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 Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades

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Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« on: Aug 07, 2011, 07:30 PM »
I googled "Star Wars EMP grenade" and came across this picture:

I am not sure if it is actually from anything Star Wars-related, as the image was on a non-Star Wars website, but I liked it and decided to use it as the inspiration for my own EMP grenades.

The components I used for this were:
a) (1) 1" compression coupling (approx $6.00)
b) (7) 2" x 3"16" o-rings ($0.99 ea.)
c) (2) black plastic end caps ($0.35 ea.)
d) (2) red plastic end caps ($1.25 for a bag of 25)


Once I disassembled the compression coupling, I discarded the o-rings and plastic rings that came with it, as they would not be visible in the finished product, but they could certainly be left in.
There is minimal sanding needed to remove lettering along the outer edges of the end caps. I left the lettering along the shaft as that area will be entirely covered.
Next I primed and painted the coupling pieces metallic silver:

These are the only parts I painted, as I wanted the metal washer piece to retain its metallic-ness and stand out against the painted metallic color.
I added a thin layer of foam around the shaft to even out the ridges of the coupling and to add a little extra thickness so the o-rings wouldn't be loose. Then the o-rings were installed:

Next I sanded the paint off the ends of the internal pipe and glued on the end caps. First the black ones, which sit nicely inside the interal pipe, and then the red ones on top of those:

Next, I sanded down the edges of the end caps and glued the metal washers to them:

Finally, the end caps are screweb back onto the main body:

As a final touch I used transparent black paint to weather a couple of the grenades I made. The following picture shows two freshly finished (left) and two weathered (right):

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2011, 09:13 PM »
Very nice..... ;D

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2011, 09:13 PM »
those are awesome

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2011, 09:26 PM »
I might use this as a design base for something I am looking at doing.

Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2011, 11:07 PM »
Those are really cool, good job vod.

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #5 on: Aug 08, 2011, 02:36 AM »
Those look really good.... may "borrow" the idea to make some as well for my kit

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #6 on: Aug 08, 2011, 12:41 PM »
Looks great vod. I like them a lot ;D

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #7 on: Aug 08, 2011, 12:50 PM »
These really do look great, Jerex.  A little blackwash and I say they are perfect.  Maybe have to throw a few of these together for the V2 kit!

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #8 on: Aug 08, 2011, 12:53 PM »
Originally I had used clothes hangar wire to fashion hooks to hang the grenades from my ammo belt. This was functional, and looked fine so long as they remained on the belt, but looked funny when removed and held. I decided to ditch the wire and fashion leather harnesses to hold them:


I have made this modular, in a sense. This current arrangement permits the grenades to hang horizontally from a belt, but the section that actually holds the grenades can be detached from the loop strap, permitting me to fashion something else later should I want to hang them vertically or even attach them directly to an ammo belt.

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #9 on: Aug 08, 2011, 01:10 PM »
these look great Jerex.  ;)

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #10 on: Aug 08, 2011, 01:57 PM »
This is very very good work...! Might try something like it...!  :)

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #11 on: Aug 08, 2011, 02:35 PM »
Those are BEAUTIFUL! There is absolutely no one who could look at those, with no previous info on what they are, and not see a grenade.

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #12 on: Aug 08, 2011, 02:51 PM »
These are great! I have a feeling you will be seeing these pop up around quite a bit.

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #13 on: Aug 09, 2011, 03:01 AM »
Wow, really great use of materials.  I bet we're going to be seeing a lot of these around! (including on my V2)

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Re: Jerex Ker's EMP Grenades
« Reply #14 on: Aug 09, 2011, 09:58 AM »
Very nice work!  I love how you broke down all the parts and process.

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