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Paddy Power T-Shirt Cannon


Lucky Generals

Production Company



Jim Gilchrist

Asylum Supervisor

Mark Curtis

Designed in-house, the Paddy Power gatling cannon was designed with a steel structure clad in painted MDF wood. The rotating barrels were driven by electrically powered motors and were tilted by hand very easily due to strategically placed counter weights.

In order to simulate the gun’s power, we created a number of compressed air units for firing the bundled up t-shirts into camera shot at a high velocity.

The client also wanted a burger trailer to tip over violently when struck by one these, so a cable system was used to pull from the back. In order to have something secure to attach this to, a steel frame work was welded on the inside of the trailer. This stopped any external panelling from being torn of the base frame.