Non-TF: Custom Pink and White Nerf Maverick done for my Fiance (with images)

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  1. Socialvegetable

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    Like many others, I stumbled upon the amazing Nerf Maverick revolver recently and fell in love. This gun is just beautiful, and even my fiance fell in love with it. As a Valentine's Day gift (along with some other things) I decided to do a custom pink and white repaint inspired by this Hello Kitty Assault Rifle.

    I used Montana Cans Light Pink and Flamingo spraypaints, Tamiya Matte White spray paint (which sucks by the way), Model Master Grey Spray Primer, and Model Master Lusterless Spray Lacquer.

    I also did the "Russian Roulette" mod which allows the turret to swing all the way out and spin freely, and I removed the air restrictors and sealed the barrels with hot glue to increase range and power. Thing is, there's some kind of alignment problem with the plunger and barrels now and it won't fire, but I think I can fix it. It's mainly a showpiece though, as the paint chips all too easily.

    It's my first time ever painting anything or using spray paint, but I think it turned out pretty well. Comments and critiques are welcome.

    So, I started by sanding the hell out of the shell, removing all the logos and warnings (except for the Maverick logo under the barrel). A dremel definitely comes in handy for shaving the logos off before precision sanding. After getting a roughed up surface, I used a couple coats of Model Master white primer, taped off the grip and other details and sprayed it with 2 coats of Montana Light pink, and then taped off the body and sprayed the details and grip their respective colors. It was my first time doing anything like this, so of course I was impatient and never waited long enough for paints to dry before taping and repainting, so the tape peeled off chunks of paint all over. Also, the white paint I used for the grip was way too watery and seeped right through the masking tape turning the handle into an ugly mess. I went in with some fine brushes and touched up the whole thing, but upon close inspection, some imperfections are obvious. Nevertheless, I'm happy with the end result.
     

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  2. TonyzCustomz

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    Looks great! I am sure your Fiance will love it. I bought quite a few of these myself as they are good fun around the house but I am curious, do you have a website that shows you the mods you mentioned?
     
  3. Sso02V

    Sso02V Injector Has a Posse

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    for a second there I thought it was an Arcee repaint of Classic Megs...
     
  4. transmetal2dinobot

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    my god, that's pure GENIUS
    or insanity
    there's a fine line
     
  5. autobotx23

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    Very cool. Maybe I need to do one for my Fiance'. If she ever does want to shoot me, maybe she'll get confused. LOL. Good work, man.
     
  6. jorod74

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    There are quite a few Nerf modz web sites out there- it is how i learned to do the Russian Roulette thing with my 2 mavericks.
    I also own the Longshot sniper rifle.
    (KEWL.)

    Mavericks are cheap, in good supply (at least where i live) they are fun.

    i think your paint application looked good. not too heavy on the coats and it looks balanced.

    good job.
     
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    Me too! When I glanced at the preview pic, that's exactly what I thought this was. Nice paint job in any case!
     
  8. Motor_Master

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    Very nice. You know that reminds me of the gun Arcee has in the movie.
     
  9. edbomber

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    Hey Tonyz,

    Here's a site that shows one method: http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5673
     
  10. TonyzCustomz

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    Yeah, I didn't realize until after it was done how closely the colors matched Arcee. My next paintjob is definitely going to be a Takara Classics Megs scheme.
     
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    Thanks, I'll be doing a Megatron (Takara scheme most likely) in the near future.
     
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    Yeah, I used some posts on Nerfhaven. I also bought my fiance a Longshot, and we own a small armory of Nerf weapons.

    Thanks for the comments, I'm glad to be receiving some positive feedback.
     
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    Like a fellow member already said, Nerfhaven has all the information you could need.
     
  15. mattarmstrong

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    a very fin line indeed:crazy: 
     

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