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Published: November 30, 2012
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So I managed to make a barrel attachment for the Maverick from Stampede parts and some 1" acrylic tube. We have a teslapunk con this weekend, and I thought this big, chunky gun would be perfect for being NOT STEAMPUNK FOR THE LOVE OF GOD IF I SEE BRASS GEARS ON EVERY COSTUME I AM GOING TO KILL SOMEBODY.

So I have a friend who's coming up from Chi town and he needs a gun. This'll be perfect for him to lug around! Yeah, it's got some gold and brass, but I wanted to keep it looking as grimy, rusty, and dirty as possible. It's hard to tell in the picture, but the half sphere behind the cylinder and the grip are a light blue metallic which really makes the rust and the gold pop. This'd be a great Fallout gun too, I'd imagine, if I put some OD Green on the frame.
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Got any ideas for the Nerf Sharp Shot, used in dart tag?  My family gave me one years ago so I could join my sons in their around the house fights.  But I never used it until recently when I started reading up on Dieselpunk.  I have an idea of what I want to do with it, but would like to know if you have some thoughts on the matter.  Tanx 
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PhillipzuStudent Digital Artist
Neat!
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R603Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice Maverick mod!
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I have some other things I still want to try with Mavs. The Strongarm is out, but there's so many Mavericks in circulation now that we'll probably still be seeing them for a few years.
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R603Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, I look forward to it.
There are so many of those things, its not even funny. xD
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very nice. while i havent heard of teslapunk before, ill search it up after this, cause it sounds good. bonus congrats on the modified frot piece
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
There's a few other Alternate Reality/Retrofuturistic styles that are pretty cool besides Steampunk. This guy has a pretty good list of other styles besides "steam/gears/leather/goggles/brass"
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Neo-CreationsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is probably the coolest looking barrel mod I've seen on a Mav. Great job!
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks, it means a lot! I've probably seen every "glued to the front of a Maverick" mod out there, and I wanted to do some thing that was not only unique, but fit the Nerf asthetics and actually added something to the gun other than just having a bit of a plastic bottle cap glued to the front. Now to find a way to attach it without having to use Gorilla glue or bondo....


Also, ever since I saw your Nerf Disc Shot, I've been searching for one to make into a "dieselpunk/teslapunk backpack". I found one at a thrift store, and I'll have pictures soon. Yours looks a lot better than mine so far!
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Neo-CreationsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
I never thought of turning the Disc Shot into a backpack, but that'll be awesome. I can't wait to see what you do.

There are a few adhesives out there. I can't seem to find the bottle of what I use, but I got it in a craft store. had like p9000 or something written on it. works really well, and I've seen other modders use the same stuff.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Probably E6000. It's okay, I use it a lot, but it's not a high strength glue. It's kind of like silicone, like liquid nails. Great for a lot of projects, but not for something that needs to bond a heavy object to another heavy object at the point of the weakest structural integrity.
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Uratz-StudiosProfessional Artisan Crafter
This is how they should've made it in the first place
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
That's what I was thinking too. The profile of the original Maverick is too big in the body with a 1/4" long barrel. Adding the longer, bulky barrel assembly balances out the shape considerably. Unfortunately, it's pretty long now and would be difficult to holster.

This was a prototype, I'd like to be able to find a way to make the barrel attachment removable since it's currently attached to the gun body with Bondo fiberglass jelly. The stuff is really strong but I worry about it cracking and breaking off. I also want to try Gorilla Glue, but that would require me to sand and shape the flat surface of the barrel attachment to be perfectly smooth and flush with the Maverick body's surface, and then clamping it together while the glue dries.

If there's enough interest, I'll definitely make myself one and a few more to put up for sale.
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Uratz-StudiosProfessional Artisan Crafter
Bondo Jelly? It exists? I'm lucky I can find bondo here
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Every Wal Mart in the country has Bondo filler putty and Bondo fiberglass jelly. I haven't touched the brownish clay-like Bondo body filler since I found the fiberglass jelly. It's pretty amazing, it's more impact resistant than the original Bondo and you can sand and shape it pretty easily. There's a similar product called Rage Gold that is used in automotive custom audio projects like speakerboxes. You than thin it out with acetone and make it as runny or as thick as you want. Sucks that you can't find it by you, you would probably like it.
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Uratz-StudiosProfessional Artisan Crafter
I look into it. But probably dont have in china
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KingMakerCustomsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Sexy. Best Mav barrel extension mod I've ever seen.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And it still shoots! I also did the Russian roulette mod and put a few pennies behind the spring.
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HypercatsProfessional Artisan Crafter
hahaha glad you like it! Check out some of my other stuff too!
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