stick that will "explode" onstage. It will be standing upright on a crate (so I can hide mechanisms in the crate) and will suddenly explode. I have a pyrotech license and can use gerbs to make a small fiery explosion but I'd like to SAFELY make the stick of dynamite explode into several pieces (foam???) without any risk of hurting anyone in the audience (this is because an actor will find and collect the pieces of dynamite later in the play). I'm seeking thoughts on how you guys might approach a build like this. Cheers! Damian

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Circuits and clothing at conventions: anything to look out for?

I've been working on a pair of working Daft Punk helmets for some time now. I am working on the electronics for it now, and I'm designing a systems to let me wear the helmets drivers and batteries without having to have a backpack that would cover up the hard work I did on a jacket (shameless plug is shameless). Anyway, I've settled on a custom vest with pockets to store all the needed bits and bobs. However, if I wear just the vest (from the plans I have so far) I get the feeling someone might think it's some sort of bomb. While I have no intention of removing my jacket (as to try and keep the inner working under wraps) I am concerned that if I do remove the jackets, someone might get startled at a convention. As I have never personally been to a convention, and I plan to start going on them much more, I was curious if anyone has dealings with stuff of this nature. And, if they do, if there is anything I can do to ensure nothing as bad as someone yelling "bomb" at me (maybe get it checked as a weapon?). Either way, this is something I need to consider before I actually start making the control vest, so if I need to modify the design, I can.  Also: I do know that most conventions have certain guidelines to them. Again, I have yet to go to any, and plan to go to them more often. Due to this, I want to know what the most strict set of rules would be, and follow those. Although, the strictest I have seen is peace-bonding weapons, nothing regarding clothing.  Thanks in advance! 

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how do i make a prop detonator?

I want one that has a key switch to unlock a cover that protects the "big red button" and maybe other switchy switches

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Can we get a channel for costuming?

There's a lot of costuming content on this site, and from what I can tell there are only two channels that currently contain these instructables; halloween and props. Some of the costumes aren't really "props", and "halloween" (1.) includes all kinds of non-costume related things and (2.) doesn't really cover costumes for cosplaying or larping or whatever other reason you might have for dressing up. I love costuming and I want to suggest a channel specifically for costumes, costume accessories, and the like. That way if anyone wants to look at costume ideas they don't have to sift through hundreds of ways to decorate your house for halloween. ::EDIT:: It appears a channel has been added for costuming since I asked this question. Thanks Instructables!

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Prop building using Pink Foam sheets?

Found out that Pink Foam is used in building signs,grave stones "beloved tombstone" and other props. they showed examples but lacked the how to's need to know more besides a dremel tool what else can you use with this foam. can you treat it like wood carve patterns in to the foam?

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What is the best way to make a prop giant sword?

I'm thinking a single edge, six to eight feet in length, about a foot wide (blade to blunt side) and one to three inches thick. The design is not very ornate.

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How can I make a fake bullet? Answered

It should not be functional or harmful in any way.

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im planning to make rapunzel's tower from tangled, im going to use a wood frame and chicken wire, need plaster ? answred

Im planning to make rapunzel's tower from tangled, im going to use a wood frame and chicken wire . what is the best way or how do i keep the plaster from falling through the wire? should i wrap the frame in something before i plaster over the chicken wire?

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Re: iron man props - arc reactor coils?

Are the coils functional, do they affect the lights or the power supply?

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Any ideas for cheap, interesting prop/set design pieces for a live action role playing game? Answered

Live Action Game will include Vampires, werewolves, Fae, and mages. Sounds incredibly geeky I know and maybe it is, but it is also a blast! This will be for a semi-large live action game of 100 - 200+ people and we're trying to come up with some cool set/prop designs for general room/stage atmosphere but have a small budget, limited tools when it comes to saws or power tools (though we have more than 6 months before the day they are needed so we have time and plenty of hands to help).  We do have several great artists working with us and a lot of creative crafty people but are only beginning to brainstorm possible ideas so I figured I'd ask for some suggestions from some of the web's cleverest DIYers. This is much like setting a stage for a theatre performance. Our convention space is pretty large and we have multiple large (think ballroom sized) rooms available to put our set in. Other requirements for pieces: Fairly light  so we can move the items pretty easy (the game will be taking place in a convention space that we do not own). Ideally pieces could be broken down some for easy transportation and storage Would be great if some of the pieces had some versatility so we could use them in multiple venues (ie main structure, that can have things that can be switched out for other things is awesome for some of the pieces, like something covered with a canvas painted scene that can be switched out for a different canvas scene or similar idea) Nothing that is permanet or requires drilling into a wall/floor etc as the space is not ours and is rented Nothing that is on fire or requires fire. Nothing too complex for the average person to put together and take down Safety is a concern I would be interested in hearing any ideas or being pointed to websites for inspiration or instructions on creating these kinds of stage/prop pieces. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

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Fiberglass cloth for props: any pointers for tight spots? Answered

I recently started making a helmet doing the pepakura and fiberglass process. I have the helmet made, and three coats of resin coated on the inside. But now, I need to put the cloth on the outside. SO question at hand: how do you get fiberglass cloth into tight edges? Here's a picture of the helmet to see what I have to deal with. The ear bits are where I'm having the concern at.

