Thursday, October 14, 2010

Steampunk, Nerf Gun

So I picked up a few Nerf Guns that are going to be converted into some really cool steampunk guns.
The big pistol is called the "Nerf Maverick" and the smaller one is called the "Nerf N-Strike Nite Finder EX-3".  These of course will accompany me on my Halloween adventures.  You can pick the guns up at a lot of toy stores, Ebay, Amazon and many other places.

Here is what I plan on doing.
  • Sand off the "NERF" insignia.
  • Cut some gouges into it to give it that "battle damage" look
    Take the gun apart for priming and painting.
  • Spray Paint it brown
  • Drybrush with gold paint.
  • Use some other color (metallic aqua, silver or something) for the accent parts
  • Seal the parts
  • Add clock gears and bits to steampunk it out.
Here are some examples of painted steampunk Nerf guns.

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  1. One of the jokes amongst the local Steampunks in my area is that most firearms are manufactured by a company called the 'New England Rifle Foundry' so you could leave the NERF logo on the gun if you were feeling lazy.

  2. That is pretty funny. I will have to remember that.

  3. I want to do this for my husband's bday (I'm the crafter), but where do I find those gears?? The local hardware store and local craft stores were both a bust. Any suggestions on where to find them not resorting to ebay?

    1. I find stuff like the buttons-gears at michaels all the time

    2. You could always buy an old watch at Goodwill or such, take it apart and have gears galore.

  4. Old watches work great or if you have any antique stores around, sometimes they have some fun things there.

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