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Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod
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Published: September 1, 2008
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This is a Nerf gun that I modded and painted.

(Yes, it still shoots!)

You can see another pictures of it here:

and then the costume I made to wear with it is here:

Basically I took some scraps I had laying around, including some of old costume jewelry, buttons, a wall socket and a wooden thimbly thing... and glued them onto the gun.
I glued with e6000 glue, but I used the hotglue gun to make a few accent bits around the socket with glue and to fill in a few parts.
(If you look for pictures of "nerf maverick" online you can see the original shape/style of the gun.)

I sanded off some of the "NERF" insignia (but not all).
I also took a knife to the gun and cut gouges into it to give it "battle damage".

Then I spraypainted it with automotive primer paint, and then spraypainted it with brown paint (which was the color base.)
Then I took gold paint and rubbed it on the gun with my fingers. This brought out the raised areas of the gun and made it look old.
I used a metallic aqua acrylic for the accent parts.
Then I sealed the gun.

The last step was adding the untarnished parts which are clock gears, a piece of dichroic glass and a few more bits of costume jewelry.
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TheGuineapigMage6's avatar
That looks so awesome! Almost like steampunk.
Mulcha's avatar
It is so pretty, I love the blue 'popping' out and the adding of more steampunky parts!

I have a little Nerf-collection myself, but I think I kinda destroy them If I start painting. :/
You surely did a wonderfull job though!
Deluga2000's avatar
The color scheme reminds me of the Gub from Borderlands 2
chaoskube's avatar
I'm working on mine still, Do you have any suggestions since this is my first one?
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MantideReligiosa8Hobbyist General Artist
OOOOH!!! Oops! 

So Beautiful!!!! La la la la 
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SpacemanSpiff002Student General Artist
obble567's avatar
My bro does stuff like that. If you want to see his YouTube, go to YouTube and type in Kronos Nerf Mods
VanillaKelly's avatar
What is the top part made of? That is awesomeeee :)
doctaoctobus's avatar
Just a normal day in borderlands
xXNeverEnderXx's avatar
I'm shoving my money into the screen, but for some reason, the modded Maverick gun won't appear in my hands.
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Wings-Of-CrystalHobbyist Digital Artist
*O* it's so awesome!!
xtraneus's avatar
Most impressive work! Thanks for permission to share on my blog [link]
Mockles's avatar
omgomgomgomgomgomg i want it sooo bad
cfakatsuki's avatar
It looks like a supped up tesla from warehouse 13
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InkinClearHobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm, -picks up, puts in pocket- now ill just leave...
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mrsmyrninHobbyist Digital Artist
Love it!
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SurfPenguin's avatar
Heh heh, another quality product from the New England Rifle Foundry!
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Talty Artisan Crafter
Hello! I wanted to let you know that this was featured in #projecteducate's Artisan Crafts Week as one of the most notable examples of artisan crafts. You can read the article here: [link] and feel free to be a part of the Artisan Crafts week, we have lots of activities and a contest planed! :)

Keep up the good work!
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xxDoubleRainbowxxStudent General Artist
awesome modification! :aww:
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MrBartaStudent Traditional Artist
if only they were made in this fashion
SDFNP's avatar
this is really cool
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