Wolf Plasma Shotgun - More Original AVP:R Props

Discussion in 'Predator Armory (Props)' started by Art Andrews, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Managed to pick up another cool piece; a hero shotgun from Aliens vs Predator: Requiem. This piece was used near the end of the film where the Wolf rips his cannon of it's shoulder mount and attaches a pistol grip to it, then makes a ratcheting motion to lock the grip in place. Most of the shotguns were solid rubber, but this one is fiberglass and resin and comes apart for that scene as well as has a ratcheting mechanism in the grip which allows the Predator to simulated locking the grip in place.

    A long time RPF member built these props for the film at ADI back in the day and was able to tell me just a bit more about it. He stated "there was one lightweight hero gun - w/ electronics and a cocking slide. There was another that the grip plugged into - I think that one might have had the pivoting grip." He went on to share "Can't remember who suggested it, but they wanted me to make the connector look sort of like a key. I *do* remember asst. shop supervisor Garth Winkless playing around with it and putting it in upside down - got it jammed up real good. That was a stressful 15 minutes or so, trying to pull it back out." He finished with "the plan was to show [Ian Whyte] pull one of the cannons off the shoulder mount and plug the battery/grip into it."

    While you never see the Wolf actually plug the two pieces together, you do see him ratchet the handle after assembly:



    Here are pics (including the RPF member) creating the shotguns at ADI.

    avpr-wolf-predator-plasma-cannon-assembly-01.jpg

    avpr-wolf-predator-plasma-cannon-assembly-02.jpg

    And here is the piece that is now in my collection:

    avpr-wolf-predator-plasma-cannon-01.jpg

    avpr-wolf-predator-plasma-cannon-02.jpg

    Along with a shot of it in-hand for scale:

    avpr-wolf-predator-plasma-cannon-04.jpg
     
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  2. Vyrstolf

    Vyrstolf Hunter

    you give! >:(
     
  3. Pred Haster

    Pred Haster Hunter

  4. pelletta

    pelletta Elite Hunter

    That's great!
     
  5. Isubomo

    Isubomo Elite Hunter

    Just watched requiem again the other night, Love this!!!
     
  6. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Unblooded

    Does any one knows where I can find the measurements for the plasma cannon from avpr or the sideshow piece
     
  7. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    If you make a list of specific measurements, I'll be happy to provide them to you.
     
  8. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Unblooded

    Thanks Art for the timely response . The measurements i was looking for was from the center hub to the front tip , the center hub to the end of the handle. and the base measurements, the width of the center hub, the front slide portion of the cannon, and finally the top section that house the hieroglyphs, Thanks in advance for your help, i really appreciate it
     
  9. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Give me a couple of days and I should be able to get those for you.
     
  10. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Unblooded

    Thanks
     
  11. Wreav

    Wreav Community Staff

    Art Andrews adding any new pieces to your Predator collection?
     
  12. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Nothing lately... I am pretty tapped.
     
  13. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Unblooded

    Art any luck on the measurements
     
  14. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

    Sorry, bud. I haven't had a chance... and I am leaving town for a week, so not likely to get it done before I leave. Please be patient with me.
     
  15. Vebo1

    Vebo1 Unblooded

    Ok no problem have safe trip
     

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