View Full Version : Help Gunblade Revolver Barrel

08-01-2009, 01:32 PM
Hello everyone! First time poster here though i have wandered these forums for quite a while :)

I am planning to make a gunblade (modified) to some custom non-game specific ones. The 1st picture I attached (PYHBP343.jpg) is the modified version of the gunblade of a picture I found online.

The only things I am going to modify that gunblade with is I will remove the lion thing in the part above the trigger and remove the wings and add the traditional revolver spinny thing like in the original gunblade.

I will be working with the pink styrofoam stuff.

My dilemma is I don't know how to make the Revolver part that spins from the original gunblade. It's a smaller than half cylinder type of thing that I can attach to the sides but I am lost as to how to make something or find something like that.. (I don't want it to spin, just lightweight stuff)

Anyone have any ideas or experience they can toss me on how I can make a lightweight, cylinder revolver for my gunblade?

Thanks ahead :geek:

08-01-2009, 03:04 PM
The spinning thing would be quite easy to implement. Get a wooden dowel, drill a hole right down the middle of it. Slide either a nail or a bolt throgh it. Now all that's left is getting the bolt or nail inside of the gun, cut a small hold in the side, drop it through so its setting just like it should be from the pictures and use a little glue to fill in the hole you made. Hot glue works decent if you know what you are doing, otherwise, glue in a small piece of foam.

08-01-2009, 04:18 PM
im working with foam. the hot glue will melt it.

also is there a lighter way to do this? i dont want to weight the gun down on 1 side with a dowel where it might break or make it more flimsy

thx though

08-01-2009, 05:06 PM
hot glue only melts foam if you let it heat up to full temperature. Trick is to get the glue hot enough to melt, but not too hot. I've used this method on foam a number of times.

Its easiest if you connect the hot glue gun to a surge protector, turn it on for a few minutes, off for a few minutes...

If you're talking about the 1 inch to 1 1/2 inch piece I think you are talking about, the wooden dowel's weight would be slightly more than the foam is all.

You could try and use balsa wood, but seriously, it would be like 1/2 an ounce difference in weight than the wooden dowel, and you will have a tough time finding round balsa wood the size you need.

08-01-2009, 05:19 PM
ok i gotcha.

i didnt know they made dowels big enough to be like a revolver lol >_< never seen them myself. ill go search a bit more :)

thanks for the info! much appreciated!

08-02-2009, 02:00 AM
If weight is an issue, you can buy foam shapes in the cylinder form from an arts and crafts store. Heck, i've found cylinders from the dollar store sometimes in packs of three.