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Custom Nerf Longstrike - carbon fiber vinyl wrap. by Hypercats Custom Nerf Longstrike - carbon fiber vinyl wrap. by Hypercats
Probably my favorite combination of parts: Longshot scope, Recon barrel, and Longstrike body. I love this vinyl carbon fiber stuff. Next time, I'll sand down the Longstrike panels to make them smooth before applying the vinyl.
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crazyandconfusedone Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
looks great, though does the vinyl ever come loose? I've seen a method to create a faux carbon fiber appearance using spray paint and it's hard to distinguish from standard 1x1 weave carbon fiber. the 2x1 twill weave would be harder to do with spray paint but I think it is possible
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
So far, no. I haven't had any problems with any of the vinyl I use coming loose, as long as your surface is cleaned or primered first. The cool thing is that 3M now makes the carbon fiber vinyl in different colors!
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crazyandconfusedone Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen that and it looks pretty cool. I only worry that it would be costly to wrap anything larger than a small project.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Eh, it's more time consuming than anything. There's a lot of prep work and trimming involved. And vinyl companies are making lots of neat colors of vinyl now, so I'm probably going to play with it more.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
How did you find applying the vinyl wrap? Did it stay on really well? Very awesome idea for doing nerf mods!!!!!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah actually, it's still staying on. I did a photoshoot with this rifle a couple weeks ago and I didn't notice any peeling. The thing you have to remember is to try to use it on flat surfaces, or surfaces with a minimal curve. It will peel off if the angle of the curve is too much.
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AetherAnvil Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Do you glue the edges for extra security? Or is it sticky enough?
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Hypercats Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I broke it down into 5 pieces, and I trim the edges with an xacto knife so that there arent any sharp angles. Any angles where it was too hard to get it to stick, I omitted and painted silver/blue.
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Kirby117101 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
So that's what that particular... Thing... is. (Color-vinyl = really friking cool stripes, eh?) Excellent.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
It's not even a different color on the vinyl, it's a textured carbon fiber pattern. it goes //=//=//= and the difference in color you see is the light reflecting off of it differently. It's pretty fun stuff and I need to use it more.
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Kirby117101 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
So, what I'm after is the carbon fiber... All I know is that it is one smexy material.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yup. [link]

I sent some to Brian Johnson and he used it on a Strongarm:
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It's pretty fun stuff to play with. I'm making my molds of the Saints Row The Third logo tonight and the original has carbon fiber in it, so i'll either use the vinyl or some glass cloth in it.
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Kirby117101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Look forward to seeing it.
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machine56 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i wonder if you can throw this weapon to blow stuffs up just like TEDIORE!!!
omg, amazing paint skill sir!!!!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I threw it at one of my cats, and neither the cat nor the gun exploded.

Also, there's a better looking Tediore is here: [link]
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xXx-STARK-xXx Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thank you
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome!
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thegadgetfish Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
Damn, sick paint job!!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it's one of my favorites, and one of the least detailed/complicated paintjobs I've done. Maybe I should sell some....
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sgreen07 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
AWESOME!
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EKPrazan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This looks like something I wanna end up doing to my Longstrike. Super neat!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Do it and get pictures!
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TheRevfoREVer Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of TF2... :D LOVE IT
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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Morier23 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Holy fucking shit.. never thought a NErf gun could look so freaking cool!
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I know, right? I've seen a LOT of combinations of parts, and these three are probably my favorite combo. The black and carbon fiber color scheme adds a whole extra layer to it, and once I get the LEDs installed, it'll look even cooler.

Now to make a matching striped down Recon. :3
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Khalaiiss Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
absolutely gorgeous !!
i love so much the carbon effect on this one !
:thumbsup: :clap:
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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kenpachirokka Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
reminds me f Tediore Guns in Borderlands 2. eitherway, NICE JOB MAN!! now you made me want to buy a nerfgun just for the heck of it. hahaha
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I make Tediore pistols too: [link]
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kenpachirokka Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
awesome!!!
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist
thats amazing hmmm i have those.... i wonder lol
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
DO IT AND GET PICTURES! :D
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
It was pointed out to me that this looks like bobafetts weapon.
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I could see that. :3 [link]
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
yeah shoeld my friend and that was the first thought so imma build one, thanks to you, and give it the fett twist =)
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I can't wait to see it! Post progress photos when you can!

We saw Steampunk Boba Fett at Teslacon this year. I still can't believe that people would drive all the way from Atlanta, GA to Madison, WI for a dinky little steampunk con. Lucky me, I guess.
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Im in the middle of no where texas so i understand but if its a passion then do it =) and i will post soon as i can find all my nerf stuff
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SoheiQi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Sooo, Does it work. well does it shoot any thing. Well I Like. I like see things like this, when people brean concept objects from games or the own concepts work. Cool whether it work or not
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Yeah it still fires, Its all stock internals, so it's not anything amazing, but it does still fire.
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relasine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Totally in agreement with you on the parts combination: Longstrike body w/ Recon barrel is one of my favorites. The scope looks great on anything, though. Too bad it's a pain to find for less than $20...
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
I was thinking of makng copies of it since they're getting hard to find. What I really want to do is combine the scope with some LEDs and that colored reticle design I was working on, but I'd have to sell them for more than $20 to be worth the effort.
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The151 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
looks awesome
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Hypercats Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! It's a pretty sexy combination of parts, and looks even better with some carbon fiber. I still want to add some blue LEDs, and make a matching stripped-down Recon with a 18rd drum mag.
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