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Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekitty Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by aimeekitty
This is a Nerf gun that I modded and painted.

(Yes, it still shoots!)

You can see another pictures of it here:
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and then the costume I made to wear with it is here:
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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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Given 2009-09-13
The suggester wrote, "Nerf Maverick Steampunk Mod by ~aimeekitty is one of the most impressive customizations I have ever seen, and certainly the most astounding modification of a Nerf gun that I have ever laid eyes on. The gorgeous colors that call to mind the fantastic nature of the genre, the realistic tarnish and battle damage effects, the additions of bulk that look like they were always meant to be there; all of these are flawlessly executed to create a practically seamless piece that is stunning to behold." ( Suggested by HalberdierMinister and Featured by Kitten-of-Woe )
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Paxalot Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
You are so cool! This is fantastic.
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FullNekoAlchemist Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Really well done, ohh my god this is gorgeous.
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CrazyBaka Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
:la: i think my brother has that gun! :la:
:woohoo: that's so cool! :woohoo:
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OneAndAMerf Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I want one now...
X3
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OneAndAMerf Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Really cool!!
It almost looks like a real gun!( steam punk but real )
But WOW. AWESOME.
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mattdevil10 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
thats a nerf gun. thats a NERF GUN. THATS A FUCKING NERF GUN!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLY JESUS BLUE BALLS THATS AWESOME ON A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF CHILDREN ENTERTAINMENT. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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JohnsonArmsProps Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This gun was an inspiration to start customizing nerf and guns in general. Thank you for that.
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Rathkeaux Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I love the paint job :) It really brings out the detail in your modifications
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Kazuto-kun Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Oho, I recognize this gun! It looks a lot more awesome in your pattern/color scheme. I love steampunk. :D
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justicedefender Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Student General Artist
That...that is just beautiful.
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Kittysic Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
I'm totally in love with this! I want to try to make my own
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PiratesOverNinjas14 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Does it still work?
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aimeekitty Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
yes, it still works. You can try it with your own, just don't copy exactly what I did. <3
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PiratesOverNinjas14 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Thanks :DD I really want to try it with my RECON CS-6 without the blue. I was thinking bronze instead? Hmm this will take some thought...
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PiratesOverNinjas14 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Mind if I try this with mine?
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commanche105996 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Student Writer
That is the most epic thing I've seen this week :D It would be pretty cool to have any Nerf gun with that paint job. I have a few old blasters chillin about too...
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efoo74 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Thanks aimeekitty. Is because of your most awesome Steampunk Maverick that inspired me to try out Steampunk paint job on a couple of my Nerf blasters. Cheers.
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aimeekitty Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
great! have fun!
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respekinize Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
How much wud somefin like that cost ? o.o
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CaramelChocolatez Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconshockplz: That's a Nerf Gun!?!?!?

I would've thought you just made it from scratch or something. It's amazing!! i love it!!! :D :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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AzureHooplah Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
This is incredible
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:iconcrystallinearmor:
CrystallineArmor Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist
thats sooo amazing! My little brother plays with these all the time, but i would've never guessed that this was one!
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JKGamba Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you greate!)
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Cherryblossom259 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
oops my bad- didn't mean to double that
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Cherryblossom259 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Omg you're my freakin hero!!!
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Cherryblossom259 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
omg you're my freakin hero!!!!
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spaghetti-legs96 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
Wow, there are so many Maverick mods but this still stands out and looks great!
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retoman Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
if nerf guns looked like this i would totally buy them
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raiodeouro7 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
muito legal excelente
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DashyProps Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Excellent mod!!!

Thanks for explaining the steps involved.
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome
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HI-REZ95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, excellent :3
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paganmike Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
fabulous design and implementation
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HayleyLara Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
wo. i have the same gun, my mum didn't believe it was made from that xD
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Mrkd4Life Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome...I think my son just "lost" his Nerf guns. Love this!
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cailin-go-seoigh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Class!!
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julianholmes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
this is one of the top 3 steampunk weapons i've ever seen
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MacGyver5658 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
That is so awesome, great job.
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Daenorius Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Steampunk. You can never have enough of it.
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TheSkadebjerg Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
OMG!
Steamgasm!!!!
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japjapcat Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
WOW.
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Quirky-Middle-Child Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
WOAH! That is amazing. I would love that gun!!!
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andy15ola Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
awesome i want one lol
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:iconkurazao:
Kurazao Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
guns!!! steam guns!!! genial!!!
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skulletor Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
like it wery much
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Selacha Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is just about the most wicked steam-punk gun I've ever seen that is actually tangible.
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lousienne-dee Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Best. Nerf mod. Ever.
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sunkenlibrary Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is a truly brilliant modification. The Maverick is popular with modders, and it gets easy to be jaded about yet-another-brass-maverick, but this one really stands out from the pack. The details sell it, especially the paint finish. It's just flat-out enviable work.

Do you feel it's stood up to use/abuse? I have occasional trouble with wear or chipping on painted plastic props. What did you use to seal it?

Oh, and here's a question you've probably not had thus far: Did you paint the partially interior parts? The pieces that aren't exposed when the maverick is shut, but show up when opened to reload? If you did paint them, how have they stood up to use?

Thanks, and thank you for sharing this lovely bit of anachrotech.
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aimeekitty Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010
Thanks so much! I was tempted to use another base gun (because of this one's over-popularity), but I really just liked this one the best. The only trouble I've had, is since I keep it in a leather holster at my waist, and the holster rubs on the parts as I take it in and out... a few of the added bits have come off (not many, mostly that gold earring near the back/side of the gun) It's easy to glue them back on. You just use a paint sealer, whatever you prefer. I haven't had any trouble with the paint coming off. If you prepare the gun properly and then seal it properly, you shouldn't have much trouble with paint coming off.

I did paint the interior as much as I could without entirely taking the gun apart, I haven't had any trouble with wear there.
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Jakedj11 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what is steampunk?
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