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BLU Medic Medigun prop process by Lithe-Fider BLU Medic Medigun prop process by Lithe-Fider
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My BLU Medigun costume prop - as on model as I could make it. I went for every detail of look for accuracy while keeping it light and strong. It lights up, the top handle can pivot, it's sturdy, and it's completely collapsible. Final weight only 4.3 pounds.

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It's made mostly of pink insulation high density foam, wood, and cardboard. The main body is gorilla-glued sandwiched pink foam, cut on bandsaw then sanded, and then paper mache`d The wooden side discs (which support the weight of the top handle) were gorilla glued on (BEFORE I paper mache`d), and the central hole was drilled. The handle pivots on a all thread piece which is held in by big nuts.

The barrel is a thick cardboard tube (like the kind fabric rolls come on, I got it out of the garbage). I only used plastic piping for the back part where the hose press fits into, and the screw step down on the barrel end where the wooden handle embeds up into. Plastic piping is HEAVY - don't use it for the barrel.

The accents to the barrel are made with styrofoam or pink foam and are painted with acrylics. It can even stand up on the front of the barrel, and balance on it's nose :) Makes it good for putting it down while standing up and adjusting gloves or something.

The 'messy' wires (from the design of the actual gun model in game) and the switch are real - that is the switch that controls the on/off for the light! So it's on model AND functional! :D The light is a single diode up-light at the back of the barrel. The color comes from some blue cellophane stuffed in the barrel. It even makes a decent flashlight at night!

It is also collapsible for transit - the top handle can unscrew at the big bolts and come off (there is an all thread bolt through the middle) and the barrel can unscrew on that electrical piping used there.
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Mousif Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Also, whats the gray plastic tube you used to connect the barrel to the base of the gun?
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Mousif Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Hi ^_^ I'm making a medic cosplay for my brother and I had a few questions.
ON the ability of the handle to pivot - You said you drilled into the wooden disc. Did you drill into the foam as well? And is am all thread piece just the long rod with the spirals? How does it stay attached to the gun and stay in but still able to take off? Basically I'm trying to figure out all the components I need to make it pivot XD
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ROBANN88 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
i'm thinking of using this model for one of my own.

just one question: is there some specific reason behind glueing on the wodden side discs before the paper mache?
cause that just means the parts covered by the discs don't get treated the same as the rest of it, and i can't see the benefit of that
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CaptainAtomic Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Im not gonna lie, really clever usage of materials here. Fantastic work
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JedininjaZC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
Y U NO POST MEASUREMENTS?!


*Cough, cough*
I mean would you kindly post some of the measurements (such as the the diameter of the tube, length, ect).
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JedininjaZC Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
?
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ShadowdancerXari Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
This is so amazing D:
a friend of mine wants to cosplay Medic.. someday.
anyway im quite sure this will help us a lot with our medigun ;D
Thank you^^
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Happy-Cannibal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard that you do comissions, my question is, how much is it to request/order for a red medi gun from you? .o.
nice job btw<3
please reply if you can :3
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Lithe-Fider Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I won't be making any more, I'm sorry :) It's just too much work. But thank you!
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Happy-Cannibal Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aww man D: well you do an awesome job on props c:
are the scout ones hard too? :O
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