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Red Bull Grenade Belt
« on: Nov 11, 2010, 02:33 PM »
I've been working on this idea of using a grenade belt for my mando.

A few weeks ago, it hit me, why not use the 8oz Red Bull cans as smoke or flash bangs. Something like that.

Anyway, here's the mock up I came up with.

Ideas and suggestions are always welcome.



As of right now, I'm using some black shoe laces to tie them in. But I'm also thinking I'll need to put something inside the cans for added weight and stability. I did that to the one on the far right, and it began to fall out after only a few moments. I put caulking in it. Made it ready for steel wool, but almost not worth it for the other cans as it would probably add far too much weight.

The plan is to fill these cans with something to make them stable. Then use steel wool to get all the emblems off. Fix some sort of detonator looking cap to the top and paint. Maybe put some sort of explosives message in mando'a.

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #1 on: Nov 11, 2010, 02:45 PM »
Use expanding foam to fill them. Light wieght yet firm when it sets up. Do NOT get the "large crack" kind, though. I got some of this and it only expands if has direct air. This makes the outer part expand snd set up, but leaves the middle still gooey...until the air finally gets to it. Then it starts expanding again and makes a terrible mess.

Spray some into the can. not much, just a little. Let it expand an hour or so, then shoot more in. Keep doing this little by little until it starts to expand out. Then, when it finally stops, trim off any that pushed out and you have a foam filled can that won't crush easily but is still pretty light wieght. I used this technique on the fuel bottles for my flame thrower (made out of NOS energy drink bottles and some cone things) and it worked great.

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #2 on: Nov 11, 2010, 04:18 PM »
Or... keep them full of Red Bull (paint em black or something) and drink them as you go.

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #3 on: Nov 11, 2010, 05:56 PM »
Or... keep them full of Red Bull (paint em black or something) and drink them as you go.

heh yeah prove how awesome you are, making people think mandos drink explosive liquid :)

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #5 on: Nov 15, 2010, 12:45 AM »
To help keep them in place no matter the weight, what if you velcro them? Add a piece of velcro to the can and then to the belt. That may hold them in place better.

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #7 on: Nov 16, 2010, 12:46 AM »
That is a possibility. Just be sure to pack super glue with you. I use industrial velcro with my armor and I have had 2 mishaps where the velcro fell off. I think my body heat plus the AZ heat killed the glue. I basically took some super glue and put the piece back on. Or you can carry a spare piece of sticky velcro. Maybe there is a way to some how tack them or nail them permanently to your belt?  Maybe snaps instead of velcro?

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #8 on: Nov 16, 2010, 04:25 AM »
Good idea , but i hate that stuff - makes me jumpy  :D I used to drink it by the gallon when i worked security 14 hour shifts . I was higher than a pilots lunch box wi that sugar water  ;D

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #9 on: Nov 16, 2010, 04:22 PM »
The best way may just end up being that they are moved into place rather than fixing them with some sort of velcro, snaps or glue.

Maybe I'll have to actually create a sort of 'cup holder' to resolve the issue. Then bolt, create a snap or tie in the holder. that would probably work. I have a ton of sintra, so maybe I'll do a mock up the next time I'm working on it.

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Re: Red Bull Grenade Belt
« Reply #10 on: Jan 06, 2011, 11:03 PM »
heh yeah prove how awesome you are, making people think mandos drink explosive liquid :)
what?? you mean you DONT drink tetryl????

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