Hello all!

I need to make 2 supermarket shopping trolleys like the one pictured below for a huge part of the short film I'm making. They need to be strong enough to support a clay puppet in each one (although I could get round this by rigging them from the side of the shots, but I'd rather they were actually strong enough). I've tried a couple of things but I've been really struggling with building them. My first thought was bending wire to the right shapes and supergluing the bits together, but it looked awfully uneven and wasn't at all strong and fell to pieces really easily. 

Does anyone have any super ideas?

Many thanks!!

Marnik

@marnikloysen

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Nice job. I like the trolley wheels too.

Thanks guys. The frame is square plastic tubing heated up and bent around a wooden jig as Simon suggested. The wheels are a bunch of washers superglued together, the edges are covered with wood filler and sanded to seem like it's 1 thick wheel rather than several washers glued together. Then I used a black marker to make the edges black.

Marnik

That plastic extrusion stuff is good, isn't it?

It's great. Got a couple of packs because I'll definitely use it for more props!

Good idea on the mesh. Those look great.

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