Arena "Grenade Launcher"

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  1. CaptainMurdock

    CaptainMurdock Commander Red Shirt

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    Does anyone have any good photos of the Mortar/Grenade Launcher seen in Arena?

    Are there any fan made versions out there?

    I'm looking to build my own version and was wondering if there are any good pics of it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. davidl28

    davidl28 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Go to Trekcore.com

    and go to that Episode and look up the screen captures (SCREENCAPS)..should be there..

    good luck :)
     
  3. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Just don't try and make a working model, or you'll blow yourself up.
     
  4. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I remember there was an episode of "Myth Busters" where they recreated the cannon. A lot of their episodes are on YouTube.
     
  5. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    I saw that one, it was great! The guy testing the bamboo cannon even wore a (very good) Kirk uniform. They really went to town on it.

    The grenade launcher:

    http://tos.trekcore.com/hd/albums/1x18hd/arenahd128.jpg
     
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    No kidding. And, me too.
     
  8. Redfern

    Redfern Commodore Commodore

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    I think the OP is referring to the weapon the landing party retrieved on Cestus III, the Federation device that lobbed tennis ball sized explosives into the hills where the Gorn troops were positioned.

    Sincerely,

    Bill
     
  9. Garrovick

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    It looks like they started with a big Thermos, cut the end off the kid to make an opening, then added a wire stand and a few other things and went from there...
     
  10. Maurice

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    More likely the machine shop cut some pipes and nested them inside each other.
     
  11. TREK_GOD_1

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    Preach! :lol:
     
  12. CaptainMurdock

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    Thanks everyone, your tips and insights are helping out. I got a few pieces today. I'll keep you all posted. ;)

    lol and no it won't be functional.
     
  13. Metryq

    Metryq Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Is the next movie a "remake" of "Arena"? I thought this was supposed to be a "reboot."
     
  14. bullethead

    bullethead Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    No, you guys are talking about the video game, which is all about Gorn.
     
  15. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    I just saw the BATMAN episode "While Gotham City Burns," and it features a prop strikingly similar to Kirk's grenade launcher.

    They call it the batzooka, but it's not the only weapon to bear that name in the series.

    The whole episode is viewable (at present) on youtube.

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