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Unread 12-18-2007, 12:05 AM   #1
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Team Fortress 2 Pyro Help

Ok im working on a cosplay for the TF2 pyro. Ok the problem im having is for ideas on how to create the FlameThrower, outfit, and tanks(back). Ill post a few images any ideas would be great.
http://www.pantheon-us.com/images/TF2%20Pyro.jpg
http://store.valvesoftware.com/tf2/i...amethrower.jpg
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Unread 12-18-2007, 04:46 PM   #2
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I'm trying to think of a way to do it thats not very heavy. You might have to scale down the tank on the gun a bit, unless you make it out of foam or plastic or something light like that. For the gun part, I would make it out of pvc. You would be surprised what you can find in the pvc fitting section that might work. the biggest problem is going to be how unwieldy that flamethrower looks. You could scale down the size of everything a bit.
you could get a small length of rubber tubing to come out of the gun near the handle. Make the handle out of wood or something. Jig it outand then sand it down.
Really it depends on what you want to do parts wise, you could probably buy a lot of it and then find a way to put it together (i dont suggest actually using a 10lb propane tank though) and bend some tubing.
The tank (I did one for my Big daddy costume) you can make out of that cardboard tubing that you pour concrete into. then fashion the top out of paper mache or plastic or something.
i'll keep thinking and let you know if I come up with anything.
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Unread 12-18-2007, 06:38 PM   #3
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Thanks for the ideas i was hope to find a real gas handle pump at a local junkyard it would add a nice touch to it all. For the suit i was thinking of buying a full body painter outfit and dying it. Luckily i found a cheap gas mask on eBay that looks very close to the real thing.
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Unread 12-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #4
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Yeah, I'd make the flamethrower handle out of wood, the piping from pvc (heat-bent slightly) and most the other bits from fiberglass. The tank base could start out as a small water cooler bottle + some custom cardboard shapes, then strengthened and smoothed out with fiberglass and body filler.

I'd personally fiberglass the back tank (I'd worry about accidentally dinging up paper-mache while wearing it) -- again, starting with a base from an appropriately sized cylinder, plus something round for the top end.
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Unread 12-20-2007, 11:23 PM   #5
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To be honest im a complete noob to all of this so i have no idea how to use fiberglass to make the tank with. and the jump suit is still complexing me.
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Unread 12-21-2007, 09:58 PM   #6
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I just made my first fiberglass piece not too long ago; it's not hard, just time-consuming and a bit messy. There are no doubt loads of tutorials in the prop forums -- just do a little searching and you can probably find all you'd ever want to know about the stuff.

One way you could go about it is to make the basic form with found materials and/or cardboard. Then fiberglass it -- it's mainly soaking sheets of fiberglass cloth in resin (both can be found in the auto repair section of WalMart), and then covering your form. Think of it as very sticky paper mache.

It's one idea worth looking into -- the end product is light and durable. You just have to have the outdoors workspace to put it all together and the time to sand the finished piece.

For the jumpsuit: Loads of safety supplies places sell coveralls -- they're close to the pyro jumpsuit, if you don't mind them not being so baggy (though I suppose you could get them a size too large?). Some even come in red or blue, then you just have to stain/dye the legs. You might find some for cheap at a local surplus place.
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Unread 02-24-2008, 09:06 PM   #7
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I have it fully created.
Main part of Flame unit


Tank for the back - Gonna be bright yellow on tuesday


Piping for 2nd part of the flame unit(Does have LED for light!)
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Unread 06-20-2008, 09:39 AM   #8
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I've been looking into this cosplay too. I thought about using 2-liter bottles of soda for the gas tanks. I also thought you might be able to make the flamethrower out of styrafoam, then coat it in like plaster or plastic resin. That may get pricy, messy, and heavy, but I dunno.
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Unread 06-21-2008, 01:02 AM   #9
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You want things that is light.

Mine is made up of PVC piping, copper piping and cups
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Ok im working on a cosplay for the TF2 pyro. Ok the problem im having is for ideas on how to create the FlameThrower, outfit, and tanks(back). Ill post a few images any ideas would be great.
http://www.pantheon-us.com/images/TF2%20Pyro.jpg
http://store.valvesoftware.com/tf2/i...amethrower.jpg
I say, I did make a pyro costume (didnt get to make the flamethrower on account the con did not allow it, but I am making it now)

Feel free to look through my forum I made, it shows the steps I used to make everything

http://www.hlfallout.net/forums/lofi...hp/t63358.html
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Really really late reply =.='

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I say, I did make a pyro costume (didnt get to make the flamethrower on account the con did not allow it, but I am making it now)

Feel free to look through my forum I made, it shows the steps I used to make everything

http://www.hlfallout.net/forums/lofi...hp/t63358.html

How did you make the canisters that go across his chest? I can't find anything on your forum. It might just be my Compy being stupid, but I dunno...
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I'm trying to make the backburner currently for a prop on my female pryo cosplay. I'm using PVC pipe and cardboard (maybe) on some parts. The tubing is clear tubes. Most of the stuff is from Home Depot so it will be easier on me to get some stuff.
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