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 Getting a job to buy TFs.

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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. Dez7734

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    That came out sweet as hell! Nice job.
     
  12. 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
     
  13. 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
     
  14. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

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    that's pretty sweet looking.
     
  16. weltdav

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

    nemesis_primusX the autobot quick-killer

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    This is gorgeousness
     
  18. 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?
     
  19. Nyarlahotep

    Nyarlahotep Radicon Scourge

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  20. TinManA.H.

    TinManA.H. Artificial Hero

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

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