Non-TF: PlanetSide 2 Nerf Gun Repaint

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  1. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    I needed a break from the digital world and decided to create a custom loosely based on the guns from the PlanetSide Universe. I started with a Nerf Longstrike along with a few additional pieces scavenged from other Nerf guns and some other parts.

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    I painted over it in photoshop to work out a concept. Ultimately I decided to go with a Nanite Systems paint scheme instead of the Terran Republic version I painted here.

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    The plan was to repaint the gun, add some LEDs and mount a laser diode in the sight. I didn’t have the time for the laser, but the LEDs added a really nice visual touch.

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    I took the gun a part and created detailed schematics of where all the screws and parts went. There was over 50 screws, and at the end I only lost 1.

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    I sanded and prepped all pieces by washing them in a soapy mixture to remove the mold release and then sanded all the logos off the gun. I added a base coat of Krylon Fusion paint. This gave it a smooth surface to work on. Always wear eye protection and a respiration to avoid breathing in paint.

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    I laid down a few coats and let the paint dry over night. I then brought everything inside to begin detailing. I used Games Workshop Citadel paints to detail the gun. Chaos Black, Bolt Gun Metal, Mithril Silver, Tin Blitz, and Codex Grey got the job done.

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    I also used a special paint meant to heat seal BBQ’s which creates great tooth. When you dry brush those areas it creates a very convincing worn metal look.

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    I drilled some holes in the body and installed the LEDs which Roy helped me with again. I also bought some dowels and cut them to the same size as bullets and filled up the clips to give the gun some weight. Here are the final pictures!

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  2. BLOODRAGED189

    BLOODRAGED189 In it for the engineering

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    Sweet lambda shoulder, but doesn't that have a crossbow, you know, rather than a sniper?
     
  3. DJW107PRIME

    DJW107PRIME Autobot Hero TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thats awesome reminds me of a Mass Effect weapon.
     
  4. spoonman

    spoonman Kitbasher extrordinaire!

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    That is a really gorgeous piece dude. Nice detail.
     
  5. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Thanks for the kind words guys, wish the thumbnails worked!
     
  6. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    That is awesome.
     
  7. Snaptrap

    Snaptrap Field Commander

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    That paint scheme also reminds me of Megatron.
     
  8. Megatron31

    Megatron31 I Belong to Nobody!

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    thats HOT!!!!
     
  9. SonOfNemesis

    SonOfNemesis Well-Known Member

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    DUDE! That looks EFFIN SICK!!! Excellent job!
     
  10. cheetor71

    cheetor71 Autobot

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    Looks awesome. What a difference.
     
  11. f-primusunicron

    f-primusunicron Unicron Herald BladeZero

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    this is so awesome that you better be careful with it XD
    dont get arrested XP
     
  12. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Haha, I'll do my best. I won't be running around outside with it at all, except when going to the bank, the post office, the day I have jury duty...etc
     
  13. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    Ok, well I added a thumbnail now that the system has been fixed :) 
     
  14. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    that's pretty sweet looking.
     
  15. weltdav

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    Maybe he's played Opposing Force more.
     
  16. nemesis_primusX

    nemesis_primusX the autobot quick-killer

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    This is gorgeousness
     
  17. jordy

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    Not bad two questions
    1/ is this your first nerf gun because íf not I wouldnt mind seeing some of your other work
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    2/ Does it still fire?
     
  18. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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    TinManA.H. Artificial Hero

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    Fantastic job, as always! This thing even more amazing in person!
     
  20. jordy

    jordy Banned

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    ahh so you're a beginner to teh world of NERF customs! Awesome, no I get asked to do a lot of NERF customs, I like to keep the NERF logo on it so that people know the brand of gun used as down here there are knock off NERF guns being sold as cheapo asian stalls in super markets. You do realise that the guns internals components could still be placed in there so it would be a working gun once more.
     

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