Building a TMNT II Secret Of The Ooze Canister

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Building a TMNT II Secret Of The Ooze Canister

Postby brettyboy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:59 am

First SOOOOO glad NIGHTOWL is back on and digging the new layout.

Anyhow here is where I've been so far with my friend.....
I first decided what to use and thought about using PVC pipe and PVC couplings however I wanted it to be translucent so I found acrylic pipe 3'' OD and a foot long. This was a great sized piece as well as for my budget at only 8.00 on ebay. I then bought PVC couplings for the caps, acrylic 8x10 sheets to cut and cap off the top of the caps and the top of the acrylic pipe because I was actually putting ooze inside that I didn't want to leak out or dry up. I bought some water tight amazing goop for sealing and adhesive. I'm using a cricut to get the logo just right and more acrylic sheeting for the plates.

For the ooze I bought color slime from the dollar tree (15 cans) to be exact and it's just like the ecto plazm and ooze of the 80's that we all grew up with. I had to get one of every other color for nostalgia's sake. :)


I wanted it to light up at night so I tried several methods and settled on putting 48 green LED's on a string and put a smaller tube inside of the middle of the slime so it will glow at night but be diffused in the center of the ooze itself.

I'll show you where it started at and testing and where it's at now. It's about 50% done at this point...

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tried this configuration at first it wasn't enough
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as you can see didn't light it up all the way.
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then tried this
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that didn't work so I went with this
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running all of them on 2 AA

that caused small circles to show so I tried this and it was the winner
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Here is the canister filled with ooze
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lights on lit up
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lights off lit up
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now gotta start cutting the windows in the caps and creating the plates
this is all so far I will update more as we get further. :)

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Re: Building a TMNT II Secret Of The Ooze Canister

Postby Hideous Looking Man » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:34 am

Looking good man!

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Re: Building a TMNT II Secret Of The Ooze Canister

Postby monteburns » Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:31 am

Really nice work.

Lighting the ooze makes it really pop.

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Postby brettyboy » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Thanks guys I can't wait until I have it completed!

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Re: Building a TMNT II Secret Of The Ooze Canister

Postby richardmalone » Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:26 pm

Thanks for posting that! The ooze looks great lit up! In looking forward to the rest of your progress.

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Postby Myersh20 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:50 pm

Awesome Idea!
Love that film! 8) COWABUNGA!

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Postby brettyboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 3:09 pm

I test fitted the caps after sanding the inside down with a dremel (there is a lip on the inside of the couplings) I sanded it down to where it would fit snug so one side I can glue and the other side I can slip off to get to the batteries. As Ace Ventura would say "Like a glove!"
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Now that I test fitted those I measured out the plexiglass for the TGRI plates and got the measurements to have the cricut cut out the logo.

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Postby brettyboy » Sat Feb 09, 2013 6:24 pm

The windows have been cut and the plexiglass is drying to the top to seal them. Once that's dried then I will be sanding the windows and cleaning them all up so it's nice and clean before hitting them with primer.

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Postby puckface » Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:21 am

that glow rocks! nice work so far, bro!

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Postby Last_of_the_Brunnen-G » Sun Feb 10, 2013 8:03 am

That's looking good!

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Postby brettyboy » Sun Feb 10, 2013 6:03 pm

one of the caps ready to get primer and then paint!
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Postby brettyboy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:11 am

Just about there!

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Postby brettyboy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 1:41 am

The plates and logos are now on both sides

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Postby brettyboy » Wed Feb 13, 2013 5:12 am

just a mock up, the caps have the primer on them but they still have to be painted, as you can see though this is what it will look like. I am also going to make a display stand for it.

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and then a mock up test of the lighting
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Postby brettyboy » Fri Feb 15, 2013 6:10 am

built a stand for it- I still have to paint the caps as they just have primer ( not sure why the picture made everything look white the caps are grey and the plate is metallic silver like you see in other pictures) and I am going to etch this into the stand itself.

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