I started planning one a while back, & had the working pnumatics diagramed out, but all my info is on my old harddrive I've trying to salvage... I have a huge file of closeup pics from Philips, not sure if they are the same ones Kit posted... PVC or copper pipe should work fine, just have to sculpt & cast a centerpiece & the individual tips...
I think the weight of using nothing but copper pipes would be prohibitive to using the spear to walk around with, think about it for a sec about (12) 5'-6' copper pipes would weigh easliy about 30-40 lbs
I think if you painted the PVC black and weathered it with copper it would be just as effective
Please backup or burn a photoCD of pics so we don't loose more reference pics. Got some cool ones here myself to burn including a shot of the skull mask not yet posted on this site to my knowledge. Great detail! keep the pics coming!
I just purchased some PVC pipe over the weekend and started my spear. My idea of using an umbrella to extend the spear will work but its limited. I now have a new idea I'm going to test out tomorrow night and I think everyone will be happy with the results. I racked my brains all day to figure out something and its time to test it. Just a teaser,but I'LL keep ya posted.