Ok, so obviously nerf rocket launchers aren't anything new, but hey, it's an oldie for me but a goodie. I'm proud of it.
I tried to make it look like a LAW, obviously, but I knew my ability to make it exact was limited since I was doing this by hand, so its more of a caricature. The inner barrel that contains the rocket and 40mm grenade power source is made of ABS pipe, and the outer barrel is hand sculpted out of fiberglass resin. In the spirit of the rest of my home brew creations looking steampunk, I was going to leave it unpainted, but decided that with the yellow fiberglass, black glue streaks, and shiny screws and fittings all over, it looked almost TOO ghetto.
Get ready for some bad pics!
Weapon closed and safe, and it's ammo, Nerf Pocket Vortex.
The business end. You can see the yellow fiberglass since I didn't paint the inside.
When the trigger (the L shaped bracket with two holes attached to the top bar) is pushed forward....
...the bar moves forward, and activates the grenade in the back.
When the launcher is closed, it is on safe, because the trigger is physically blocked by the forward "handle".
This thing shoots far. The other day I brought it out to show a fellow teammate that hadn't played with us in a while, and I was suprised myself, since I hadn't shot it in a while. According to google earth, when fired at a 45 degree angle, the rocket touches down at about 230 feet. The only problem I've had with it is explaining to new team members how the kill rules work!
EDIT: Correction, I was reading my degree heading in google earth. It's actually just about 300 feet!