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« on: October 18, 2007 10:48:18 AM »

Behold the ultimate in home safety kits to defend against the legions of the undead!  I call it the Emergency Zombie Defense Station.  Think of it like one of those fire alarm kits with an axe and an extinguisher or an emergency eye wash station Cheesy

I made this kit for the Zombies Are Love Swap and I've been working on a second one for myself since Grin  After all Halloween is just around the corner and who knows when one might need a boomstick in a hurry?

I was initially inspired after seeing this Zombie survival kit on the internet, but I had some ideas on how to take it to another level.  I really liked the transparent riot shields used in 28 Days Later and I figured, "Why not make the case multi-functional at the same time?"  So when the plexi-glass cover is removed it becomes the perfect protection against zombie related carnage and splatter.  Inside the case is arguable the best tool to have during a Zombie attack.  None other than the trusty shotgun! Wink  Along with it are some spare bullets shells and a machete for when you're all out of ammo.  I also have a bit of a thing for those easy to understand safety signs with the little diagrams of stickpeople on them.  So I created a sign to be posted next to the station for quick, last minute instructions.

Marvel at it's awesome-ness Grin

Here's another angle to show it off further

The riot shield on it's own

Ready for action!

The station once the cover is removed

This is where I start to think I'm a photographer

Another close up

A better view of the machete

Yet another close up

Okay this is the last one, it just looks too cool not to post it Wink

Here's the sign

Study it carefully

There might be a test on it later

Well that's the whole thing.  Pretty nice, huh Wink

I bought the shotgun at a dollar store after visiting every single one in town I decided the best toy shotgun I saw was at the first store I went to.  Go figure.  It has been spray painted to make it look less like a toy and a little more like the real deal.  I also found the machete there too.  It's actually a cheapo "butcher" knife and I got it for a dollar.  I would not recommend trying to cut anything with it, it's duller than a butter knife.  The shotgun shells are real spent shells that I got from the local gun range.  I folded them back together to make them look new again.  I stenciled and spray painted the riot shield and build the handle out of dowel and PVC pipe and the strap out of velcro.  To make the sign I had to fiddle with photoshop for a few hours and then I got it printed and laminated at Staples.

Remember only you can stop the Zombie outbreak!

« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2007 10:53:15 AM »

That is hilariously awesome! You thought of everything. And I love the safety instruction card. Great touch!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2007 10:54:41 AM »

OH my God, I want one. I live with 3 zombie freaks and they'd just crap their pants with joy adore one of these hanging in the hall.
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007 10:55:53 AM »

I think I love you. That is totally kick ass.
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007 11:00:36 AM »

That is way to AWSOME! I think I need to go make one, you know for the zombies that happen to live next door. I especially love the sign.
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007 11:00:50 AM »

This is greatness....love love love

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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2007 11:09:20 AM »

That really is awesome.  I think I just had a nerdgasm.

I want one.  All of my friends will want.

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« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2007 11:10:27 AM »

I love the whole case, but I think the sign really makes it.  I love that sign.  Great job on everything!  I am coveting.

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« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2007 11:23:50 AM »

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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2007 11:30:44 AM »

This is SO professional looking! And the arm shield idea is perfect.
I would love to have been the staples employee who got to do your page. Wink
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