finally found the link to this forum again after some computer problems.
Since my last (and first) post showing you my Mad Max-style Maverick I have finished two more guns I would like to show you:
First is a steampunk NiteFinder EX-3 I did for a little contest on a german NERF forum.
To create the steampunk look I aimed for I did some physical modifications by building two small pressure tanks in place of the original dart holder. The NERF logos at the top of the gun were covered with 2 small LEGO satellite dishes, creating the main combustion chamber of the gun. Finally I bend some 6mm polystyrol rod to create the pipes running from the small pressure tanks to the combustion chamber.
The rest is painting - I tried to achieve a look of some root wood on the handle but it didn't turn out the way I wanted. Anyways, it looks not too bad. The main parts of the gun I painted bronze and then "engraved" some areas by painting thin black lines in various arcs onto the bronze. Thin silver reflection lines completed the engraving.
The second gun is a sawed-off BuzzBee Double Shot (aka Boomstick ). As with my Maverick I aimed for a weathered look, with rust on the metal parts. To achieve the boomstick look I cut off the barrels and the stock, removing the big, bulging end. I then resculpted the handle using milliput and inserted a small brass tube through which the strings to load the gun now run. I am still thinking about a final way to fit these strings with the overall look, right now I just let them hang there.
Hope you like my latest dartblaster paintjobs.