Homemade Paintball TANK

Homemade Paintball TANK


wuz up guys I’m Nate welcome back to the workshop Wargaming has approached us about a sponsorship opportunity to try out their awesome game World of Tanks and with that a chance to do a Really cool build that goes along with the game here on the poopnch We’ve got a powerful RC car and a paintball gun and we are going to see what we can do to combine these two our goal for the day Is to build a drivable fireable paintball gun that’s decorated to look like a tank? We’ll try and get two of these tanks up and running and then we’ll pit them against each other in a remote-controlled paintball battle We’ve got our car, and we’ve got our gun. Let’s see what it takes to match these two together first off We’re not going to need the decorative shell that’s on top of this RC car. We’ll take that off The basic idea is we will mount our paintball gun onto the body of the car. And then we will build a decorative tank body around the whole thing however I think before we get around to mounting the gun onto the car body We have to be sure that we’ve figured out a way to fire the gun remotely I have here a small servo Which I can connect on to the remote-control car, that should be able to be activated by the remote control and at that point It would make something spin on here so I need to hook this up to the gun in such a way that when this wheel spins it pulls the trigger on the Gun before I attach the servo to the gun I need to be sure that it can be activated by the electronics in the car Here we have the inside of the receiver for this remote-control car This is what takes in signals from the controller It makes the car do what you want this set of wires right here is actually something that controls the onboard audio system System this car will play Driving noises as you drive. It around however. We don’t need that right now so we can take this out and plug our servo in Within the battery All right now. We should at this point be able to turn this switch and have our servo move Yep That’s moving so now we know we do have movement out of this thing We can control it with the remote control So we should be able to hook that up to pull the trigger on our paintball gun I think the best bet for where to mount this servo is going to be inside the grip of the paintball gun so we’ll remove The side panels to the grip and see if there’s a space where we can get this to stay inside Oh Beautiful, okay, I think that’s gonna work I think we can just put a same screw that held the grip on back into the same hole where it came from but use it to attach the servo to the gun as well and Because it should be pressed up against the body of the gun when it’s pulling against the trigger the resistance you just push it straight Into the body of the gun and hold it in place that’s fantastic well. Let’s attach that screw and see if that’s gonna work. Oh My gosh. It’s perfect. It’s the perfect spot look at that that is attached that is sturdy It’s kind of right in between the two sides of the handle well I couldn’t have had that work out better if I’d planned it We have this circle piece which we might be able to get to work but the servo came with some other accessories including this arm so we can take this circle piece off and Replace it with this and I think that might give us a little bit better leverage Because it’s a little farther away from our pivot point So parallel to the trigger I’m just gonna plug this back into the car for a second We can see what kind of range of motion you actually get out of our circuit over here. Oh? That should be plenty So our arm will start right here when we hit this switch moves to there and then back beautiful Well, I think I like that so let’s secure this arm back down on to the servo I’ve just got a piece of steel wire and we’re gonna see what happens if we wrap one end of it around the trigger and Then wrap another one through one of these holes in our servo arm rock this back Hey it fired. Oh And now it slipped off the trigger again So we definitely need to find a way to make it attach more securely to our trigger and of course It’s very loosely wrapped around the servo arm as well but proof of concept. This is working I think the best way to get our wire to stay permanently Attached to the trigger will be to cut a small notch into one side of it this trigger is made of aluminum and it’s at a bit of a weird angle So we’ll bust out the dremel and just cut a small notch into one side and that should make it so when the wires wrapped Around it it can’t slide off and farther on it’ll hold a piece of wire from slipping quite nicely All right now. Let’s fit the wire into the notch that we cut All right here we go Ha that seems to be working great now We know we can use our radio controller to fire off the gun we need to find a way to mount this to the body Of the car, there’s a couple of pieces that I want to move out of the way as well this right Here is the line that lets you connect your compressed air tank onto your gun But it’s not in a very convenient spot for us, so I’m gonna try and move that out of the way And then we might use an extension hose instead of this piece Our paper gun is now stripped down So there’s this little hardware on there as possible and some of its going to need to be put back But I think we should be able to mount the gun Right here on the car. There is a threaded hole in the bottom of the handle And I think we can probably use that as a mounting point to attach it to the back of our car But that’s not going to be enough support. We’re definitely going to need more Something holding this gun in place So I think what we’ll try doing is building a frame that Connects to these points on the front and back of the car that normally hold the body of the car in place I’ve got these two bars of aluminum And I’m thinking I might be able to cut them down and drill some holes To make them attach to the frame of the car with the same pins that usually hold the body on Alright now let’s see if these pieces will fit onto our frame There we go I Think that’ll work pretty well nice and attached strong enough lightweight excellent now we can find a Way to add a little bit more support. I’m thinking we’ll want a support right under the trigger guard and Then probably something that holds onto the barrel as well that should give us Three different points of support, and I think that’ll secure it to the car nicely Excellent it’ll give pretty good support right there now the piece that’s gonna support the barrel I’m really gonna want it to wrap all the way around so it gives side support and up and down support So I’m gonna try and make a sort of horseshoe shaped piece and then attach a couple of support posts onto that horseshoe shape Excellent let’s