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Gungnir - Nerf Gun Mod

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By bdunn1342   |   
Published: October 15, 2008
A Maverick Nerf gun that was disassembled and reworked with acrylic paint. It still works just fine.

More stuff that was done a while ago. I'm not sure why it never got posted. The brainchild of ~JavanDrakar and I, we're slowly decorating the small library nook of the apartment with a Steampunk/Lovecraft theme.

The other completed pistol can be found here: [link]

If you are interested in commissioning a similar pistol, please note me.


If you like this, please consider commissioning me. [link]
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Yet another 'nerf gun paint job' This NOT what Steampunk is about. It is about creating your own design of a gun. OK, use a nerf gun as a start point but at least add some mods too it ffs
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MASCH-ARTHobbyist Digital Artist
super draw and model:) (Smile):) (Smile)
Scrubbalo's avatar
How do i buy one of these
willie2022's avatar
Ive been wanting to try this for myself for a while. What color paints did you use? 
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11338325Student Writer
Such a beautiful gun. I'd love to buy this from you.
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josethclayHobbyist General Artist
What painting method was used on this ?
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bdunn1342 General Artist
I dry brush with metallic craft acrylic over a spray painted base.
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josethclayHobbyist General Artist
thank you  very much
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bdunn1342 General Artist
No problem.  Sorry it took me so long to get back to you.
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josethclayHobbyist General Artist
dont worry about it
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I was wondering, how long does it take to make something like this? What sort of supplies are needed and how much do they cost?
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bdunn1342 General Artist
Hmm...it really depends on your method. It takes longer if you take it apart, but I find it's easier to keep clean lines and get to all of the little areas. However, I'm not the one that does the assembly here, ~zombiecook does. It probably takes us 12 - 16 hours, painting and assembly.

As to supplies, I don't really know what you're starting with, but I'll try to give a full list. Though I don't have prices on the incidentals. I use a Dremel, various grades of sandpaper, a set of tiny screwdrivers, and a set of flat acrylic brushes.

In addition to that, the base Maverick ($10 - $15), spray paint for the base ($5 - $10), metallic craft acrylic (about $3 a bottle), craft sealant ($3 - $5). The cost is relative to the number of colors you use. For the above piece, I used 10 colors of metallic craft acrylic. You could certainly use less if you're trying to save money. I just use 2 or 3 paints on each 'color section' to add depth and richness to the tone.
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TheWolfJarlHobbyist Digital Artist
Did you use sandpaper to get the Nerf logo off it?
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bdunn1342 General Artist
It's actually buffed off with a Dremel sanding head. Then I sand the rest by hand to polish of burrs of plastic and make the plastic take the spray paint base color better.
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why do you have to take it apart when you paint it?
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bdunn1342 General Artist
You don't *have* to take it apart. I choose to for a couple of reasons. If it's disassembled, I don't have to worry about getting spray paint (which I use as a base coat) in the internal moving parts. I also find it's easier to keep the different colors cleaner (there is less accidental bleed from one piece to another).

I hope this clarifies it. :)
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yes it does, thank you for the reply ^^
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You're most welcome.
Mattesp's avatar
In case anyone's wondering, Gungnir was Thor's Spear, second only to the hammer Mjollnir.
Also:
Badass.
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Also, I got here by searching "Lovecraft Gun". Great hob with the tags. :P
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bdunn1342 General Artist
Thank you so much for the love! :heart:
Mattesp's avatar
In case anyone's wondering, Gungnir was Thor's Spear, second only to the hammer Mjollnir.
Also:
Badass.
Mattesp's avatar
Oh whoops. You're right, it's Odin's. Sorry 'bout that.
CescoAiel's avatar
Actually Gungnir is *Odin's* spear, not Thor's... Mjollnir is Thor's hammer though!
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