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Topic: Steampunk gun  (Read 12850 times)
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« on: April 01, 2009 04:50:36 AM »

Hey, this is a prop for my steampunk costume that I'm working on in stages.  I already posted the goggles here and I won't post anything else until it's all done. I just wanted to go ahead and show the gun, because I'm really proud of it, even though there are tons of guns like it posted all over the rest of the internet.

Here it is: 

And here it is before, sitting on our old really ugly kitchen table that has since been replaced:

So, yeah, basically I repainted a Nerf gun. Simple, right? But, I wanted it to still work, so I had to take it apart to paint the pull-back piece.  But then, every time I pulled it back, it scraped off the paint, no matter what kind of paint or sharpie I used.   So, I sanded it down smaller, painted it again, then coated it with resin, sprayed it with WD-40, and that seems to have stopped the scraping. 

There's lots of different kind of paint on it: base coat of black spray paint, then copper spray paint, gold and silver paint pens, metallic sharpies, metallic acrylics, and watered down black acrylic to make it look old and dirty.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2009 04:57:51 AM »

Lovely work!
And I love that you didn't stop when the paint wouldn't behave, you simply worked around it.

Looks fantastic. Can't wait to see the finished costume.

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2009 05:35:36 AM »

Fun! Who knew such a cool design was hiding in that Nerf gun? The color breaks in the plastic really hide the wonderful design of it...whereas you really gave it new life!

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009 05:55:58 AM »

Wow, what a difference a coat of paint makes Cheesy  Great job!

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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2009 09:19:45 AM »

My boyfriend loves doing this. He's asked for a nerf gun for our anniversary. He wants the sniper rifle. It's actually something that we've done together before. I'm the owner of two steampunk handguns.
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2009 09:36:36 AM »

I can't wait to see the whole costume! Now I'm very tempted to go hunt down my own Nerf gun to transform.

« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2009 09:51:35 AM »

Great job!  And a wonderful fix for that pesky handle :-)
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2009 03:43:10 AM »

Thats fab!
I've started going to a regular Steampunk/Cyberpunk/Apocalyptic Circus night in Bristol, UK, and we're all trying to figure out how to make the guns. You've just showed me how!! Thank you!!
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2009 01:32:55 AM »

*_* I love ray guns! And I love repaints. I am thinking of making a raygun some day, but I'm too lazy xD I love this gun, is not the common one you see Smiley
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009 12:49:15 PM »

I did this for my costume last year for halloween! I love the way yours turned out!

I found some antique TV tubes on ebay for like 5$ and attached them to the top.. really gave it a mad scientist feel!

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