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Steampunk Raygun Tutorial

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This is a special project designed as a celebration of 50 weeks of Tip Tuesday! Thanks for all your support!

This is meant to be a fun and easy project that anyone can make. To buy the actual items I used to make the raygun, click the link to see an amazon.com public wishlist created for this tutorial! www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wis…
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Fires-storm's avatar
This is perfect inspiration for something I was trying, thank you!!
Bllacksheep's avatar
No problem! What are you working on?
Fires-storm's avatar
Trying for a type of steampunk western calvary look
Bllacksheep's avatar
Cool! I like old-fashioned western clothing. If you ever want to buy some, here's a website I found: www.gentlemansemporium.com/gen…
Fires-storm's avatar
Cool site, thanks :)
PanzerDamen's avatar
How did you get the paint to stick to the plastic? In the past I've tried painting/spray painting plastic, only to have it chip/flake off (even if the plastic was sanded/roughed). Any tips for getting it to stick?
Bllacksheep's avatar
Yeah, you're going to need a really good spray primer. I'd recommend Rustoleum Plastic Primer, or any other primer intended to be used on plastics. Roughing up the surface a little bit with some fine grit sandpaper is always a good idea. After you've added your primer and your spray paint, you can also add a clear coat to seal the whole thing and protect it from getting chipped. For example, something like Krylon Crystal Clear.
PanzerDamen's avatar
Thanks, I might have to try that! I had this idea to disassemble and repaint a Nerf gun in a steampunk style but haven't had any luck yet. Thanks for the advice!
Bllacksheep's avatar
Your welcome! That sounds like a fun project!
Kia-arra's avatar
That is pretty awesome.  I love the effect that the screw driver handle creates.
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Thank you both!
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(I comment here because this thing is awesome,and there are no comments to it)
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