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Team Fortress 2 Flare Gun Prop by BurstingTheSeams Team Fortress 2 Flare Gun Prop by BurstingTheSeams
This was a lot of fun to make. I love Pyro and his/her quirky weapons.

Materials used were: PVC pipe, poplar wood, craft foam, acrylic paint, clear gloss spray paint, miscellaneous parts, magnets, assorted nuts/bolts/screws.


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Merc-22 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014
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!
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BurstingTheSeams Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Hey! Thanks, I appreciate it. :D

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!
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Merc-22 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
(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. ^^;
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BurstingTheSeams Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014  Student General Artist
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!
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Merc-22 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
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
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DoNotEatMyCake Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, this is kinda urgent, what size pvc did you use and what was its dimensions?
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BurstingTheSeams Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I can't take accurate measurements because I am out of town, but the pipe diameter was probably between 1/2 an inch or 1 inch. Probably around 5 inches long.
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DoNotEatMyCake Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BurstingTheSeams Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Sure thing. Are you making your own?
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DoNotEatMyCake Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Sorry, I don't check DA a lot, but yes. I am making my own
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