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hornets sting

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 1:58 am
by batman1989
Hi does anybody know how to make a replica of green hornets sting ?? Thank you.

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 7:47 am
by DrewMasie
I just made my first one, and I started with an extendable selfie-stick (available on Ebay for under $20) as the main body. It extends to about 42 inches. I removed the hardware and cut the front and back tips with a hacksaw. The handle I made from a part from a curling iron I found in a thrift store. The end cap is a rubber tip for a chair leg cut and painted gold.

The cylinder with the gem is a little too big, and the gems are not the right color or size. I may rework this or make another one with a more appropriate size if I can find (or make) the parts.

I'm not really satisfied with it, but it's my first try. I can't see spending $499 for the Factory Entertainment reproduction though. Too rich for me.
Sting Prop-sm.jpg

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Tue May 07, 2019 8:16 am
by batman1989
Awesome thank you very much for the help drew as allways :)

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:05 am
by batman1989
Also how did u get the thickness of that selfie stick ?? I live in uk and cant find one like that ??

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:36 pm
by DrewMasie

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 6:44 pm
by batman1989
Ok thanj you.

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Thu May 09, 2019 11:14 pm
by BATWINGED HORNET
DrewMasie wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 7:47 am
I just made my first one, and I started with an extendable selfie-stick (available on Ebay for under $20) as the main body. It extends to about 42 inches. I removed the hardware and cut the front and back tips with a hacksaw. The handle I made from a part from a curling iron I found in a thrift store. The end cap is a rubber tip for a chair leg cut and painted gold.

The cylinder with the gem is a little too big, and the gems are not the right color or size. I may rework this or make another one with a more appropriate size if I can find (or make) the parts.

I'm not really satisfied with it, but it's my first try. I can't see spending $499 for the Factory Entertainment reproduction though. Too rich for me.

Sting Prop-sm.jpg
Its still nice work, and you arrived at creative solutions for parts.

About Factory Entertainment...yes, that price is a bit too high.

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 1:43 am
by batman1989
Also agree with batwinged very pricey for what it is lol

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:11 pm
by SteveA
I went ahead and bought one. Gotta tell you it is sweet. I have bought a lot of their props: James Bond, Universal Horror and the Hornet , Have not been disappointed at all. They do top quality work. I have the Aquaman Trident on pre-order right now and can't wait. Best of luck with your project.
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Re: hornets sting

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 10:07 pm
by DrewMasie
Well, if I end up doing a Green Hornet cosplay, I would love to have a more realistic prop. I ordered a mask, hat, and green overcoat, which together cost about the same as the FE Sting.

I am working on version 2, so maybe I can get a little closer. If I had the know-how I would add some green LEDs that would light up when a button in the back is pushed. I may still try to do something like that just for fun.

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:13 am
by DrewMasie
Update: I made another version of the Sting prop using some 3-D printed parts and different gems for the collar. This is pretty close to the picture of the original prop that I was working from, although it doesn't match the Factory Entertainment replica. No lights or sound effects, but I think it came out pretty well.

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:23 am
by batman1989
Briliant very nice mate

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:02 am
by Ben Bentley
That looks cool! Have you completed your costume too? Would love to see it!

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:29 pm
by Scott Sebring
Looks amazing!!!

Re: hornets sting

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 3:36 pm
by DrewMasie
Thanks for the feedback. For comparison, here is the real thing.