View Full Version : Tippmann A-5 Paintball Gun

Flatline's Up!
08-29-2005, 09:20 AM
This is what I meddel around with when I'm in the shop.

It's a Tippmann A-5 paintball gun that starts life looking like this:

and after a few hours and some sweat turns out to look like this:








08-29-2005, 09:35 AM
I'm not into paintball, but someones going to ask about that crinkle finish.

Could you fill us in on that?


Flatline's Up!
08-29-2005, 09:47 AM
Sure. It's wrinkle finish powder coat. Goes on like reg powder and ends up w/a finish about like a Kennedy tool box... I love it.

I use a cheapo hobby Harborfreight PC gun and a small toaster oven (no room in shop). They turn out pretty good results for the $ IMHO.

08-29-2005, 10:04 AM
Nice looking work. What is with the underbarrel mounted "grenade launcher"?? Is it decoration or functional?

Flatline's Up!
08-29-2005, 10:29 AM
It's functional although I don't have the air lines routed in that pic. It shoots 40mm paintball granades. It's a Scepter Universal Granade Launcher. More can be seen at www.scepter-combat.com... (http://www.scepter-combat.com...) they also make motars that shoot 7-8 40mm granades at the same time... they're a hoot! w/potential "kill zone" of 20x50 feet per shot if the nades happend to land in the perfect pattern.

08-29-2005, 11:52 AM
man, that's nice.
and i was going to ask about the crinkle finish as well.

andy b.

08-29-2005, 12:07 PM

Sure hope my son does not see your work. He is already hounding me to modify his paintball guns. Nice work.

charlie coghill
08-29-2005, 08:13 PM
I want one of those. I want to mount it in the grill of my truck and the next time some one cuts me off, SPLAT SPLAT http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif The 40mm would be about right.

08-29-2005, 08:23 PM
Thats more than a few hours, nice work.

08-29-2005, 10:14 PM
Very sweeet, nice photo(s) too!


08-30-2005, 10:07 AM
Charlie a battery of at least 6 potatoe guns loaded and mounted grill level fore and aft with a select switch is the cats ass. Fire one at a time or all 6 at once. Good for getting those slow moving Harley riders to move over and let you buy.(Sorry smitty and Dave) Also people seem to notice large potatoes bouncing off there vehicles, add 4 or more at the rear of your truck along with an exhaust flame thrower capable of liquid discharge or flaming hell mode and you truly have a vehicle thats king of the road.