So here is the basic lay out of what I stated with. I got this "new age" alice frame for free from a good friend in the military, at first I didn't think it was gonna work but....more on that later. The small tubes were free from ups, four inch shipping tubes, and the main tank was a concrete forming tube, also free from a contractor friend of mine. The balls for the smaller tubes were Styrofoam balls from Hobby Lobby $4.99 for four of them. The boxes were just that, cardboard somewhat cut out to the dimensions from the plans. They didn't come out 100% but whatever.
So on to the domes for the main tank. Everyone I saw going this route used plastic bowls. Well I searched and searched and never could find anything close. I guess my luck ran out. So I reached in deep to the third grader in me and found a solution. PAPER MACHE!!! I bought some balloons from the dollar store and a tube of wood glue. Balloons $1.00 glue $1.00. Voila!! I got ghetto domes son! Which by the way were hard as a rock.
Somewhere along this build I guess I forgot to snap a few pics. Nothing important, just paint and more paper mache. But I did land a awesome find, back to that frame. A friend kept telling me he had this awesome vacuum you could ware on your back that would work great for a slime blower, well I was skeptical, and I was right, but it did have this bitchin strap set up that was perfect. Kidney pads and all. I just stripped the vacuum down and salvaged what I needed.
After several burns from hot glue, I'm clumsy, it stated to come together. I scored some lights from the dollar tree around Christmas, battery operated LEDs, I Used some for my belt gizmo and pack. There is ten on a strand and there great. These had little ornament balls on them which was perfect for the lights on the blower. Two sets of lights $2.00
Anther trip the hard ware store and to Hobby Lobby and this things stating to come together. Six inch Styrofoam ball $4.99, rust red craft paint $1.49, Hazard sticker $1.99, Split loom $2.49 and the spot lights were from Harbor Freight, clearance for $2.99 a piece. I used the head lamps.
I harvested a heat sink from a old computer I found on the side of the road, I use the fans and magnets from the hard drive to make stir plates for yeast staters, different hobby. The connectors or whatever their called were pvc fittings $.80 a piece.
Well I ran out of ideas for the gun part. Ive seen great home built guns but I cant seem to find what to use for the cone. Anyway I hope you guys enjoy the build and I hope I inspire some folks to think out side the box when it comes to prop building. Thanks again and I'm taking suggestions for a free/cheap gun! Will trade beer for resin parts, just saying!!