Props Plasma Grenade...

Walter Spase

Well-Known Member
I have sketched out a fairly reasonable approximation of a plasma grenade assembly, as well as elctronic internal circuits...

However, the minimum order I can purchase for the outer casing is 500 units at $3.75 each, and that would give me $1875.00 investment and 500 clear/frosted, hollow put together spheres...

making the grenades and assemblying the circuitry is simple, but having 500 Plasma grenades, lol, would be a bit ridiculous, if only they really blew up I blow the two grand, but...

If anyone knows of another resource where I can purchase a smaller quantity of 5"-6", hollow, clear/frosted, put toggther spheres, I would love the help finding them.
 

DrkZide

New Member
You should figure out how to make them actually blow up, and not like regular explosions. You should completely out-do Halo and rig them with low yield nuclear warheads, I'd say a kiloton or so should do for a small handheld grenade.
 

Walter Spase

Well-Known Member
"News Flash"

Tonight on the eveding new with Peter Jennings, Texas Engineer and avid video game player turns small time armor crafter, takes his hobby a bit far, and creates actuall explosives based upon the ill advice of another armor crafter, and destroyed his home, and his neighbors homes as well, ful story tonight at 9... I can see it now, my family would be so embarassed.. lol

Seriously, anyone got clear balls.... no pun intended
 

smilie120

Sr Member
Spase said:
"News Flash"

Tonight on the eveding new with Peter Jennings, Texas Engineer and avid video game player turns small time armor crafter, takes his hobby a bit far, and creates actuall explosives based upon the ill advice of another armor crafter, and destroyed his home, and his neighbors homes as well, ful story tonight at 9... I can see it now, my family would be so embarassed.. lol

Seriously, anyone got clear balls.... no pun intended
www.clearspheres.forsale.com

Lol only joiking the site doesent exist... You could try a light bulb? No that wouldent work....hmmm idk sorry
 
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Walter Spase

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Its to small, good approximation if you just wanted an off the shelf item, but a Plasma nade is 15.2 cm, or about 6" in diameter. Scale it to my suit and that would be about 5 1/8" almost twice the size of that laser level...
 

valdeztke

New Member
Spase said:
Its to small, good approximation if you just wanted an off the shelf item, but a Plasma nade is 15.2 cm, or about 6" in diameter. Scale it to my suit and that would be about 5 1/8" almost twice the size of that laser level...

True - but I doubt you will find something as close in size, color, and lighting effect as this one...plus its easier to carry adn conceal :)
 
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Seno Ypsamee

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I'd say buy 500 of them and sell them for 5 bucks each, heck, make the grenades and sell them to make a profit.

All small businesses have to start somewhere ;).
 

Walter Spase

Well-Known Member
Building armor and props is a hobby, plus my being Engineering job pays a bit better I Think ; )

Closest I have found so far is 4" acrylic ornament balls, anyone find 5" let me know. Besides that, if I were to sell them, $5 would barely cover the material, with no time added.

When I do make one, I will post a picture... and the laser level will feel jealous...
 

dwoo

Jr Member
Clear acrylic hemispheres (same supplier of domes for laser tag sensors I posted last week)

or build your own vacuum forming table and mold sheets of a dozen hemispheres at a time -- you can even do to it in transparent blue acrylic. Regal Plastics up on your side of town has the sheets.

your dimensions do seem a little big, don't the grenades fit in the palm of the hand?

-dwoo
 

Walter Spase

Well-Known Member
I have found innumerable locations to purchase these hollow spheres, at 4 inches and smaller, but nothing in the range I am looking for, 5"-6", still looking, and creating my own sphere would yeild exactly what I specify, but not time or cost effective for what I want to create.
 

Walter Spase

Well-Known Member
That was in inspiration for my plasma nade, but they were to small... I think I found a suitable christmas ornament that will work.... but back to garage to finish fiberglassing...
 

SGT Razor

Well-Known Member
smilie120 said:
www.clearspheres.forsale.com

Lol only joiking the site doesent exist... You could try a light bulb? No that wouldent work....hmmm idk sorry
Ever tried throwing a lightbulb? Those aren't very sticky... or explosive. They do make a really cool sound though.
 
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Walter Spase

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Friendly said:
Ever tried throwing a lightbulb? Those aren't very sticky... or explosive. They do make a really cool sound though.
Florescent tube bulbs make a pretty cool sound when thrown like a spear and broken.... lol.... but whats your point
 
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stanvo

Jr Member
Id say just simply moddify a powerball, theyre close to the size and i know you could change the led's inside if you wanted to.
 

sk8er4life

Well-Known Member
Mabey make a mold. Like make the size mold it. Then...hmm how can you make it clear? If you did that then put a light in it and close it would work but i dont know how to do that.
 
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