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Nerf Maverick by Indefiknight Nerf Maverick by Indefiknight
My own personal Nerf Maverick ^_^

All I did was sand off the Nerf logos and take it apart to spray paint it a bit. After that some drybrushing with silver worked out well. Used truck bed liner for the handle bit but I'm not sure if that was really worth it. I myself did not mod the gun, but my old room mate helped me shave a few bits off so that the barrel can spin freely.
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Mulcha Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Fantastic, It looks so clean! Could be in stores just like this!
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chrispc Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
dude put these for sale i need this for a prop
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thereturnofthewill Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
awesome
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indyfromzemler Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so cool!
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SaraPadua Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I'm Buyng myself a Maverick (after an afternoon thorn between it and Nite Finder), and I so wanna try this @_@
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savagehenry89 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cool
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shinigami6458 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
can you tell me how you dry brushed? and what kind of paint you used?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
"I take some of the paint and brush it on a piece of paper until no more paint is coming off, but there is still paint in the brush. Then I brush the gun lightly and the paint still on the brush catches the raised surfaces of the gun. Some people do it differently though I believe." Copy pasted from another reply a while back.

I used a Silver Rustoleum American Accents latex based enamel for the drybrushing. Honestly I think that any decent acrylic based paint should have a similar result though, you should be able to find those at art supply stores but I would recommend miniature gaming paints like Chainmail from Games Workshop or other miniature paint companies like Vallejo or Reaper. Either way you should start out with light brush strokes and gradually apply more pressure till it looks like you want it to.
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shinigami6458 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
thanks!
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Rathkeaux Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
a beautiful gun
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love-mist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Thanks for the sanding/painting tips. I recently got a Maverick and have been hoping to customize it.
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love-mist Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! Thanks for the paint tips, I recently got a Maverick and have been hoping to do some customization.
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Jakedj11 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sand off? what does that mean?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I took some sand paper and rubbed the logos with it until the gun was flat there.
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Jakedj11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how do you avoid rubing it too far?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Well working with the sand paper isn't very quick, it takes some time to sand down the words and make it smooth. Since it takes a while to do, you can check periodically to see your progress. I would recommend using a medium grit to do most of the sanding, the coarser ones would scratch the surface more than you really want. Even better would be to have some fine grit as well, that way you can go over it again when you finish sanding it down to make it smoother.
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Jakedj11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i dunno where to get sandpaper.
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I got some at Home Depot years ago, so I imagine you should be able to find it at any hardware store, possibly Wal-Mart, and maybe even grocery stores.
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Jakedj11 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...wat and where is home depot?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Home Depot is just a large hardware store chain around where I live, like Lowes. You could try using the store finder on www.homedepot.com to see if one is nearby where you live.
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Radioactive-Oxygen Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010   Digital Artist
.........I love it.
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poo6661 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
looks mint. nice one!
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do you mod like for more power and stuff? if so, is there any way to make this gun semi-automatic without having to connect an air tank to it?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I don't do a lot of modifications, the most I usually do is removing the air restrictors usually so I'm not sure of a way to make it semi-auto. You might check out nerfhaven.com, I know they have a lot of information about gun modifications on their forums.
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twilo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010   Photographer
If you don't mind me asking, what brand/color paints were used? I typically use Krylon Fusion in satin black, because I can't find flat black spray paint for plastic in my area :/
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That would probably work, from my understanding satin is somewhere in between glossy and matte, I just don't like the way glossy coats look. The Krylon satin black would probably work well for those parts of the gun that rub against each other at the very least.

I actually used a textured Rustoleum for plastics back when I made this, but I haven't seen that in the stores in a long time. More than likely any textured black should work just as well, that's what I've ended up using since then, though I can't give you a brand name anymore unfortunately. You can try it without the textured paint if you want, it would probably end up looking cleaner depending on how you drybrush.

Now, for the silver, I used Rustoleum American Accents latex based enamel. You might consider using something like Chainmail from Games Workshop or another silver color from other miniature paint companies like Vallejo or Reaper. The latex came out alright in the end but it's harder on my brushes I think.

A final note is that I used Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating for the grip on the gun, but any spray on truck bed liner should work if you want to replicate that.
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Keah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow the paint job is amazing! That is some awesome attention to detail.
More than that your descriptions are really helpful. I could see this being a tutorial. Hopefully I can create something half as good as this.
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I think you can ;) The only tricky part is the drybrushing and I think the key there is starting off brushing lightly and then using more paint/force until it has the desired look.
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erlkoenig Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Simple but really cool, well done.
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Brokeneko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010
when you say you used truck bed liner you mean rhino liner type stuff? Where would you get your hands on that?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I picked it up at an Oreilly Auto Parts store, but anything like Auto Zone and the like should have it in stock. The can I got says Dupli Color Truck Bed Coating.
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DragonmanX-90 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009
I'm trying to modify a Maverick with a similar look. What'd you use to sand away the nerf logos anyway, anything special or the run of the mill stuff. And how'd you paint it so the pieces don't jam or stick, that's what's got me worried.

All questions aside, the gun came out excellent. A very nice job.
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I just used a package I picked up at a hardware store which had a few different sheets of grains, nothing special. I think if you take cylinder and the cocking mechanism off and spray paint them separately that helps a bit. I also tried to use a non-textured spray paint on any areas that would be touching. Really though, I don't think there is anything on the gun that fits too tightly together so it should be ok.
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jsablinskis Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I just bought a clear maverick yesterday :) I'm considering stuffing it with LEDs, although I'm mighty envious of your painting skills, well done
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks ^_^
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izaneartist Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Student
What do you mean when you say dry brushing?
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
I take some of the paint and brush it on a piece of paper until no more paint is coming off, but there is still paint in the brush. Then I brush the gun lightly and the paint still on the brush catches the raised surfaces of the gun. Some people do it differently though I believe.
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izaneartist Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Student
Thank you.
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Articulate-T Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
pure win, my friend
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MacArther Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student Writer
Very Epic!
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BombOPAUL Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
HOLY SHIZ!!!!!! O()O
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ihhb Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I would totally pay to have mine painted like this. Would try it myself, but I have no artistic talent to speak of.
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burntcustard Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
Well here's mine: [link] :D
I'm a fan of.. black and more black and maybe something shiny too :P
You must have spent a while on the nerf logo to get it to look that clean after dry brushing :)
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
It looks good, I started dry brushing stuff a few years ago and I've just kept on doing it because of how much detail pops out. Yeah it took a little time to sand everything off but I do like that clean look.
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burntcustard Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Thanks, I made another one: [link] :D
I sanded all the logos off cleaner this time :P
*favorites yours because i forgot before* :/
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Imagechild Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009   Photographer
Sheebus, those things are really quite sexy once you break 'em down and repaint them, aren't they?

*rubs hands together*

I may just have to get myself one
n___n

beautifully done!
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Indefiknight Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
It might be pretty cool to have for Aftermath ;)
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Imagechild Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009   Photographer
might be? It absolutely WOULD be!
I've got to have one
*glee!*
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AvatarKiba Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2008
Freakin' awesome; pseudo-realism rules. :thumbsup:
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