Saturday, May 5, 2012

Team Fortress 2- Scattergun

Never played Team Fortress 2 (and still haven't) but I was commissioned to make some of the various props for the engineer class, and the scattergun for the scout class. While researching the designs, I already saw that this was going to be a fun project.. the game's sense of humor was awesome, and the weapons are big and cartoonish

This was made during a 1 1/2 month propbuilding blitz, (when I was also making 4 orher props at the same time), so please excuse the lack of photos!.

The barrels were made from pvc tubing, and the drum is from a plastic can that silicone came in (it happened to be the perfect size. The threading at the top (and the bottom!) were cut off


pieces of plywood were tacked together, shaped into disks, and holes were laid out for the barrels to fit through.


After one of the disks were seperated an set aside, holes were drilled into the other two that were still together. After those were drilled out and refined, they were slid onto the tubes (second one spaced apart to add stability), and the holeless disk was later glued into the back end (I'd highly reccomend doing this *after* attaching the stock.. it would have save me some of the trouble!)


The gunsights were made using a 1/4" thick strip of poplar & scraps.


...and the sight bits added


Here's the trigger & pump handle setup. If i had a compression spring on hand I would have used that for the trigger instead of of the curved spring! The pump handle is machined aluminum, because it would break if a scout got too excited.
be sure that the spring is is nice & strong, so the pump handle will return to the proper position!


A quick test of the mech once it's enclosed! I removed the pump handle spring to make sure its range of motion was right.


Now for the stock on the bottom! This was built from pine. Notice the big blazing gap on the bottom there.. that's what the tape and he greenpost it came in. The post it was folded in half to make it easier to fit between the barrels, then taped down. Bondo was then smeared into the gap.


Once the bondo began to set, a chisel was used to cut off the excess. The bottom stock was removed (easily since it wasn't adhered to the barrels to begin with!) then refined.


aaand heres the aforementioned photo gap!
the rest of this was pretty much assembly and painting.





6 comments:

Jeff Lafferty said...

Awesome!

An Ugly Face said...

I need to try making one of these sometime! Thanks for the inspiration.

Jake Maraldo said...

How much you willing to sell one for?

milan melendez said...

im throwing money at my screen but nothings happening

Hunter Watts said...

What's the dimensions of the tank and barrels you used

lipchin234 said...

Do you still do commissions for this?

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