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Unread 09-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #1
KhalDevon
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Making my 3D Maneuver Gear actually shoot?

My 3D Manuever Gear is completely finished, you can see it here!

I'm competing in a few months in my Eren Jaeger cosplay and I was thinking about how cool it would be if my 3D Manuever Gear actually shot out! Forewarning, I am by no means an engineer. The process would most likely involve me getting some sort of children's toy that shot out retractable projectiles and rigging them to my prop. I'm definetly not looking for them to ACTUALLY grapple on to things and shoot out at bullet speed (Some kid did that on youtube already and it blew my mind 0.0)

However, I'm totally clueless about what I would even use to rig it with, or if there even is a children's toy that does such a thing. It would just need to shoot out and then retract with a push of a button. Any ideas?
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Unread 09-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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If you plan on wearing this to a con- don't make it shoot, most cons don't allow that.

That said, you really need to make moving parts do their moving part thing before building the rest (visual) part of any given prop. This is kind of backwards.

I would go toy shopping, then build a second (video, photo shoot, non-con) shooting mechanism and leave your completed but non-functioning one whole as it is now.

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