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Halloween Making: Why do we do this to ourselves!? ; )

Closing in on midnight on October 30th, and I found myself in a familiar situation . . .Making last-minute Halloween costumes and props for my kids!Here's a photo of my late-night kitchen table, where I was working on a homemade hover board prop from the "Back to the Future" movies. I paused for a moment to survey the scene and snap a photo, and couldn't help taking note of the silliness of the whole thing. It's midnight. I'm tired. My kids are asleep. And I'm up making this thing. WHY?Why do we do this to ourselves?! - - - - - -I know why I do it, but tell me why you do!Were you up late making stuff for yourself or for your kids? Share your reasoning and thoughts on being a creative Halloweener in the comments below. Be sure to include a photo or two of what you were making!

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I need help getting a burnt effect on a prop, please.

I'm making Chell's companion cube for part of a costume, and I want it to look scorched like it did at the end of the game. How can I achieve this effect? The cube is going to be constructed of simple materials like cardboard and foam. I've considered just going at it with black spray paint, but I'm not sure it'll be convincing. Help?

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What can I use to preserve food (e.g. banana peel) for use as a prop?

I am putting together a display and I need realistic-looking food props (slightly decayed). Ideally I'd like to use real food and coat it in something that will preserve it from further decay - similar to using formaldehyde on human or animal remains. Is this even possible with foods such as a banana peel? If so, what would be best? Thanks

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What would be a good first instructables tutorial?

I really need help I'm really confused about what my first one should be, please some one give me some ideas!!!! 

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SEEKING: I need a safe way/fx rig to explode a watermelon on a tv show...? Answered

Hi gang, I'm working on a show and I need to make a live audience believe that their 'telepathic psychic powers' have made a watermelon explode. I can build a booth with a lexan/plexiglass window so that watermelon doesn't spray the audience, this will also allow me to hide special fx rigs in it. I've done a somewhat similar rig before where I made the watermelon fall unnoticed through a trap door while a nozzle simultaneously sprayed watermelon guts against the plexi (so it looked like it exploded but didn't really). This time I'd really like to make it blow up.  I have a pyrotech license and have access to some basic explosives, but I think I would prefer to explore compressed air-based explosions. Anyway, any ideas would be appreciated. Please find a rough sketch attached. Many thanks! DAZU

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What should I use as a substitute for milk in my upcoming prop?

I'm planning on making a prop of Lon Lon Milk, from the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. The one problem I'm having is what I should use as a substitute for the milk? I want to use something that has the appearance of milk, but won't go bad/spoil. I'm also hoping to find something that is thick, and won't move around as much. My first thought is to use wax of some sort, but I don't know how well that would turn out. Does anybody else have any suggestions?

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How can you make a pair of behind the head headphones on the cheap? Answered

I've seen a lot of headphones where the band is at the back of the head, but they're all pretty ugly. I really wanted to make a pair of my own that looks good without breaking bank. I can't figure out what materials I should use, or how to get them to stay up. They can be props or a working pair (I have several headphones that are just for looks)! Thanks so much in advance!

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Has anyone uploaded or found any Manga or Anime Instructables?

I have been searching instructables but i cant find any that relate to manga or anime other then "how to draw" instructables. I am looking for costume and weapon ideas as well as general conversations/forums involving anime/manga such as Bleach, Fullmetal Alchemist, Pokemon and Dragon Ball. I know there are a couple on Naruto, but I have not yet seen the anime or read the manga so i dont really care about that. Please post a link or just an idea for costumes, props or weapon instructables. Thanks and I hope that if you havnt read manga or watched anime before, you should get into it.

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What is this made out of? Answered

I'm wanting to build these microphone props for a play , but this Instructable is really vague, only providing a loose list of components and no sizes. The one thing I can't figure out for myself, however, is what the outer circle is made of. I figured those curved bits were PVC, but a search through Lowes didn't turn up anything that looked like that. What are those things?

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Running a ceiling fan from a battery?

I'm trying to build a large World War II bomb prop that needs to vibrate, for a short film I'm working on.  The building the bomb part I have figured out, but as far as the vibrating I'm trying to power a ceiling fan from some form of standard 'off-the-shelf' battery and have no idea how to start and if this is possible.  Anyone have any ideas about how to do this?

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How to make cubone's skull mask?

I wanna be cubone for haloween but i need help on how to go upon making the skull?

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How to make cardboard look metal????

I was wanting to know how to make cardboard look metal for like movie props and stuff like that.

