Hi! First I'd like to say that this is BEAUTIFUL! Second, I'm working on a pyro cosplay and am building a flare gun (PVC and wood mostly). I have a few questions. Is it ok if I use your magnet idea? It's brilliant. How did you add the flare onto the end of the PVC pipe? Lastly, did you hot glue it together or use some other adhesive? I'd really appreciate it if you answered, thanks!
Oh man you'd never have to ask permission for something like that! Of course use the magnet idea, I'm definitely not the first to have done something like that. ^_^
The flare at the end of the pipe was done by first heating the end of the pipe with a heat gun ( This one, to be exact ) and then putting it over a glass bottle and pushing down. This had to be done several times until the barrel flared completely. Hot glue was used to attach all the foam and detail pieces, but the barrel was attached by some bent pieces of metal, nuts and bolts. Good luck! I hope to see your cosplay when it's finished!
(Sorry I actually have one last question if that's ok) at the end of the barrel there is that curved part (the part you attached the magnet to) and I was wondering if you made that out of wood? I can't think of anything that would be shaped like that already so I was going to make it wood, but cutting curves like that is difficult so if you have any suggestions I'd really appreciate it.
That part actually stumped me for a while, I had no idea what to make it out of or where to get it. In the end I found a piece metal laying around that was the right shape. In the event that you're not able to find such a piece, I'd recommend trying craft foam, specifically Foamies brand. You can pick up sheets of the stuff from Michaels for around a buck. I'll message you if I get any other ideas. Good luck!
Thank you!! I'm working on blueprints for my flare gun (which looks a little too much like the scorch shot rn) while I wait for my mask to get here. I'm also working on the suit, or rather deciding how I'm going to go about making it because buying it isn't really an option lol