make one more of those Right there one right there same idea on the other side there Excellent All right our frame to support our paintball gun is basically finished all we need to do is Attach the back of the handle onto the frame of the RC car I have a machine screw and a nut that will fit down Through the bottom of the handle and then I’ll drill a small hole into this part of the frame on the car And I’ll secure it to that All right at this point we should have a drivable car With a paintball gun mounted onto it you can see the action back here when I hit the switch Slams forward once this is attached to some compressed air and we have our hopper full of paintballs on This thing should be ready to go It’s not exactly fully automatic firing speeds, but this is supposed to be a tank And I don’t think most tanks have rapid-fire don’t quote me on that. I’m not tank engineer We removed the normal hardware for connecting our compressed air tank on to our gun that came out down here and attached to the bottom of the handle Since that’s not there we have an extension hose that we’re gonna use Instead using this will let us put our air tank pretty much wherever we want instead of it having to be mounted in just one particular spot I Think I want our compressed air tank to sort of ride on this back bumper section and then I’ll try and add a little access door into the full cosmetic tank so I can take that out and Refill it when it’s running low. I have way more hose than is necessary, so I’m just gonna wrap this around the gun And that still reaches back here quite easily good That’s where we wanted to come this is our tank of compressed air that attaches to this thing right here And so I’ll have it rest somewhere on The back of the vehicle, so let’s attach this and see how it goes All right, that is open So we should now be feeding air Into the paintball gun which means if I fire it it should actually fire and now that has pressure it should reset itself drivable paintball test here goes See if we can drive it up You can drive it back And most importantly we can fire it That was a great test the car drives. Well it shoots. Well and as soon as we have this hopper attached to it We’ll be able to shoot shot after shot. Everything is working great. It’s driving Well, so now all we need to do is make this look like a tank I have these evie a foam floor mats some contact cement and some razor blades and that’s basically all I’m going to use to build the Body of this tank I have some thinner sheets of evie a foam that are basically the same thing as the floor mats except well Thinner and these won’t be part of the main body of the build But I will use some of this for detail work once. I have the general shape of the tank laid out now This is the kind of thing that I wish I could show you an easy way to know how to build a tank out of foam
But really there’s a lot of eyeballing it guesswork Making up measurements on the spot and a little bit of just hoping things are gonna work out I have built several things out of this foam before so I have a good idea of how to cut it and glue it to Make it into the shape that I want but for the most part. It’s really just kind of watch what I do I also have my computer on the workbench with me because I have an image of the tank I’m trying to build up on my desktop And I’m gonna be referencing that as I build the tank While we’re watching the montage of me building this tank let’s talk about the sponsor that provided this opportunity World of Tanks is a free online game that throws players into epic tank battles across Incredible battlefields the game is set in the mid 20th century and gives players access to an impressive roster over 450 authentic tanks, there are over a hundred fifty million players worldwide, and they’re waiting for you to join This isn’t just a game driving tanks around and blowing stuff up. There are a lot of great game Elements to it your tank will evolve your tank can be upgraded and modified to enhance his performance You can work as a team you take part in joint operations You can engage in head-to-head duels that feel like any other co-op shooting game There are regular updates bringing new content of the game and weekly special events to keep players engaged with evolving experiences The tanks are true-to-life models and take their vehicle characteristics From the authentic tanks of the time period for people trying out the game for the first time we recommend trying the Ru Is-3 tank a close-range brawler that puts you in the middle of the action the first 300 new users to sign up with the code ww2 Tanks will get three days of premium time 500 Gold and a free premium tank click the link in the description below and use your code to get started now There you go the body of the tank is built this thing is entirely made out of craft foam and glue I use a contact cement and I also used a hot glue gun for some of the detail work both of them have their different uses and I think I’m pretty happy with how this thing is turned out. It’s fairly lightweight as you can see and So far I have hit it with a heat gun That seals all the foam up so it will take paint much better than the first layer will be a layer of Plasti Dip which is a sort of rubberized coating then I’ll hit it with primer and then I’ll start with the main color After the main color is all applied I’m gonna go in add a little bit of detail work to get the sort of grungy look that we have in the photo I’ll use a dark brown to give it a little bit of a dirty look And then I’ll use a little bit of silver to make it look like the paint has been worn away And we can see the bare metal underneath in some spots BAM our tank is built our tank is painted our tank is mounted on a remote-control car with a paintball gun inside, and it seems to me that there’s only one thing that it needs a Second tank for it to fight against we’ve got two of these bad boys and in our next video We’re gonna be taking these two out and pitting them against each other We’ll see which one ends up taking more damage and just how much a paintball will do to this floor mat foam that they’re built Out of thanks again to the sponsor of this video World of Tanks as a reminder the first 300 new users for the game using the code Ww2 tanks will get three days premium playing time? 500 gold and a free premium tank check the link in the description to start playing now Hey guys. Thanks for watching if you’re not a subscriber yet Just hit the bomb to get in the club if you missed our last video or want to see it again Just click up here at the top click down there if you want to see what the internet thinks that you should watch next That’s it for now. Have fun. Be safe and see you tomorrow you

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