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Energizing Bane SMG - comparison by Hypercats Energizing Bane SMG - comparison by Hypercats
Finished the Bane! Here's a comparison to the artwork that I was using. I forgot to add the rear sight, and I didn't have time to mod the stock to look more like the Borderlands stock. Next time!

Check out the 1080p video of it with the LIGHTS AND SOUNDS! [link]
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:iconshishikokoroyuki:
shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
the version of the Bane that I ended up with is the Social Bane
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Man, I've had like 5 of them. I love em. Did you watch the video in the link? My bane makes noises!
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:iconshishikokoroyuki:
shishikokoroyuki Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
They all make noises!
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AncientEchidna Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really awesome! =D
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:icontatertehking:
tatertehking Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
The gun that everyone loves to hate, but since you made this tangible I can't do anything but simply love it!
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:icongun33boy:
Gun33boy Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a nerf recon stock.  I made a prop with one as well.  : )

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:iconbrutechieftan:
Brutechieftan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Student General Artist
(Psst: the main gun used was a nerf super soaker)
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:icongreyknight-champlain:
Does it have a retractable stock?
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:iconcavalier-renegade:
cavalier-renegade Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*annoying sound*
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It certainly is! I'm thinking Nerf Centurion + sound chip = Morningstar next. :3
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:iconkiloskree:
kiloskree Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
it would make a great gift to a family member you hates children
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Especially if it also dispensed candy.
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:iconerasus09:
erasus09 Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
omg it speaks *___*
great job :D
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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:iconprokhorvlg:
prokhorvlg Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing recreation!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm definitely going to make more custom weapons.
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:iconmarcwf:
MarcWF Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! Straight to favorites.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Did you see the video? The sound effects are the best part. :3
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:iconmarcwf:
MarcWF Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude, totally! I love that thing. I have always wanted to do a Borderlands cosplay.
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:iconarph:
Arph Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
A dream came true ^^

Sad it doesn't shot darts, but it's a very awesome mod by the way !
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah... There's no room in the shell for darts. I might be able do to something similar with a Stampede or Stryfe or Magstrike, but it probably wouldn't have the amp since it's big and needs more power.
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:iconjohnsonarms:
JohnsonArms Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome work Chris!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Apart from the tesla rod, it's really similar to the work I did on Brimstone, but in like two weeks (not including the months I spent sourcing parts)! I'm getting better at this!
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:iconaleushadrake:
Aleushadrake Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
how did you dooo that!?
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Magic!!!
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:iconslayerjesse:
SlayerJesse Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
very nice job, props to you. (see what i did there?)
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hahaha yeah. Nice. 3
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DoeofHearts Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
omg thats so amazing! now i want to make one!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You should!The audio chip isn't cheap, and You'll have do to a LOT of soldering though.
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:icondoeofhearts:
DoeofHearts Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
i bet. Im not really great with stuff like that(sawing and wiring), but ill try it sometime:hug:
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It just takes some practice. And a shop. And tools. And money for materials.
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:icondoeofhearts:
DoeofHearts Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
so true!:heart:
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CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Imagine gunzerking with Banes *-*
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Has it been done? It has to be possible.

Oh my god, it has been done: [link]
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:iconcptmaximum9001:
CptMaximum9001 Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know :D I have two corrosion Banes myself! I meant to say that you should make another Bane for Gunzerker cosplay.
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
hahahah fun! I made one Bane, so now I want to do other guns, like the Bandit Assault rifle, like Madhouse. Or the Bandit SMG, or a Maliwan RPG, or a Tediore SMG done in layers of PVC, or just a pair of Nerf Stampedes painted in Vladof and DAHL colors for a Goliath costume.
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Wanizame Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Two Banes, with the orange Turtle Shield that slows you down.
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Yfronus Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Close enough
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I agree! Although making a new, more accurate stock wouldn't be difficult, and it would be easy to swap out. Or.... multiple Borderlands 2 SMG stocks... :3
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Watched the video, that extra ton of work really paid off. Would be awesome to see in person!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It was a lot of fun in person, everyone who saw it was amazed. Unfortunately, it was pretty loud at the con, and I don't know that I will do more props with sounds since they're hard to hear.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Did you throw an amplifier in there? I have always had troubles when I was building laserguns getting them loud enough, put a dual 3 amp amplifier on it, quite loud (just hard on the batteries)!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yep! That's what the separate battery pack is for, unfortunately. :/ I'm not a fan of external power supplies, and the last gun with lights and sounds that I made (Brimstone) had 12v worth of AA batteries in the gun itself. I had a weird current drop with this one, trying to wire up the 4.5v circuit for the audio chip and the 7.5v amp to the same battery pack. So I ended up running the audio chip off of one 4.5v internal battery pack, the leds off of an internal 3v battery pack, and the amp off of an external C cell 7.5v battery pack.

I prefer 12v amps, and I thought I was getting one, but it ended up being 7.5 so I had to work with what I had. Most "pc speaker" amp/speaker combos I've found used to be 12v, but now they're getting into other strange voltage levels. I looked at a 10.5v before getting the one I ended up looking at. Best thing to do is to go to Goodwill and look at the PC speakers. I grabbed a GREAT old ass Gateway powered speaker (just one, with the cord cut) for a buck at a St Vinnies. Unfortunately, the speaker and the amp board were HUGE and wouldn't fit nicely in Bane.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Damn that is frustrating. Electronics can be such a pain, specially when you mess up and just cook the part...

I usually grab: [link]

I find that many of the microcontroller amps to have a very small foot print (though the selection there is a bit paltry, surf around). Have gotten really good results with these (I really should get around to finishing and posting a full metal cyberpunk gun a made ages ago, micro-controlled so the lights pulsed, but went high when trigger pulled, etc. Can't recommend getting into Arduino or other microcontroller programming, amazing what can be done!).

I also hate separate battery packs, but I think yours was quite clever, fit perfectly with the theme! Need to look around for some full metal wire shielding :)
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Cool, yeah I looked at that amp/speaker kit, but I can't find my SPL meter and I wasn't sure that a .5w 8ohm would be loud enough. I would prefer using something like this: [link] where it's 2.5w RMS, 5 max, with hopefully a 12v amp. Cut em and gut em, and you get louder sound output for half the price.

Plus, the chip I used already has an amp for powering an 8ohm, .5w speaker, so I don't know that feeding the audio into another .5w amp would do much other than give you clipping issues.

I didn't bother with any wire shielding because the audio sampling rate for the wav files on the chips was so low, that it didn't really matter.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
For that price, with built in amplification, yeah, that is a much more sane route. I think perhaps that is the route I should follow too (my electronics just got too costly, one reason why I lost focus on it). Thanks for sharing!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
No problem! I would definitely go a different route if time and money weren't a concern. but if I'm going to take more commissions on props with lights and sounds, it's more cost effective to find pre-made circuits than do to the soldering myself. That, and you can pick up a pair of PC speakers like this at pretty much any thrift shop for a few bucks. I already found the chinese supplier of the audio chip and a programming/testing board, so it's not unreasonable to think that I could be making more guns like this in the future.
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
nice
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Ziphos123 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BADASS!
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:iconhypercats:
Hypercats Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Did you watch the video? The sound effects are the best part! [link]
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