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Looking to brainstorm about a Jacob's Ladder-style prop weapon - Grendel's Fork Answered

I have a friend who is a big fan of Matt Wagner's Grendel comics, and I thought it would be fun to make him a prop version of Grendel's signature "fork" weapon. I can handle the construction of the staff and the blades, but I'd like to get some thoughts about the special effect - a Jacob's Ladder-style electrical arc between the blades. Obviously, I'll need to modify the pictured design a bit so that the blades are electrically isolated from each other - no "tuning fork" configuration. My first thought was to just get a commercial "stun gun" and attach one contact to each blade, but I'm hoping the 'ibles community can help me come up with a better idea. Desired Specs: Hollow, black anodized metal staff. 6' length, 7/8" ID. Separates in the middle via a screw-threaded coupler. Has a threaded socket in one end and a black plastic plug in the other end. (It's an extra upright from a utility shelf unit) Blades - not purchased yet, most likely 440 stainless tanto blades (dulled)  7" to 10" plus a 3" - 4" tang. Unit must be self-contained - no power cord visible i.e. to an external battery pack or wall wart. A removable recharging cable would be OK. Arcing must be triggerable via a switch on the staff. I don't need to actually shock anyone, I just want a flashy visual effect. Simulated arcing would be perfectly fine as long as it looks good. Needs to be sturdy and fairly impact-resistant. It won't really be used as a weapon, but it will undoubtedly get played with a lot. Anybody have any suggestions?

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New Project Based on the AKR

New Mag, AKR, and AKR Mag. New project in the works based on AKR. Special props to Caitlinsdad for teaching me less is more!

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Homemade Juggling Rings? Answered

Hey folks,Ive been wondering... I'm a juggler, and in addition to the props that I've bought, I have made my own balls and clubs. I've never seen instructions for homemade rings, however, and these are the only other props that I want to use that I can make at home (unless someone can show me how to make juggling knives...)So anyways, that's pretty well it. How do you go about making you own juggling rings.Thanks!IaC

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I really like...

Hello everyone, I'm not very active here and I think this is my first post on the forums... I just wanted to say how I really like the fact that there are No on Prop 8 banner ads on Instructables. :) But since we're on this topic now: How do you feel about Proposition 8? (If you don't know what Prop 8 is, it's the "Marriage Protection Act", it would amend the California constitution to say that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and would make same-sex marriages unconstitutional.)

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Failing to ground a light fixture. Help

I asked my husband to turn a brass boat prop into a hanging light fixture. It doesn't seem to be Grounding because the light is very dim. Any ideas?

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Amazing Light Shows

Favorite light shows or props that are inspiring?  Lasers and LED's.... I just saw Squarepusher's latest "Dark Steering" and was impressed, and Pink Floyd's shows were awesome.  Any others?

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Smokeless bang? Like a pistol blank but does not emit smoke, Any Tricks? Thanks?

I am needing to make a gun prop for a contest, However I am not allowed to make any smoke.... Help? Thanks

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Can I coat Great Stuff Foam in resin directly?

I'm building a prop and the base sculpt is in Great Stuff Foam. Can I coat it directly with resin or do I have to put a layer in between?

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submiting my work (cant find it) please help!!!!? Answered

I can tfind my work that i posted. what did i do wrong. i clicked submit at the top of the screen of this web site Its called Zangetsu-prop

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Making a small rail system from cardboard? Answered

I need a small rail system made from cardboard to use on my model guns. If someone can post pics, ideas, or instructions, that would be great. Thanks.

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I make knex boats, but all of them are paddle boats.I want to make a Propeller boat but cant make a working one. HELP!? Answered

Please can someone help me make a propeller for my boats! I, ideally, want a just prop system, but dont mind a paddle (padd) and prop system. The motors used have to be one of the following: A grey, large, two direction two speed (4x AA), x2 max A blue two direction (2xAA) x2 max A Spring motor (No Batteries) x2 max. I also have a gearbox (90 degree Direction change, not speed change). PLEASE HELP!! I can use all of these motors together if neccisary. Thanks!!

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What is a good way to strengthen (prevent rips) craft foam?

I spend a lot of time making LARP/Prop weapons and I have a particular sword that has a very weak guard (That's this https://www.instructables.com/id/Ninjato-30-Alt-Z/). I end up fixing it after every rehearsal, because the foam rips (See the pictures and you'll know exactly how that happens). I'm looking for some sort of spray or paint-on substance/concoction that I can use to make this guard stronger. I use foam because it's a bendy substance, so something that will harden and then crack if it is bent is not an option. I want to make the foam tougher, but not stiff or brittle. Anyone have any ideas?

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During a recent auction of Battlestar Galactica props, I won Saul Tigh's liquor bottle. Now I need a cool display.

It's clear glass, approx 12" tall, six sided, no lid. Any ideas? I'm thinking wall mount - but am open to all suggestions.

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Ideas that never quite got finnished....

This topic is intended as somewhere to abandon ideas we can't seem to get to work. Fully auto k'nex guns, new designs, ect. If you finnish someone else's project or take inspiration from them, please post props. Have fun, Snipe

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