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By belldandy4087
#327014
I decided to make an economy blower. So here are the pictures of my progress.Image
two dollar kettle from goodwill.
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tubes for the tanks
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The bottom of one the side tanks, a foam half dome from a craft store
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A little fiberglass goes along way
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bottom of the main tank
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By belldandy4087
#343183
Hey guys, sorry for not posting more, but life gets busy at times.. Here is my progress thus far.Here are the tanks
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Here is the thrower thus far
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Here is the handle

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By belldandy4087
#343184
Hey guys, sorry for not posting more, but life gets busy at times.. Here is my progress thus far.Here are the tanks
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Here is the thrower thus far
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Here is the handle

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By belldandy4087
#343194
actually i just realized that the pictures are kind of misleading. I abandoned the pvc tube and Styrofoam top due weight issues. I actually bought some of that aluminum pipe and then some inflatable balls I got at Dollar Tree. lots of Fiberglass sheets and resin later, walla! as seen as above. I am putting alot of love into this project so its taking me a while. I should be able to move a little quicker now that the tanks are done. hope to update you soon!
By Alex Newborn
#345694
belldandy4087 wrote:Here is the handle
I cannot read that line without expecting the next caption to say "And here is the spout"!

Looks good so far, but we need in-progress pics of the revised tank methods if you took any.

Alex
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By belldandy4087
#345781
Sorry, i forgot to take picts.
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By belldandy4087
#347716
Here is a quick update on my progress, the frame isnt quite done, but coming along nice.
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By renny310
#347834
Coming along very nicely.... After seeing a few of these blowers it makes me wanna change/upgrade a few parts on my pack... Keep up the good work
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By belldandy4087
#351416
Hey guys, just a quick update on my progress, I just realized i mounted the right box a little wrong but that is a quick fix, Here is a pict of the tanks "dry" fitted and the pictures of the hose.
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By renny310
#351485
Wow those hoses are really long..... Mine are about half that length...
By renny310
#351567
ha ha funny guy lol seriously though are the slime hoses suppose to be that long or is it a choice of the person building it?
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By belldandy4087
#351573
It was an estimation going off what i saw in GB2. This is still a work in progress, so they may shorten depending how the fit when i actually get the pack on, I cut them long so i wouldnt be short. I can all ways trim off excess!
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By belldandy4087
#352012
Ok the tanks and lights for the tanks are mounted and the pack is mostly done, I would have more done if I hadn't broken a resistor and had to wait on installing the lights in the project box, but oh well, Here are some picts. And yes i know realise just how long i made the tubes. There will be some cutting in the near future...lol
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By belldandy4087
#352285
Finished, no. Though hopefully done enough to take to the library. I need to find a 20 Ohm resistor to replace the one that broke on the circuit board for the lights, and i havent even started the vest. I am focusing on getting the thrower done enough to show, hopefully the lights i ordered will be in.
By RPMs
#352316
Cool. I think the kids would enjoy seeing what you have done so far. It looks great. Even if you're not finished by then, it gives you an opportunity to show them how these props are built.
By adam29
#352318
Nice looking blower! Seeing that has given me inspiration to carry on with mine :)

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By belldandy4087
#359550
So darn Close!!! We have everything done except the vest and the pillow, and even then its well underway! Plenty of time before my goal of Daishocon!

Here are picts of my progress!
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lots of time and work went into this project! We are estimated around 60 + hours and 200 + bucks into it!
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By belldandy4087
#364125
Hey guys, the Slime blower is 98% completed. I just have to replace the circuit board that i fried and get an amber lens and i should be all set! Here are some picts of me at Daishocon in full costume as well as pictures of where the Slime blower hangs on my wall! Enjoy!
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By belldandy4087
#371767
Due to several requests, I am updating this thread to show what materials i used. Thanks for all the compliments guys. Catch 22 and i put a lot of hard work in this to make it awesome!

The main tank (grey) is made out of a Concrete pillar form. The rounded ends on the big tank are tea kettles that i found at Goodwill.
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The side tanks are Aluminium Snap Pipe.
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The domes on them are Floral Foam
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To cover the tanks i would recommend using fiber glass to cover it. I did a much harder and more expensive way of just using resin. The big ball again is just two half dome floral foam that I glued and resined over,
The pan at the bottom is a pan that i got at a local dollar store, the connectors are pressure washer quick connects.
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The thrower is also Aluminium snap pipe, with a piano hinge, the handle is a plumbing on/off valve. The Big black box is part of a plastic tray from a bow hunting broad-head case. The small black box is metal that we shaped to fit. I will have to double check. The handle on the front is made from a piece of aluminium and pvc.
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The Cone and the cap for the thrower I had professionally made. The air injector in the tip is an old fire sprinkler end.
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Black box on the bottom is a cover off of a really old push lawn mower.

The Hammond boxes and the lights i got off the shop here! and of course there is the alice pack which was an ebay purchase. The vest i made myself out of fabric and a plastic cutting board!

I think that about covers it. If i forgot anything let me know and i will get back to you!
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